About the Journal

The JICW is a practitioner-focused research resource and a researcher-focused opportunity to impact policy and real-world security and defence decision-making, presenting a canvas for both researchers and practitioners to explore new and emerging security problems. The journal aims to shine a light on new and emerging trends in conflict, security, and intelligence and brings to the fore issues that are under-researched. The JICW is contributing to new understandings of emerging norms and new and unconventional actors, explores hybrid and 5th-generation warfare, and informs current discourse on emerging threats. The purpose of the journal is to bridge distinct views on security issues and to address the current shift in global affairs, where the tension existing between the state and non-state actors is increasingly challenging state power and legitimacy. Lastly, the JICW examines the appearance of a change to the current international liberal economic order and collective security state of global affairs.

The JICW publishes peer-reviewed papers that significantly enhance contemporary knowledge through the development and application of theory, and/or through original research and analysis of a current security issue. We welcome high-quality research from around the world, and the JICW covers all areas of international security. The JICW is particularly concerned to make connections and build bridges, both between different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and researchers and practitioners.  

The JICW pubishes on a tri-annual schedule, including the hosting of occasional special issues and annual conference proceedings. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright Policy

The Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, providing the material is not used for any commercial purposes and is shared in its entire and unmodified form. Works published in JICW will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). First publication rights to original work accepted for publication are granted to the JICW, and authors retain the copyright to their published work. 

Authors are free to use, reuse and share their articles without any embargo period, provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original venue of publication. This freedom includes, for example, posting the article in an institutional repository or publishing it in a book. Authors are also permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after the submission process and publication of the article. 

Archival Procedure

The Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare is part of the Public Knowledge Project Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP PN ensures that journals that are not part of any other digital preservation service can be preserved for long-term access. The Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare is currently indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Google Scholar.

Article Processing Charges Policy

The Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare is an open-access journal that does not charge authors article processing charges, submission fees, or any other kind of fee.