Benefits of publishing with RVP

High visibility

The Research Villa’s open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

The Journal of Conflict and Security Studies offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.


Online publication in the Journal of Conflict and Security Studies gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to Publon, google scholar, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in the Journal of Conflict and Security Studies are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on the Journal of Conflict and Security Studies’ pages and on Research Villa’s homepage.


In addition, articles published in the Journal of Conflict and Security Studies may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in the Journal of Conflict and Security Studies. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by the Journal of Conflict and Security Studies is available here.


As an author of an article published in The Journal of Conflict and Security Studies  you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see  Research Villa  license agreement).

For further information about the advantages of publishing in a journal from Research Villa, please click here.

 Citing Articles in NNJCS

Journal of Conflict and Security Studies (JCSS is an open-access, peer-reviewed research  journal that considers manuscripts on all fields  of conflict and security including ethnic and religious conflict, interstate and intrastate conflict, conflict resolution, conflict management, economic development, regional integration, trade relations, institutions, globalization, terrorism, extremism and geopolitical analyses. The JCSS welcomes qualitative, randomized control trail, cross-sectional and quantitative research methods. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to academics, researchers, clinicians and the public worldwide.