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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Author (s) are required to register as a new user the first time they login in to the WIMAYA website.
  • WIMAYA does not accept manuscripts that have already been published or are simultaneously being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Manuscripts, both for research articles and book reviews, should be in Word-format and should be submitted as a softcopy. Please use double- spacing and 12-point font Times New Roman. Please use of American English.
  • Please omit author' names and affiliations from the main manuscript document when you submit Research Article manuscript. Do not put your name and affiliation on the OJS' abstract form. Instead, please include a separate word document that consist of: title, abstract, keywords, author’s information, and any other additional notes here. Please select "other" when you upload this sheet. This document is not required for Book Review submission (please incorporate your name and affiliation at the end of your manuscript).
  • WIMAYA uses author-date (Harvard Referencing) system. All references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the article. Please use reference management tools or Word's built-in referencing system.

Author Guidelines



WIMAYA is an academic, open-access journal committed to unravelling international relations issues published by Universitas Pembangunan Nasional ‘Veteran’ Jawa Timur. It serves as a scholarly platform to disseminate thoughts and ideas derived from professors, scholars, researchers, academics, professionals as well as graduates, encompassing topics ranging from international affairs to global-local dynamics (see Focus and Scope). The WIMAYA Editors cordially welcome any original research articles across disciplines with the primary focus of international affairs. The journal publication will be conducted twice a year, approximately on June and December. Before proceeding to the submission page, all authors are highly expected to be attentive in checking the following items through these guidelines below.


A. General Requirements

The manuscript submission should be composed through the menu of online submission. If you are a new author, you have to create an OJS account as by registering yourself as a new user so as to log in to WIMAYA website.

Before you make a submission, please read carefully the manuscript minimum standards below.

Manuscript Minimum Standards

Before submitting the manuscript, please read and meet the minimum standard requirements of the manuscript below:

  1. Manuscripts submitted to WIMAYA journal can be in the category of research articles and book reviews, and ought to have never been published before.
  2. Manuscripts should be written in proper English, especially with American English writing style.
  3. Manuscripts have to contain novelty, state of the art and research gap.
  4. Manuscripts should be written by employing Harvard Referencing System (author, date), and are allowed to utilize reference management software, such as Mendeley or EndNote.
  5. The length of book reviews is between 700 – 750 words while research article is roughly on 6 – 8 pages, between 3000 to 3500 words.
  6. Manuscripts must be composed by using template format. Download WIMAYA’s templates here. 
  7. For the book review manuscript, you have to incorporate your name and affiliation. Conversely, for the Research Article manuscript, please remove your name and affiliations on the abstract form.
  8. The submission document should be in Microsoft Word format, with double-spacing and 12-point font Times New Roman.

For more detailed information, see the SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST menu. Afterwards, you can try to log in and submit the manuscript through MAKE A NEW SUBMISSION menu (http://wimaya.upnjatim.ac.id/index.php/wimaya/submission/wizard).

If you still have problems in submitting the manuscript, please do not hesitate to contact the WIMAYA Editorial Team through email: jurnal.wimaya@upnjatim.ac.id

B. Manuscript Structure

  1. Title Page. The title of the article should be concisely and informatively written. Based on the aforementioned, please omit the author names and affiliation, applied only on the research articles.
  2. Abstract.This should be a brief paragraph of not more than 150 words, which comprises description of the paper, research methods, findings and conclusion with some related additional keywords.
  3. Introduction. This part has to clearly describe the reason for the work, the context, background, state of the art, objectives and novelty of the research.
  4. Methods. In this segment, the researcher has to explain the research type, approach used, data collection techniques, data analysis techniques, research tools or instruments.
  5. Findings and Discussions. This has to expound on the data information by presumably employing tables, figures and diagrams so as to make the research more understandable.
  6. Conclusion. This section has to summarize key-findings as well as implications of the research.
  7. Citation. The Citation uses Harvard Referencing System (author, date), e.g. Thayer, 2018. Citation to work by three or more authors should be abbreviated with the use of et al. (e.g. Nicholas et al., 2011). Citations should be listed in chronological order in the text and be separated by a semi-colon, e.g. Glasser and Simon, 1998; Beckman et al., 
  8. References. The reference list should be composed based on American Psychological Association (APA) style sixth edition in alphabetical order. 

