Starting with 2017, we encourage especially the submission of theoretical and innovative articles, from the perspective of fundamental research, proposing novel approaches of the topic. Among the articles in social sciences, we encourage the publication of articles approaching the subject matter from a qualitative rather than quantitative angle. The typical article will range among 5000-6000 words, and the book reviews among 1500-2000 words.
All materials should be sent via e-mail, as an attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the online submission system (above).
There is no fee for the publication of articles or book reviews in the journal.
Articles submitted for publication normally range from 5000 to 6000 words, written in English. We prefer well-documented articles that use, in their argumentation, more than 25 distinct bibliographical sources. Articles should be original papers and must not have been previously published or be pending publication elsewhere.
Texts must be accompanied by:
- an abstract (15 lines),
- up to 10 key words,
- the author's biographical information (professional title, didactic position, institutional affiliation, contact information, and email address),
- a list of the author's main publications (1/2 page).
Materials should be sent either via e-mail, as an attachment, formatted as Microsoft Word at s_c_i_r_i at yahoo dot com The text should use the Times New Roman font, 12 pt, single-spaced. The text can be sent also via the online submission system.
The editors advise you to consult with a native English speaker concerning the fluency of your text before sending it.
Starting with 2017, bibliographic references should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style (author-date-page system). Please do not send the text to JSRI before consulting the Chicago Manual of Style and editing the text and the references accordingly. See the examples of Chicago-Style Citation at this link.
Texts that do not follow this format will be returned to authors.
Texts should range from 1500 and 2000 words. The text should have its own title, rather than merely giving the title of the book reviewed.
Texts must be accompanied by:
- the full bibliographic details of the book reviewed;
- up to 10 key words;
- the author's biographical information (professional title, didactic position, institutional affiliation, contact information, and email address);
- a list of the author's main publications (1/2 page),
1. The author assumes all responsibility for the ideas expressed in the material published.
2. The authors have the obligation to respect all rules concerning the law governing copyright.
3. The authors should respect the ethical standards of academic publishing, including those on plagiarism.
4. The texts that pass an internal editorial check are reviewed anonimously by two experts. Due to the high volume of texts received, the review process is expected to take 6-8 months or more in some cases. The editors may ask for revisions and may require reformatting of accepted manuscripts.
5. Due to the high volume of manuscripts being submitted we do not send editorial comments for unpublished texts.
6. Prospective authors should be aware that JSRI normally publishes less than 30% of the texts received.
JSRI does not allow any plagiarism of others ideas, data, texts, as well as duplicate publication. All submitted articles have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked against plagiarism. In addition, we ask the reviewers inform us if they suspect or discover any form of plagiarism.
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.
J.S.R.I allow readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.
Both JSRI and the authors holds the copyright of all published materials. In addition, authors have the right to use all or part of their texts and abstracts for their own personal use and for their teaching purposes.
Authors have the right to use all or part of the text and abstract, in the preparation of derivative works, extension of the article into book-length or in other works, and the right to include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation or books. Authors are kindly asked to provide acknowledgement of the original publication in JSRI, including the title of the article, the journal name, volume, issue number, page numbers, and year of publication.
For use in non-commercial situations there is no need for authors to apply for written permission from JSRI in advance.
From 2002 through 2007, JSRI appeared on April 30th, August 30th and December 30th. Beginning in 2008, JSRI appears on the following dates: February 25th, June 25th and November 25th.