About Journal

Start of publication: 1389
Credit of the publication: scientific-research
Type of publishable articles: research
Format: print and electronic
Frequency: Quarterly
Language: Farsi (English abstract)
Specialized area: information and security in legal, political, economic, cultural and social dimensions
Type of arbitration: Double Blind Peer Review; two reviewers
Average Review time: 2 to 4 months
Citation method: APA 7th edition (2020)
The cost of processing and publishing the article: free
Type of access: Open Access (OA)
E-mail: hsj@ihu.ac.ir
Cooperation with the association: Geopolitical Association of Iran
License type: CC BY

This quarterly Jornal focuses on the specialized subject of information and security in legal, political, economic, cultural and social dimensions, and based on the license number 10355/ dated 11/6/1388 of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, it has a scientific-research rank and is in the citation database. Islamic World Sciences (ISC) is indexed and in line with the development and deepening of information and security concepts, researchers in this field are invited to cooperate.
Please check your submitted articles with the tips in the authors' guide and send them according to the approved template.
Quarterly office contact number: 02174188270
Call hours: Saturday to Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
The minimum time required for the initial evaluation is about 1 week and the specialized review of the article is about 2 months. The specified period of time for applying corrections by the author is a maximum of three days.

Audience: The audience of this Journal consists of researchers, university faculty members, specialists in Security and related fields.

Open access and licensing

All articles published in Security Horizons Journal are open access, and for all journal articles, all content is available free of charge to users or their institutions. Security Horizons Journal is published under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) and license holders can copy, distribute, display and create works only if citing the original published article.

The authors own the copyright in this Journal and retain unlimited copyright. The author has complete control over his work.

Article review and processing (APC) and subscription fees

Security Horizons Journal is a free and open access journal, so no fees are charged to the author or authors.

Security Horizons Journal is an electronic Journal and there is no subscription fee for the audience.


Security Horizons Journal does not accept any advertisements on the website and Journal articles.

Article archive policy

The archive of the journal's articles is stored in the National Library of Iran in addition to the journal's own website.

Repository policy

Authors are allowed to place the accepted and published version of their article online on personal pages such as Research Gate, LinkedIn, Academia, personal or organizational site, etc. Because it can lead to constructive exchanges as well as earlier and more citations of published articles.

Discount policy

Since no fees are charged for sending, reviewing and printing articles, this journal does not have a discount policy on the cost of printing articles.