Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal for Social Studies with ISSN 2455-3220

International Journal for Social Studies serves as a forum for Social Studies scholars from around the world to present and discuss common concerns. The journal’s mission is to heighten awareness of the international, global, and transnational nature of issues in social education. We aim to provide a forum for educators, college based teachers and researchers, teacher educators’ and classroom teachers, interested in rigorous research on their practice, from across the globe. The journal is particularly interested in issues that affect classroom teaching of Social Studies internationally.

Submitting material for publication

Research articles submitted to the International Journal for Social Studies are refereed using a peer review process with reviewers from relevant disciplines. Articles should be 6000 words or less including references but we also accept longer articles if there is a key need for the length. Submission of book reviews, opinion pieces and commentary on international issues that are of interest to Social Studies practitioners at classroom, college or university or community level are welcome and are rigorously reviewed by the editorial team and advisors. These would usually be less than 3000 words.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All submissions to all the journal sections are subject to a preliminary internal review by an Editor (member of the Editorial Team). Those submissions deemed appropriate for publication in the journal are then subjected to appraisal by a reviewer if a research article. The Media Review, International Perspectives and Social Justice sections of the journal section of the journal are non-peer reviewed sections of the journal. However, submissions to these sections are subject to a rigorous editorial review.


Publication Frequency

Every month.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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