Peer Review Policy



Manuscripts submitted to Nation State Journal of International Studies (NSJIS) will go through the evaluation process with a system of double-blind peer review, which means, identities of neither authors nor peer reviewers disclosed. The editor will determine at least two reviewers based on their expertise on a particular topic. Author(s) who submit their scholarly work to NSJIS highly recommended sending manuscripts anonymously. It also applies to reviewers when returning the review results.

Based on the comments and recommendations of the reviewers, the editorial board then determined to choose one of three decisions as follows:

  • Revisions required : the authors are recommended to revise their manuscript based on review result and returning its revision manuscript to the editor for the next stage decision.
  • Resubmt for review : The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes. The authors should return their revision to the editor for the next stage decision. It will require a new round of review.
  • Decline : The submission manuscript will not be published if the reviewers find some issues, for examples, lack of analysis, poor citation and paraphrasing, academic fraud with data manipulation, and/or containt plagiarism as well as the author(s) are not responsible for their submission to respond the editor decision during the pre determined time.

For each decisions above will be conveyed to the author(s). The revised manuscript from the author(s) should be returned to the editorial team within a pre determined time through online journal system. 


Manuscript Evaluation Criteria

Each submitted manuscript to NSJIS during the peer review process determined by the following basis:

  • The originality of its contribution to the field international relations related to the journal focus and scope.
  • The significance of research problems to the issues, methodology and theory in the field of international relations. 
  • The coherence of analysis.
  • The ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style).


Manuscript Reviewing Period

We target the reviewing period carried out quickly. Approximately it takes for 2 months since peer reviewers has confirm able to review. However, we also value the peer reviewers time. It is possible that the review process take place quickly if the peer reviewers are willing to finish before the pre-determined time.