Perspectives on Terrorism (PT), the peer-reviewed online journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative, is published six times per year by our Editorial Team
PT seeks to provide a unique platform for established scholars as well as academics and professionals entering the field of Terrorism, Political Violence and Conflict Studies. It invites them to:
1) present their perspectives on the prevention of, and response to, terrorism and related forms of violent conflict;
2) submit to the journal accounts of evidence-based, empirical scientific research and analyses; and
3) use the journal as a forum for debate and commentary on issues related to the above.
Perspectives on Terrorism could be characterized as ‘nontraditional’ in that it dispenses with some of the traditional rigidities associated with commercial print journals. Topical articles can be published at short notice and reach, through the Internet, a much larger audience than fee-based subscription journals. Our online journal also offers contributors a higher degree of flexibility in terms of content, style and length of articles - but without compromising professional scholarly standards. While aiming to be policy-relevant, PT is not supporting any partisan policies regarding (counter-) terrorism and forms of conflict-waging. Impartiality, objectivity and accuracy are guiding principles we expect contributors to adhere to.