Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Perspectives on Terrorism (PT), the peer-reviewed online journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI), is published six time per year by our Editorial Team

PT seeks to provide a unique platform for established scholars as well as academics and professionals entering the field of Terrorism, Political Violence and Conflict Studies. It invites them to:

  • present their perspectives on the prevention of, and response to,terrorism and related forms of  violent conflict;
  • submit to the journal accounts of evidence-based, empirical scientific research and analyses;
  • use the journal as a forum for debate and commentary on  issues related to the above.

 Perspectives on Terrorism (PT) could be characterized as ‘nontraditional’ in that it dispenses with some of the traditional rigidities associated with commercial print journals. Topical articles can be published at short notice and reach, through the Internet, a much larger audience than fee-based subscription journals.  Our online journal also offers contributors a higher degree of flexibility in terms of content, style and length of articles  - but without compromising professional scholarly standards. While aiming to be policy-relevant, PT is not supporting any partisan policies regarding (counter-) terrorism and forms of conflict-waging. Impartiality, objectivity and accuracy are guiding principles we expect contributors to adhere to.


Section Policies

Special Correspondence

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All articles will be peer reviewed.


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.


Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

  1. Peer-Review Process
    All of our journal’s research articles are subjected to peer-review, defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field. Our peer review process is confidential and double-blind, which means that both the reviewer and the author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Peer reviewers will have no conflict of interest, and are encouraged to point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

  2. Publication Ethics
    Our journal’s editors take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. In the event that the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the editors shall deal with allegations appropriately.

  3. Guidelines for Retracting or Correcting Articles
    Our journal’s editors follow the Retraction Guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics, and available at this link: http://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf Our journal’s editors are always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.



Perspectives on Terrorism is  a journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

ISSN  2334-3745 (Online)

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