General guidelines

The editors of the Journal of Autonomy and Security Studies (JASS) welcome submissions that focus or relate to the topics of security, autonomy, and minority issues. Apart from articles the Journal also welcomes other kind of materials such as book reviews, research and project notes.

Articles and research notes should preferably not exceed 12 000 words (excluding references). For other contributions, the  maximum length is 4000 words.

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges. It is open access and applies a Creative Commons license.

Submissions should be sent to:

Double-blind peer-review and editorial review

All submitted articles are reviewed in a blind-peer review process. In addition, all materials submitted, such as research notes, are subject to rigorous editorial review.

The Journal accepts submissions with the expectation that the work is original and unpublished, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If the manuscript includes parts that have been published previously this should be communicated to the editors at the time of submission, and acknowledged appropriately in the use of references.

The Journal reserves the right to edit contributions. Authors are given an opportunity to review modifications before publication.  The Journal also reserves the right to return articles unpublished.

Copyright and licensing


By submitting to JASS the author agrees to the following:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA that allows others to share the work non-commercially with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal under the terms provided by the license.

Technical requirements

The manuscripts must be sent in word-format (.doc or .docx) to Illustrations and tables should also be included in the same file.

The manuscripts submitted should be written in either British or American English, using Times New Roman, font size 12. The layout of the text should be in single-column format and kept as simple as possible.

Stylistic requirements

Apart from the article itself the following is required by the manuscript:

  • Abstract (c. 200 words)
  • Keywords for indexing
  • Brief presentation of the author
  • Index/Table of contents.

Furthermore, the article should be divided into numbered sections and subsections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 proceeding in numerical order beginning with the Introduction:

1. Introduction
2. Section 2

    2.1 Subsection 1

    2.2 Subsection 2

3. Section 3

All sections and subsections must be given a heading.

Citation requirements

All information relied upon from other works, must be cited in footnotes. By submitting a work to JASS, the author guarantees that he or she is solely responsible for the content of the text and its citations.

Authors are free to use their own citation systems, such as the Author-Date Style, as long as it is consistently used throughout the text.


Journal of Autonomy and Security Studies - ISSN 2489-4265

Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute
Hamngatan 4
AX-22101 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland


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