Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original and innovative works in all social science fields. The journal focuses on, but not limited to the following topics: anthropology, arts, culture, economics, education, history, laws, linguistics, management, philosophy, politics, psychology and sociology.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal uses single-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, while the reviewers can see authors' identities. Two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.

 

Publication Frequency

2019 Semiannual, published in January and July

2018 Semiannual, published in January and July

2017 Semiannual, published in January and July

2016 Semiannual, published in January and July

2015 Semiannual, published in January and July

2014 Semiannual, published in January and July

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Index

Crossref

Directory of Research Journal Indexing

EconBib

Electronic Journals Library

Gale's Academic Databases

Google Scholar

InfoBase Index

International Impact Factor Services (IIFS)

International Scientific Indexing (ISI)

J-Gate

Journal Impact Factor

JournalTOCs

LOCKSS

Open Academic Journals Index

PKP Open Archives Harvester

Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN)

ProQuest

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)

Scientific Indexing Services (SIS)

SJIF - Scientific Journal Impact Factor

Sherpa/Romeo

Universal Impact Factor

 

Manuscript Selection

Step 1: Basic Check

The editor or editorial assistant checks a received manuscript to determine whether it fits the journal’s aim and scope. Manuscripts out of the journal’s scope are rejected. Articles published fully or partly in other publications/websites are not reviewed or accepted.

Step 2: Similarity Check

Please be aware that we check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. We use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate, the leading plagiarism-detection system) to check for similarity to previously published documents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty are rejected.

Step 3: Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors' identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript is peer reviewed by at least one expert. In some rare cases, according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers, a second round of peer review may be initiated.

Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision

The decision to accept an article is based on the average score given by reviewers. The reviewers grade a submitted manuscript on a scale of 1 to 5. To be accepted for publication, the manuscript must obtain an average score not less than 2.5 (some journals require a higher score). However, we may reject a manuscript with a score higher than 2.5 when an editor or reviewer thinks it is not suitable for publication.