About the Journal
Research in Social Sciences (ISSN: 2641-5305) is an international open access and double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Academia Publishing Group. The journal is published in both printed and online versions. Online publication is free to access and download.
This journal provides a forum for researchers and academics to debate internationally relevant issues that fall within the scope of social Sciences, including but not limited to:
- Business Studies
- Communication Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Cultural and Ethic Studies
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Political science
- Social Work
The journal accepts article submissions both online and via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The well written articles will be published free after acceptance.
Paper Selection and Publication Process
Step 1: Submission Acknowledgement: If you submit your manuscript online or through the journal email, you will receive an email of confirmation from the editorial assistants within 1-2 working days.
Step 2: Basic Review: The editor or editorial assistant determines whether a manuscript fits the journal’s aim and scope. Then, the manuscript is checked for its similarity index by CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate.
Step 3: Peer review: We use double-blind system for peer-review. Both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. A manuscript will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts: one editorial staff and two external reviewers. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.
Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision: The decision to accept or reject a manuscript is based on suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.
Step 5: Notification of the result of review to the corresponding authors by E-mail.
Step 6: Online First Publication and Printed Publication: Manuscripts will be shortly published online upon completion of revision and payment of publication fee. Printed version will be published in the scheduled volume and issue.
Step 7: Post-publication: Online PDF version of a manuscript is free to access and download. After publication of the printed journals, two hard copies of the journals will be sent to the corresponding author.