Acquisition of Stability: International Journal of Security & Development
The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is pleased to announce it has acquired Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, a leading open-access journal focusing on security and development challenges in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states (FFCAS).
Stability helps to connect policymakers, practitioners, academics and others with timely, peer-reviewed research on a wide range of issues related to stabilization, peacekeeping, state building, crime and violence prevention, development cooperation and humanitarian action. All articles, commentaries and practice notes published by Stability are freely accessible and widely disseminated in academic, policy and practitioner networks. Stability is dedicated to providing a vehicle for academics and researchers based in FFCAS to publish their work.
Stability will now be the flagship publication of the CSG, a non-profit think tank dedicated to the study of security and governance transitions in FFCAS. Based in Canada, the CSG maintains a global, multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and academics engaged in international security and development issues. The CSG’s core mission is to enhance the efficacy of donor assistance and support to FFCAS through world-class research.
Founded by Dr. Robert Muggah, Steven A. Zyck and Dr. Mark Downes in 2012, Stability has evolved into a premier international relations journal that is widely read in academic, policy and practitioner circles. Meant to be accessible to a wide and diverse audience, the reach and impact of Stability is impressive by any standard. In just three years, it has published 174 articles, 13 special collections, and numerous data visualizations. In 2015, the journal topped half a million article views and downloads. The journal’s innovative, open access publishing approach has, with support from Ubiquity Press, become a model for other open access journals in the social sciences and humanities.
Dr. Mark Sedra, the CSG’s executive director, will assume the role of Stability’s editor-in-chief and lead its dynamic team into the next stage of the journal’s development. The CSG hopes to expand the reach and impact of Stability in the coming years and cement its place as the ‘go-to’ open-access journal on security and development. The CSG’s commitment to innovation and research excellence will extend to Stability, as it seeks to explore new topics, challenge accepted orthodoxies and develop new research tools and products.
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Publications & Communications Manager, Centre for Security Governance
Managing Editor, Stability: International Journal of Security & Development