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BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to international politics and political economy for publication in upcoming issues. This call for book reviews will be updated periodically.

Authors of accepted proposals will be invited to write a book review (1,000 words max) that provides a condensed presentation of key themes and perspectives pursued in the book under study. This outline is to be supplemented by a critical analysis of the book’s significance in terms of its the strengths and weaknesses, scientific rigor, and contributions to the field.

Reviews must be formatted in APA style and include an APA citation of the book along with a short biography of the reviewing author (150 words max). Please use the following link for further details on submission guidelines: https://briqjournal.com/en/submission-guidelines/

Please contact the Editorial Board for a review proposal: briq@briqjournal.com

Suggested Titles

  • Arduino, A. & Xue, G. (Eds.). (2018). Securing the Belt and Road Initiative: Risk assessment, private security and special insurances along the new wave of Chinese outbound investments. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Arduino, A. (2018). China’s private army protecting the New Silk Road. Singapore: Palgrave Pivot.
  • Berlie, J. A. (Ed.). (2020). China’s globalization and the Belt and Road Initiative. Cham: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Blanchard, J. M. F. (Ed.). (2018). China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia: A political economic analysis of its purposes, perils, and promise. Singapore: Palgrave.
  • Blanchard, J. M. F. (Ed.). (2019). China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and Southeast Asia: Dilemmas, doubts, and determination. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Cai, F. & Nolan, P. (Eds). (2019). Routledge handbook of the Belt and Road. Oxford: Routledge.
  • Cheng, Y., Song, L. & Huang, L. (Eds.). (2018). The Belt & Road Initiative in the global arena Chinese and European perspectives. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Deepak, B. R. (Ed.). (2018). China’s global rebalancing and the New Silk Road. Singapore: Springer.
  • Ehteshami, A. & Horesh, N. (Eds.). (2018). China’s presence in the Middle East: The implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative. Oxford: Routledge.
  • Islam, N. Md. (2019). Silk Road to Belt Road: Reinventing the past and shaping the future. Singapore: Springer.
  • Joshua, J. (2019). The Belt and Road Initiative and the global economy: Volume I – trade and economic development. Cham: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Joshua, J. (2019). The Belt and Road Initiative and the global economy: volume II – the changing international financial system and implications. Cham: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Łasak, P. & Van der Linden, R. W. H. (2019). The financial implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A route to more sustainable economic growth. Cham: Palgrave Pivot
  • Liang, H. & Zhang, Y. (2019). The theoretical system of Belt and Road Initiative. Singapore: Springer.
  • Liu, W. & Zhang, H. (Eds.). (2019). Regional mutual benefit and win-win under the double circulation of global value. Singapore: Springer.
  • Liu, W. (Ed.). (2018). China’s Belt and Road Initiatives: Economic geography reformation. Singapore: Springer.
  • Maçaes, B. (2018). Belt and Road: A Chinese world order. London: Hurst.
  • Mayer, M. (Ed.). (2018). Rethinking the Silk Road China’s Belt and Road Initiative and emerging eurasian relations. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Shan, W., Nuotio, K. & Zhang, K. (Eds.). (2018). Normative readings of the Belt and Road Initiative: Road to new paradigms. Cham: Springer.
  • Shang, H. (2019). The Belt and Road Initiative: Key concepts. Singapore: Springer.
  • Simelane, T. & Managa, L. R. (Eds). (2018). Belt and Road Initiative: Alternative development path for Africa. South Africa: Africa Institute of South Africa.
  • Syed, J. & Ying, Y. H. (Eds). (2019). China’s Belt and Road Initiative in a global context volume I: A business and management perspective. Cham: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Syed, J. & Ying, Y. H. (Eds). (2020). China’s Belt and Road Initiative in a global context volume II: The China Pakistan Economic Corridor and its implications for business. Cham: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Thaliyakkattil, S. (2019). China’s achilles’ heel the Belt and Road Initiative and ıts Indian discontents. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Wolf, S. O. (2020). The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Xing, L. (Ed.). (2018). Mapping China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative. Cham: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Xu, F. (2018). The Belt and Road: The global strategy of China high-speed railway. Singapore: Springer.
  • Yang, L., Bork, H.-R., Fang, X. & Mischke, S. (Eds.). (2019). Socio-Environmental dynamics along the Historical Silk Road. Cham: Springer.
  • Zhang, Q., Li, C., Wu, H. & Wang, M. (2019). 21st century Maritime Silk Road: Construction of remote islands and reefs. Singapore: Springer.
  • Zhang, Q., Xiao, Z., Zhou, W., Chen, X. & Chen, X. (2018). 21st century Maritime Silk Road: A peaceful way forward. Singapore: Springer.
  • Zhang, W., Alon, I. & Lattemann, C. (Eds.). (2018). China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Changing the rules of globalization. Cham: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Zheng, C., Xu, J., Zhan, C. & Wang, Q. (2020). 21st century Maritime Silk Road: Wave energy resource evaluation. Singapore: Springer.
  • Zou, L. (2018). The political economy of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Submission Guidelines

BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly) is a scholarly journal of international politics, economy, and culture.

Belt and Road Initiative Quarterly (BRIQ) features a broad range of content, from academic articles to book reviews, review essays, interviews, news reports, and feature articles.

The Editorial Board can issue calls for papers for special issues and invite authors to contribute manuscripts; however, it also welcomes unsolicited submissions.

Submissions are invited in English or Turkish. All submissions are to include a short biography (150-word limit) and should be sent as Microsoft Word attachments to briq@briqjournal.com . Articles or other content that have been previously published or are under review by other journals will not be considered for publication.

BRIQ follows American Psychology Association style (6th edition, https://www.apastyle.org) and uses American English spelling.

BRIQ uses a double-blind review process for all academic articles.

Academic articles should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words in length, including abstracts, notes, references, and all other content. Please supply a cover page that includes complete author information, and a fully anonymized manuscript that also contains an abstract (200- word limit) and 5 keywords.

Book reviews should not exceed 1,000 words; review essays covering two or more works can be up to 3,000 words.

News reports consisting of brief analyses of news developments should not exceed 1,500 words; feature articles combining reporting and analysis can be up to 3,500 words.

Please contact the Editorial Board for interview proposals.