Policies & Scopes


  • Section policy

    The published articles are open submission, indexed, and peer-reviewed

  • Open-access

    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.

  • Plagiarism

    The editor will run a plagiarism check using Turnitin for the submitted articles before sending to the reviewers. We do not process any plagiarised contents. If an article has over 20% of plagiarism based on the result of the check, we will send back the article to the author to be revised for the plagiarised contents.

  • Manuscript revision

    The articles sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The revised article returned later than 20 days will be considered as new submissions. The revised article can be sent to editorial through the Online Submission Interface.

  • Withdrawal of manuscripts

    The authors are not allowed to withdraw submitted articles in the process of reviewing, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and reviewers spent a great deal of time processing submitted articles. The withdrawal can be direct requests or without confirmation in which the authors do not send their revised articles. For this circumstance, they will be punished by paying IDR 300.000 per manuscript. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of articles after they are accepted for publication, the author will be punished by paying IDR 500.000 per manuscript. Withdrawal of article is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher. If the authors don't agree to pay the penalty, the authors and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our journal.



Indonesian Journal of Peace and Security Studies (IJPSS) managed by the Department of International Relations, University of Mataram, published rigorous theoretical and emperical research in all areas of peace and security studies with a particular focus on both practical policy-oriented research and theoretical-conceptual debate. The journal will also address evolving developments within the discipline. Artical address critical themes or case analyses and are contextualized within the scholarly and policy literature and existing debates on peace and security in Indonesia and global context. Each issue contains a mixture of peer-reviewed research articles, policy briefs and book reviews. IJPSS is an open access journal and all articles published are available both online and printed version.
Theme and method might various and encompass (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • International Security (both traditional and non-traditional issues) Studies

  • Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Strategic Studies

  • War Studies

  • Terorism Studies

  • Development and Security Nexus

  • Regional Security