About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Global Local Interactions: Journal of International Relations is a multi-disciplinary journal published twice a year (June and December) by the Department of International Relations, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang. It aims to provide theoritical as well as policy relevant researches in various fields of study such as political science, international relations, economics, development studies, cultural studies, and security studies. 

The Global Local Interactions is a journal of international relations by nature, yet it more focuses on the impact of globalization in shaping global-local interactions among various actors within global society.

Our main topics include but not limited to:

  1. Contemporary Global Security
  2. Geopolitics of Globalization
  3. Global Contemporary Issue
  4. Transnational Network
  5. Global Political Economic
  6. Local Government in a Globalized World (Paradiplomacy)
  7. Foreign Policy Analysis
GLI invites scholars, researchers, policymakers, and students to share insights in various topics mentioned above.

Peer Review Process

All papers will be subject to anonymous single-blind peer-review and will be evaluated on the basis of their creativity, quality of scholarship, and contribution to advancing the understanding of the international relations.

Utilizing feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make a final publication decision. The review process will take approximately 4 to 10 weeks. Decisions categories include:

  • Reject - Rejected manuscripts will not be published and authors will not have the opportunity to resubmit a revised version of the manuscript to Global Local Interactions: Journal of International Relations.
  • Resubmit for Review– The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, it may be accepted. However, It will require a second round of review.
  • Accept with Revisions - Manuscripts receiving an accept-pending-revisions decision will be published in Global Local Interactions: Journal of International Relations under the condition that minor/major modifications are made. Revisions will be reviewed by an editor to ensure necessary updates are made prior to publication.
  • Accept - Accepted manuscripts will be published in the current form with no further modifications required.

Publication Frequency

Global-Local Interactions (GLI) is a multi-disciplinary journal published twice a year (June-December) by the University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Global Local Interactions: Journal of International Relations using Turnitin.

Author fee

The fees charged for the process in the journal are organized as follows: (This journal charges the following author fees)

Article submission: Free
Article Publication: Free

(Fees update per 30 April 2020)


As GLI  is a peer-reviewed electronic journal which can be widely accessed by everyone. Hence, it is committed to uphold the standards of ethical behavior commonly practiced in reputable international journals for all parties involved in the process of publishing articles in the journal. These ethics rules below were composed based on the similar rules of ethics commonly applied in reputable international journals.

Ethics for Editorial Team

Editors should be accountable for everything published in GLI and this includes of having measures in place to assess the quality of articles the editors accept for the journal and a willingness to publish corrections and clarifications when required.

When carrying out their duties, editors should act in a fair and balanced way. Their duties should be taken without discrimination on grounds of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs.

Editors should provide guidance to authors and reviewers on everything that is expected of them.

Editors should handle submissions in a fair, unbiased and timely manner and treat all manuscripts as confidential for distributions to other for purposes of peer-review only.

Editors should have systems to ensure that peer reviewer identities are protected.

Editors should make decisions based on quality to which articles to get published and this should be taken after considering evaluation from reviewers as well as without interference from the publisher, department, faculty, and university where GLI associates with and belongs to.

Editors should have systems for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as conflict of interest with authors and reviewers.

Ethics for Authors

Authors should comply with all editorial policies including issues related to focus and scope of the journal, guide for authors, plagiarism, and publication fee, which all are published in the journal’s website.

Author should declare that all work in their submitted article is original and cite content from other sources appropriately to avoid plagiarism.

Authors should ensure their contribution does not contain any defamatory matter or infringe any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.

The listing of authors should accurately reflect who carried out the research and wrote the article, and the order of authorship should be jointly determined by all the co-authors.

Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. Where sections of the manuscript overlap with published or submitted content, this should be acknowledged and cited.

Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from third-party sources.

Authors should openly note all funded for their research papers as well as other sources of support for the manuscript, typically in an acknowledgement.

Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article.

Authors should inform the editorial team if there is a significant error in their published article, and work with the editorial team to publish corrections where necessary.

Ethics for Peer Reviewer

Reviewers should assist in improving the quality of a submitted article by reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration and objectivity, in a timely manner.

Reviewers should inform the editorial team of any published or submitted content that is similar to the material under review, or any suspected plagiarism.

Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.

Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material supplied during the review process.