Call for Papers 2016: Women’s Economic Empowerment (Special edition 2017)

The Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (JIOR) is the flagship journal of the Indian Ocean Research Group Inc - It is also affiliated with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). It publishes interdisciplinary social science and policy research on the nature and impact of the human uses of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), and works to increase knowledge of a wide range of traditional and non-traditional security threats in order to maintain peace and stability in the IOR.

The journal seeks research articles, discussion papers, policy papers and book reviews on major Indian Ocean issues such as: regional geopolitics; resource exploitation; maritime jurisdiction, coastal management, ocean laws, maritime security; human and environmental security; human trade and cooperation. 

Interstate relations and non-traditional security threats thus constitute the substantive, but not necessarily exclusive, contents of the JIOR.


Special edition 2017:

We are particularly

interested in the theme of Women’s

Economic Empowerment


Submission deadline is: 15 August 2016 Publication in hard copy: April 2017

Potential contributors can access the JIOR website at:

Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts and proposals to the Commissioning Editor of the journal:

Dr. Adela Alfonsi: