Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Hubungan Internasional has two major purposes; provide readers with a wide range of knowledge and analysis of international events happening in the Asia Pacific region. Jurnal Hubungan Internasional focuses on three themes: the relationship between countries in the Asia-pacific region, the importance of the Asia-pacific concerning global politics, and the general issues and theoretical disclosure of international relations that have impacted one or more Asian-Pacific countries. Here are some of the topics that the journal focusses on:

  • Regional responses to the strategy of Missile Defence
  • Understanding the metamorphosis of state sovereignty: examples from Asia-Pacific
  • The politics and foreign policy of Indonesia after Soeharto
  • The rise and significance of regionalism in the Asia-Pacific
  • The role of international institutions in promoting growth
  • Responsibility to Protect and humanitarian intervention in Myanmar
  • The transformation of the state, capitalism, and inequality
  • The ‘Asian values’ debate and its implications
  • North-South Korean reconciliation and security on the Korean peninsula
  • Palm oils, as well as various social and environmental issues in the region
  • Democracy and populism in the Asia Pacific
  • The political economy of aid and investment in the Asia-Pacific
  • Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) partnership with China, Japan, and South Korea


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  1. Registration needs to be completed by the author(s) before the submission of their manuscript.
  2. Editor in chief would conduct initial reviews with these points as major considerations, (1) Conformity of manuscript with focus and scope; (2) Significance and novelty of manuscript; (3) Conformity to guidelines of the manuscript; (4) Similarity check of the manuscript; (5) Copyright transfer agreement and statement of originality form availability.
  3. A decision is made by the editor in chief in initial review with some of these decision types, (1) A rejected to peer-review process: here, the manuscript would be sent back to the author(s) with attached comments; (2) A revision to the peer-review process: here, the manuscript is sent back to the author(s) with attached comments. The comments would direct the author(s) on what they need to before they re-upload to the system; (3) Accepted to peer-review process: here, the manuscript would be sent to the section editor for reviewers' selection.
  4. Section editor would take out time to select the best reviewers for the manuscript. Once they are done, the manuscripts would be external reviewers for the double-blind peer-review process.
  5. The external reviewer gives insightful comments for the manuscript with the following recommendations, (1) Accepted as it is; (2) Minor revision; (3) Major revision; (4) Completely rejected.
  6. From this point, section editor and editor in chief would consider reviewers’ recommendations and comments before making the following decisions, (1) Completely rejected: manuscript failed the consideration process for publication; (2) Accepted as it is: there are no revisions to the manuscript, and everything has been accepted the way it is; (3) Minor revisions: the manuscript has to be revised concerning the minor comments of the reviewer; (4) Major revision: the manuscript has to be revised based on the major comments of the reviewer.
  7. If the section editor and editor in chief accept the manuscript, then the manuscript would be sent to the copyeditor for typesetting and copyediting before it is sent back to the author(s) for a final overall check.
  8. If the necessary changes needed by author(s) having major and minor revisions are made before resubmission back into the system, then the section editor would determine whether would go to the next round of revision or not.
  9. If the manuscript is rejected by the section editor and editor in chief, the author(s) would be notified that the manuscript failed to be considered for publication. This decision is followed with detailed comments.
  10. Once the layout is completed, the letter of acceptance is sent to the author(s) alongside the manuscript version.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Hubungan Internasional publishes issue twice a year in March and September. Every edition contains 5 - 7 peer-reviewed research articles.

In addition, Jurnal Hubungan Internasional 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

At Jurnal Hubungan Internasional, there is zero-tolerance for plagiarism. The Turnitin plagiarism checker is used to evaluate the similarity index. The editor uses the result to decide the case of possible plagiarism – the similarity report would be provided to the author. Here are some of the actions passed by the Editorial board:

  1. A similarity index above 40%: in this case, the article is rejected due to poor paraphrasing or citation leading to an outright rejection – NO RESUBMISSION accepted.
  2. A similarity index within 10-40%: in this case, the publication is sent to the author for correction and improvement. There is a need for the author to provide a correct citation to similar places and proper paraphrasing for citations.
  3. A similarity index less than 10%: here, accepted or citation improvements might be needed – all outsourced texts must be given a proper citation.

In the second and third case, there is a need for careful revision of the article from the author(s). The author(s) need to add citation and paraphrasing to outsourced texts. At the time of examining the submitted article, there should be a Turnitin report showing NO PLAGIARISM or plagiarism of less than 10%.


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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