This student-led peer-reviewed journal is intended for Homeland and National Security studies’ students, practitioners, researchers, scholars, policymakers, theorists and others interested in homeland and national security issues to express their opinions.
JHNSP is published once annually during the fall. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for JHNSP review, please see our submission guidelines and formatting requirements below.
The Journal of Homeland and National Security Perspectives (JHNSP) seeks to publish articles that are analytical, carefully researched arguments that improve and contribute to the discourse on important issues and perspective surrounding homeland and national security. Authors’ arguments should be well-reasoned, carefully and clearly constructed, well-documented, and should include counterpoints to the argument/s. Submissions that are only descriptive in nature, do not contribute to or expand the body of knowledge on the topic, or that fail to provide new insights or substantive knowledge to the literature, will not be accepted.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the journal style before submitting.
- Abstract. Manuscripts should include an abstract of no more than 150 words. The abstract will be left and right margin justified with no indention.
- Keywords. Manuscript should include three to six keywords that describe the topic.
- Citations. JHNSP uses referencing styles in conformity with APA 7 th edition. Proper formatting is imperative.
- Length. Articles published by the JHNSP are typically about 3,750 to 7500 words in length. Occasionally, the Journal will consider publication of shorter or longer articles on a case-by-case basis.
Sections: Manuscript must include the following sections:
- Introduction Must include the purpose of paper, thesis statement or research question/s, and a roadmap outlining the structure of your paper for the reader).
- Body. Sections must relate to the thesis of the paper. Use headers and sub-headers to separate different topics as to improve organization and flow.
- Conclusion. Summarize the main points of the thesis, make policy recommendations if necessary, and include area for future research.
- References. References must be formatted in conformity with APA 7th edition.
- Original Work. All submissions must be original and not draw substantially from previously published work.
- Prepare and submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word format. Do not submit in PDF format.
- Double-space and left justify manuscripts.
- Do not insert line spaces between new paragraphs. Indent or tab new paragraphs.
- Insert a single line space before new section breaks. Center and bold font section headings.
- Main Body—12 pt. Times New Roman font
- Main Headers—14 pt. Times New Roman, Bold-faced
- Sub-Headers—12 pt. Times New Roman, Italicized
- Footnotes—10 pt. Times New Roman, single-spaced
- Margins: Manuscripts should have 1” margins on the Left and Right, and 1” margins on the top and bottom of the page.
- Define all abbreviations/acronyms at their first use.
- Italicize foreign words and phrases in each instance.
- Quotations longer than 40 words should be presented as a block quote, per APA guidelines.
- Include page numbers at the bottom right of each page.
- Carefully proofread manuscripts to ensure that they contain no typographical, spelling or grammatical errors.
- Images, figures, and Tables:
- To the extent possible, images and figures should appear in the document when initially referenced in the text. Sources must be included, when possible.
- Include all images with your submission and save as high-resolution .jpg or .gif files. High resolution means at least 300 dots per inch (DPI) and at least 800x800 pixels in size.
- Tables should appear in the document where they are referenced in the text.
All manuscripts are subject to an initial evaluation by the editor. If the editor-in-chief finds the manuscript to be suitable for consideration, the manuscript will go through a peer-review process where at least two anonymous expert reviewers will review the manuscript and provide comments for the author/s to address, where necessary.