JPD was established to attend to a two-fold objective:
JPD is a double-blind peer-reviewed and open-access journal published biannually online in June and in December. JPD invites papers related to public diplomacy research, policy, practice, and evaluation. The journal also welcomes papers delving into methodological issues or pedagogy pertaining to public diplomacy. As an interdisciplinary journal, JPD welcomes contributions from discrete domains including, but not limited to, international relations, foreign policy, communications, public relations, social psychology, marketing, business administration, education, data sciences, and scientometrics. Contributors may employ quantitative, qualitative, mixed, computational, or other methodologies.