Journal of Politics and International Studies
  Journal of Politics and International Studies
  Published by: Department of Political Science
  ISSN-2520-7369 (Online)
2520-7350 (Print)
Frequency: biannual  

Instructions for Author

Peer Review Process
All research articles, review articles and policy papers are reviewed by two peer reviewers using a double blind reviewing process. This includes submissions from the editors or from reviewers. Care is taken to ensure that submissions are reviewed by members of the team with knowledge of the subject area but who do not have a conflict of interest. The anonymous review process has been ensured by Preparing Anonymous Review

  • The contributors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically through OJS submission link:
  • All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent / anonymous expert referees (one foreign from technologically developed country and one local expert)
  • The reviewing process takes approximately two to three months to complete
  • The author / authors of selected papers is/are required to submit a Certificate of Proof Reading from an English Language Expert & Declaration Certificate. ¬†

Printing and Publication Charges

The Journal do not charge any processing, publication or printing fees from the author/s.

Manuscript Requirements
The authors are directed to follow these guidelines to submit their manuscripts:


The files should be in Microsoft Word format (docx). The font style and size should be Times New Roman and 12with Double Line spacing.

Manuscript Length

Articles should be between 4000 to 8000 words including all text (references, appendices etc.)

Article Title

A tile of not more than 19 words should be provided. The title should clearly  represents the manuscript avoiding ambiguities 

Author Details

The author/authors details should be provided in not more than 100 words. In case of co-authorship, the authors should be mentioned in order of their authorship.The following information is required:

  • Name and affiliated institute with complete address
  • E-mail address of author/ authors
  • Corresponding author


Abstract should be consisted of 150 to 200 words explaining the main intent, scope and significance of the paper. It should clearly explain the employed methodological procedures, major findings and conclusions of the paper


Author should provide relevant and short keywords to represent their work. The maximum keywords are 12.


The headings should be concise, clear and followed by APA (6th Ed.) as:

  • Level One Heading (centered, bold, upper and lowercase)
  • Level Two Heading (flush left, bold, upper and lowercase)
  • Level three heading. (indented, bold, upper and lower case, text follows immediately after the period)
  • Level four heading. (indented, bold, italicized, lowercase except first letter and proper nouns, ends with
    a period, text follows immediately after the period)
  • Level five heading. (indented, italicized, lowercase except first letter and proper nouns, ends with a
    period, text follows immediately after the period.

Notes, Endnotes

Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article


The author should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams & Brown, 2006) citing both names of two authorsor (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

  • Book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The guide to everything and then some more stuff.New York, NY: Macmillan.
Chapter of a Book:
Bergquist, J. M. (1992). German Americans. In J. D. Buenker& L. A. Ratner (Eds.),Multiculturalism in the United States: A comparative guide to acculturation andethnicity (pp. 53-76). New York, NY: Greenwood.
Book Reviews:
Dent-Read, C., &Zukow-Goldring, P. (2001). Is modeling knowing? [Review of the bookModels of cognitive development, by K. Richardson]. American Journal ofPsychology, 114, 126-133.

  • Journal Article with DOI:

Paivio, A. (1975). Perceptual comparisons through the mind's eye. Memory & Cognition, 3,635-647. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225
Journal Article without DOI (when DOI is not available):
Becker, L. J., & Seligman, C. (1981). Welcome to the energy crisis. Journal of SocialIssues, 37(2), 1-7.
Hamfi, A. G. (1981). The funny nature of dogs. E-journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from

  • Online Newspaper Articles:

Becker, E. (2001, August 27). Prairie farmers reap conservation's rewards. The New YorkTimes. Retrieved from

  • Encyclopedia Articles:

Brislin, R. W. (1984). Cross-cultural psychology. In R. J. Corsini (Ed.), Encyclopedia ofpsychology (Vol. 1, pp. 319-327). New York, NY: Wiley.

  • Technical and Research Reports (often with corporate authors)

Hershey Foods Corporation. (2001, March 15). 2001 Annual Report. Retrieved from

  • Website with no author or date of publication:

Census data revisited. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2009, from Harvard, Psychology ofPopulation website,

For further guidance on APA 7th Edition, please follow the link: Reference guide

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