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Author Instructions

All authors must read and agree to terms in our Submission Policy before submitting a manuscript to European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)®

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

1.3.1 Author can submit work on any topic mentioned in the scope of the journal. The content should be original, unique and the presentation must 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. It is implied that all author(s) who submit to our peer-reviewed journals agree to this. If any part of the manuscript has been published previously, author must clearly state to the editor.

If plagiarism in any form is detected anytime during the peer review and editorial process, the manuscript will be rejected and a response will be sought from the authors. The editors may contact the author’s head of department or institute and can also choose to contact the author’s funding agency. See our Plagiarism Policy for more details.

1.3.2 The corresponding (submitting) author should ensure that all agreements between multiple authors has been achieved. The corresponding author will manage all communication between the editor and on behalf of all co-authors if any, before and after publication. He/she is also responsible for managing communication between co-authors.

Authors must ensure the following:

a. The data in the submission is original
b. The presentation of the data has been approved
c. The obstacles to sharing of data, materials, or reagents etc which are used in the work are minimal.

1.3.3 The average length for research articles is 2500-3000 words and for short communications is upto 1500 words. Review articles, case study reports and clinical reports can have varied lengths.

Research articles and short communications should accompany:

Title Page
Main Text
Figures
Tables
References

5 keywords must be provided. Acknowledgements must be added in the end before references. We use Harvard formatting and style for references.

1.1.4 Authorship

The authors who submit to European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS) ® could be academics, social scientists, researchers and/or scholars who have extensive first-hand knowledge of the subject matter. They may have sound credentials for writing about the topic and would also have made significant contribution in the area described.

1.1.4.1 Author Listing

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;
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 by all authors and tacitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.

There is no limit to the number of authors for a manuscript. Authors are expected to carefully examine the listing order before submitting their manuscript and provide a definitive list at the time of the original submission. First and last authors are important. Equal contribution of two or more authors must be clearly stated. For non-authors who have proof read or evaluated with manuscript, their names should be included in the ‘Acknowledgments’ Section. 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 of the journal. An email from the corresponding author requesting the change needs to be sent to Editor-in-Chief of the journal which should include written confirmation that all authors agree with any addition, removal or rearrangement. Under no circumstances will we consider any changes in the listing of authors once the manuscript has been accepted.

The author(s) must declare any competing interests.

1.1.4.2 Author Affiliation

The primary affiliation for every author should be the institution/organisation/university where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address can also be stated. If authors are part of a consortium, only the name of the consortia should be indicated and author names can be included in a foot note. Emails of all authors apart from corresponding authors must be provided. Authors must ensure that they provide up to date information about email and address.

1.1.4.3 Confidentiality

Our journal 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 including reviewers’ reports. Material from the communication must not be posted on any website.

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.

See our Submission Policy for more details.

1.5 Peer Review Process

All original research articles, short communications and mini or in-depth review articles received by European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS) ® are peer-reviewed. 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 along with their recommendations and comments. 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, and editors are responsible to take a final decision on a manuscript in consultation with editorial board members. Final decision rests with Editor-in-Chief.

See our Peer Review and Editorial Policy for more details

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

6.1 Copyright on any open access article in our journals is retained by the author(s) without restrictions.

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

6.3 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. All users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles published in the journal.

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

6.5 Our peer-reviewed journals also operate under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. This license allows to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon work for non-commercial use and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing in our journals accept these as the terms of publication. The copyright of the content of all articles remains with the designated author of the article.

Full attribution must accompany any re-use and publisher source must be acknowledged.

See our Copyright and License Policy

for more details.

1.8 Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is defined as unreferenced use of others published and unpublished ideas in same or other language.

All manuscripts received by European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS) ® are checked for plagiarism at every stage of the peer-review and editorial process.

See our Plagiarism Policy for more details.

1.9 Timeline

Ideally, we aim to complete the peer review process in eight weeks. However, practically this may take up to nine to twelve months or even longer in rare circumstances depending upon satisfactory completion of peer review and editorial process. Final decision will rest with the Editor-in-chief.

1.10 Article Processing Charge (APC)

Article submission charge is nil. Article Processing Charge (APC) or Article Publishing Charge (APC) is payable once manuscript has been accepted for publication in European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)®. This provides immediate, permanent and worldwide access to the full article text after publication.

Article Processing Charge or Article Publishing Charge (APC) is nil for manuscripts submitted up till Dec 31, 2018. Applicable APC will be charged at above rate upon acceptance of manuscripts submitted on or after Jan 1, 2019. 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

All authors must read and agree to terms in our Submission Policy before submitting a manuscript to European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)®

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