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Publish with the Cold War International History Project

Established in 1991, the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) is a globally recognized clearinghouse for new evidence and perspectives on international relations during the Cold War era. Its award-winning Digital Archive ( provides access to thousands of formerly secret documents from more than 150 different archives around the world, while CWIHP publications showcase new and innovative research related to all aspects of Cold War history.

The Project invites scholars, journalists, policymakers, and graduate students from around the world to publish their original research related to the Cold War through our various publication series. Submissions are accepted year-round on a rolling basis.

Cold War International History Project Working Paper Series

Christian F. Ostermann, Series Editor

The CWIHP Working Paper series provides a speedy publication outlet for researchers who have gained access to newly-available archives and sources related to Cold War history and would like to share their results and analysis with a broad audience of academics, journalists, policymakers, and students. CWIHP especially welcomes submissions which use archival sources from outside of the United States; offer novel interpretations of well-known episodes in Cold War history; explore understudied events, issues, and personalities important to the Cold War; or improve understanding of the Cold War’s legacies and political relevance in the present day.

Published on the Wilson Center website, CWIHP Working Papers are freely accessible and are never hidden behind paywalls. Despite being open access, there are no article processing charges (APC) associated with the publication of a CWIHP Working Paper.

There are no minimum or maximum lengths for Working Paper submissions, however most papers published through the series range from 7,000-10,000 words. Citations should follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

The originality, substance, and argument of each submission is assessed by the editor, the CWIHP staff and advisory board, and/or outside experts.

Although committed to offering rigorous editorial review, CWIHP is not able to rewrite papers in the event that a submission requires substantial improvements in language and/or style. Authors are encouraged to consult third-party academic copy editing services for support.

Authors should submit Working Paper manuscripts in duplicate to the editor, Christian F. Ostermann, at, as well as to Authors may also contact the editor with questions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) is part of the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. As a non-partisan institute of scholarly study, the Wilson Center takes no position on the historical interpretations or opinions offered by authors in any of the CWIHP publication series.