The Student Strategy and Security Journal (3SJ) is a student-led, academic journal and platform for works on strategy, security, and related topics established in March 2020, Glasgow, UK. 



3SJ is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment of Contributors and Staff. We are united in our pursuit of excellent academic scholarship, free of prejudice and partiality. The Journal respects all individuals, without discrimination based on gender, religion, national and ethnic origin, race, physical disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age, or political affiliation. Anyone who experiences discrimination is urged to contact the Board. 



The author of each article appearing in the Students’ Strategy and Security Journal (3SJ), both in the Academic Journal (paperback, PDF, or any other format), and the Official Website, is solely responsible for the content thereof. The views and conclusions expressed by Contributors and Interviewees do not necessarily reflect those of The Student Strategy and Security Journal or its Board.




Plagiarism will not be tolerated. We as a journal adhere to the highest academic standards in this regard; accordingly, we run checks through sources and quotations, in order to assess originality of the submitted work. We only accept pieces that have never been published before (we do, however accept pieces that have been submitted as part of university coursework). Once published on 3SJ, the Contributor will clearly retain rights on their intellectual product. That said, re-submission of an article published on 3SJ to another academic journal, website, blog, or other media, is not forbidden, but advised against and in any case must be done with the prior consent of 3SJ. This is because all articles published in our digital journal are peer-reviewed and go through extensive editorial work by Editors and Reviewers at 3SJ. In the case of a re-submission of an article published on 3SJ, such a concession must clearly be stated in the second publication.



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GOOGLE DOCUMENTS : Our editing process is undertaken through Google Documents. Therefore, please conform to this requirement by sending us your work in such format, or, alternatively, in a Word file (no PDF).
INTERACTIVE PROCESS:  Our editing process is interactive and iterative: you will have opportunities to defend your writing and content choices; please argue your statements when disagreeing with the Editors, especially when referring to substantial issues.
DEADLINES: Please respect deadlines, but remember that we are open to discuss flexible terms according to evolving conditions.



Contributors must submit their piece of work as a Google or Word Document to the official 3SJ email: [email protected], in plain text (avoid the use of headings and footers; you can always use page numbers).
Google Document-formatted work will help the entire editing process, allowing for a transparent exchange of suggestions, edits, comments, and interactions between the Editors and the Contributor.
In this way, we intend to guarantee accountability and cross-examination, as Contributors and Editors will be able to engage in constructive debates while editing articles.



At the beginning of the paper, the contributor should suggest a title, or ask the Editors to write one. An Abstract should be written at the top of the paper: it should be rich in keywords, concise, and aimed at signposting the content (± 200 words). Key Words should be added under the abstract.



The required settings are required:

  • Word count: 2000 – 6500*
  • Font: Times New Roman.
  • Size: 12 pt. 
  • Space: 1.5 spaced.
  • Alignment: Justified.
  • Page number required.
  • No previous formatting: no page header and footer.
  • Harvard in-text citation.
  • 2.5 cm margins.
  • Non-English words and book titles should be italicised.

Divide your text into clear paragraphs that help the reader following your argumentation. 

We also recommend the use of headings and subheadings to better signal the structure of your article.

* Subject to minor changes. We may accept articles that are longer but as a general rule we are looking for submissions between the aforementioned word count.



Use Harvard in-text citations. Avoid footnotes unless absolutely necessary. Harvard in-text citations should follow the general rules of (Author, Year : Page Number). For further guidance on Harvard referencing, see:



Use double inverted commas when directly citing someone else’s words: “_____”.
If your quotation exceeds three lines of the original work, you should separate it from the text of your article by centring and italicising the cited passage.

When removing or adding a word from a direct quote, please make use of brackets: […], [insert word].

Use single inverted commas for emphasis on a word or expression: ‘_____’.



American English and British English will be both accepted, provided that the style is consistent throughout the entire paper.

E.g. ANALYSE and ANALYZE are both accepted.
When using acronyms, please be consistent: U.S. or US, U.N. or UN.



Images (copyright-free), own graphs, diagrams, and any other visualisation expedients are encouraged. They must be submitted alone in a separate file, as well as within the article.


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