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Author Instructions

1.1 Scope

European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® covers all academic areas of social sciences including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, behavioural sciences, criminology, cultural studies, demography, developmental studies, economics, education, gender studies, geography, gerontology, history, international studies, linguistics, media studies, philosophy, political sciences, psychology, public administration, rural and urban studies, social work, sociology and sustainability studies.

1.2 Types of paper

The European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® accepts original research articles, case study report, mini or in-depth reviews and short communications that warrant fast-track approval based on the significance of the findings and timely dissemination to the academic community.

1.3 Criteria for Submission

You can submit work on any topic mentioned in the scope above. The content should be original, unique and the presentation should be of potential interest to the readers. The work described should not have been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis) and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The manuscript submitted for publication must be approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.

The average length for research articles is 2500-3000 words and for short communications is upto 1500 words. Case study reports and review articles can have varied lengths. We use Harvard formatting and style.

1.4 Authorship

The authors list should precisely reflect who carried out the research and who wrote the manuscript. All multi-authored manuscripts should include an ‘Authors’ Contributions’ section at the end of the paper. Authors must meet all of the following conditions and no author should be omitted from the list if he/she meets all these criteria.
a. substantial contributions to conception and design of the study, performing experiments and/or analysis of data;
b. drafting the manuscript or revising it critically.
c. agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work and ensuring that queries/questions related to the accuracy or integrity of the research work carried out are appropriately resolved.
d. final approval of the manuscript version to be published.

Authors are expected to carefully examine the listing order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide a definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the Editor-in-Chief. An email from the corresponding author requesting the change needs to be sent to Editor-in-Chief of European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)®which should include written confirmation that all authors agree with any addition, removal or rearrangement. Under no circumstances will the European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® consider any changes in the listing of authors once the manuscript has been accepted.

European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® editors will treat the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat any communication with the journal as confidential. Material from the paper must not be posted on any website without prior permission from the editors, whether or not the submission is eventually published.

By submitting your articles to European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)®, you will get:

  • Fast peer-review process
  • Fair and unbiased reviews on your work with constructive criticism.
  • Helpful suggestions for improving your work.
  • Visibility for your work to readers all over the world.

1.5 Peer Review Process

European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® employs double blind review, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process. Reviewers are matched to the manuscript according to their area of expertise. Reviewers evaluate and submit a report including one of the following recommendations:

• Accept

• Minor Revisions

• Revise and Resubmit

• Reject

A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript is be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers, and may include verbatim comments by the reviewers. Reviewers advise the editors, who are responsible to take a final decision on a manuscript.

1.6 Indexing

UK Education Consultancy Services Ltd is a member of Crossref (registered as Publishers International Linking Association, Inc. (PILA) in New York, USA.). Our DOI is 10.29198. The journal DOI of European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® is 10.29198.ejss. European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® (a division of UK Education Consultancy Services Ltd) indexes all published articles with Google Scholar and other appropriate databases after assigning DOI and submitting metadata to Crossref.

1.7 Copyright and License

• Copyright on any open access article in a European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® is retained by the author(s) without restrictions.

• Authors grant European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.

• Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

• The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 formalizes these and other terms and conditions of publishing articles.

European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® also operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing with the European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® accept these as the terms of publication. The copyright of the content of all articles remains with the designated author of the article.

1.8 Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism can occur in two forms: 1) author(s) intentionally copy someone else’s work and claim it as their own, or 2) author(s) copy her or his own previously published material either in full or in part, without providing appropriate references i.e. “self-plagiarism”. We use Crossref Similarity Check for checking plagiarism.

a. When are manuscripts checked for plagiarism

Every manuscript submitted to European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® is checked for plagiarism after submission before being sent for peer review. When plagiarism is detected, decision is taken based on the extent of plagiarism present. For plagiarism in less than 25% of the manuscript, it is immediately sent back to the authors for content revision. If more than 25% the manuscript is plagiarized, it is rejected and the authors are advised to revise and resubmit it as a fresh manuscript.

b. Plagiarism before publication

European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® will evaluate any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If plagiarism is detected, either by the editors, editorial advisory board members or peer reviewers at any stage before publication of a manuscript – before or after acceptance, during formatting or at proofing stage, we will ask the corresponding author(s) to rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive (at least 25%), the article may be rejected.

c. Plagiarism after publication

If plagiarism is detected after publication, European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)® will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, EJSS will contact the author’s institute and/or funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.

1.9 Timeline

We aim to complete the review process in six to eight weeks subject to various circumstances. Final decision will rest with the Editor-in-chief.

1.10 Article Processing Charge (APC)

Article processing charge or article publishing charge (APC) is nil until Dec 31, 2018. APC is progressive in nature based on income-based country classification. Low-income countries are charged less. Please visit our Pricing Policy for more details.

1.11 Article Submission

Submit your manuscripts electronically on our ePress page by clicking below.

Submit Manuscript

Alternatively, email you manuscript to editors@ejss.co.uk

See Section 2. Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.