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HJD Book Award

The HJD Book Award is given to the author(s) of the book that best advances the theoretical and/or empirical study of diplomacy.

The HJD Book Award is given to the author(s) of the book that best advances the theoretical and/or empirical study of diplomacy.

Eligible books should be original works with a focus on the broadly defined discipline of Diplomatic Studies, and with a publication date in the two calendar years preceding the issuance of the Award.

Books should be self-nominated or nominated by others by email to Jan Melissen, Editor-in-Chief: j.melissen@fgga.leidenuniv.nl. Nominations should include details of the publication and a short (approx. 300-word) justification. One electronic or hard copy of the book must be sent to the Editors-in-Chief before the nomination deadline.

The Selection Committee shall consist of members from the HJD Editorial Board, with an adequate balance in gender, location and seniority.

Committee members shall evaluate the nominated books based on a fixed set of criteria. The Editors-in-Chief will integrate the Committee's assessments and determine the winner.

  • The winner of the first HJD Book Award will be announced in the summer of 2021
  • The successful author(s) shall be awarded a certificate and cash prize of 500 Euros
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