About the Journal

Focus and Scope

IJIR is a scientific journal that focuses on the issues of states relations both in the regional and international scope. Mostly on, but not limited to, Indonesia and the Southeast Asian region.

IJIR is published by and served as the official journal of the International Relations National Association in Indonesia. It aims to publish high-quality articles as an academic contribution and foreign policy considerations through the dissemination of highly stimulated theoretical and empirical research with a clear methodology for international readers. This peer-reviewed journal welcomes a wide variety of articles ranging from topics in diplomacy and foreign policy, strategic and international security, global political economy, international development and cooperation, gender and environmental issues in international relations.

Section Policies


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Opinion Article

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Peer Review Process

To maintain high standards of quality in the Indonesian Journal of International Relations, each manuscript received by the secretariat will undergo the following process: 

Desk review by the editors to determine whether the manuscripts comply with the basic writing style and substance. 

After passing the Desk review, the manuscripts will be sent for a blind review. 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. Reviewers may be one of the editorial board members or they may be any invited guest reviewers.

Most submissions receive an initial editorial decision within 2 weeks from the date of the submission.

An article shall be reviewed by a maximum of 1 month per reviewer and will be sent back to the Section Editor

When a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors are asked to sign a letter of agreement granting the publisher the right to copyedit, publish, and copyright the material. Manuscripts under review for possible publication in the Indonesian Journal of International Relations must be new, not being under consideration in other publication outlets, original and previously unpublished. They may not be submitted for review elsewhere concurrent to their submission to the Indonesian Journal of International Relations.

Publication Frequency

Indonesian Journal of International Relations (IJIR) 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.

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 journal expects that all writers to read and understand our ethical policies before submitting articles. This is related to our commitment to preventing ethical academic misconduct, which is certainly a problem in the development of scientific publications. The Editorial Board does not tolerate any manuscript that is indicated as plagiarism. All manuscripts that enter IJIR will be screened using Turnitin Plagiarism Checker to minimize this potential.