International Journal of Social Science Research

International Journal of Social Science Research (Online ISSN: 2327-5510) is an international, double blind peer-reviewed, open-access 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:

  • Contribution to existing knowledge
  • Organization and Readability
  • Soundness of methodology
  • Evidence supports conclusion
  • 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

  • The manuscripts should be written in English, and they should be submitted online
  • On receiving the paper, the system will send an acknowledgement to the corresponding author immediately.
  • The process of peer review may take 2-3 weeks. You will be able to trace the process in your user account.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Once you submit the re-edited paper, the system will send you a confirmation E-mail.
  • 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.



: IJSSR has been indexed in RePEc


We are pleased to announced that the journal has been indexed in RePEc at

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 82 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components, all maintained by volunteers.

You can find more details at

Posted: 2014-05-31 More...

: 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...
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Vol 2, No 2 (2014): (In Progress)

Forthcoming articles

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The Challenges of Confidentiality and Anonymity in Undertaking Scientific Research PDF
Norman Adamson Sigalla King, Newton Kyando, Lucy Massoi 47-54
The Unspoken Truth: Evaluating Attitudes Toward Immigration in Missouri PDF
J.S. Onesimo Sandoval, Lisa Dorner, Jodi Devonshire 55-71
Empirical Investigations into Macroeconomic Variables and Internal Remittances in Rural Ghana PDF
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Rili Windiasih, Adi Sulistiyono, Totok Mardikanto, RB. Soemanto. 152-165
Priestly Dignity in the African Religious Context PDF
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