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As 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 should be OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The body text is 1.15-spaced; uses a 11-point font Century; all image, 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 writing guideline.
  • Please fill and sign the cover letter and originality statement form and attach it as supplementary documents in conjunction with manuscript submission.
  • To ensure the integrity of the double blind peer-review for submission to the journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.

In order to meet with the manuscript requirements, the author(s) should read our pre-submission checklist before submit the article to Nation State Journal of International Studies (NSJIS). We reserve the right to reject manuscripts that does not meet the requirements. Before you begin the process of submitting manuscript, author(s) should ensure that they have completed the following:


Check our aims and scope

Is your research relevant to the focus and scope of Nation State: Journal of International Studies (NSJIS)? Click about the journal page to find out more.


Manuscript preparation

Have you prepared your manuscript in line with the writing guidelines i.e. language preference, template, reference, and structure of manuscript? Visit our writing guidelines and document template page to find out more.


Originality Statement

Do you understand the NSJIS having established zero tolerance for plagiarism? Are you aware of our plagiarism policy? At the time of submitting the article, you will be asked to download and sign a document with a stamp acknowledging its originality. Learn more on our plagiarism issue policy and originality statement page.


Article processing charge

Are you aware of our article processing charges? You may even be able to secure funding for your article processing charges. Learn more on our article processing charge page.


Copyrights and License

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Editorial and publishing policies

Have you read and understood our editorial process? Visit our policy page of editorial and publishing process page to find out more.


Ready to submit your manuscript?

Once you have attended to all of the areas on this page, you are ready to move onto the next stage. Please visit our online submission system.