Global Governance Journal

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

Global Governance is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that showcases the expertise of leading scholars and practitioners concerned with the processes of international cooperation and multilateralism. The result is a provocative exploration of the most pressing transnational challenges of our time—issues of peace and security, development, human rights, the environment, and health among them—presenting groundbreaking research, opinion pieces, and book reviews.

The journal is published quarterly by the academic publishing company Brill in association with ACUNS. Editorial responsibilities for the journal rotate every five years to teams located at universities around the world. The journal is currently hosted by Brigham Young University. The Editors-in-Chief are Kendall Stiles, Alistair Edgar, Alynna J. Lyon, Kurt Mills, and Peter Romaniuk. The editors and distinguished editorial board of Global Governance are committed to producing a rigorously refereed journal reflecting a wide range of disciplinary and global perspectives. Information on the full editorial team is provided by Brill on the dedicated Global Governance journal page.

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Subscriptions and Access

All ACUNS members are automatically provided electronic access to Global Governance. When signing up for membership, individuals can also select to obtain a print copy of the journal for an additional fee of $15 USD per year. Electronic access includes all past issues of the journal, dating back to the first issue published in July 1995. 

Access to the journal is only available via the Brill website. Once an individual has submitted the requisite membership fees, a link will appear on their member portal (on the top right-hand corner of this website) whenever they are logged into their account, providing access to the journal via Brill. All individuals can view the contents of past issues of Global Governance by clicking on the button below. Unlocked access to past articles is only available via the member portal once you have logged into your account.

Article Submissions

Global Governance accepts proposals for journal articles with a maximum length of 8000 words. Detailed guidelines for submissions are provided on the Brill website as well as the publisher’s Editorial Manager platform. Author submission guidelines can also be downloaded directly by clicking on the button below.

The editors of Global Governance are currently not accepting proposals for special issues or special sections in the journal. If you have materials for a coherent edited volume, please contact the publisher, Jason Prevost, at, who can explore other options with you for publishing the work.

Hosting and Editing Global Governance

ACUNS is currently searching for a new host and editorial team for Global Governance for the period 2024-2029. More information about hosting Global Governance is provided on a dedicated page.

25th Anniversary Edited Volume

Understanding Global Cooperation: Twenty-Five Years of Research on Global Governance. Edited by Kurt Mills and Kendall Stiles.

The journal Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism was founded in 1995 and has since offered policy-relevant and theoretically advanced articles aimed at both academic and practitioner audiences. This collection presents some of the most significant pieces published in the journal, addressing topics ranging from human rights and peacekeeping to trade and development – often examining the evolution of the institutional arrangements themselves. Authors include senior UN officials, prominent scholars, and other careful students of international organization. By presenting these twenty-five articles – one from each year since the journal’s founding – in one volume (with an Introduction by by the two editors Kurt Mills and Kendall Stiles) we hope that the reader will be able to better appreciate the evolution of both global institutions and our thinking about them.

Contributors include: Kurt Mills, Kendall Stiles, James N. Rosenau, Inis L. Claude, Jr., David Held, Kofi Annan, Ngaire Woods, Craig Warkentin, Karen Mingst, John Gerard Ruggie, Peter M. Haas, Mats Berdal, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Rosemary Foot, Michele M. Betsill, Harriet Bulkeley, Michael Barnett, Hunjoon Kim, Madalene O’Donnell, Laura Sitea, Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Joyeeta Gupta, Daniel Petry, Roger A. Coate, Andrea Birdsall, Gilles Carbonnier, Fritz Brugger, Jana Krause, Paul D. Williams, Alex J. Bellamy, John Karlsrud, Kathryn Sikkink, Mateja Peter, Gregory T. Chin, Matthew D. Stephen, Kjølv Egeland, Caroline Fehl, and Johannes Thimm.