Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The mission of the journal is to provide an academic forum for discussing the issues of significant public interest across the world. 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
  • Political Science
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take four to ten weeks.


Publication Frequency

2021 Semiannually, published in March and September


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.



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...



Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
PKP Open Archives Harvester


Plagiarism Policy

We have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on Plagiarism.” We use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions for plagiarism.
Attitudes about self-plagiarism vary in the academic community. However, our policy is that self-plagiarism is still plagiarism, and, like all reputable publishers, we do not tolerate it.