Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Honors for International Security Journal

Sep. 19, 2018

The Belfer Center journal International Security has received several prestigious honors.

The International Security organized section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) has given its Best International Security Article Award to Keir Lieber and Daryl Press for “The New Era of Counterforce: Technological Change and the Future of Nuclear Deterrence,” which appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of International Security. The award-winning article argues that technological trends are undermining Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) by making it more likely that a nuclear first strike would destroy the nuclear forces of an adversary. The award was presented to Professors Lieber and Press at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the sixth award that International Security articles have received in the past five years.

In the annual Impact Factor rankings for 2017, as determined by Clarivate Analytics, International Security’s Impact Factor was 4.135, the journal’s highest since 1997. International Security ranked ahead of every other journal of international security studies and had the second-highest Impact Factor of all eighty-five journals of international relations. A journal’s Impact Factor is a measure of how often each article is cited. The 2017 Impact Factor is based on the number of times articles that were published in 2015 and 2016 were cited in 2017.

International Security placed first in the 2018 Google Scholar rankings of journals of military studies. The Google Scholar rankings are based on the h5-index, which is the index for articles published in the last five complete years.

“It is very gratifying to see that International Security articles are being cited and honored,” said the journal’s editor, Sean M. Lynn-Jones. “My colleagues and I strive to publish outstanding articles that will be read widely.”

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