Guidelines for Authors

Aims & Scope

Azerbaijan in the World is ADA’s premium biweekly online publication issued since February 2008 and featuring articles, interviews and reviews on a wide variety of issues in Azerbaijani foreign policy and international relations.  Focusing on both history and current political, economic and social developments in and around Azerbaijan, ADA Biweekly offers a unique blend of in-depth theory-informed analysis and policy-oriented research often suggesting for a discussion topics understudied both in academic and policy-making circles.  

Azerbaijan in the World is guided and inspired by a multi-purpose mission.  It is committed to procreate a new generation of Azerbaijani scholars capable of producing high quality research and policy-relevant analysis on issues pertaining to Azerbaijan’s foreign policy.  Predicating its efforts on the talents, potential and enthusiasm of this emerging generation of future leaders, ADA Biweekly is keen to reach out to the international community, both academic and policy-making, with a unique knowledge on Azerbaijan born from within a new, and still in formation, cognitive structure the country found itself developing after the breakdown of the Cold-war-time paradigmatic worldview.  In doing so, ADA Biweekly looks to encourage the widest academic and policy-relevant research on Azerbaijan amongst local and international academia and think-tanks. 

Instructions for Authors

Guest Editors or Special Issues

We welcome new ideas from guest editors.  To suggest a topic for a special issue, please contact Murad Ismayilov at or

Book Reviews

We welcome book reviews or review articles.  We are also keen to hear from authors of newly published books who are interested in having their manuscript reviewed.  To suggest a book for review or a topic for a review article, please contact Murad Ismayilov at or

Article Submissions

Authors should submit articles by e-mail to Murad Ismayilov at or  Manuscripts submitted to Azerbaijan in the World should be original contributions and should not be under consideration by any other publication at the same time.  

Manuscripts should be submitted as an MS Word document and should not exceed 2,000 words.  Authors should provide full references and avoid dividing a manuscript into sections and using tables and graphs.  Authors should provide a short bio with their article.

For specific rules regarding style of an article, authors are encouraged to consult previous issues of the ADA Biweekly. 


The Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy enjoys a right to republish the article in other journals and books of the Academy.  However, authors also retain copyright and can publish their article elsewhere, conditioned that they indicate that it appeared in Azerbaijan in the World first.