ACDIS disseminates important research findings, briefings, and educational materials about security issues to the public through publications. ACDIS publications have affected national and international policies and decision-making on security issues.

ACDIS supports policy analysis and academic research in security studies by students. Submit research reports, occasional papers, and policy briefs to



Graduate students or advanced undergraduate students who have completed rigorous academic research may submit articles to ACDIS Papers.

Research Reports: Research Reports contain material that has already been published or submitted for publication, sometimes with additional background material that cannot be included in a single published document due to publishers’ length restrictions.

Occasional Papers: Occasional Papers often contain material that is of interest but not in a format suitable for submission in whole or part in a published journal or book format.


Policy Briefs

All students are eligible to submit the ACDIS Policy Brief. Policy Briefs are concise, informative pieces that analyze pressing security issues and offer policy implications and recommendations.

Our policy briefs have been archived at Illini Security Briefings.


Illini Journal of International Security

IJOIS publishes 4-7 submissions bi-annually, and maintains a blog that is updated year-round. For information on guidelines and deadlines reference IJOIS Submissions. Undergraduate student submissions only.


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