The Journal International Studies (JIS) is an internationally referred journal focusing on the contemporary issues of world dynamism from various perspectives, among others politics, international relations, diplomacy, economy, business, cross-cultural management, trade, law, and development. 

JIS invites prospective authors to submit original and unpublished work in areas that include but not limited to human rights, democratisation, trade arrangements, border disputes, corporate governance, multinational enterprises, logictis and supply chain, global maritime, sustainable development, political violence, and terrorism. Topics that of analysing regional comparative studies are also welcome.

JIS serves as an avenue devoted towards advancing high quality research and scholarship on various facets of international studies and its sub-disciplines, while also addressing the need for the translation of this knowledge into policies or activities in enhancing global interactions and humanities.

JIS has been indexed and abstracted in Google Scholar, Malaysian Citation Index (MyCite), ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

JIS is a refereed and open access journal that is available free-of-charge to anyone with access to internet, and there are no publication fees or article processing charges in this open journal. JIS is financially supported and published under the auspices of the Universiti Utara Malaysia, College of Law, Government and International Studies, School of International Studies.