Journal Of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science

ISSN 2377-6382

A journal designed to feature research that furthers the understanding of conflict science.


The Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science (JICS) explores the relationship between conflict theory, research, and practice, while encouraging the development of new theoretical principles and new research designs, focused on creating new resolution techniques. JICS articles address the implications of theory for practice and research directions, how research can better inform practice, how research can contribute to theory development with important implications for practice. The JICS also publishes articles which examine current conflicts from new theoretical perspectives.

We welcome research from all disciplines. Papers may address any aspect of conflict including theory, research design, practice, and resolution.

Call for Papers: Trauma and Conflict

The JICS requests submissions addressing trauma in conflict. Trauma studies and the field of conflict science are inherently linked, as conflict produces trauma, and trauma influences the development and resolution of conflict. The nexus between the two is ominously present across the world and impacts multiple actors. In this volume, the Co-founders and Editors seek submissions from practitioners, researchers and conflict interventionists who have engaged the trauma of conflict.

Within the context of trauma and conflict, we specifically seek to address the following themes and their variations:

  • Psychological and psychosocial effects of trauma in conflict and warfare;
  • The effects of trauma on stabilization, peacebuilding, reconciliation or transitional justice mechanisms;
  • Collective/generational transmission of trauma, memory and historical narratives;
  • Secondary transmission of trauma (transference/countertransference);
  • Trauma and violent extremism/terrorism (as a cause and/or effect);
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and healing;
  • Trauma in Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) practices;
  • Trauma cycle and dynamics within Victims, Perpetrators, and Bystanders.
  • Preferential consideration will be given for manuscripts that address any elements listed above. However, all submissions will be considered

    Submission deadline is April 1, 2019.

    Please follow the guidelines for submission on the portal. JICS articles follow strict requirements and guidelines regarding methodological and theoretical requirements, so please pay attention to the requirements. If your paper does not include methodological section and is more practice-based, you may submit it for publication in the Filed Notes: Applied Conflict Science journal by following the Call for Proposals here: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/field-notes/

    The JICS editorial board has approved the following article content for submissions.

    • Research Articles
    • Reviews of Conflict Theory, Research Methodology, or Practice
    • Historical or Current Conflict Assessments
    • Previous JICS Article Reviews
    • Book Reviews
    • Letters to the Editors

    For information regarding the specific editorial requirements of each manuscript type, please see the submission guidelines section.

    The views expressed in articles and other contributions published in the JICS do not necessarily reflect an endorsement by the editorial board or staff of the JICS or that of the peer reviewers or their affiliated institutions. Publication also does not imply endorsement by The Institute of Conflict Science, NSUWorks, or Nova Southeastern University.

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2017)

A look at International Conflict

The editorial board of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science is pleased to another international issue addressing timely subjects of conflict engagement. Our first article is from Mr. Abdul Karim Issifu and addresses the conflict resolution and peacebuilding role of social organizations in Ghana. This is Mr. Issifu’s second contribution to the JICS. Our second article is from Dr. Ahmed M. Asfahani, assistant professor and Director of Human Resources for The University of Business and Technology which looks at the cross-cultural experiences of Saudi Sojourners in the United States. This is Dr. Asfahani’s first article submission and examines the interpersonal identity conflict experienced by this demographic. This issue of the JICS presents articles with timely information for all conflict specialists interested in middle eastern/African conflict studies and related subject matter.

Research Articles