NCTN-IACSP SEA Online Publications Guidelines:
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The website online publications bring new perspectives to the theory and practice of counter terrorism measures. It will further look into the security management issues, with evaluations of the latest innovations in security technology, and insight on new practices and initiatives. Among the topics covered are counter terrorism measures, techniques, and initiatives, as well as news analysis and advice regarding current research on counter terrorism.
The website online publications cover’s specific types of crime, fraud, organized crime, bomb threats and political violence linked with terrorism. Specialized settings, keeping terrorism related issues in Centre, will also be discussed, such as, nuclear safety, aviation, rail transport, maritime piracy, crime in public spaces and events and more. As technology expands, the online publications will devote coverage to computer and information security, cybercrime, and data analysis in investigation, prediction and threat assessment posed by terrorism organizations. Management topics related to terrorism will include evaluation of security measures, anti-crime design and planning, staffing, and regulation of the security industry etc. Please note that the journal does not accept technical or mathematic submissions or research based on formulas or prototypes.
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Contact us- Editor in chief: Andrin Raj, IACSP CCTS Southeast Asia Regional Director Email: a.raj@ iacsp-nctn.org
Associate editor: Dr. Shantesh Kumar Singh, Associate Editor, IACSP SEA, Email: Shantesh.firstname.lastname@example.org
This portal is structured to invite all intellectual works encompassing security studies in the widest sense. The primary requirement for an article to be published on this portal is original, logical, empirical, relevant and theoretically sound analysis. However, innovation remains the central aim of this endeavor. Security studies portal welcomes perspectives from all corners of the world and encourages perspectives from the developing as well as developed world.
- TERRORISM: THEORY AND PRACTICE
- TYPES OF TERRORISM
- CROSS BORDER TERRORISM
- NEW TREANDS IN TERRORSIM
- COUNTER-TERROSRIM MEASURES
- MULTI-LATERAL ORGANISATIONS AND THE ISSEUE OF TERROSIRM
- POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM
- MAN MADE DISASTER
- CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOACTIVE, NUCLEAR explosives
- CONFIDENCE AND SECURITY BUILDING MEASURES
- CONFLICT PREVENTION/REHABILITATION
- DIVERSITY AND NATIONAL SECURITY
- GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE RULE OF LAW
- HUMAN SECURITY: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES
- HUMAN TRAFFICKING
- INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR ROLE IN GLOBAL SECURITY
- MILITARY ASPECTS OF SECURITY
- NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL SECURITY
- PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
- REGIONAL ARRANGEMENTS TO FACILITATE PEACE AND SECURITY
- SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN CONTEMPORARY TIMES
The list of subthemes is exhaustive but by no means limited to the abovementioned topics. The final decision based on criteria of innovation, relevance and broad categorization will be taken by the Editor(s).
Research articles are detailed, original and substantive works in the realm of security studies. Submissions shall be, well-researched first-rate and fully-developed theoretical arguments on an issue related to security studies. The general length of such articles shall be 7,000- 12,000 words (excluding supplementary information, but including footnotes, endnotes, bibliography, and tables) but submissions up to 14,000 words will be considered.
Review article shall be Essays of article-length reviews of upcoming scholarship in security studies that make a novel theoretical or empirical point. Review essays range from 6,000-10,000 words (excluding online-only supplementary material) and shall review two or more books as well as related research, with the bulk of the article dedicated to the reviewer’s analysis.
Insights or OP-END commentaries
Short articles and essays shall be analytical and theoretically based focused on issues of contemporary significance. They shall have a title which is not vague and shall focus on putting out suggestions for policy makers with logical outcomes expected from those suggestions. These could also includes writers opinions based on the topic of selection by the writer.The word limit of such article should be below 3000-5000 words.
Guidelines for Review Article/ Short Insights or OP-END Commentaries
- The focal article should not be summarized or praised rather major issues should be identified and discussed.
- Only those citations, which are significant to support the argument, should be given.
- Title of the commentary and short essay should be concise and centrally placed at the top of the first page.
- There will be no abstract for commentary and short essays.
- All the details of page outlay will be similar as provided in the following guideline.
Guidelines for Research Article/Journal Article
When an article gets published in a Journal it contributes as an essential building block in the expansion of a rational and esteemed network of knowledge. Journal article showcases the rich quality work of both the authors and the journal which supports such knowledge. This journal supports and incorporates expects the articles to be a blend of innovative ideas, scientific methods and considerable content. It should be a value addition to the existing pool of knowledge. The main objectives of these guidelines are to provide the uniformity to the articles of journal.
- The main text of the paper will include the title of the paper, abstract, main text, keywords, methods, findings, charts, graphs, table in a comprehendible manner. Author could provide and additional information if needed. All the figures provided in the manuscript will not be the part of main text. At the end of paper authors must provide their information with affiliation.
- Abstract of the paper should be Informative. Author should clearly set out the objective of paper and what are the findings or conclusion. Abstract should be framed in a manner that it would provide the brief understanding of paper. It should not exceed the word limit of 300.
- Whole document should be including charts and table should be double spaced
- Footnotes should be used instead of endnote. It should appear at the bottom of every page with single space, Times New Roman and font size should be 10. The numbering of footnote should be in manuscript.
- Referencing outlay: In the page outlay for the articles margin should be 1.5 inches and 1 inch on the left-hand side and the right-hand side respectively. The margin for top and bottom should be one inch. The main text of articles should be in Times New Roman format with font size of 12. The spacing between the lines should be 1.5
- Citation should provide clear information for the source that from where the facts or data or idea and interpretations have been taken.
- In text referencing should be done in the article mentioning the name of author and year of publication of the source.
- Author should start the referencing from a new page and should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, it should be noted that author opt for the traditional American spelling of words that have both European and U.S. spellings.
- Plagiarism, which means using someone’s idea, knowledge, writing, without mentioning the source, must be avoided. If author/authors are using any such information the source must be provided.
- The biography of author should be provided in the 100 words, and it should include the educational background and research areas of the author/authors.
Format and Styling to be Followed:
- In all manuscripts, authors should use a clear, accessible, and engaging writing style. This means favoring short sentences, avoiding unnecessary jargon, and using acronyms sparingly. Abstracts and introductions should include a clear statement of the manuscript’s scope, central argument(s), findings, and wider significance.
- We require accepted articles to conform to the common "International Studies Association Formatting Policies" and the principles of style and presentation discussed there. This includes the following:
- The entire document, including footnotes but excluding figures and tables, should be double-spaced.
- All notes must be footnotes, not endnotes.
- Figures and tables should be placed in-line and as close as possible to the first reference made in the text. Tables must be formatted for legibility and comprehensibility; see, for example, these guidelines.
- In the page outlay for the articles margin should be 1.5 inches and 1 inch on the left hand side and the right hand side respectively. The margin for top and bottom should be one inch. The main text of articles should be in Times New Roman format with font size of 12. The spacing between the lines should be 1.5.
- Indicate clearly to reviewers when to consult "supplementary files" uploaded to ScholarOne. Do not refer to these files as "online appendixes." ScholarOne does not identify them as such.
- Limit the number of citations to the author’s own work. Instead of omitting self-citations or using placeholders such as “author,” authors should write citations to their own work in the third person.
- Ensure that supplementary files lack identifying properties.
- Citations should use an "author-date" citation style. Manuscripts must have a references section at the end.
- Even when attached to paraphrased material, citations should usually include references to specific pages or locations in a text.
- Following the Chicago Manual of Style, please opt for the traditional American spelling of words that have both European and U.S. spellings (liter/litre, analyze/anaylse, etc.).
- Authors should submit manuscripts via the online submission system, ScholarOne.
- Authors should present quantitative data and elucidate statistical models in forms that are accessible to a general audience. All tables, graphs, figures etc. should be on separate pages in the manuscript and be numbered consecutively, accompanied by a title and footnotes where necessary.
- Please be aware that the requirements for online submission and for reproduction in the journal are different: (i) for online submission and peer review, please upload your figures either embedded in the word processing file or separately as low-resolution images (.jpg, .tif, .gif or. eps); (ii) for reproduction in the journal, you will be required after acceptance to supply high-resolution .tif files. Learn more about figure requirements.
- Supporting material that is not essential for inclusion in the full text of the manuscript, but would nevertheless benefit the reader, may be made available by Oxford University Press as online-only content, linked to the online manuscript. Such supplementary data might include more detailed methods, extended data sets/data analysis, video, pictures, or additional figures.