JDR accepts four different types of articles and book reviews. The articles include:
Original/Research Article: It is a scientific research article explaining an original argument, event or behavior from a specific theoretical perspective by using accurate methodologies. It is aimed to justify a general or a specific behavior based on the methods used, i.e. quantitative, qualitative or integrated methods. The primary objective of original articles within the scope of diplomatic research is to use primary data and appropriate methodology. This type of original and research articles is encouraged by the journal.
Review Article: This type of studies intended merely for introductory purposes, present an extensive summary on a specific event, phenomena or field. Following an extensive literature review with the purpose of informing audience on any subject related to diplomacy, these studies evaluate the current status of events, phenomena or the field. These studies research out to a wide audience and form the basis for original/research articles on the same subject.
Case Study: This type of studies involves the analysis of single cases or the comparison of different cases of similar nature intending to explain various outcomes of such a comparison. Case studies with an appropriate method presents to audience different perspectives and contributes theoretically to the field.
Methodological Study: These studies aim to test a specific method used in different disciplines or currently used in other fields of social sciences in the context of this specific field of research. The original methodologies of various fields such as anthropology, statistics, psychology and mathematics can be used in research on diplomacy.
Book Review: This type of studies aims to form a view on newly published books with a potential to contribute greatly to the field literature, identify differences and similarities with previously published books, and fill in the gap in the literature.