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JCMS Open Competition

2025 Special Issue

Applications are invited for the guest editorship of a special issue of Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), which will be completed in mid-2024 and published in early 2025 under the general supervision of the JCMS editors.

Proposals should be for 8-14 articles (editorial overview and original articles) of up to 8,500 words in length (inclusive of references, tables, figures and bibliographies).


Proposals should be concise: no longer than 1000 words. Proposals may come from new or more established scholars. Proposals that include articles by practitioners are also welcome, as well as contributions co-written between scholars and practitioners. The proposal should include a clear account of the research question, a schedule of work, the names of proposed or confirmed contributors and provisional titles. Please include full abstracts and abbreviated CVs of prospective authors. Proposers need to indicate how far advanced the project is and whether any papers exist in draft versions.


In drafting the Special Issue proposal, please consult the Editorial Note in Volume 60 Issue 6 of as well as previous special issues published in the Journal for information about editorial priorities.


The deadline for the submission of proposals to the JCMS Editorial Team ( is on 15 June 2023. JCMS editors will then consider proposals. The Editorial Office will inform the successful team by the beginning of August 2023. Please email the editors (at the email addresses below) if you have any questions.


The successful guest editor(s) will be expected to take on the full editorial task (using the Journal’s Scholar One manuscript management system) up until the handover to copy editors, including finding reviewers and managing any consequent revisions. The successful teams of applicants will be expected to organize workshop manuscript workshop in 2024 to discuss drafts of the papers for which there is a co-funding of up to £2000 available. JCMS editors should be invited to this workshop. After the workshops, manuscripts must be reviewed according to rigorous JCMS standards in time to be passed to the JCMS editors for final approval by the end July 2024. Proposers and authors should be aware that this is a tight timetable to manage.


The decision of the Selection Panel, which is constitutive of the Editors, is final. There is no appeal. Prior communication with members of the panel accords no advantage.

Any further enquiries may be addressed to the Editors in Chief: Paul James Cardwell (; Roberta Guerrina (; and Gabriel Siles-Brügge (