Editorial Policies

Indonesian Journal of International Relations (IJIR) is a peer-reviewed e-journal and a bi-annual online publication with a limited print edition. IJIR focuses on issues of international relations between actors mutually, regionally, and globally which covers a wide range of topics on international relations involving Indonesia or analytical work from an Indonesian perspective. The scope of topics ranges from diplomacy and foreign policy, strategic and international security, global political economy, international development and cooperation, and gender and environmental issues in international relations. IJIR aims to publish high-quality articles on academic contributions and foreign policy considerations by disseminating highly stimulating theoretical and empirical research with transparent methodologies to an international readership.

Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to The Indonesian Journal of International Relations (IJIR) will go through several processes to ensure that each manuscript is of good quality, worthy of publication, and can contribute to the development of International Relations.  The process of reviewing the manuscript is as follows:
  1. The Author submits the manuscript using the template provided and based on the IJIR writing guidelines. The manuscripts must be new, not under consideration in other publication outlets, and original and previously unpublished. It may not be submitted for review elsewhere concurrent to their submission to the Indonesian Journal of International Relations.
  2. The Editor-in-Chief will conduct an initial review with the points as the main considerations: (1) the suitability of the manuscript with the focus and scope; (2) consistency of the contents; (3) the significance and novelty of the manuscript; (4) compliance with the manuscript guidelines; (4) examination of the similarity of the manuscript.
  3. After the initial assessment, The Editor-in-Chief makes decisions on the manuscript, such as (1) a revision to the peer-review process; (2) sending it to review; (3) accepting and skipping review; and (4) declining submission or rejection of a peer-review process. Each decision is accompanied by attached comments. Accepted manuscripts for the peer-review process would be sent to the Editorial Board (Editor and Section Editor).
  4. The editor or the Section Editor will assign each manuscript to at least two Reviewers. Reviewers may be Editorial Board members or they may be invited Guest Reviewers based on expertise and specialty. The review process will be done through a double-blind review process. It means The reviewers do not know the names or identities of the authors during this process, nor do the authors know the identity of the reviewers. 
  5. The 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. Accepted manuscripts will be returned to the Authors if necessary for major or minor revisions. After the manuscript has been revised, the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief will determine whether to proceed to the next process or not. If the manuscript is rejected, the Author will be notified along with the reasons. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be sent to the Copyeditor for typesetting and copyediting. Once the layout is complete, an acceptance letter is sent to the Author along with a version of the manuscript, and She/He is asked to sign a letter of agreement granting the Publisher the right to copyedit, publish, and copyright the material. 

Publication Frequency

The Indonesian Journal of International Relations publishes issues twice a year. It ranges from September- February, and March-August of each year. It is a bi-annual online publication with a limited print edition.

Article Processing Charge

Starting from the August 2023 submission, the article processing charge is 400.000 IDR or USD30 for all accepted papers. 

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.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Sources of Revenue

IJIR’s source of funding comes from Asosiasi Ilmu Hubungan Internasional Indonesia (AIHII) or the Indonesian Association for International Relations.


All the manuscripts will be checked using the Turnitin application to ensure that the manuscripts are free from plagiarism practice. If there is an indication of plagiarism, the manuscript will instantly be rejected.

Plagiarism-free writing must meet the following requirements:

  1. Writings that quote other people's writings (indirectly) that have been paraphrased with a different set of words, not copying and pasting or typing the source word for word, and writing down reading sources according to scientific writing rules.
  2. Writings that quote other people's writings (directly), which are the same as the original copy, must be put in quotation marks for sentences that are less than five lines; or if the quote is longer than five lines, the paragraph must be indented, and different font sizes apply.
  3. Mention the source of other people's ideas used, both from published and unpublished writings, both oral and written sources, in any form of media.

Provisions and actions to be taken by the Editorial Board regarding plagiarism are as follows:

  1. Manuscripts with a similarity index above 20% will be rejected.
  2. Manuscripts with a similarity index of 10-20% will be sent to the authors for revision and improvement.
  3. Manuscripts with a similarity index below 10% will be accepted and proceed to the next process.

Copyright Notice

  1. Authors who publish with this journal agree to retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative (CC BY-NC-SA): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
  2. Authors can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors should sign a copyright transfer agreement when they have approved the final proofs sent by the Indonesian Journal of International Relations before the publication.

Special Issue Proposals

The Indonesian Journal of International Relations accepts proposals for special issues only under exceptional circumstances. A very strong case must be made as to how it is planned to ensure that accepted papers will make seminal contributions to the field through the highly significant advances that they represent; for example, the international standing of the proposed authors and the seminal nature of their contributions should be made clear

The decision to approve, or not, a special issue proposal rests with the Editor-in-Chief and cannot be appealed. All proposals for special issues will be reviewed by the Editorial team to determine both their fitness within the scope of the journal and their merit within the spectrum of topics that are currently being published by the journal and revisions may be required. To address both fitness to scope and timeliness of merit, a proposal must address in sufficient detail all bullet points in each of the following sections.