IR publishes a transdisciplinary and transcultural range of works that, taken as a whole, model integral ways of perceiving, thinking, researching, and serving the world we live in.
As its title suggests, IR provides thinkers, researchers, and practitioners from around the world with a forum that encourages crossing conventional boundaries and scales. We believe this feature is essential for cross-fertilizing thought, research, and praxis for change in our societies and our relations.
For example, IR encourages finding and extracting knowledge from specific fields of endeavor and showing how that knowledge can serve in additional fields and applications. It encourages attention to the interactive dynamics among individuals, communities, organizations, societies, and international bodies. It invites attention to categories such as the socio-cultural, political, economic, technological, and environmental. Taken as a whole, IR attempts to portray the range of factors that need to be integrated into effective approaches to today’s complex issues.
IR is published by ARINA Inc., a U.S. tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The publisher’s mission is to model, teach, research, publish, promote, and institutionalize holistic, integral understandings and processes that can be incorporated into efforts to address complex issues within individual, social, and global needs.
IR’s strategy to support this international mission is the publication of works across a range of disciplines and cultures that may inform, support, and challenge readers in new ways. Works published are selected for their potential to help IR’s audience develop a variety of resources necessary for being effective change agents.
IR is an Open Access Journal. The publication of all articles are licensed under the Creative Commons copyright license 4.0. Authors publishing in IR are free to share, copy and redistribute their works under the terms of the Creative Commons license, in that; appropriate credit must be given to IR as the place of original publication, the work(s) may not be used for commercial purposes, and may not be used for derivative work.