The following format can be used as guidelines to insert Bibliography.

Journal Papers

Calvani, S., 2008. People's Power Against Drug: Adaptive Changes in Southeast Asia. Harvard Asia Quarterly, 6(3: 19).

Emmers, R., 2007. International Regime-Building in AEAN: Cooperation against the Illicit Trafficking and Abuse of Drugs. Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs, 29(3), p. 512. 

Sovannasam, U., 2011. ASEAN Efforts in Dealing with Transnational Crime. In: L. Y. Yoong, ed. ASEAN Matters: Reflecting on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., p. 78.

Online Publication

ASEAN, n.d. The Declaration of ASEAN Concord, Bali, Indonesia, 24 February 1976. [Online] Available at: http://www.asean.org/news/item/declaration-of-asean-concordindonesia-24-february-1976 [Accessed 6 January 2015].

ASEAN, n.d. ASEAN Declaration of Principles to Combat the Abuse of Narcotics Drugs Manila, 26 June 1976. [Online] Available at: https://asean.org/communities/asean-political-security-community/item/asean-declaration-of-principles-to-combat-the-abuse-of-narcotic [Accessed 6 January 2015].

ASEAN, n.d. ASEAN Foreign Ministers Joint Statement on the International Problem of Drug Abuse and Trafficking Kuala Lumpur, 9 July 1985. [Online]
Available at: http://www.asean.org/communities/asean-political-security-community/item/asean-foreign-ministersjoint-statement-on-the-international-problem-of-drug-abuse-and-trafficking-kuala-lumpur-9-july-1985
[Accessed 6 January 2015].

Magazine Article

Barry, E. (2022, June). Emmanuel Macron wants to lead Europe. Now, he must focus on France. Times. Retrieved from https://time.com/6189346/french-legislative-elections-macron-le-pen-melenchon/

Hart, B. (2022, June). Ukraine is at its ‘Most Dangerous Point’ of the War. New York Magazine. Retrived from https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/06/ukraine-is-at-its-most-dangerous-point-of-the-war.html

Zubok, Vladislav. (2022, June). Can Putin Survive? The Lessons of the Soviet Collapse. Foreign Affairs. Retrieved from https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russian-federation/2022-06-21/can-putin-survive

Newspaper Article

Agung, A.G. (2022, June 15). Behind Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to restore peace. The Jakarta Post. Retrieved fromhttps://www.thejakartapost.com/opinion/2022/06/14/behind-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-and-how-to-restore-peace.html  

Panett, R., & Francis, E. (2022 June 21). Russia threatens Lithuania for enforcing E.U. sanctions on Kaliningrad. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/21/kaliningrad-lithuania-russia-reaction/

Zacharias, G. (2022, June 17). Greece, Japan, and Maritime Disputes: As Greece’s maritime dispute with Turkey heats up, Athens is finding more and more common ground with Tokyo. The Diplomat. Retrieved from https://thediplomat.com/2022/06/greece-japan-and-maritime-disputes/


Andrews, J. (2015). The World in Conflict: Understanding the world’s troublespots. Holford Yard: Profile Books Ltd.

Hayton, B. (2015). The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia. New Haven London: Yale University Press.

Marshall, T. (2016). Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that tell you everything you need to know about Global Politics. London: Elliott & Thompson.


After the editorial team receives the review results, the author will receive one of the following decisions:

  1. Acceptsubmission. The article requires no further revisions and is ready for copyediting.
  2. Request Revision. The article needs to be improved based on the reviewers' suggestions and the editors' assessment when a manuscript is subject to this decision. After the decision is made, the author will have 7-21 days to have their manuscripts revised, depending on the revision level (minor-major).
  3. Resubmit for review (Second round review). The editor may have made this decision because the manuscript offers a high level of originality in terms of topic and analysis. Still, the manuscript is not written comprehensively. In addition, the manuscript can use better referencing.
  4. Decline submission. The editorial team will decline a manuscript when it does not fit the journal's focus and scope, and if it is plagiarized.




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