Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The spacing of the document is at 1.5 lines; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal, and does not exceed the maximum length requirements.
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal (articles and essays), the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed and author/s names and other identifying information have been removed from the text.
In a separate file from the article or essay, the author/s must supply a brief (approximately 15 word) biograhy, giving their name, programme affiliation, and email address. For example:
Ashley Kim Stewart, PhD Fellow in Development and International Relations. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an alumni, please include the year you graduated from the programme.
An abstract of approximately 150 words, and which does not merely contain the same sentences from the article, provides an outline of the research problem and argument of the paper. This should be placed immediately below the paper title.
Journal articles are well-researched papers with original and relevant contributions to knowledge and literature.
The format for articles in the IJIS includes a a maximum length of 4,000 words, a paper title, author(s) name(s), author affiliation(s), an abstract of 100-120 words, 3-5 keywords, and a list of reference.
An academic essay is a piece of formal writing which discusses a particular issue or situation through persuasion supported by reference and facts.
The structuring of academic essays vary, and the format for submission in IJIS is flexible. The only criteria is cleary stated objective, a maximun length of 2,500 words, author(s) name(s), author affiliation(s), and a list of reference.
A book reviews is an assessment, examination, or critical appraisal of a book.
As something new, we also encourage reviews articles, journals and of other academically revelant knowledge production such as podcasts, magazines and social media communities.
The maximum length of reviews is 500 words, and should include author(s) name(s), author affiliation(s) and and a clear reference to the reviewed object.
Reviews will not be peer-reviewed, but all submissions will be published on the online edition (following they meet the criteria and the that content is not offensive).
Authors who provide articles, essays or book reviews to the Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies agree to release their publications under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported license, which allows anyone to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it for non-commercial purposes, provided that appropriate attribution is made and that, in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear.
Authors retain copyright of their work and grant the journal right of first publication.
Authors are able to 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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.