Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and scope of Andalas Journal of International Studies are listed below but not limited to:

  • International and global studies
  • International relations
  • International development
  • Diplomacy
  • Global political economy
  • Global politics
  • Local and global relations
  • Regional politics
  • International organization


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every research article submitted to AJIS will be peer-reviewed. Every submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. AJIS reviewing process is a blind peer-review process, rapid and fair to ensure high quality of article published. This process will take time approximately 4-5 weeks. 

AJIS tries as much as it could to follow these reviewing policies:

  • Every submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers.
  • Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers (blind review method).
  • Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, conclusion, and references.
  • Reviewers will suggest the acceptance of article manuscripts.
  • Editors will decide whether the manuscripts are meeting AJIS's requirements. Editors' decision is final

Here list of items that need to be reviewed:

  1. The novelty of the topic
  2. Scientific reliability
  3. Valuable contribution to the science
  4. Adding new aspects to the existed field of study
  5. Ethical aspects
  6. Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines
  7. References provided to substantiate the content
  8. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling, especially if the manuscript is written in English.

AJIS appreciates editorial board, reviewers, authors, readers, subscribers, and audiences for its willingness to accept the responsibility, dedication, and understanding of AJIS's review policy to produce high-quality article of journals



Publication Frequency

Andalas Journal of International Studies (AJIS) is a biennial journal published in May and November. The submission is open for the whole year.


Open Access Policy

Andalas Journal of International Studies (AJIS) 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 and a better understanding of its focus and scope. Its content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. However, for noncommercial use please provided credit to the author and the journal.

This journal also operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-SA. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing with AJIS accept these as the terms of publication.

Benefits of open access for authors include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints



AJIS stores back issues and current articles to keep them safe. Archives are digitally submitted to the Indonesian National Library's One Search. Published issues are also kept in Andalas Institute of International Studies (ASSIST) library


Publication Frequency

Andalas Journal of International Studies (AJIS) is a biennial journal published in May and November. The submission is open for the whole year. 



  • AJIS (Andalas Journal of International Studies recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in AJIS. AJIS will use Turnitin's originality checking software as our tool in detecting similarities of texts in articles.


    Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."


    Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

    Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

    When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

    Level of Plagiarism


    A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper

    Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made

    Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper

    Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year

    Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication (more than 30%)

    Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

    If the second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief. The author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.

    This policy applies also to material reproduced from another publication by the same author(s). If an author uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that in the case of a review paper or a paper of a tutorial nature much of the material was previously published.

    The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to AJIS with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publications of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means the use of identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one-half or more of the paper. For self-plagiarism of less than one-half of the paper but more than one-tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered as minor plagiarism.

    If an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of a manuscript that was originally published in conference proceedings and then is submitted for publication in AJIS either in identical or in expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

    However, an author shall be permitted to use material from an unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of a publication being submitted, that was originally published in another language, the title, date, and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The editor may select a specific paper that had been published (e.g. a “historic” paper) for republication in order to provide a better perspective of a series of papers published in one issue of AJIS. This republication shall be clearly identified as such and the date and journal of the original publication shall be given, and the permission of the author(s) and the publisher shall be obtained.

    The AJIS layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Editor-in-Chief who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the website with the instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to the authors with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript. 

    The papers published in AJIS will be considered for a retraction if :

    • They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
    • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
    • it constitutes plagiarism
    • it reports unethical research
    • The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.


Article Processing Charges

All the author, related to the contribution article processing charges as follows:

  1. Online manuscript submission is free of charge (IDR. 0,-).
  2. Article-processing charges is IDR 800,000,-.


further information please contact:

Rika Isnarti, S.IP, MA (IntRel)

email: ajis.unand@gmail.com