Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament

Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament

Partners to the APLN, the Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing theoretical and practical studies on nuclear disarmament and peace. This journal is edited by the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA) and published by Taylor & Francis.


“The nuclear threat will not end as long as nations continue to claim that nuclear weapons are essential for their national security.” (Nagasaki Peace Declaration, 2017).

The main mission of the Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament is to contribute to furthering nuclear disarmament and peace based on both theoretical and practical studies.

The journal serves as a vehicle to put forward proposals for policies and other ideas that could contribute to nuclear disarmament, including ways of:

  1. Rapidly implementing Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  2. Promoting the norms fully embodied in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  3. Creating a new global governance regime for nuclear activities to facilitate the elimination of nuclear weapons.


The Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament will:

  • Publish articles on nuclear disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation and arms control
  • Propose a new framework for global nuclear governance to facilitate and sustain a world without nuclear weapons
  • Analyze the risks associated with reliance on nuclear deterrence
  • Contribute to the consideration, development and utilization of policy tools embodying the humanitarian imperative for nuclear disarmament
  • Introduce voices from non-nuclear weapon states – especially from the global south – into the debate over the future of nuclear weapons
  • Analyze the potential roles for civil society in advancing the nuclear disarmament process


Disciplines covered

Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament will publish articles from a wide variety of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary backgrounds involving the humanities, natural and social sciences, including, but not limited to, studies on international politics, national security, international law, international organizations and civil society. Due to their many interconnections, the journal will publish articles on nuclear energy as well as nuclear weapons policy. Editors welcome both theory-oriented and policy-focused articles from scholars and practitioners.

The Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament publishes research papers, commentaries, conference reports, interviews and book reviews.

All submitted manuscripts will undergo an initial editorial screening. If found suitable for further consideration, the manuscripts will be subject to peer review by two or more independent experts. All peer review is double blind.

All articles will be made freely and permanently available online through gold open access publication.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.


Editorial board

Fumihiko Yoshida, Nagasaki University, JapanManaging Editor
Hibiki Yamaguchi, Nagasaki University, Japan
Email: Editors
Tatsujiro Suzuki, Nagasaki University, Japan
Satoshi Hirose, Nagasaki University, Japan
Keiko Nakamura, Nagasaki University, JapanEditors
Kiichi Fujiwara, University of Tokyo, Japan
Fumiko Nishizaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Motoko Mekata, Chuo University, Japan
Peter Hayes, Sydney University, Australia
M.V. Ramana, University of British Columbia, Canada
Jacques Hymans, University of Southern California, USA
Randy Rydell, Former Senior UN officer, USA
Rebecca Johnson, Acronym Institute, UK
Man-Sung Yim, KAIST, South Korea
Tong Zhao, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, ChinaAdvisory Board
Jayantha Dhanapala, Former UN Under Secretary General, Sri Lanka
Sérgio Duarte, Pugwash Conference, Brazil
Frank von Hippel, Princeton University, USA
Zia Mian, Princeton University, UK
George Perkovich, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA
Allison Macfarlane, George Washington University, USA
Göts Neuneck, Federation of German Scientists, Germany
Alexey Arbatov, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia
Kevin Clements, University of Otago, New Zealand
Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan, Former Ambassador to UN, Mongolia
Dingli Shen, Fudan University, China
Moon Chung-In, Yonsei University, South Korea
Mitsuru Kurosawa, Osaka Jogakuin University, JapanUpdated 25 March 2018