Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Hubungan Internasional (JHI) aims to publish research articles and opinion articles on International Relations Studies. Theme and method might vary and encompass (but not limited to) the following topics,

  1. Area Studies
  2. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  3. Conflict Resolution
  4. Global and Transnational Issues
  5. Gender and International Relations
  6. New Thinking of International Relations Theory
  7. Globalization and Global Civil Society
  8. Peace and Development Studies
  9. International Security Studies
  10. Other issues related to Politics and International Relations


Section Policies

Research Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Opinion Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All the manuscript submitted to Jurnal Hubungan Internasional (JHI) will have an initial review by the editor for suitability to the journal coverage. This consideration is made based on the aims and scopes, writing guidelines, the article design, and the article originality. The article passed in this stage will then be screened with a plagiarism checker tool prior to the review process by the expert reviewers.

This journal uses a double-blind review method, which means both author(s) and reviewers are unable to see each other identities. Typically, an article will be sent to a minimum of two reviewers, and the feedback will be delivered to the author anonymously. Expert reviewers solely give a recommendation but the editor whose the right to make a final decision of acceptance or rejection of the article.

Once the review process is done, the editor will notify the author with one of the following decision.

  1. Accepted submission. This decision implies the article needs no more revisions and is ready for the copyediting process. There are no more corrections unless from the copyeditor to improve the clarity and readability of the article.
  2. Resubmit for review. The editor made this decision may because the article has eminence in content, but the manuscript is not written based on the style of the journal. It might be also the article prone to have plagiarism issue because of inappropriate referencing.
  3. Revision required. A manuscript subject to this decision means the article needs improvements according to the reviewers’ recommendations and the editor’s evaluation. For minor revisions, the author will be given ten days to have their article revised, and maximally three weeks for major revisions article after the decision is made.
  4. Decline submission. Generally the manuscript is declined by the editor because (1) it is not fit to the aim and scope of the journal, (2) the article does not offer a novelty, originality or significance to the field that being discussed (3) the article has plenty of flaws whether in research and article design, methodology, and analysis, (4) subject to plagiarism issues.


Publication Frequency

JHI publishes issue twice a year, range from April-September and October-March of each year. Every issue contains ten peer-reviewed research and opinion articles.

In addition, JHI publishes individual article after they are ready to publish as an advance online publication and in press article. An advance online publication indicates that the article has been proofread by the author but the final version is still in process. While the article in press means an article has been through the peer-review process, have a final version but has not been scheduled to an issue. Both of the types can be cited using the DOI number.


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. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits the use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.



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Plagiarism Issue

This journal expects the authors to read and understand our ethics policy before submitting the articles to JHI. It is in accordance with our commitment to the prevention of ethical misconduct, which we recognize to be a growing problem in academics and scientific publications.

Ensuring a manuscript free form plagiarism and academically malpractice is a responsibility of the author. However, the editor will double check them before proceeding to the initial review process. All manuscripts submitted to JHI will be screened with Turnitin Plagiarism Checker to minimize the potential of misconduct as we have delivered in the publishing ethics.

Plagiarism practices are included claiming other words or ideas as their own, do not use quotation mark for quoting the exact word, and do not give credit where credit is due, for example when paraphrasing the other works.

In many cases self-plagiarism occurs due to duplication of previous work without providing attribution to them, duplication of copyrighted material to more than one publishers, submit previously published material whether in a different language or have substantial similarities in content or form.

Against this issue is a must, but sometimes errors might occur. Regard to this, the editor will contact the author for further clarification.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This statement is to clarify the ethical behavior and legal standards for all parties involved in the publishing process of Jurnal Hubungan Internasional (JHI), including authors, editorial board members, reviewers, and publishers. This journal expects all parties to understand and take seriously allegations and malpractices against this ethical policy before submitting or accepting to review a manuscript. This is in accordance with our commitment to the prevention of ethical misconduct, which we recognize to be a growing problem in an academic and scientific publication. This statement is based on COPE’s Core Practices (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).

Duties of Authors

Authors of JHI should submit an original work that has not been published or under the consideration of other journals or publishers. Original paper means the article is not only repeating the previous work. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is constituted as unethical and it is unacceptable.

