International Journal of Social Science Research

International Journal of Social Science Research is an international peer-reviewed academic research journal, published semiannually by Macrothink Institute.

The mission of the journal is to provide an academic forum for discussing the issues of significant public interest across the world.

The journal publishes research articles, literature review articles, commentaries, opinion pieces, case studies, case reports, etc. Contributions are welcome from all fields of social sciences. The typical topics include, but are not limited to the following fields:

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Criminology
  • Linguistics
  • Law
  • History
  • Communication Studies
  • Political Science
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology

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Peer Review Policy

Once International Journal of Social Science Research (IJSSR) receives an article, the author will be notified by e-mail that the submission has been received. An initial evaluation will be carried out to determine if the submission meets IJSSR standards and if it is within the scope of the journal.

If the paper passes the initial evaluation, the peer review process will be handled. The paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two potential reviewers who are experts in the same field. Reviewers are asked to complete the process within two weeks.

The contributions submitted to IJSSR will be reviewed based on the following general criteria:

(a) Contribution to existing knowledge

(b) Organization and Readability

(c) Soundness of methodology

(d) Evidence supports conclusion

(e) Adequacy of literature review

When the reviews and recommendation have been received, the editor makes one of the following decisions: Accept Submission; Revisions Required; Resubmit for Review; Decline Submission.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

1. The manuscripts should be written in English, and they should be submitted online

2. On receiving the paper, the system will send an acknowledgement to the corresponding author immediately.

3. The process of peer review may take 2-3 weeks. You will be able to trace the process in your user account.

4. We will send an acceptance E-mail to the corresponding author, indicating acceptance or not, as well as the date of publication. The authors should decide whether or not to accept our arrangements for publishing.

5. Authors need to re-edit the paper, using the template. The re-edited paper should use the template provided by us and meet the formatting requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines ( ).

6. Once you submit the re-edited paper, the system will send you a confirmation E-mail.

7. After publishing, the authors may download the e-journal from the website.


  • The copyrights of the articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal.
  • The waive policy is only applied to the journal reviewers and editorial members, who may publish one article per year free of charge.



: Call for Papers

The journal is seeking submissions for the issue of Vol. 2, No. 2 September 2014. All manuscripts should be written in English, prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online, or sent to:  
Posted: 2013-09-27 More...

Recruitment for Reviewers


Status: Part time                         Working language: English

Working style: Internet-based       Payment: Volunteer job, no payment

How to apply

1. Complete the application form: MS-Word Form
2. Send your application to:

Posted: 2013-03-28 More...
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Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2014

Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2014

Table of Contents


Critical Sámi Research as the Means of Finding Ways of Seeing PDF
Erika Sarivaara, Satu Uusiautti, Kaarina Määttä 1-18
Political Instability and Growth: Case of the Developing Countries PDF
Said JAOUADI, Lamia ARFAOUI, Azza ZIEDI 19-28
The Relationship between Language, Literature, Teacher Effectiveness and Quality Education PDF
Amase Lanior Emmanuel, Tsavmbu Aondover Alexis, Kaan Aondover Theophilus 29-38
The Implementation of the Rights of Suspects in Detention Process PDF
Ruslan Ranggong 39-45
Communication Interception Technology (CIT) and Its Use in the Fight against Transnational Organised Crime (TOC) in Australia: A Review of the Literature PDF
Peter Bell, Mitchell Congram 46-66
Social Construction of Poverty in Ghana: A Structural Sociological Analysis PDF
William Boateng 67-76
‘Beyond the Lens of Peasantry’: Theoretical Basis of ‘Fishantry’ as a Distinct Social Domain (Part 1) PDF
Apurba Krishna Deb, C. Emdad Haque 77-101
Meaning and Egoism: Are the Notions Compatible? PDF
Leonid Z. Levit 102-112
Globalization versus Integration - The Quest for Appropriate Market System in the Philippines PDF
Arthur M. Alvendia, Irina Kireeva 113-138
A Critical Analysis of Legal Aid in Bangladesh PDF
Md. Nannu Mian, Md. Mamunur Rashid 139-150
The Effects of Small Scale Gold Mining on Living Conditions: A Case Study of the West Gonja District of Ghana PDF
Mabel A. Hoedoafia, Benjamin Spears Ngmekpele Cheabu, Vida Korang 151-164
Policy Formulations of the Fisheries Criminal Act: An Investigation of the Authority of the Criminal Justice System in Indonesia PDF
Deassy J. A. Hehanussa, Koesno Adi, Masruchin Ruba’i, Pridja Djatmika 165-175
Determining the Applicability of DNA Evidence in Rape Trials in India PDF
Dipa Dube 176-202

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