Focus and Scope
The IJSSPP publishes Follow double-blind peer-reviewed papers concerning theory, practice, and research in Social science and public policy. The Journal accepts papers presenting new developments in theory and practice, case studies, research articles and papers that review existing work in the area. Especially valued are the articles that integrate therapists' phenomenological experience, clinical thinking, theories, and research. The Journal is also open to new ideas in the wider field of Social Science, Public Policy and other Social Science that may potentially be useful for the development of Social science and public policy.
The journal publishes research papers in the fields of economics, international relations, law, development studies, population studies, political science, history, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, peace and conflict, library and information science, public administration, psychology, philosophy, sociology, women studies, religious studies, social welfare, anthropology, linguistics, education , management, marketing, finance, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics and so on.
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed
Peer Review Process
The submitted papers should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to IJSSPP. All paper submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process by at least two international reviewers with expertise in the relevant subject area.
Open access Policy
IJSSPP is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal with open access. The article processing or delivery of the manuscript submitted to the manager or editor through an online system or by using the OJS Open Access publishing model.
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.
International Journal of Social science and public policy s (IJSSPP) is published by Center for Promoting Education and Research (CPER) USA. The publication frequency of the IJSSPP journal is monthly.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society-owned or sponsored journals.
IJSSPP will do it best to abide by the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and aims to stick on to its Best Practice Guidelines. The following statements describe the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for IJSSPP, i.e.: the author, the Editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
Duties and Responsibilities of Editors
- Setting, in consultation with the editorial and advisory boards, the policies of the Journal and ensuring these policies are adhered to in practice.
- Overseeing the peer review process, including adherence to double blind peer review procedures.
- Making decisions, based on the results of peer review and/or editorial board review, about which submissions should be accepted and published in IJSSPP. These decisions will be based on the extent to which the work falls within the scope of IJSSPP; the scholarly merit of the work, including adherence to ethical standards; its originality, clarity, and potential to contribute to knowledge in the area; and legal requirements that include copyright and plagiarism.
- Investigating and resolving issues related to submitted and published content, including allegations of misconduct. IJSSPP follows the COPE Flowcharts for handling allegations of misconduct.
- Maintaining editorial independence by preventing commercial and financial needs from influencing intellectual and ethical standards.
- Keeping information about submissions confidential. Information about a submission will only be shared with the authors, peer reviewers and potential peer reviewers, and members of the editorial board as appropriate to carry out the publishing policies of IJSSPP. Editors may not disclose or use materials that have been submitted to IJSSPP but are not yet published without permission from the author(s).
- Disclosing conflicts of interest. In cases where an editor has a vested interest in a submission that would prevent a fair and impartial assessment, he or she will not be permitted to participate in decision making about the submission.
Duties and Responsibilities of ReviewersIndividuals who agree to serve as a reviewer are responsible for:
- Providing the editor and author(s) with a detailed written report that outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the submission, as well as recommended revisions. The report should provide justification for the reviewer’s recommendation to the editors as to whether the submission requires no revision, minor revision, major revision, or should be rejected. Personal criticism of the author(s) or criticisms that are not constructive in terms of improving the manuscript are not appropriate.
- Bringing evidence of misconduct to the attention of the editor promptly.
- Informing the editor if he or she is unable to carry out his or her duties as a reviewer. Reasons include, but are not limited to, being unqualified to provide an assessment, being unable to review the submission objectively because of a conflict of interest or because the author(s) is/are known to the reviewer, or he or she is unable to complete the review in the agreed upon time frame.
- Submitting the review within the specified time frame so that the editors can provide the author(s) with their decision in a timely manner.
- Keeping submissions under review in confidence. No unpublished material from a submission may be used without the permission of the author(s).
Duties and Responsibilities of AuthorsAuthors are responsible for:
- The content of the submission. Should errors or inaccuracies in the work be identified by the author(s), these must be brought to the attention of the Journal’s editors immediately.
- Adhering to reporting standards. For research submissions, this includes providing a description of the methods and results that is detailed and accurate. It should allow the veracity of the work to be evaluated and the study to be replicated. Ethical issues should be described, including ethics approvals as required. Policy ubmissions should present an accurate and comprehensive description of relevant cases or literature. Editorial submissions should be clearly identified as such. For all types of submissions, making false or misleading statements is unethical and unacceptable.
- Ensuring the submission is entirely original; that is, it must not present work that is essentially the same as a submission to another journal or previously published work. Authors must notify the editors in writing if a submission duplicates sections of another published work or an entire published work. Authors are responsible for securing written permission from the copyright holder(s) prior to submitting the work to IJSSPP.
- Citing materials paraphrased or quoted from other sources, including the author’s own work, appropriately. Individuals or works that have been influential in shaping the work described in the submission should also be credited.
- Ensuring the submitted manuscript has only been submitted to IJSSPP and is not submitted elsewhere until it has been released by the editors of IJSSPP via a decision letter.
- Ensuring the list of authors is complete and accurate. Only individuals who have made a significant contribution to the work, were involved in the drafting or revising of the manuscript, and have approved the final draft for submission should be listed as an author. Others who made contributions but do not meet the criteria for being an author should be listed in the Acknowledgements section.
- Disclosing any conflicts of interest that may be seen as influencing the work.
- Retaining raw data, where applicable, in the event that it is required to support the published work. The data should be accessible for a period of 12 years unless prohibited by other legal or ethical requirements.
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations for the three years prior to the start of the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Screening for Plagiarism
This journal has a service agreement with CrossRef Similarity Check. All submitted papers are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate before they undergo the peer-review process. Further, it is the obligation of each author to provide prompt retractions or corrections of errors in published works. The IJSSPP will follow COPE guidelines on plagiarism if it will be identified in the submission.
Article Processing Charges (APCs)
Article Processing Charges is free, Dollar.0.00. Allows people to access the full text versions of the articles.
Article Submission Charges
Article Submission Charges in IJSSPP is Free, Dollar.0.00. Submission includes submitting, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving.
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.
If the paper is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to pay 100 USD as article publication fee. Waiver policy is not applicable. The payment method will be notified by the editor after the acceptance of the paper.
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