Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines 

1. Submission of Article

Before submitting the article, authors should register at the OJS website as authors and follow the step by steps. Authors should be following the journal template

 2. Preparation for the article

  • The article must be original and have not been published in other publishing media (including blogs), and are not sent simultaneously to the media or other publications.
  • Article length: 3500-5000 words
  • The title of the article must be specific and effective, consisting of 9-14 words (in Indonesian) or 7-10 words (in English or other foreign languages).
  • An abstract consisting of 150-200 words written in a single paragraph and a single space, followed by keywords (keywords); and consists of two languages (in Indonesian and English or other foreign languages).
  • Body Text: Georgia 11, single space
  • The contents of the article should be:

(1) relevant to the needs of the teaching-learning process in the field of international relations;

(2) related to global and strategical issues such as diplomacy and foreign relations, international peace and security, international political economy, international business and organization, and also globalization and strategy;

(3) closely related and/or in accordance with the fields that had been focused by the author, either in the form of a theoretical essay, methodological essay, summary of research results, or scientific reviewer; and

(4) attentive to the objectivity of the substances and also to the norms of scientific methods.

  • Article writing:
  • Avoid bullet points and numbering (lists), for example:
    1. ....
    2. ....
    Instead write: (1) ...; (2) ...; (3)...; and (4)....
  • The article is written in the elaborated essay. Therefore, avoid using sub-headings.
  • Make specific reference to each figure, graph, and table used in the article. Refer to each figure or table in the text by its figure or table number.
  • The conclusion of the article is written in paragraphs, not in bullet points.

 3. Writing Format

  • The title should be written with capital letters on the first letter of each word and aligned to the center. Titles can be written in English or Indonesian. Titles are written in Georgia, 14 pt., in bold.
  • The author name includes the full names of the (correspondent) author and the affiliated author(s). For articles are written by more than one author, the name of the correspondent author should be marked (*). The author name should be written in the same font type and size as the rest of the text, in bold. Multiple authors from different institutions should be identified with numbers like (1), followed by institution names below the author names.


*Demas Nauvarian, Andy Fernanda, and Yanuar Albertus
Department of International Relations, Universitas Airlangga

  • or

*Anggie Nicoline1, John Doe2, and Faradhila Ayunda Putri3
Department of International Relations, Universitas Airlangga1,3, and
Department of Political Science, International University2


  • Abstracts should be structured with short descriptions of the article. An abstract should not contain footnotes, references, and abbreviations. In an original research format, an abstract should contain a summarized version of the article’s background, research method, research question/hypothesis, results, and conclusion, without separating the aforementioned parts into subheadings. In a literature review format, an abstract should contain a summarized version of the article’s background, purpose, discussion, and conclusion.
  • Keywords should be written underneath the abstract. Keywords must be written in English and Indonesian with words or phrases in accordance with scientific standards.
  • The correspondent author contains the details of the author in charge with the detailed address and e-mail (consisting of full name, name of institution, and e-mail address).
  • The introduction consists of background issues, problem formulation, research objectives, and methods in an original research format, or of the background of the problem, formulation of the problem, the literature review, and the research benefits in a literature review format.
  • Methods should be present in an original research format and should contain clear descriptions of the theoretical and methodological tools used in the research, which would help other researchers replicate, validate, or falsify the research in the future.
  • Discussions should be present in a literature review format and should describe the detail of the subject discussed or the elaboration of the review without repeating the review. Discussions should demonstrate how the review of the reported literature can solve the problem, and point out the differences and similarities with previous studies.
  • Results and discussion should be present in an original research format. In the results, the author should present the relevant data found during the research. In the discussion, the author should operationalize the selected theories and methods to provide meanings for the data presented in the results.
  • The conclusion is the answer to the question formulated in the introduction. Conclusions should be based on the results and discussion in an original research format, or on the discussions in a literature review format. In the conclusion, the author should add suggestions for further research.
  • References should be arranged in accordance with our Citation Style Guide and Referencing Style Guide, which stem from the Turabian Citation Style. Details on citations and references can be found below.

 4. Citation Style Guide

  1. Running note citation style is required. The writer is not allowed to use footnotes (except for explaining some parts) and endnotes.
    1. Direct quotation
      Author’s name cited in an essay which is part of the sentence
      Wade (2007) argued that: “…...”.
      As stated by Wade (2007): “…...”.
    2. Indirect quotation
      .... (Kaldor 2006).
    3. More than one author in one sentence or statement
      Martin (2006) and Johnson (2008) have a similar ideas on….
    4. More than one author in one sentence or statement (indirect quotation) .... (Martin 2006; Johnson 2008).
    5. Two authors
      Falola and Genova (2005) stated that....
      .... (Falola dan Genova 2005).
    6. More than two authors
      (first author’s last name et al. year) Eizenstat et al. (2005) argued that….
      …. (Eizenstat et al. 2005).
    7. Anonymous author
      Write: “title of the article” (year)
      In article “Weak States and Global Threats: Fact or Fiction” (2006), mentioned that….
    8. Unidentified year of publication
      Write: author’s last name (n.d.)
      Sieuw (n.d.) stated that…
      …. (Sieuw t.t.)
    9. Write the specific page number
      Acharya (2004, 58) stated that….
      …. (Acharya 2004, 58).
    10. One author, two different published year
      Laquer (1987 & 1999) suggested…
      …. (Laquer 1987 & 1999)
    11. One author, some arguments, the same year
      Author’s last name (yeara) …… Author’s last name (year)
      The first research done by Martin (2006a) found that…. but the second research carried out by Martin (2006b) ……
    12. Secondary sources (second-hand references)
      …. (Sageman 2004 cited in Dempsey 2006).
      Sageman (2004 cited in Dempsey 2006), suggests that…
      Sageman (2004) as cited in Dempsey (2006) found that…

 5. Referencing Style Guide

  • Written in alphabetical order by author’s last name
  • Classified by these following sources: book, journal, research dissertations or theses, working paper, government official publication, online article, newspaper, etc.
  • Book with one author

Wardhani, Baiq, 2010. Globalisasi dan Konflik Etnis. Surabaya: Cakra Studi Global Strategis.

