Aims and Scope


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.


Academic & Psychological Testing
African Studies & History
Asian Studies & History
Canadian Studies & History
Chinese Studies & History
Cognitive Science
Criminology, Criminal Law & Policing
Development Economics
Diplomacy & International Relations
Early Childhood Education
Economic History
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology & Counseling
Educational Technology
Environmental & Occupational Medicine
Environmental Law & Policy
Epistemology & Scientific History
European Law
Family Studies
Feminism & Women's Studies
Forensic Science
Geography & Cartography
Health Policy & Medical Law
Higher Education
Human Migration
Human Resources & Organizations
International Law
Library & Information Science
Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies
Military Studies
Political Science
Public Health
Public Policy & Administration
Science & Engineering Education
Sex & Sexuality
Social Work
Special Education
Sustainable Development
Teaching & Teacher Education
Technology Law
Urban Studies & Planning

Benefits to authors

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