Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The focus and scope of Papua Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations (PJDIR) are listed below, but not limited to:

  • Diplomacy
  • International Security
  • International Political Economy
  • Transnational Issues
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Indonesia-Papua New Guinea Border
  • Governance in the Pacific Islands
  • Other issues related to Diplomacy and International Relations


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate full-text open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All articles published in Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public following the CC BY-SA 4.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License).




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Peer Review Process

Every manuscript submitted to PJDIR will undergo a selection and assessment process by the Board of Editors to ensure their accordance with the writing guideline, focus, and scope and that they are of excellent academic quality. The manuscripts will be reviewed using the double-blind peer review method, in which case neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities.

Desk Review. Manuscripts will be examined at the desk review stage to ensure that they have met the writing guideline, focus, and scope with excellent academic quality. If they do not meet the conditions, the author will be given the opportunity to revise their manuscript according to the given criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the manuscript will be directly rejected.

Peer review. When the manuscript has passed the desk review stage, it will then be delivered to at least two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors and vice versa. Reviewers are encouraged to use track changes features to comment directly on the article. Under normal circumstances, the review process takes up to four weeks. Manuscripts that did not successfully pass the desk review process will not proceed to this stage. The peer-review form is available here.

Reviewer’s decision. The reviewers will provide the following recommendations:

  1. Accepted article without any change; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
  2. Accepted with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns
  3. Accepted with major revisions; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised
  4. Rejected; means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication or the given reviews related to fundamental issues

The Board of Editors will consider the reviewer’s decision to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript.

Revision Stage. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a peer-review form embedded in the file. For manuscripts accepted with major revisions, authors are allotted two weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, one week is allotted for revision.

Final decision. At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Board of Editors to ensure that the author has revised it in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary.

Proofread. Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Board of Editors, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.

Publication confirmation. At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content is in accordance with the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript.


Screening Plagiarism

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Papua Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations (PJDIR) using Turnitin. The similarity score must fall below 20% to be accepted into the journal.


Article Processing Charge

Papua Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations (PJDIR) is a FREE-of-charge journal, in which there is no fee from submission, article processing to publish.