Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

AEGIS Journal of International Relations is a biannual journal which publishes articles on issues, events and discourses in International Relations on the bases of the broadening scope in the discipline. 

We are committed to giving a platform for IR scholars from different background - universities students, lecturers, researchers, diplomats, journalists, and other professional interested in and already working in the field which is connected to International Relations. 

This journal accepts articles related to the Asia-Pacific Region that covers the issues of:

1. International Peace and Security 

2. International Political Economy

3. Foreign Policy Analysis

4. International Dispute

5. Transnational Issues

6. Environment Issues





Section Policies

Original Articles

Original articles (or simply, 'articles') are works showcasing substantive research relevant to the journal's scope and aim. Please refer to the Author Guidelines for further details.  Submissions will be subjected to peer review.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Opinion Articles

Short-form submissions (up to 2,000 words) intended to provide timely and relevant commentary on contemporary issues related to International Relations. Submissions will be subjected to Editorial review.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Book reviews are intended to review recent scholarship in International Relations. Reviews will only be subjected to review by the Journal Editors.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to AEGIS Journal of International Relations will have an initial review by the editor to ascertain their suitability to the journal's coverage. This decision is made based on the aims and scope, writing guidelines, design, and originality of an article. At this stage, the article then gets screened with a plagiarism checker tool using Turnitin before the review process by experts begins. Only articles with a similarity percentage of <20% will be continued to the review stage.

AEGIS uses blind review method which means both author(s) and reviewers are unable to see each other's identity. Expert reviewers solely give their recommendation but it is the editor who holds the right to make a final decision of acceptance or rejection of the article.

Once the review process is done, the editor will notify the author with one of the following decisions:

  1. Accepted submission. This decision implies that the article needs no more revision and is ready for the copyediting process. There are no more corrections unless from the copyeditor to improve the clarity and readability of the article.

  2. Resubmit for review. If the editor made this decision it may be because the article has eminence in content, but the manuscript is not written based on the style of the journal. It might also be that the article is likely to have plagiarism issues because of inappropriate referencing.

  3. Revision required. A manuscript subject to this decision means the article needs improvement according to the reviewers' recommendations and the editor's evaluation. For minor revisions, the author will be given ten days to have their article revised, and maximally two weeks for major revisions.

  4. Decline submission. Generally, a manuscript is declined by the editor because of any or a combination of the following: (1) it does not fit into the aim and scope of the journal (2) the article does not offer a novelty, originality or significance to the field (3) the article has plenty of flaws whether in research and article design, methodology, or analysis, (4) it is subject to plagiarism issues.

The Author is allowed to carry out revisions according to recommendations from the reviewers. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be delivered through the corresponding author's email and/or Open Journal System account.


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.



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Publication Ethics


AEGIS Journal of International Relations is a peer-reviewed journal published by School of International Relations President University. This journal is available in online and highly respects the publication ethic and avoids any type of plagiarism. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor in chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers­­­­­ and the publisher (PressUniv Press). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication. The publication of an article in a blind peer-reviewed journal of AEGIS is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

President University Press (PresUniv Press)as publisher of AEGIS takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical behavior and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the PresUniv Press and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions. The editor of the AEGIS Journal of International Relations is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play. The editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention. Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Syafi'i Anwar, PhD


AEGIS Journal of International Relations

ISSN: 2541-1373


Revision Guide


(Guide to the Review Process for Authors) 

The next author is required to respond to the review results from reviewers who have been sent and decided by the Editor. Editor's decisions are usually the result of Reviewer recommendations. In OJS, the decisions to be received by the Author are as follows:

1. Accept Submission, meaning that the Reviewer recommends that the script be accepted without any improvement.

2. Revision Required, meaning that reviewers recommend that the script needs minor repairs without having to review

3. Resubmit for Review, meaning that reviewers recommend scripts need to be reviewed again by reviewers. This is because too many revisions are needed

4. Decline Submission, meaning that the reviewer recommends the script be rejected. Usually related to the quality of the text.

To respond to the results of a review from the Reviewer / Editor, the author enters the journal website using an account that was previously created. 


Publication Frequency

AEGIS publishes issue twice a year. It ranges from February-August and September-January of each year. Every issue contains about 5-7 peer-reviewed research, opinion articles, and book reviews.