About JIS


The Journal of International Service provides students with an opportunity to share their contributions to the field of International Relations. The Journal is committed to publishing articles that represent the academic fields represented by the School of International Service.


To produce high quality published articles while facilitating professional development for the SIS graduate student community.

Mission Statement

To serve the SIS graduate community by providing opportunities to increase writing skills, experience the publication process, and share ideas with the wider SIS community through publishing professional articles.

Who We Are

JIS is a team of editors, peer reviewers, and staff committed to accomplishing the mission and goal of the Journal. The senior staff consists of the Editor-in-Chief, the Director of Operations, the Creative Director, the Director of Data & Analytics, the Director of Outreach, the Director of Resources & Training, the Editorial Director, and the Director of Submissions who all work together to further the mission of the Journal.


The Journal was founded in 1992 under the name Swords and Ploughshares, a name that represented the process by which a nation transforms from a state of war to a civilization of peace. The philosophy of the School of International Service is a milestone in civilization’s journey toward an international community based on mutual understanding and respect, a philosophy that the Journal of International Service strives to promote.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

We are a non-discriminatory organization offering equal opportunities to all graduate students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion (creed), age, national origin (ancestry), marital status, or military status.