Journal of Governance, Security & Development (JGSD) is a peer-reviewed journal, which provides a forum for scholarly research and policy-oriented analyses on various dimensions of society, politics, economy, public administration, and security with a focus on South Asia.

We consider governance as the legal, systemic and institutional arrangements for efficient, effective and responsive management of a country’s resources that serve societal interests. Development is understood very broadly in terms of fundamental human needs and ways of social and economic transformation for a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Security covers conventional, human and ecological security aspects.

The Journal publishes conceptually-interesting original cross-disciplinary research and policy-driven essays to initiate debates and discussion in each of the three areas. In addition to primary research, it also publishes review articles, research notes on ongoing research projects, and book reviews. JGSD is published twice a year in January and July.

Content Licensing, Copyright and Permissions

Articles and reviews in this Journal are open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐Non Commercial License and may be freely used, disseminated and reproduced in any form provided the original work is appropriately attributed and not used for commercial purposes.

Authors are permitted to retain publishing rights of their article in JGSD without restrictions. They may use the content of their articles, in whole or in part, in their own works, but the original source must be properly cited.


There are no article processing charges for this Journal.