About Journal

Hasanuddin Journal of Social & Political Sciences (HJSPS) is a peer-reviewed published by Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University. The HJSPS publishes original research, policy brief, field notes, article and book reviews twice a year (June and December).

The HJSPS aims to provide an open access platform of knowledge exchange for scholars, practitioners, policy analysts, and readers from all countries and all regions, and encourage original, theoretical, and empirical research.


Researchers and scholars, government researchers and practitioners, consultants, decision makers, students.

HJSPS is free online access journal and published bi-annually in June and December.


politics, sociology, anthropology, communication, governance, development policy, public management, public policy research, program evaluation, community development, participative planning, journalism, human security, international relation, local government

Types of articles

Hasanuddin Journal of Social & Political Sciences (HJSPS) invites scholars, students, practitioners to submit following types of articles:

  • Research Articlesshould be around 4000 to 8000 words (including references) in length (or longer by agreement with the editor). Authors should make clear the policy context, reference only directly relevant literature, adopt an intelligible structure and a lucid style, use rigorous argument and reach strong conclusions. An abstract of not more than 300 words should be included.
  • Policy and Practice Reviewis concerned with policy ideas and themes emanating from pressure groups and think tanks, and also provides updates on new developments, issues, legislation and reviews especially with reference to policy, economic development and public management. Contributions should be around 1500 to 3000 words (including references).
  • Book and Article reviewsshould be around 1500 to 3000 words (including references). The authors should provide a strong reason that a particular book is important to be discuss in this journal. The article also should offer a brief overview of the book with particular emphasis on the contribution the book makes to policy analysis, economic development, and public management.
  • Field note shows narrative and reflective essays based on researchers’ experiences in their field study. It consists of 1500 – 3000 words (including references). Field Notes should be based on the author's own field research, describing specific significant experiences and reflecting on their research and engagement with surrounding (family, group, community, environment). This type of article presents researchers’ personal philosophies, feelings, perceptions, perspectives and challenges when conduct field study.
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