Social Sciences Directory Information
Social Sciences Directory (ISSN 2049-6869) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication. Social Sciences Directory welcomes reports on primary research from any social sciences discipline. It provides:
- Open-access—freely accessible online, authors retain copyright
- Fast publication times
- Peer review by expert, practicing researchers
- Post-publication tools to indicate quality and impact
- Community-based dialogue on articles
- Worldwide media coverage
Social Sciences Directory is run as a partnership between its in-house Social Sciences Directory staff and International Advisory and Editorial Boards, ensuring fast, fair, and professional peer review. To contact the Executive Editor, Bill Modrow, or the founder, Dan Scott, or any of the Publications Assistants (who can be found at our contacts page), please e-mail info [at] socialsciencesdirectory.com. To access the Social Sciences Directory community blog, click here.
Social Sciences Directory features reports of original research from all disciplines within social sciences. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, Social Sciences Directory facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines.
Too often a journal's decision to publish a paper is dominated by what the Editor/s think is interesting and will gain greater readership — both of which are subjective judgments and lead to decisions which are frustrating and delay the publication of your work. Social Sciences Directory will rigorously peer-review your submissions and publish all papers that are judged to be sound. Judgments about the importance of any particular paper are then made after publication by the readership (who are the most qualified to determine what is of interest to them).
Social Sciences Directory applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works we publish. Under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow any to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in Social Sciences Directory, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
To provide open access, Social Sciences Directory uses a business model in which our expenses—including those of peer review, journal production, and online hosting and archiving—are recovered in part by charging a publication fee to the authors or research sponsors for each article they publish. For Social Sciences Directory the publication fee is GBP100/USD150/EUR120. Authors who are affiliated with of our Institutional Members do not pay this fee.
We offer a complete or partial fee waiver for authors who do not have funds to cover publication fees. Editors and reviewers have no access to payment information, and hence inability to pay will not influence the decision to publish a paper.
Measures of Impact
At Social Sciences Directory, we believe that articles should be assessed on their own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which they were published. The long-term vision is to bring the views and activities of entire communities to bear, using the wealth of opportunities offered online, to provide new, meaningful and efficient mechanisms for research assessment. For more information on article-level metrics see the Social Sciences Directory blog.
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