Focus and Scope
Journal of Global Strategic Studies aims to become one of the preeminent journals in Political Science, notably on International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Area Studies. At this point we publish our issues twice a year, in June and in December. Depending on the number of submissions, we may increase the frequency of our publication in the future.
We welcome submission on foreign policy, security studies, democracy, political psychology – anything that is interesting and high quality. As we also aim to inform policy makers and stimulate debates in political science, and thus, we are publishing both research articles and essays – so this journal will be part academic and policy journal. We also welcome and publish book reviews and short essays that question the findings and arguments in articles that we published.
Peer Review Process / Policy
This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Every submitted article is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewer. The decision for publication, revision, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. After being reviewed, there will be four kinds of editor decision based on reviewers’ recommendation:
1. Accept Submission
The submission will be accepted without revisions.
2. Revisions Required
The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.
3. Resubmit for Review
The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
4. Decline Submission
The submission will not be published in the journal.
Appears two volume a year.
- Call for papers : December-January
- Peer-review : February-March
- Revise and resubmit : March-April
- Editing and layouting : April-May
- Publishing : June
- Call for papers : June-August
- Peer-review : August-September
- Revise and resubmit : September-October
- Editing and layouting : October-November
- Publishing : December
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
Articles submitted to Journal of Global Strategic Studies will be filtered first to avoid plagiarism using Plagiarism Checker Software and Google-based search engines. The decision on the manuscript for the next process depends very much on the level of originality and the level of similarity of the articles received with other previously published articles. Here are some detail actions depended by similarity index :
- A similarity index above 30%: articles with similarity index above 30% will be rejected by JGSS due to poor paraphrasing if the author refuses and/or fails to revise the article.
- A similarity index within 10-30%: articles with similarity index within 10-30% will be sent to the author for revision and improvement with a proper paraphrasing.
- A similarity index below 10%: articles with similarity index below 10% will be accepted and proceed to the next process : review process.
Journal of Global Strategic Studies adheres to the ethical guidelines for journal publications put forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Journal of Global Strategic Studies is an essential in the developing of a respected network of knowledge. It is a reflection of the quality of the journal and the institutions. Peer-reviewed articles manages the scientific method. So, it is important to agree upon standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the journal publishing process: the author, the journal editor, the reviewers, the publisher and the society.
The editor board of the Journal of Global Strategic Studies is responsible in deciding which are articles should be published. The reserachers and readers must respect the decision of the editorial board. The editors should be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board.
Editors are evaluating articles content without regard to gender, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship sexual orientation, or political philosophy of the authors. Confidentiality
The editor and editorial staffs must confidentialy any information about a submitted articles to anyone other.
Unpublished articles must not be used in an editor's own research without the permissions of the authors.
Duties of Reviewers1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Reviewers assists the editor in making decisions, and also communicate through the editorial communications with the authors in improving the articles.
Articles received for reviewing must be treated as confidential documents.
Reviews should be objective.
Information or ideas of articles must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Duties of Authors
1. Reporting standards
The report of original research of an author should present an accurate account of the work performed and objective discussion. Data should be accurate in the article. An article should be contained detail and references.
Authors provide the raw data for editorial review of articles and should be prepared to provide data so public can access.
The authors should ensure original articles.
An author should not in representing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same article to more than one journal constitutes is unacceptable.
Proper acknowledgment of the articles/research of others must always be given. Authors should cite influential publications.
Authorship will be given to those who have made contribution to the conception, execution, interpretation or design of the article/research. Co-authors are all those who have made contributions. Contributors are others who have participated in some substantive aspects of the research.
If the research involves chemicals or equipment that have any unusual hazards, the authors must clearly mention in the articles.
Authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest in their articles. All sources of financial support for the research should be disclosed.
When authors discover fundamental error in their own published article, the authors should notify the editorial board and cooperate with the editors to correct the paper.
Costs charged to the author by Journal of Global Strategic Studies:
Article Submission fee: IDR 0, - (no fees)
Article Processing fee: IDR 0, - (no fees)
Online Journal publishing fee: IDR 0, - (no fees)
Under these conditions, Journal of Global Strategic Studies also provides assistance to authors from developing countries because it does not require any costs for the process of publishing online journals.