About Diplomaatia magazine
Diplomaatia magazine, published by the International Centre for Defence and Security, aims to decode foreign, security and defence policy trends, and to assess their impact on Estonia. Our audience includes thought leaders, policy makers, civil servants, analysts, academics and students, and the interested public.
The first paper issue of Diplomaatia was published in 2003. Over the years, the format of Diplomaatia has changed, but its focus and purpose have remained the same. From 2021, Diplomaatia is published as a quarterly magazine. Between issues, we will provide our readers insights, commentaries, and analysis on Diplomaatia’s renewed website.
Diplomaatia is an Estonian-language magazine, but a selection of articles originally written in English, and Estonian-language articles translated into English, will additionally be published on the ‘Commentary’ section of the ICDS website. This also contains an archive of English-language Diplomaatia articles published before 2021.
We look forward to your contribution
We look forward to commentaries, analyses, and reviews from foreign, defence and security policy practitioners and experts. We will not usually accept articles that have previously been published in other publications.
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind before submitting an article.
Commentary, analysis or review
We publish articles in three formats:
Commentary – a shorter article (approx. 5000-8600 characters with spaces) that comments on a specific event, replies to someone else’s opinion, etc.
Analysis – a longer article (approx. 18,000 characters with spaces) that analyses an event or policy change and / or its impact and includes references to sources.
Review – a critical review of a foreign, defence or security policy book, film, performance, etc. Length about 6,000 characters with spaces.
We value your opinion
We value your personal insights, views, experiences, and examples. However, the views and opinions expressed in the article belong to you, the author. We will include a disclaimer to the effect that they do not necessarily represent the views of the editorial board of Diplomaatia or the ICDS.
References, list of sources
Diplomaatia is not an academic publication, but references add weight to your opinions. The ICDS uses Chicago manual of style footnotes in its publications.
First step: contact us
Send a draft article and/or proposal for an article to firstname.lastname@example.org. We try to provide feedback on proposals within a working week.
Most articles need editing for clarity and readability: submitting an article usually means only the beginning of the work between the editor and the author.
The editorial board has the right to decide where to publish the proposed articles. A small selection of articles will be published in the paper issue, but most articles will be published only online.
Author’s photo and social media accounts
Articles include a photo of the author and links to his / her Twitter / LinkedIn accounts (if available).
When you submit an article, please also provide links to your social media accounts and a print-quality portrait photo: horizontal or landscape format, high resolution (preferably 300 dpi), minimum width 1900 pixels.
We will only pay honoraria for articles when a prior agreement has been reached.
Re-publishing Diplomaatia articles
Articles written for Diplomaatia may usually be published in other publications with the prior agreement of the editorial board – email@example.com. Reference must always be made to Diplomaatia as the original source, with a title and website link included.