Aims & Scope

The Journal of Strategic Security (JSS) is a double-blind peer-reviewed professional journal published quarterly by Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security with support from the University of South Florida Libraries. The Journal provides a multi-disciplinary forum for scholarship and discussion of strategic security issues drawing from the fields of global security, international relations, intelligence, terrorism and counterterrorism studies, among others. JSS is indexed in SCOPUS, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and several EBSCOhost 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 the field of 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 focused on great power competition are of particular interest. 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, genocide, global policing, insurgencies, irregular warfare, radicalization, 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 review articles, original empirical research, and analytic/conceptual works that contribute to a better understanding of security-related threats and ways to prevent or mitigate their impact. Each article should analyze and include implications for policy and practice.

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