Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


JHI accepts original manuscripts in the discipline of International Relations, including original research papers, critical literature reviews, and academic essays. The scope of our published manuscripts includes International Peace and Security; International Political Economy; International Businesses and Organizations; Globalization and Strategy, but not limited to, the following fields:

  • issues revolving around strategic international issues between nation-states, external dynamics, international security studies, conflict resolution, transnational security issues, and others.
  • international trade, global financial institutions, international trade disputes, financial aids, and others.
  • international business strategies, foreign direct investments, the global supply chain, international organizations, international regimes, regionalism, and others.
  • globalization studies, transnational social issues, transnationalism, universalism, cosmopolitanism, civilizationism, migration, sovereignty, and others.

JHI is published by Cakra Studi Global Strategis (CSGS), a center of study focused on International Relations Issues, which operates under the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Airlangga.



Section Policies


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10.1 Januari - Juni 2017

  • Annisa Pratamasari
  • Kholifatus Saadah
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10.2 Juli-Desember 2017

  • Annisa Pratamasari
  • Kholifatus Saadah
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

11.2 Juli - Desember 2018

  • Annisa Pratamasari
  • Kholifatus Saadah
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


The number of reviewers typically used in reviewing submission is at least one person.

The principles for recruiting reviewers and the selection of reviewers for a particular manuscript is the responsibility of the Section Editors and is based on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations of authors and editors, and the Editor’s own knowledge of a reviewer’s past performance. As part of our editorial procedure, we confer with potential reviewers before sending them manuscripts to review. Reviewers should bear in mind that even these initial messages or conversations contain confidential information, which should be regarded as such.

The criteria by which reviewers are asked to judge submissions are good English, knowledgeable in international relations and global issues related to international relations issues, currently active researchers, and have one or more recent publications in peer-reviewed journals.

We may ask authors to recommend suitable reviewers on the submission of their manuscript. When recommending reviewers, the following points should be considered:

  • Authors should not recommend reviewers with whom they have a conflict of interest, for example, a close collaborator or colleague.
  • Recommended reviewers should not be at the same institute as any of the authors listed on the manuscript.
  • Institutional email addresses should be provided for recommended reviewers, wherever possible.
  • Typical time taken to conduct the reviews is up to 2-4 months.\


  • The review process is strictly confidential and should be treated as such by reviewers. As the author may have chosen to exclude some people from this process, no one who is not directly involved with the manuscript (including colleagues and other experts in the field) should be consulted by the reviewer unless such consultations have first been discussed with the Section Editor. Reviewers must not take any confidential information they have gained in the review process and use it before the paper is published. Even after publication, unless they have the permission of the authors to use other information, reviewers may only use publicly published data (i.e. the contents of the published article) and not information from any earlier drafts.

Publication Process

Every manuscript submitted to Jurnal Hubungan Internasional is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in the form of "double-blind review". The corresponding author(s) will then be notified via email in time when such process is about to be commenced.

Afterward, a pre-assigned editor will enroll a suitable reviewer to examine the submitted manuscript thoroughly, in a condition in which one had accepted the reviewing request a prior. A recommendation then shall be noted by the reviewer on options whether one’s manuscript is ready to proceed for publications, amendments, or rejections. Nevertheless, the final decision will be concluded based on their reports. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another, the third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary. The corresponding author(s) shall be notified in an immediate manner on any decision made.

If an amendment or revision is required, the corresponding author(s) will have to submit the revised version within the time given (around two weeks since the notification sent by the pre-assigned editor). After received, the revised will be subject to further reviews of a third reviewer, if necessary, as stated and/or directed back to the pre-assigned editor for the final verdict which would also be made upon reports/recommendations.

If a certain manuscript is managed to be approved further for publication, it will be then examined for copyediting and proofreading process where necessary typographical and grammatical corrections are going to be conducted. A pre-assigned editor will enroll a suitable copyeditor and proofreader to undergo such procedures.

As soon as every above-mentioned procedure have been met, the manuscript in question will then be scheduled for publication on the next future issue.





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.




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Publication Ethics


Jurnal Hubungan Internasional is a blind reviewed electronic journal that can be widely accessed. Hence, it is committed to upholding the standards of ethical behavior commonly practiced in reputable international journals for all parties involved in the process of publishing articles in the journal. The following ethic rules were composed in regard to COPE and Elsevier Guidelines.

