Call for Papers | The State of Nationalism

The International Review of the Study of Nationalism


Submissions are now being sought for an exciting new resource for the study of nationalism: The State of Nationalism (SoN).


Overview: SoN is a comprehensive, online and open-source guide for the study of nationalism. The guide consists of two key elements: critical reviews of key themes in the study of nationalism and a linked annotated bibliography of sources. This combination makes SoN an invaluable tool for researchers and students in the field. To encourage comparative and theoretically relevant research, the review articles and bibliographies explicitly focus on concepts rather than particular national movements.


More information on SoN and its objectives can be found


Contribution Instructions: We encourage contributions from both early career and established researchers.


Review essays should be approximately 2,000 words, and should critically describe developments in the literature and indicate whether there are key points of contention and/or differing perspectives, approaches and methods. Annotations for the article’s sources should also be concise.


The articles are published in two venues: the online portal for the State of Nationalism, where they will be linked to the other articles and held in a searchable database; and, as a stand-alone article in the scholarly journal Studies on National Movements. All submissions undergo a rigorous double-blind review process prior to publication.


More information: For detailed instructions on how you can contribute to SoN, please see:


To submit an article, or if you have any questions, please contact the co-editors Eric Taylor Woods ( and Robert Schertzer ( 



SoN is jointly supported by two institutes: the research network, National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE) and the University of East London (UEL). SoN also benefits from partnerships with the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) and the Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalisms (SPIN). Leading experts provide scholarly support through the Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee