Journal of International Studies

ISSN: 2071-8330     eISSN: 2071-8330    OAI    DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330

Instructions for Authors

The Journal of International Studies only accepts original and authentic extended papers (approx. 8-12 A4 pages) on a regular basis, which have never been published before or are submitted/under consideration in another means of publication (e.g. another scientific journal, a scientific conference or a working paper, a report, etc.). JoIS uses a double blind review process to ensure quality of the contributions.

Please, sent your original and authentic papers by e-mail to:

The preferred dates for submitting papers are: by 20th January and by 20th May each year. Papers should be of 8-12 pages in length (1.0-spaced, Times New Roman 12) including the following obligatory parts:

  1. Author’s full name and academic title(s).
  2. Author’s full affiliation (including, name of the department, faculty and university, address and e-mail address; if necessary point out the corresponding author). If the author affiliates him/herself with a business organization or institution, please, supply adequate information on the organisation’s full title and address and e-mail address.
  3. Title of the paper (capitalize each meaningful word).
  4. An abstract (100-150 words) to disclose the main idea of the paper and your research results).
  5. Keywords (up to 5 meaningful words/phrases). Always refer to the country(ies) of your research.
  6. JEL classification (please, refer to for your keywords.
  7. Introduction is an obligatory part of the paper, where the author(s) indicates the novelty of the topic and its urgent scientific solutions. The research goal should be clearly stated alongside with research tasks, research methodology, restrictions of the research and major sources of references. Indicate the logic of presenting your research material, e.g., define which section contains what information or research findings (theoretical and empirical).
  8. The body of the text should be broken into meaningful sections with individual headings to disclose the essence of this section. Do not make the headings too long – a preferable heading should contain 1-7 words. The text may contain tables and figures, which should have separate numbering (one numbering system for tables; another – for figures). Never use or re-cite tables and figures of original authors, unless you receive a written permission from original authors/publishing house to include such tables and figures in your paper. A copy of such permission should be scanned and e-mailed to the Editorial Office of JoIS in a PDF format.
  9. Every paper should contain Conclusions, where the author(s) should conclude on the research material, without new facts or data. Implications for a future research might also find their place in Conclusions. Author(s) might opt for a section of Discussion or Recommendations, this practice is also welcome in our Journal.
  10. At the end of the paper the author(s) should present full References in the alphabetical order. References should be clearly cited in the body of the text, e.g. (Smith, 2006) or (Smith, 2006, p.45), if an exact quotation is being used.
  11. In rare case we accept papers with extra explanations in footnotes. It is preferred that the author(s) keep(s) footnotes to a minimum.



Authors must list all sources of research support relevant to the article. All grant funding agency abbreviations should be completely spelled out. Declaring funding sources acknowledges funders’ contributions, fulfills funding requirements, and promotes greater transparency in the research process.

Examples of Funding Statement:

  • "The research leading to these results has received funding from the PROJECT titled "AAA" in the frame of the program "BBB"  under the Grant agreement number NNN."
  • "This work was supported by the INSTITUTION  (Grant agreement number NNN).
  • "This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors."


References must be in Harvard style. References should be clearly cited in the body of the text, e.g. (Smith, 2006) or (Smith, 2006, p.45), if an exact quotation is being used. At the end of the paper the author(s) should present full References in the alphabetical order as follows:

  • books: surname, initials, (year), title, place of publication, publisher. E.g. Marfleet, P. (2006), Refugees in a Global Era, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave McMilian.
  • journals: surname, initials, (year), "title", journal, volume, number, pages. E.g.Guarnizo, L.E. (2003), The Economics of Transnational Living, International Migration Review, Vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 666-699.
  • Internet sources: World Bank 2009 Outlook for Remittance Flows 2009-2011 // (referred on 30/09/2009).



Submissions are accepted all year round with the current waiting time of max. 6 months. When papers are reviewed and selected from scientific events (seminars and conferences), the participation fee already includes the publication charge in JIS.

Finally, papers, as with all other aspects of the Journal, can be addressed to the Editorial Office:

Journal of International Studies,
Mickiewicza str., 64, 71-101, Szczecin, Poland tel. +48914442086

Copyright and Open Access License

Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.

The following license will apply to the article: CC BY

The CC BY license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

The publisher will apply the Creative Commons Attribution Works 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY) to the Article for the purposes of publication in the journal on an Open Access basis. For further information, see the Open access options page. The full details of the license are available at

Academic ethics policy

The Editorial Board of “Journal of International Studies” follows the rules on academic writing and academic ethics, according to the work by Miguel Roig (2003, 2006) “Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing”, available online at Editorial Board suggests to potential contributors of the journal, reviewers and readers to dully follow this guidance in order to avoid misconceptions in academic writing. Editors will blind referee all manuscripts as will reviewers, to the guidelines explicitly highlighted by COPE


Editor-in-Chief: Dr Jurij Bilan

Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Dr Jakub Gazda