Call for Papers

Open Call to Authors

Scope and Objectives

The Institute for National and International Security (INIS) is one of the leading academic institutes for Intelligence, National and International Security, Defense and Counter-Terrorism with its members all around the World. INIS is an independent academic and research think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism & fight against organized crime, homeland security, threat vulnerability, risk assessment, intelligence analysis, national security and defense policy.

Within its area of expertise, INIS gathers academicians, researchers and scholars to share information and expertise in security through research papers published in the Security Science Journal.

The actuality of the journal will be attained not only by the selection of relevant topics, but also by competent authors which guaranteed by very international composition of the Editorial Board.


Security Science Journal will be published in English, in two standard annual issues with options for additional thematic ones.


The issue of Security Science Journal will consist of the following main parts:

  • Main topic - each issue will be dedicated to one or more topic which are important for better understanding of the security.
  • News and overview/reviews of publications and books.

The main Topics

The field and themes that the journal will cover belong to security science with complementary topics.

The papers should focus on the main topic or should fit the remaining three requirements of the journal interest. They should reflect original research, new interpretations, or personal professional experience. Papers should be delivered in English. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Guidelines for Authors.

Peer Review Policy

All manuscripts undergo initial check, in order to assess whether the manuscripts comply with the scientific, professional, and editorial standards of the Journal, and if it fits in the objectives and themes of the Journal.

Those manuscripts that pass this initial scrutiny are sent to double blind review that does not reveal the identity of either the author or the reviewer. Therefore, the authors are asked to remove from the text and list of references, as well as from the properties of the electronic document, all the information that can reveal their identity (name, project information, acknowledgements, etc.).

All manuscripts submitted in English language require prior proofreading and editing by native speaker or professional editor to eliminate grammatical or spelling errors and possibly in writing style.

After receiving the reviewers' reports, the author(s), in addition to the new version of the manuscript, submit to the Editorial board a cover letter stating which reviewers' proposals were accepted and in what way, and which were not (with explanation and argumentation).