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About Us

Aims And Scope

North South Journal of Peace and Global Studies is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal publishing bi-annually in both electronic and print format. The journal aims to engage topics and themes related to domestic, geopolitical, and international peace and justice; issues of political culture and diversity; issues in international law, global security, and world order; problems of socioeconomic development, public health, and environment related to Sustainable Development Goals; proposals for practicable solutions to problems of social and distributive justice and reduction or elimination of structural ... violence, armed conflict, and forced migration; governance policy related to the foregoing themes, etc. The journal welcomes diverse, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary studies that engage these contemporary issues. It is not limited to any particular school of thought, geographic region, or research methodology. Submissions having empirical, quantitative, or qualitative research methods are welcome.

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Journal Information (indexing pending)

Members of International Editorial Board

Shahram Akbarzadeh  

Hassan Bashir  

Paul Chaney  

Catia C. Confortini  

James Thuo Gathii  

Ishtiaq Jamil  

Fleur Johns  

Meredith Kolski Lewis  

Benjamin Miller  

Arild Engelson Ruud  

Geoffrey Samuel  

Rita Verma  

Call For Papers


Policy on Publication Ethics

The journal expects all authors to be compliant with best practices in publication ethics and research integrity, including avoiding any and all misrepresentations as to due authorship, data presented within text, figures, and tables, and avoiding plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, or manipulation of data in the entirety of the manuscript and all supplementary data files submitted for editorial and/or peer review.

The journal expects all authors to be compliant with best practices in publication ethics and research integrity, including avoiding any and all misrepresentations as to due authorship, data presented within text, figures, and tables, and avoiding plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, or manipulation of data in the entirety of the manuscript and all supplementary data files submitted for editorial and/or peer review.

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Instructions for Authors

  • NSJPGS will accept research papers, book reviews, and book review essays if submitted in free format version initially. However, accepted papers must conform to the journal format style as outlined below.  
  • Papers are to be submitted at the journal website by selecting the submissions tab and proceeding as directed (see web link above).
  • NSJPGS accepts research papers, book reviews, and book review essays in English language only.
  • Papers should represent theoretical, empirical, qualitative or quantitative research discussions consistent with the author(s)’ discipline of expertise, or otherwise as appropriate to interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary research methods in use.
  • The word count for submitted papers should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes and references).        The maximum word count for book reviews is 700 words.  The maximum word count for book review essays is 3,000 words. 
  • Papers should not be submitted simultaneously to, or be under review by, another journal when submitted to NSJPGS.
  • If the paper has been placed on a preprint platform prior to submittal, then a statement to this effect (along with the URL for the preprint) should be provided on the title page upon submittal.        Preprint publication does not rule out consideration of a paper for publication in the journal, but the submitted paper should be a revised and updated version of the preprint.        The corresponding author is expected to provide a statement clarifying the differences in content between the preprint and submitted version of the paper.
  • The main manuscript file should be anonymized for peer review, including removal of author information from the document properties file data.
  • Use a separate title page providing research paper title and author(s) information, including names of author(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact email address for the corresponding author.  The same information is to be provided for book reviews and book review essays.
  • All research papers should have an abstract of up to 250 words and up to five keywords, both placed after the research paper’s title.
  • For formatting of the main text, use sequential page numbering, 12-point Times New Roman font, bold face type in title case format for the main title and for section titles, italics for sub-sections, double-spacing throughout the main text and footnote text, tab-indented block quotes for citations having four or more sentences, double-quotation marks for citation within the main text, margins of 2.5 inches on all sides, and full justified text format.  If foreign language content is included in citations then a PDF version of the research paper should be submitted to assure proper capture of foreign language text.
  • Use the (Author surname, Year, page) style format for all citations in the main text.
  • Include a References List (in alphabetical order by author surname) at the end of the paper for all works cited: e.g.,--

Book: Dillon, R. (2022). Book Title Here in Italics. City: Publisher Name.

Journal Article: Dillon, R. (2022). “Journal Article Title.” Journal Title Here in Italics, 1(2): 44-55 (include URL and date of access if electronic version is accessed).

Edited Book: Dillon, R. (2022). “Chapter Title Here.” In: Howard, A. Name of Edited Volume Here in Italics. City: Publisher Name, 44-55.

Internet Source: Dillon, R. (2022). “Title of Article Here.” Name of Internet Source Here. URL here, accessed day/month/year.

  • Footnotes (not endnotes) may be used and are to be numbered sequentially in superscript in the main text, but only for additional explanation or remarks and not for bibliographic information.
  • The journal expects authors conform to standards of publishing ethics.  The NSJPGS does not accept papers that have content involving any use of generative AI (e.g., Chat GPT) in the production, analysis, or interpretation of data.  Authors are expected to include a disclosure statement when submitting the paper that no generative AI tool has been used.

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