Journal of Governance, Security, and Development (JGS&D) Policy
The Journal of Governance, Security, and Development (JGS&D) is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical analyses in the social sciences and humanities across various disciplines. The Journal's primary objective is to provide a platform for intellectual, academic and practical discussions on governance, security, and development issues, specifically focusing on the Global South with an emphasis on South Asia, whether in a comparative or country-specific context. JGS&D welcomes original research (theoretical and empirical), case studies, commentaries, and book reviews that are interdisciplinary. The Journal particularly values and encourages studies that address challenges faced by South Asian nations and other emerging countries.
Open Access Policy:
JGS&D is an open-access journal that supports the principles of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), which advocates for making research freely available for inquiry and knowledge. The Journal is accessible online, and all published abstracts and full texts are immediately and permanently accessible to anyone in PDF format. By submitting manuscripts, authors automatically grant permission for anyone to view, quote, and disseminate their work publicly, provided the source is clearly attributed. Users also have the right to print copies of the material for personal use. Authors are encouraged to make copies of their published articles available on their personal, institutional, or professional websites/blogs, along with a link to the original article, to enhance the dissemination of their work and increase the visibility of the Journal.
JGS&D does not endorse any political parties, public or private organizations, movements, or religious bodies. The views and opinions expressed in the Journal are solely those of the authors/contributors and do not reflect those of the Centre for Governance Studies, the Editorial Team, or the members of the Editorial Board.
Publication Frequency and Indexing:
The Journal is published twice a year, and is currently indexed in the ASOS Index, Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI), IP Indexing, International Scientific Indexing (ISI), Research Bible, I2OR, Root Indexing, and other indexing services.
Content Licensing, Copyright and Permissions:
Articles and reviews in this Journal are open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Non-Commercial License, and may be freely used, disseminated and reproduced in any form provided the original work is appropriately attributed and not used for commercial purposes.
Authors are permitted to retain publishing rights of their article in JGSD without restrictions. They may use the content of their articles, in whole or in part, in their own works, but the original source must be appropriately cited.
There are no article processing charges for this Journal.