The International Journal of Social Sciences is freely available online. Our open access policy is aimed to facilitate exchange of knowledge. Authors are required to agree with this open access policy which enables unrestricted access and reuse of all published articles. The articles are published under the Creative Commons copyright license policy CC-BY. Users are allowed to copy and redistribute the material in printed or electronic format and build upon the material, without further permission or fees being required, provided that appropriate credit is given.
Since 2017 the International Journal of Social Sciences is published semiannually. Publishing months are March and September.
Articles submitted for possible publication are subjected to a double-blind, peer review process.
Articles are first reviewed by editors. The editor may reject it out of hand either because it is not dealing with the subject matter for
that journal or because it is manifestly of a low quality so that it cannot be considered at all. Articles that are found suitable for review
are then sent to two experts in the field of the paper. Referees of a paper are unknown to each other.
Referees are asked to classify the paper as publishable immediately, publishable with amendments and improvements, or not publishable. Referees’ evaluations usually include an explicit recommendation of what to do with the manuscript.
Referees’ comments are seen by the author.
Referees each return a peer-review of the article to the editor. The role of the referees is advisory.
The review process is usually completed within 3 months. Accepted articles are usually published within 6 months.
The average success rate of the submitted articles is 30%.
Starting from September 1st, 2017 submission fee is EUR 100 on new submissions. Submission fee is not refundable.
No more publication fee will be applied to accepted papers.
The IISES uses Creative Commons copyright license policy CC-BY. Copyrights remain with the authors. The authors give permission
to the IISES to publish their work and agree that users are allowed to copy and redistribute the work, transform and build upon it.
As copyrights remain with the authors, they can decide about eventual re-publication of their article. In case of re-publication an
appropriate reference of the original publication is requested.
By submitting the manuscript the authors declare that the text is their original work, does not contain any plagiarism and has not
been published in or submitted to any other journal.
The editor scans all submitted papers in order to detect plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected, the paper is rejected from publication.
If errors are found that are so significant that the article cannot remain in the journal, the article will be removed and replaced with
a note stating the reason of retraction.
If plagiarism is found, a whole article will be removed from the journal and replaced with a note indicating authors´ names and
description of plagiarism. Authors and their institutions will be notified.
The journal is digitally preserved by the National Library of the Czech Republic within its WebArchiv since 2014.
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