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Author Guidelines

1.   Jurnal Studi Diplomasi dan Keamanan seeks to publish scholarly manuscripts discussing major theories, concepts and themes on International Relations. As Jurnal Studi Diplomasi dan Keamanan seeks to continue publishing original articles, authors should refrain from submitting articles that have been published elsewhere, either in whole or in substantial part, and manuscripts that are concurrently either sent to the other journal publisher or in the process of review by other editorial boards. The scholarly manuscripts may take the form of original research articles. The following passage may serve as a brief summary of both manuscript template.

1. Journal Articles

- Title (Capital letters, Times New Roman 12, Bold, Space 1.5, Indent Center)

The title should be clear and concise, consisting of no more than 15 words.


- Abstract (Capital letters, Times New Roman 12, Bold, Justify, First line 1.27cm).

Authors must include abstracts in Indonesian and English for 150-200 words each, and include three to five keywords that are closely related to the substance of the article. Both abstracts and keywords are typed with Times New Roman font, 11-point size, Italic typography, and space 1.0.


- Introduction (Capital letters, Times New Roman 12, Bold, Justify, First line 1.27cm).

Introduction contains general background, problem formulation (derived from the disagreement between empirical reality / "das sein" and ideal / "das sollen" conditions), research (gaps / voids resulted from the review of previous studies on the related topic), research novelty/contribution, the author's main argument, and the purpose of article writing.


- Analytical Framework (Capital letters, Times New Roman 12, Bold, Justify, First line 1.27cm).

It contains theories / concepts / approaches / perspectives / paradigms, etc. which will be used to analyze certain cases or selected topics . The naming of the analytical framework may be adjusted or replaced by the names / terms that reflect the conceptual or theoretical framework to be used (i.e. Compartmentalized Regionalism).


- Research Method (Capital letters, Times New Roman 12, Bold, Justify, First line 1.27cm).

Minimum research method consists of research type, type and source of data, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques.


- Discussion (Capital letters, Times New Roman 12, Bold, Justify, First line 1.27cm).

This section contains an analysis of the cases / topics which is based on the predefined analytical framework. Discussion is subdivided into categories based on elements / components / variables in the analytical framework. In this section, the author can also add a separate section to discuss additional things which are not included in the previous categories. In this section the author should clearly state the answer to the research question. The first line of the second paragraph and the following paragraphs is written indented.


- Conclusion (Capital letters, Times New Roman 12, Bold, Justify, First line 1.27cm).

The conclusion part does not contain repetitions or fragments described in the previous section of discussion. This section reaffirms the case / issue topics in writing, the arguments and the author's findings in a concise way. In this section, the author presents critical reviews to the analytical framework used in the writing and provides advice on future studies of the related cases / topics.


- Bibliography (Capital letters, Times New Roman 12, Bold, Justify, First line 1.27cm).

Bibliography is written in Times New Roman font, 12 pt., and 1.15 spacing. Each entry of the bibliography uses a 1.25-cm-sized hanging indent. The bibliographic list should have been written in ascendingly alphabetical order of the last name of the authors. References of manuscripts originating from more than one type should be classified according to books, journals, research reports, working papers, seminar papers, newspapers / magazines, official publications, annual reports, articles and other media at the time of initial submission. We recommend using citation devices on References tools in MS Word,      Mendeley ,   Grammarly , or   Endnote .


2.   Article body is written in 5000-7000 words, Times New Roman 12 pt., 1.5 spacing, on A4 size paper (upper, left, right and bottom margin arrangements of 3.0 cm), in Microsoft Word (doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf ). 

3.   The author is expected to include full name, affiliation (department and university, for example: Department of International Relations, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta), and telephone or email in the Message for Editor column on the submission page.


4.   The author should outline his/her article systematically. See the specified manuscript template for original research article and critical literature review.

5.   The author should use American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. Direct or in-text reference in the body of the article with the following conditions.


If the author is quoted directly in the body of the text and be part of the sentence, the author's last name is written followed by the year of publication set in parentheses. At the end of the sentence, the page used is also written in brackets. See the example:

Van Klinken (2007, p.21) argues, "...".


If the author's name is not mentioned, put the author's last name, publishing year and page quoted in parentheses. See the example:

Further, another opinion says, "...," (van Klinken 2007, p.16).


When citing the opinion of two or more sources written by one or more persons, include the author's last name and the year of publication in order of the year of issue and included in parentheses. See the example:

(Mearsheimer 2001, pp. 200, 2002, p.34)


If the source of the reference is written by two authors and quoted directly in the body of the text and is part of the sentence, the last names of both authors is written followed by the year of publication set in parentheses. At the end of the sentence, the page used is also written in brackets. See the example:

Barnett and Finnemore (2004, page 21) argue that, "...".


If the reference source is written by two authors and quoted indirectly in the body of writing, the last names of the authors, the publication year and the quoted page are written in parentheses at the end of the sentence. See the example:

Others argue that international organizations function more than just state instruments (Barnett and Finnemore 2004, page 21).

6.   Articles can be written in English or Indonesian as long as they meet the standard of scientific writing. The article written in Bahasa Indonesia should comply to Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia yang Disempurnakan ((Depdikbud, 1987). For the English-language articles, we recommend using the standard spelling of British English.

7.   All manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by the peer-reviewers having related field of competence which are appointed by the editorial board. Authors are given the opportunity to improve the manuscript quality based on the recommendations and comments from reviewers and/or the editorial boards. The decisions to accept or reject the manuscript shall be notified further on the systems and via email.

8.   For more details and related questions regarding our Call for Papers, prospective author should reach the editorial boards at or access to our site at

9.   Authors are advised to use the Turnitin or similar plagiarism check to check the originality (making sure that the paper contains least similarity and therefore free of plagiarism conduct) before sending the manuscript to the editor.

10.   Authors are required to submit articles through Open Journal System .


Copyright Notice

1. Copyright of this journal is possession of Editorial Board and Journal Manager, by the knowledge of the author, whilst the moral right of the publication belongs to the author.

2. The legal formal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Atribusi-Non Commercial-No Derivative (CC BY-NC-SA), implies that publication can be used for non-commercial purposes in its original form.

3. Every publication (printed/electronic) are open access for educational purposes, research, and library. Other than the aims mentioned above, editorial board is not responsible for copyright violation


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