Author Guidelines

Journal of International Studies on Energy Affairs (JISEA) promotes theoretically based research on broad policy problems of international relations and energy affairs (Especially in the field of energy security and energy diplomacy). JISEA is committed to a broad range of intellectual perspectives. Articles promote new analytical approaches, iconoclastic interpretations and previously overlooked perspectives. Its pages encourage novel contributions and outlooks, not particular methodologies or policy goals. Its geographical scope is worldwide and includes security challenges in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Authors are encouraged to examine established priorities in innovative ways and to apply traditional methods to new problems. As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as "derivative reproduction" (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). Below are details for our author(s) to contribute in JISEA

Language in the Article

We only accept articles written in English.  Other languages will not be accepted. JISEA does not provide translation services. Therefore author(s) should translate their own manuscript if it is not written in English. In addition, minor English editing and/or translating document can be done by the editor. For the author(s) those English is a second language and need tools assistance, JISEA recommends using Grammarly tools. Please contact our editorial team to access Grammarly subscribed by JISEA.


All manuscripts submitted to JISEA should be provided in Microsoft word format and compatible with our template. Manuscript submitted in other formats like PDF files, LaTex, and others will not be accepted.  

Article Length

The article should be written 4000-8000 words exclude references. 

Article Organization

Body of articles should be organized (at least) into the following structure:

  • Title (specific& effective) is written between 10-20 words.
  • Name of Author/s (without title), affiliation institution, and email address.
  • Abstract (150-250 words) has to be written in English and include keywords. The maximum numbers of keywords are ten words.
  • Introduction.
  • Research method.
  • Discussion and analysis.
  • Conclusion and recommendation (where necessary).
  • References.
  • Bibliographies and acknowledgments (where necessary).

Author Details and Authorship

All contributing authors’ names should be added, and their names arranged in the correct order for publication. A correct email address should be supplied only by the corresponding author. The full name of each author must be present in the exact format they should appear for publication, including or exclude any middle names or initials as required. The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct on their individual author name.

The criteria of authorship are as follows; Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version to be published; Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. 

Structured Abstract

The abstract should be written in 150-250 words. JISEA encourages authors to supply the below information as structured in their article manuscripts;

  • Purpose
  • Design/methods/approach
  • Findings/results
  • Conclusions 


Please provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords is 10 (ten) phrases.

Article Organization

The body of articles should be organized into the IMRaD structure as follow;

  • Introduction Section provides adequate background or context (problem and its significance) of the study. The subject should not be written extensively. It is expected that the rationale or purpose of the study (gap analysis), the objective in general and specific, and hypothesis (if any) should be expressed clearly. Present a clear "state of the art" of the subject, which discussed literature and theoretical concepts behind it. A concise general background may be included in the article. Present at least 5 (five) recent related works to support the novelty of the research.
  • Methods Section provides sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described. Indicate the participants observed, including demographic data, number of respondents, the rationale of respondents selection, etc. Describe the design of the experiment, such as the experiment procedures, surveys, interviews, observation characteristics, etc. Write the complete research procedure. Be sure that explanations made in the article will allow other researchers to reproduce the work, or make future work out of it.
  • Results and discussions. Write results in a logical sequence. Results with important findings should be present first. When presenting results in a table or figure, do not repeat all those contents in the text. Present only the summary of the text. Describe only new and important aspects of the study. Do not repeat all information from the results section or any section above. Present limitations of the study. Write the issues that are new or unsolved, for future research. This section consists of the information on What/How the presented data were produced, no raw data should be present in the article. The produced data are presented in tables, or figures with an explanation of what is the result/findings from the work. The section will also need to address connections between findings and basic concepts or hypotheses made earlier. Authors should also express whether any arguments were needed relating to other works from other researchers. Write implications made by the work related to theoretical or applications.
  • Conclusions Section. The conclusion should be linked to the title and objectives of the study. Do not make statements not adequately supported by your findings. Write the improvements made to the industrial engineering field or science in general. Do not make further discussions, repeat the abstract, nor only list the results of research results. Do not use bulleted points, use paragraphed sentences instead.


  • All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively.
  • Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats.
  • Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document.
  • Photographic images should be submitted electronically and of high quality.


  • Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure, or plate.

Biographies and Acknowledgments

  • Authors who wish to include these items should save them together in the MS Word file to be uploaded with the submission. If they are to be included, a brief professional biography of not more than 100 words should be supplied for each named author.
  • Further, while submitting the article, please provide acknowledgments if necessary.

Research Funding

  • If there is any funding obtain in the research, authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section.


JISEA prefer mainly to journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings rather than handbook and textbook. However, a small amount of references from textbooks and the handbook would be possible. JISEA encourages the author(s) to use Mendeley to manage its referencing.

Author(s) should cite publications in the text following the APA citation style. At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied as follows:

Further information about APA citation style can be seen here: