International Journal of Social Science Studies

International Journal of Social Science Studies (ISSN: 2324-8033; E-ISSN: 2324-8041) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the Redfame Publishing. The journal is published quarterly in both print and online versions. The Journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail.

ijsss The scopes of the journal include:
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Area studies
  • Cultural and ethnic studies
  • Economics
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Geography
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The journal is included in:

  • Academic Journals Database
  • Beardslee Library
  • DOAJ
  • EconPapers
  • Google Scholar
  • JournalTOCs
  • Open Access Library (OALib)
  • Open J-Gate
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • RePEc
  • The Standard Periodical Directory
  • Ulrich's
  • University of Saskatchewan Library
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
  • Worldcat


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.

Copyright Policy:

Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors have rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.


Provides DOIs at the article level

Each paper published in International Journal of Social Science Studies is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant.

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (300USD).

g) Print Journals Are Mailed

After publication, two hard copies of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author. If you want more copies, please order at

h) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.



IJSSS, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2014: Call for papers

International Journal of Social Science Studies is calling papers for the Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2014 issue. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to this journal, please review the About the Journal page for the journal’s section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines to see how to submit a manuscript to Redfame journals. For questions, please contact:  
Posted: 2014-06-08 More...

IJSSS Statistics Report 2013

Articles Received: 154     
Articles Accepted: 87    
Articles Rejected: 67
Articles Retracted: 0    
Articles Published: 48    
Acceptance Rate: 56.49%
Posted: 2014-05-27

IJSSS was included by RePEc


The journal "International Journal of Social Science Studies" has now been added to the RePEc and its services IDEAS and EcoPapers.

Posted: 2013-12-24

Recruitment for Reviewers

International Journal of Social Science Studies welcomes scientists and researchers to participate as peer reviewers. Excellent reviewers will be enrolled as Editorial Board members and will be listed in the printed journal as well as the journal’s webpage. Please click here to find more details.  
Posted: 2012-09-26 More...
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Vol 2, No 3 (2014)

International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3, July 2014

Table of Contents


Discourse Coalitions in the Controversy around the HydroAysen Project in the Patagonia Region of Chile PDF
María Eugenia Merino, María Elena Bello 1-11
Successful Aging: Multiple Trajectories and Population Heterogeneity PDF
Fengyan Tang 12-22
Exile as Source of Spanish Moderate Political Thinking during the First Half of Nineteenth Century PDF
Rebeca Viguera Ruiz 23-37
Perspectives on Diversity in the Military: A Comparison between Belgium and the Netherlands PDF
Rudy Richardson, Delphine Resteigne, Mathias Bonneu 38-49
Advancing Social Change by Synergizing Nonprofit Organizations with Common Missions PDF
Syed Aftab Hayat 50-55
Openness, Economic Development, and the Environment in Post-Reform China: A Model with Empirical Analysis PDF
Yanqing Jiang 56-66
Perceptions of Air Quality and Sense of Place among Women in Northeast Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PDF
Melissa Gallina, Allison Williams 67-77
Effects of Mentoring and Assertiveness Training on Adolescents’ Self-Esteem in Lagos State Secondary Schools PDF
Bola O. Makinde, Akin Jonathan Akinteye 78-88
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Multiple Anthropometric Indices of General Obesity and Abdominal Obesity among Young Adults PDF
Xiaoli Chen, Wipawan C. Pensuksan, Vitool Lohsoonthorn, Somrat Lertmaharit, Bizu Gelaye, Michelle A. Williams 89-99
Holocaust in Kolozsvar: 1944 PDF
Gabriel Mayer 100-108
Climate Change and Public Health Situations in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh PDF
Russell Kabir, Hafiz T.A. Khan, Emma Ball, Kay Caldwell 109-116
Reductions in HIV Stigma as Measured by Social Distance: Impact of a Stigma Reduction Campaign in a Historically Black University PDF
Emily Locke, Angela Meshack, Ruth Githumbi, Glenn Urbach, Beau Miller, Ron Peters, Michael W. Ross 117-122
Small Farms and Agricultural Productivity-A Macro Analysis PDF
R. G. Kadapatti, S. T. Bagalkoti 123-135

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