International Relations has long maintained a reputation for publishing outstanding research in the field. The editorial policy is explicitly plurist, favouring variety both in subject-matter and method, at a time when academic journals are becoming more specialized in scope and sectarian in approach.
The Journal has strong historical links to the David Davies Memorial Institute (DDMI), and today's Editor, Professor Ken Booth, is President of the Institute. Professor Booth works with the Associate Editors; Dr William Bain (National University of Singapore) and Dr Milja Kurki (Aberystwyth University).
The Journal has been accepted into the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), an indication of its influence and standing as a 'top journal' within the field.
A number of the DDMI's Annual Lectures have subsequently been published as articles in International Relations:
- March 2016, Volume 30: British Political Elite Discourse: From 'the Palestine Problem' to 'the Two-State Solution'
- December 2010, Volume 24: The Importance of Political Leadership in Achieving a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Des Browne, Shatabhisha Shetty, and Andrew Somerville
- September 2008, Volume 22: The Responsibility to Protect: An Idea Whose Time Has Come... and Gone?
- December 2007, Volume 21: After Trident: Proliferation or Peace?
- March 2007, Volume 21: Globalisation or Polarisation: Where Are We Heading?
Sir Jeremy Greenstock