Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Integrated Journal of Social Sciences is a Peer-reviewed journal for publication of articles from all field of General Science, Social Sciences, Education, Social Work, Geography, Environmental Studies, History, International Policies, Arts, Law, Management, Psychology, Literature, Humanities, Cultural Studies, Sports and Health Sciences, Languages and all other Allied Social Sciences. It publishes Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Insights and Short Communications.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Research Articles, Insight Articles and Review Articles from Social Sciences research.

Articles from specific field should be submitted to below sections.

Editors
  • Vinod Shanwal
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Education

Original Research Article, Short Communications and Review Articles from the field of Education (School, Higher and Teacher education) and research in the field of Education.

Editors
  • Manisha Wadhwa
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The submitted articles are reviewed by experts in respective and Editor's decision (acceptance or rejection of respective article) depend on the recommendation of reviewers.

The standard reviewing time is 4 weeks from submission of article.

 

Open Access Policy

The journal publishes contents with open access. The open access policy by ScienceIn applies to the journal. The details of open access policy is available at http://pubs.iscience.in/journals/open-access-policy/

 

Discount for IJSS authors

Authors publishing in the journal can get a discount upto 40 % on open access charges (write to editorial office for discount).

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractices Statement

The Journal ‘Integrated Journal of Social Sciences’ and its Publisher ‘ScienceIn’ follows the best practices in evaluation of contents, processing of manuscripts and publishing thereof. The Journal and Publisher essentially follows the code of conduct defined by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for Journal Editors (Code of Conduct and Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editors listed in COPE guidelines file: http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf  ) and Publisher (the Code of Conduct Journal Publishers  listed in COPE page file: http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20conduct%20for%20publishers%20FINAL_1_0_0.pdf

Further, the journal may publish biomedical science related or allied field reports, so the journal adheres and follows the guidelines defined for publication in medical journals by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in its document ‘Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals’ provided on link http://www.icmje.org/recommendations  and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) on its webpage http://www.wame.org/

The Authors, Reviewers and Editors are expected to adhere and follow the code of conduct on ethical practices defined at above mentioned links in the respective roles.

 

The manuscript processing involves following stages

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In addition, general instructions and help pages on publisher website for Authors, Reviewers and Editors should be referred for brief general conduct   

Authors

Each authors who submit (and willing to publish in the journal) the manuscript, should read the ethical guidelines for submission and publication of work in scientific and medical journal (listed on above links). Particularly, manuscript must be plagiarism free. Any Animal study reported should have been performed with approval of respective institutional ethical committee and statement thereof should be included in manuscript.

Author Guidelines for manuscript preparation and submission link provided on right hand side column (and at bottom).

General Help pages for Authors: http://pubs.iscience.in/authors 

Reviewer

The journal uses ‘Single Blind Review’ of the manuscripts, the reviewers must maintain the confidentiality during reviewing and post review of manuscript. The manuscript work should be evaluated in respective field of expertise and detailed feedback and recommendation should be provided to editors. The general code of conduct defined in above links should be referred and followed while reviewing and providing feedback.

Basic Ethics for Reviewers are noted at: http://pubs.iscience.in/reviewer

 

Editors

All the editors should handle the assigned manuscripts by observing fair processing of submissions, editorial independence, confidentiality, and rational decision making within stipulated time framework with the feedback obtained from independent reviewer/experts in the field of work covered in respective manuscript. A detailed code of conduct mentioned in above reference documents should be adhered to.

General help page for Editors (for using the online software/editorial processing): http://pubs.iscience.in/editor

 

Publishers

The Publisher handles the unethical publishing cases. In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

Access to journal content: The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research. The online and digital contents are preserved by the Publisher by maintaining own digital archive and would also ensure accessibility by partnering with other digital archiving organizations. Most of the journal contents are archived in the Print form as well.