The report of an original research paper should be presented in detail and accurately. It uses citation or quotation properly when replicating the work, ideas, and/or words of others to minimize the possibilities of plagiarism and other research frauds including data fabrication and falsification. It is mostly discovered in the practice of modifying results, the sources, and improper interpretation of the observation to make a convincing elaboration.

The corresponding author should inform the editor once they find significant errors or inaccuracy in their publication to make a retraction or correction to the paper. When is needed the author must disclose the data to the editor during the process of review for the accuracy of the report.

Proper acknowledgment to people who involved must always be given. If they have made a significant substantial contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research, they should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author has a responsibility to ensure that those co-author has agreed to submit their work for publication. The corresponding author must also disclose any sources of funding and declare that it would not influence the result of the report.

In political and behavioral studies sometimes involve the human subject. If the manuscript contains this method, it is unethical for the author to exploit and/or disclose any confidential data or information on the human subject.

Duties of the Editors

The editors are responsible for an initial review of a manuscript to evaluate the originality and the first screening of any practices of research frauds. During the review, an editor must only consider the content of the article regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author. Any information related to the author and unpublished material treated as a confidential document which not be allowed to share to other people outside the publishing process of the article or use for editors own research without the written consent of the author.

The editor is responsible to fairly and wisely selected the peer-reviewer which have sufficient expertise and avoid those with conflict of interest. In another side, the editor must disclose or not taking the responsibility if he/she becomes a subject of this issue.

The editorial board has a responsibility to make decision of an article publication. However, if they encounter a research fraud happen, such as the potency of plagiarism, copyright infringement, and libel, the editor also has right to contact the author to validate the data of the article, and confirmation as needed. This right and responsibility are given to the editorial board in order to provide an ethical and high-quality article.

Duties of the Reviewers

Reviewers or advisory board is a group of people that assisting the editorial board in making the decision and improve the quality of the article at the same time. Therefore reviewers take an important role in any scientific journal publication.

A reviewer must serve high-quality feedback to the manuscript assigned to them. It must be constructive, clearly stated, and provided supporting arguments or references. The review process must be conducted objectively where the reviewer personal criticism to the author is inappropriate.

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified or cannot provide feedback in a timely manner should notify the editors and excuse himself from the review process. And therefore, if she/he wants to pass through the manuscript to their colleague to review must have the editor’s permission beforehand.

Reviewers should declare any competing interests to the editor before they accepted to review or during the review process. They should decline to review if it generates a competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Every information during the peer-review process must be kept confidential and not use it for their merits. Afterward, the reviewer has a responsibility to give a recommendation and notify the editor if they find any frauds during the peer review process.

Duties of Journal and Publisher

The journal and publisher should be committed ensuring that any sources of funding have no influence on the editorial decision. They must construct a policy which accommodates the merits of sciences development and the protection of intellectual rights of the author. The journal and publisher should allow corrections, retractions, and revisions from the author with appropriate mechanism after got approval from the editor.


Conflict of Interest

Conflict of interest can occur when a person has financial support, commercial, professional relations or relation to the people who work with them that can influence the report/result of the research.

Any party involved in the publishing process should disclose any potential, or they find them self become a subject to this issue.

If necessary, any parties should disclose this issue to the editor in a covering letter in the submission form. The reviewer can inform the editor before accepting to review an article that is assigned to them. Otherwise, if the editor him/herself is subjected to this issue, they should declare it and excuse themselves from the publishing process of the related article.


Complaints and Appeals from Authors

Jurnal Hubungan Internasional is open for appeals to journal editor decisions and complaints about a journal’s editorial management of the peer review process.

Editor Decisions

Any appeals to the editor decisions are welcomed. However, the author needs to provide strong evidence or new data/information in response to the editor’s and reviewers’ comments.

If you wish to appeal a journal editor’s decision, please send an appeal letter to our email (jurnalhi@umy.ac.id). Please address this to the editor and explain clearly the reason. Why the author disagrees with the decision with a specific reason; new information or data that you would like the journal to take into consideration; evidence if you believe a reviewer has made technical errors in their assessment of your manuscript. Please include evidence if you believe a reviewer may have a conflict of interest. 

Complaints to editorial management

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