Ethics for Editorial Team (in accordance with the COPE's Ethical Editing for New Editors)

Editors should be held accountable for everything published in Jurnal Hubungan Internasional, and this includes the willingness to publish corrections and clarifications required.

Upon carrying out their duties, editors should act based on fair and unbiased judgement. Their duties should be carried out without discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious neither political beliefs.

Editors should provide clear guidelines for authors and reviewers.

Editors should handle submissions in a fair, unbiased, and timely manner and treat all manuscripts as confidential. Manuscript distributions to others is prohibited and distributions should only be done for peer-review purposes.

Editors should generate systems to ensure that peer reviewer identities are protected.

Editors should make decisions based on quality regarding which articles to get published, and this should be taken after considering evaluation from reviewers as well as without interference from the publisher, department, faculty, and university that Jurnal Hubungan Internasional associates with and belongs to.

Editors should generate systems to manage their conflicts of interest as well as conflict of interest with authors and reviewers.

Ethics for Authors (in accordance with Duties of Author of Elsevier)

Authors should comply with all editorial policies, including issues related to the focus and scope of the journal, guidelines for authors, plagiarism and the publication fee which had been recorded in the journal's website.

The author should declare that all work cited in their submitted article is original and that they have appropriately cited the content from other sources to avoid plagiarism.

Authors should ensure that their contribution does not contain any defamatory matter or infringe upon any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.

The listing of authors should accurately reflect who carried out the research and wrote the article, and all the co-authors should jointly determine the order of authorship.

Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. Should there any section of the manuscript overlapping with published or submitted content, this should be acknowledged beforehand and cited.

Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from third-party sources.

Authors should openly note all funding resource for their research papers as well as other sources of support for the manuscript, typically in an acknowledgment.

Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article.

Authors should inform the editorial team if there is a significant error in their published article, and work with the editorial team to publish corrections when necessary.

Ethics for Peer Reviewer (in accordance with the COPE's Ethical Guide for Peer Reviewers)

Reviewers should provide assistance in improving the quality of a submitted article by reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration, and objectivity promptly.

Reviewers should inform the editorial team of any published or submitted content that is similar to any material under review, or other manners of suspected plagiarism.

Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.

Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material attained during the review process.

The editorial team does not explicitly publish reviewers' identities.

Reviewers should be unbiased toward the manuscripts.

Reviewers have their rights to refrain from the editorial team to cite their comments explicitly.



Criteria for Publication


To be accepted for publication in the Journal, research articles must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. The material must be not only relevant but of utility to related to international relations issues such as diplomacy and foreign relations, international peace and security, international political economy, international business and organization, and also globalization and strategy.
  2. Results reported in primary scientific research have not been published elsewhere.
  3. Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
  4. Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
  5. The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in standard English or Bahasa.
  6. The research meets all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
  7. All articles submitted is going through plagiarism checker (Turnitin) with tolerance of 30% of similarities
  8. The article must be original
The Journal’s Peer Reviewer Board, and any invited external peer reviewers, will evaluate submissions against these criteria.



Author Fees


This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay any Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process.


Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay any Article Publication Fee as part of the publication process.



Plagiarism Screening


Plagiarism is the act of when one author uses another work/author (copying someone’s prior ideas, processes, results or words) without permission, credit, or acknowledgment. Jurnal Hubungan Internasional is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. Jurnal Hubungan Internasional considers plagiarism as a serious offense and will blacklist authors who knowingly cite or use material from other published works without proper acknowledgment. Authors are recommended to use plagiarism checking program to check the similarity from prior publication before undergoing the review processes or before published. Every manuscript that is also submitted to this journal will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin Program  before submission or published by Jurnal Hubungan Internasional.

The following types of plagiarism are considered by Jurnal Hubungan Internasional:
1. Full Plagiarism: Previously published content without any changes to the text, idea and grammar is considered as full plagiarism. It involves presenting exact text from a source as one’s own.
2. Partial Plagiarism: If content is a mixture from multiple different sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, then it is known as partial plagiarism.
3. Self-Plagiarism: When an author reuses complete or portions of their pre-published research, then it is known as self-plagiarism. Complete self-plagiarism is a case when an author republishes their own previously published work in a new journal.

If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance, during editing or at a page proof stage. We will alert the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or to cite the references from where the content has been taken. If more than 30% of the paper is plagiarized- the article may be rejected and the same is notified to the author.

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journals will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, the competent authority of Jurnal Hubungan Internasional will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.