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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, 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 Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines 

1. Submission of Article

Before submitting the article, authors should register at the OJS website as author and follow the step by step. Authors should be following the journal template (can be downloaded from the website, placed on the right side).

 2.    Preparation for the article

  • The article must be original and have not been published in other publishing media (including blogs), and are not sent simultaneously to the media or other publication.
  • Article length: 3500-5000 words
  • The title of the article must be specific and effective, consisting of 9-14 words (in Bahasa) or 7-10 words (in English or other foreign languages).
  • An abstract consisting of 150-200 words written in a single paragraph, followed by keywords (keywords); and consists of two languages (in Bahasa and English or other foreign languages).
  • The contents of the article should be:

(1) having relevance to the needs of the teaching-learning process in the field of international relations; (2) related to global-local interactions issues  (3) closely related and/or in accordance with the fields that had focused by the author, either in the form of a theoretical essay, methodological essay, summary of research results or scientific reviewer; and (4) paying attention to the objectivity of the substances and also to the norms of scientific methods.

  • Article writing:
    • Avoid bullet points and numbering (lists), for example:

1. ....

2. ....

Instead write: (1) ..., (2) ....

  • The article is written in elaborated essay. Therefore, avoid using sub-headings.
  • Make specific reference to each figure, graph and table used in the article. Refer to each figure or table in the text by its figure or table number.
  • The conclusion of the article is written in paragraph, not in bullet points.


  1. 3.     Citation Style Guides 
  • Running note citation style is required. Writer is not allowed to use footnote (except for explaining some parts) and endnote.
  • Direct quotation
    • Author’s name cited in essay which is part of the sentence

Hobson (2004) argued that …

As stated by Hobson (2004)…

This is more like Hobson's (2004) idea of …

  • Indirect quotation

.... (Nye, 1980).

  • More than one author in one sentence or statement

Hobson (2004) and Nye (1980) have similar idea on….

  • More than one author in one sentence or statement (indirect quotation)

.... (Hobson 2004; Nye 1980).

  • Two authors

Nye and Keohane (1977) stated that....

.... (Nye dan Keohane 1977).

  • More than two authors

(first author’s last name et al. year)

Acharya et al. (2009) argued that….

…. (Acharya et al. 2005).

  • Anonymous author

Write: “title of the article” (year)

In article “Weak States and Global Threats: Fact or Fiction” (2006), mentioned that….

  • Unidentified year of publication

Write: author’s last name (n.d.)

Sieuw (n.d.) stated that…

…. (Sieuw t.t.).


  • Write specific page number

Acharya (2004, 58) stated that….

…. (Acharya 2004, 58).

  • One author, two different published year

Laquer (1987 & 1999) suggested…

…. (Laquer 1987 & 1999)

  • One author, some arguments, same year

Author’s last name (yeara) …… Author’s last name (yearb)

The first research which done by Martin (2006a) found that…. but the second research carried out by Martin (2006b) ……

  • Secondary sources (second-hand references)

…. (Sageman 2004 cited in Dempsey 2006).

Sageman (2004 cited in Dempsey 2006), suggests that…

Sageman (2004) as cited in Dempsey (2006) found that……..

 4.    Referencing style guide:

Written in alphabetical order by author’s last name

  • Classified by these following source: book, journal, research dissertations or theses, working paper, government official publication, online article, newspaper, etc.
    • Book with one author

Wardhani, Baiq, 2010. Globalisasi dan Konflik Etnis. Surabaya: Cakra Studi Global Strategis.

  • Book with two authors

Falola, Toyin, and Ann Genova, 2005. The Politics of the Global Oil Industry: An Introduction. London: Praeger.

  • Book with more than two authors

Grace, Bruno, et al., 1988. A History of the World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 

  • Edited book

Rotberg, Robert I. (ed.), 2003. State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror. Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

Thomas, Caroline, dan Peter Wilkin (eds.), 1999. Globalization, Human Security and the African Experience. Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner

Baylis, John, et al. (eds.), 2007. Strategy in the Contemporary World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Translated book

Jackson, Robert, dan Georg Sorensen, 2005. Pengantar Studi Hubungan Internasional (trans. Dadan Suryadipura, Introduction to International Relations). Jogjakarta: Pustaka Pelajar. xiv

  • Article, Chapter or other part of a book

Parsa, Misagh, 2003. “Will Democratization and Globalization Make Revolutions Obsolete?”, in Foran, John (ed.), 2003. The Future of Revolutions: Rethinking Radical Change in the Age of Globalization. London: Zed Book.

  • E-book

Fishman, Robert., 2005. The Rise and Fall of Suburbia. [e-book]. Chester: Castle Press. In [accessed 24 Juli 2011]. 

Employment Law and Practice. 2005. [CD-ROM]. London: Gee. in [accessed 1 Agustus 2011].

  • Multiple works by the same author cited in a book (where there are several works by one author and published in the same year they should be differentiated by adding a lower-case letter after the date)

Martin, Gus, 2006a. Understanding Terrorism. California: Sage Publications.

_____, 2006b. “Globalization and International Terrorism”, in Ritzer, George (ed.), 2006. The Blackwell Companion to Globalization. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

  •  Journal article

Wiyatmoko, Aswin, 2011. “Strategi Perlawanan World Social Forum terhadap Globalisasi Neoliberal (2001-2008)”, Global & Strategis, January-June, 5 (1): 59-74.

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Dharmaputra, Radityo, 2011. Analisis Respon Negara terhadap Strategi Netwar Kelompok Separatis: Studi Kasus Pemerintah Indonesia Melawan Organisasi Papua Merdeka, Tahun 1999-2010. Tesis Magister. Surabaya: Departemen Hubungan Internasional Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Airlangga. 

  • Working paper

International Crisis Group, 2006. “Terrorism in Indonesia: Noordin’s Networks”, Asia Report, No. 114, 5 May.

  • Conference paper

Karnavian, M. Tito, 2009. “The International Dimension of Terrorism in Indonesia: Ideology, Network, Funding and Cooperation to Combat It”, in Seminar International Security: Facing the Challenge of Terrorism, 10 November. Surabaya: Departemen Hubungan Internasional Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Airlangga.

  • Newspaper article

Mubah, A. Safril, 2013. “Utang Budi RI kepada Mesir”, Jawa Pos, 16 September, hlm 4.

  • Acts of Parliaments

Undang-Undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 3 Tahun 2002 tentang Pertahanan Negara, 2002. Jakarta: DPR RI. xv

  • Command Papers and other official publications

Buku Putih Departemen Pertahanan Republik Indonesia, 2008. Jakarta: Departemen Pertahanan RI.

  • Annual Report

United Nations Development Program (UNDP), 1994. Human Development Report 1994.

  • The Habibie Center, 2004. Publikasi 5 Tahun, 1999-2004. [VCD]. Jakarta: The Habibie Center. 
  • Video (Film)

Pilger, John, 2001. The New Ruler of the World. [video]. Jakarta: Indy Cinema.

  • Online article

US Energy Information Administration, 2010. “Country Analysis Brief-India” [online]. in [accessed 22 Oktober 2010].

5.    Editorial Process

Editorial staff have the right to edit articles without the author's knowledge, without changing the substance and the principal ideas of the author.


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