  • Book with two authors

Falola, Toyin, and Ann Genova, 2005. The Politics of the Global Oil Industry: An Introduction. London: Praeger.

  • Book with more than two authors

Grace, Bruno, et al., 1988. A History of the World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

  • Edited book

Rotberg, Robert I. (ed.), 2003. State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror. Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

Thomas, Caroline, dan Peter Wilkin (eds.), 1999. Globalization, Human Security and the African Experience. Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner.

Baylis, John, et al. (eds.), 2007. Strategy in the Contemporary World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Translated book

Jackson, Robert, dan Georg Sorensen, 2005. Pengantar Studi Hubungan Internasional (trans. Dadan Suryadipura, Introduction to International Relations). Jogjakarta: Pustaka Pelajar. xiv

  • Articles, Chapters or other part of a book

Parsa, Misagh, 2003. “Will Democratization and Globalization Make Revolutions Obsolete?”, in Foran, John (ed.), 2003. The Future of Revolutions: Rethinking Radical Change in the Age of Globalization. London: Zed Book.

  • E-book

Fishman, Robert, 2005. The Rise and Fall of Suburbia [E-book]. Chester: Castle Press. In [accessed 24 Juli 2011].

Employment Law and Practice  [CD-ROM] 2005. London: Gee. In [accessed 1 Agustus 2011].

  • Multiple works by the same author cited in a book (where there are several works by one author and published in the same year they should be differentiated by adding a lower-case letter after the date)

Martin, Gus, 2006a. Understanding Terrorism. California: Sage Publications.

_____, 2006b. “Globalization and International Terrorism” in Ritzer, George (ed.), 2006. The Blackwell Companion to Globalization. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

  • Journal article

Wiyatmoko, Aswin, 2011. “Strategi Perlawanan World Social Forum terhadap Globalisasi Neoliberal (2001-2008)”, Global & Strategis, 5(1):59-74.

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Dharmaputra, Radityo, 2011. Analisis Respon Negara terhadap Strategi Netwar Kelompok Separatis: Studi Kasus Pemerintah Indonesia Melawan Organisasi Papua Merdeka, Tahun 1999-2010. Tesis Magister. Surabaya: Departemen Hubungan Internasional Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Airlangga. 

  • Working paper

International Crisis Group, 2006. “Terrorism in Indonesia: Noordin’s Networks”, Asia Report, No. 114, 5 May.

  • Conference paper

Karnavian, M. Tito, 2009. “The International Dimension of Terrorism in Indonesia: Ideology, Network, Funding and Cooperation to Combat It”, in Seminar International Security: Facing the Challenge of Terrorism, 10 November. Surabaya: Departemen Hubungan Internasional Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Airlangga.

  • Newspaper article

Mubah, A. Safril, 2013. “Utang Budi RI kepada Mesir”, Jawa Pos, 16 September, hlm 4.

  • Acts of Parliaments

Undang-Undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 3 Tahun 2002 tentang Pertahanan Negara, 2002. Jakarta: DPR RI. 

  • Command Papers and other official publications

Buku Putih Departemen Pertahanan Republik Indonesia, 2008. Jakarta: Departemen Pertahanan RI.

  • Annual Report

United Nations Development Program (UNDP), 1994. Human Development Report 1994.

  • Online article

US Energy Information Administration, 2010. “Country Analysis Brief-India” [Online]. In [accessed October 22, 2010].

  • Online article without the specific writer

Country Analysis Brief-India, 2010. [Online] In
India/Full.html [accessed October 22, 2010].

  • Tweet

@jokowi, 2020 [Online]. In
1216547037761564673 [accessed January 23, 2020].

  • Interview  

Nauvarian, Demas, 2019. Interview with author on 4 August 2019. New York [Cassette recording in possession of author].

  • Press Release

NSPCC, 1993. NSPCC Launches Justice for Children Campaign [Press Release], issued 17 March 1993.

  • Unpublished Documents

Frendell, 1985. Training and management for primary healthcare. Unpublished paper.

  • Religious Text [Quran and Bible Verse]

Quran 14:38, The Holy Quran: Kazi Pubns Inc.

Matthew 5:3-12, The Holy Bible: King James Version.


The Habibie Center, 2004. Publikasi 5 Tahun, 1999-2004. [VCD]. Jakarta: The Habibie Center.  

  • Video (Film)

Pilger, John, 2001. The New Ruler of the World [Video]. Jakarta: Indy Cinema.

  • Released Music

Girls Generation, 2007. Into the New World. Girls Generation 1st Album [CD]. Seoul, South Korea: SM Entertainment.

  • Advertisement

Coca-Cola, 2006. Santa on Christmas. Television Advertisement. Screened January-December 2006.

  • TV Show

Korea Broadcasting System, 2009. Drama. Boys Over Flower. Seoul, South Korea: KBS.

  • YouTube Video (Official)

Rivaldo Belekubun, 2019. Polemik Nasionalisme ‘Bintang Kejora’ Terhadap Indonesia [YouTube]. In
watch?v=Bz6zkgLZcW4 [accessed January 23, 2020].

 6. Editorial Process

The editorial staffs have the right to edit articles without the author's knowledge, without changing the substance and the principal ideas of the author.

The file version of the Author Guidelines is available to be downloaded here.