The Journal of Strategic Security (JSS) is a world-leading scholarly journal published quarterly by the Global and National Security Institute (GNSI) at the University of South Florida. JSS was founded in 2008 by Henley-Putnam University and was later acquired by National American University in 2018 and published by NAU’s Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security. JSS was acquired by GNSI in 2023 and is fully integrated into GNSI’s leadership role in developing robust and interdisciplinary analyses of global and national security issues and challenges.

Aim & Scope

JSS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that provides a multi-disciplinary forum for scholarship and discussion of strategic security issues drawing from the fields of global security, international relations, national security, intelligence, and terrorism studies, among others. JSS is indexed in SCOPUS, the Directory of Open Access Journals, several EBSCOhost databases, EuroPub, and ProQuest databases.

The Journal encourages diversity in theoretical foundations, research methods, and approaches. Quantitative and qualitative studies, for example, each offer valuable contributions to strategic security. Academic disciplines of international relations, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, criminology, economics, and history are welcome, as are the applied scholarly fields of security studies, strategic studies, and intelligence studies.

JSS emphasizes contemporary security issues, so manuscripts on great power competition are particularly interesting. Topics such as global security threats, multi-domain warfare, artificial intelligence, machine learning, nuclear warfare, space and counterspace threats, intelligence, inter-state armed conflict, military strategy, terrorism and counterterrorism, jihadist ideology, radicalization, genocide, global policing, insurgencies, irregular warfare, risk management, threat assessment, and violent extremism are well suited to the Journal, as are contributions on security threats arising from transnational crime, global climate change, failing states, energy and environmental security issues, and health crises such as pandemics.

The Journal of Strategic Security publishes full-length articles, book reviews, review essays, and a limited number of student publications (in collaboration with qualified and vetted faculty of a sponsoring institution of higher education). Articles showcase original empirical research and analytic/conceptual works that contribute to a better understanding of security-related issues and challenges and ways to prevent or mitigate their impact. Each article should analyze and include implications for policy and practice, whether in the form of recommendations or suggestions for further research.

Abstracting and Indexing

The Journal of Strategic Security (JSS) is included in a variety of abstracting and indexing services.

This includes: Directory of Open Access Journals, several EBSCOhost databases, EuroPub, and ProQuest databases.

SCOPUS, 2014
Directory of Open Access Journals
SeveralEBSCOhost databases:

  • Current Abstracts, 11/1/2008
  • International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center, 11/1/2008
  • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 11/1/2008

ProQuest databases:

  • Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database, 11/1/2008
  • Criminal Justice Database, 11/01/2008
  • Criminology Collection, 11/01/2008

  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
  • Military Database, 11/01/2008
  • Professional ProQuest Central, 11/01/2008
  • ProQuest Central, 11/01/2008
  • SciTech Premium Collection, 11/01/2008
  • Social Science Database
  • Social Science Premium Collection, 11/01/2008
  • Technology Collection, 11/01/2008

De Gruyter Saur

  • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
  • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur


Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This journal’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. As a service to the research community, the USF Tampa Library’s commitment to open access to scholarly information extends to authors. There are no fees or charges for submitting any manuscript to JSS. Content is archived in LOCKSS and Portico and backed up in the bepress Digital Commons system.