Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Hubungan Internasional is devoted to publishing issues on politics and international relations within the Asia Pacific region. The journal particularly welcomes manuscripts that provide a novelty, significant contribution, and critical point of view, based on empirical work. It does not represent any particular stream but aims to publish high-quality articles that offer ideas, frameworks, analysis, and highlight the experiences in the countries across the Asia Pacific, along with an expectation that they will be all accessible to readers across the politics and social sciences. The Journal welcomes both novice and expert authors. It also accepts conceptual and theoretical articles as well as contributions from the field of politics and international relations theory.


Section Policies


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Opinion Article

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Hubungan Internasional (JHI) will have an initial review by the editor to ascertain their suitability to the journal's coverage. This decision is made based on the aims and scope, writing guidelines, design, and originality of an article. At this stage, the article then gets screened with a plagiarism checker tool before the review process by experts begins. 

JHI uses a double-blind review method which means both author(s) and reviewers are unable to see each other's identity. 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 their recommendation but it is the editor who holds 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 decisions:

  1. Accepted submission. This decision implies that the article needs no more revision 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. If the editor made this decision it may be because the article has eminence in content, but the manuscript is not written based on the style of the journal. It might also be that the article is likely to have plagiarism issues because of inappropriate referencing.

  3. Revision required. A manuscript subject to this decision means the article needs improvement 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.

  4. Decline submission. Generally, a manuscript is declined by the editor because of any or a combination of the following: (1) it does not fit into the aim and scope of the journal (2) the article does not offer a novelty, originality or significance to the field (3) the article has plenty of flaws whether in research and article design, methodology, or analysis, (4) it is subject to plagiarism issues.


Publication Frequency

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

In addition, JHI publishes individual articles if they are ready to be published as advanced online publications and in press articles. An advanced online publication means that the article has been proofread by the author but the final version is still in the process while an article in-press means an article has been through the peer-review process, has a final version but has not been scheduled to an issue. Both 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 authors to read and understand its ethics policy before submitting articles. It is in accordance with our commitment to prevent ethical misconduct which we recognize as a growing problem in academic and scientific publications. 

Ensuring that a manuscript is free of plagiarism and other academic malpractices is the responsibility of the author. However, the editor will double-check articles before proceeding to the intitial review process. All manuscripts submitted to JHI will be screened with Turnitin Plagiarism Checker to minimise the potential of misconduct as we have indicated in the Publishing Ethics.

Plagiarism practices include an author claiming the words or ideas of another as theirs, not using quotation marks when citing the exact words of another, not giving credit where credit is due after paraphrasing or making use of another's material, etc. 

In many cases, self-plagiarism occurs due to duplication of previous works without providing attribution to them, distribution of copyrighted material to more than one publisher, submitting previously published material, be it in a different language, for publication, or having substantial similarities in content or form.

Guarding against this issue is obligatory. However, errors might still occur in some situations. Whenever this is observed, 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 of 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 this ethical policy before submitting or accepting to review a manuscript. It frowns at and will not tolerate any form of copyright abuse or publishing malpractice. This is in accordance with our commitment and determination to prevent ethical misconduct which we recognize as a growing problem in academic and publishing circles. 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 which has not been published and is equally not 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 constitutes unethical conduct. 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 fraud 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. When necessary, the author must disclose the data to the editor during the process of review for the accuracy of the report.

Proper acknowledgment of people involved must always be made. If they have made a significant or 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-authors have 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.

Political and behavioral studies sometimes involve human subjects. 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 Editors

Editors are responsible for an initial review of a manuscript to evaluate the originality and do the first screening of any practices of research fraud. 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 must not be shared to other people outside the publishing process of the article or used for the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

The editor is responsible to fairly and wisely select the peer-reviewer who has sufficient expertise and avoid those with conflict of interest. On the other hand, the editor must disclose or refrain from assuming this responsibility if he/she becomes a subject of this issue.

The editorial board has the responsibility to make decisions about the publication of an article. However, if there is evidence of research fraud such as plagiarism, copyright infringement, or libel, editors have the right to contact the author to justify and confirm the data in their article. This right and responsibility are given to the editorial board in order to have a guarantee of an ethical and high-quality article.

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers or advisory board is a group of people who are assisting the editorial board in making decisions and improving the quality of articles at the same time. Therefore, reviewers play an important role in any scientific journal publication.

A reviewer must provide high-quality feedback on the manuscript assigned to them. It must be constructive, clearly stated, with supporting arguments or references. The review process must be conducted objectively such that the reviewer's personal criticisms to the author should not mark the work.

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

Reviewers should declare any competing interests to the editor before accepting to review or during the review process. They should decline from reviewing if it generates a competitive, collaborative or other relationship challenges with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

All information during the peer-review process must be kept confidential and must not be taken advantage of. Afterward, the reviewer has a responsibility to give a recommendation and notify the editor if they found any proofs of fraud 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 the development of science and the protection of the intellectual rights of the author. The journal and editor should allow corrections, retractions, and revision from the author through a flexible mechanism after getting the endorsement of 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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