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Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original and innovative works in all social science fields.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. The review process may take 4-10 weeks.

 

Publication Frequency

2022 Semiannual, published in June and December

 

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.

 

Index

Crossref

CNKI Scholar

Electronic Journals Library

EuroPub

General Impact Factor

Global Impact Factor

Google Scholar Citations

HOLLIS (Harvard Library)

InfoBase Index

Infotrieve

International Impact Factor Services (IIFS)

International Scientific Indexing (ISI)

J-Gate

JournalTOCs

Open Academic Journals Index

PKP Open Archives Harvester

Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN)

Publons

RePEc

Road

Scientific Indexing Services (SIS)

Scilit

Sherpa/Romeo

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

The Keepers Registry

 

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.

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2021): 1.32

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Macrothink Institute is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2021 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2021=(Citations2020+Citations2019)/(Publications2020+Publications2019)=(11+47)/(18+26)=1.32

Citations2020=2021 cites to articles published in 2020

Citations2019=2021 cites to articles published in 2019

Publications2020=number of articles published in 2020

Publications2019=number of articles published in 2019

2. h-index (December 2021): 15

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (December 2021): 30

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (December 2021): N/A  

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2016-2020 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (December 2021): N/A

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics