Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Security Studies and Global Politics responds to a significant gap in the existing journals in both fields, security studies and in International politics. Areas of interest would include: Global politics, International Relations and Development, Public policy, Security issues, Global Economics, International Law and Terrorism.

Author Instruction

Informative tittle should get the attention of reader and tittle should be in capitals. Complete author name(s) with their postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are required. The abstract should be printed after author name(s) and six key words are required at the end. Main headings (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgement(s), References) should be in capitals and placed by the left margin. All manuscripts must have a short title, up to six key words and an abstract (without writing the heading “Abstract” on it). Introduction should contain strictly pertinent references related to scientific work. Materials and Methods should be concise but allow confirmation of observations and repetition of the study. Results should be presented in a logical sequence with important observation along with tables and figures. In Discussion, the finding should be summarized without repeating the data in result and authors should relate the observation with relevant studies.    
Surnames along with year should be mention in txt section and references are listed alphabetically by surname in the references section. Benish (2015) has reported……., the observation are related according to recent study (Benish, 20015)…….”. Multiple references should be in ascending orders Benish et al., 1993; Benish et al., 1993a and 1994. The name of the first author should be invested, year of publication, title {lower case letters except for books, proceedings of international seminars/workshops and important research reports where capitals are used for first letters of various words), abbreviated name of periodicals, volume and number of first and last pages of the article. All reference entries must be cited in the body of the paper.

Some example references are:

  1. Article in journal, magazine and serial publication Benish, C., M., M.F. Abbas, N. Mehmood, A. Ghani and A. Qadir. 2015. Major diseases of Potato and their management in Pakistan. PP. J. Sci Plat. 1:401-405.
  2. Books (including bulletins, reports, multivolume works, series) Benish, C. and M.F. Abbas. 2015. Statistical Procedures: A biometrical approach. 3rd ed. McGraw Hill Book Co., New York.
  3. Chapter in a book Benish, C. 2015. Agriculture the major economy. p. 786-832. In: J. Ghani and A.S. Ahmed (ed.). Feedstuffs evaluation. Butterworths, London.
  4. Conference, symposium or workshop proceedings Benish, C. and M. F. Ghafoor. 2015. Mojor vegetables and their management. p. 124-134. In: A. Qadir and A. Ghani (ed.) Prospects for biosaline research. Proc. US-Pak. Biosaline Res. Workshop. 11-13 Mar. 2015. National Agricultural Research Centre, Islam bad Pakistan.
  5. Dissertation or thesis Abbas, M.F. 2015. Cloning and sequences of PVY coat protein gene from potato crop of Pakistan. Ph. D diss., Dept. Plant Pathol., Univ. Queensland, St Lucia, Australia.
  6. Website and Software Government of Pakistan. 2015. Economic survey of Pakistan. (online available at http://www.finance.gov.pk/survey_1415.html).
  7. Organization/ Govt. department documents Ministry of Finance. 2009. Economic Survey of Pakistan 2008-09. Finance and Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Abbreviations and units should be as described in the international system unit. Editable pictures and tables should be provided in manuscript along with separate files.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Research and review manuscript will undergo the peer review process. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to Journal of Securiey Studies and Global Politics every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.

Review Process Time:
Your manuscript will undergo the blind peer review and the review process time will be 6-8 weeks. Please do expect slight delay if the review period overlaps with a long holiday or Summer/Winter break. 


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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Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This journal is based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The author will provide all the information (complete name, department and contact information) about the co-author.
  • Corresponding author is responsible to make sure that each author has seen and approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
  •  Author contributions must be provided
  • Conflict of interest must be clearly acknowledged
  • Acknowledgements must be provided if any

Editors’ Responsibilities

  • The editor will maintain all the submission record of the journal.
  • The editor will email (provided by reviewer) to all co-author(s) for the confirmation of authorship.
  • The editor will assigned reviewers to the manuscript based on the scientific content of the work.
  • The editor is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of the complete review process
  • The editor is responsible to make sure double blind peer reviewed of the manuscript and all efforts will be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.
  • The editor is responsible to maintain the transparency of the academic research.
  • The editor will not provide any information of the manuscript before publication of the manuscript.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

  • The reviewer will evaluate the originality and scientific accuracy of the manuscript and reviewer will provide unbiased timely evaluation and decision on the paper
  • The reviewer will decline to review the manuscript if personal or financial conflict of interest was observed.
  • The reviewer will informed any ethical concerns in the manuscript

Publishers’ Responsibilities

  • Scientific Platform will work with editor and monitor the role to make sure the accurate procedure and transparency of editorial decisions.
  • Scientific platform will make sure timely publication of research findings with confidential procedure, publication ethics and rectitude, authorship and conflict of interest if any


If there is any violations of above mentioned policies, the following sanctions will be applied:

  • Rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  • Rejection of every other manuscript submitted to this journal by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript and prohibition for 3 years against all of the authors 
  • Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board.
  • In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly flagrant, the Scientific Platform reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.