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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


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 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.

Anti-Plagiarism Policy

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.



Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. 

Each prospective author is asked to consent to the inclusion of their current affiliation and their email address in their published articles.