IJSS is the official journal of the SLOAP. The principal purpose of the journal is to publish scholarly work in the social sciences defined in the classical sense, that is in the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences. The research that is published may take a theoretical or speculative model as well as statistical and mathematical. Contributions are welcome from all fields which have relevant and insightful comments to make about the social sciences. The journal also includes a Research Note section which is devoted to supporting scholarly research that is in progress. The journal has a well-established book review section which reflects the academic and intellectual diversity within the UK. While IJSS is the publication of a regional association, it attracts submissions from a wide range of countries.
- Editor in Chief: Tamar Shiukashvili (Ph.D.)
- ISSN: 2632-9409 (Online)
- Frequency: Annually (2018-2020) Quarterly (2021-present)
At IJSS we refer to an online first as an article that has been through the peer-review process, has been accepted for publication and has been copyedited and typeset. The article is the final manuscript format, but is distinguished as an early release simply because it has not been delayed until a full issue publication. When the issue is complete, and an editorial is written, the issue will be archived with its own table of contents. Articles in the journal are freely available to the public thanks to our institutional sponsors.