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 Bimonthly 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
  • Communication studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The journal is included in:



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 Statistics Report 2014

Articles Received: 160
Articles Accepted: 93   
Articles Rejected: 67
Articles Retracted: 0    
Articles Published: 55  
Acceptance Rate: 58.13%
Posted: 2015-01-26

IJSSS, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2015: Call for papers

International Journal of Social Science Studies is calling papers for the Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2015 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 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...
More Announcements...

Vol 3, No 2 (2015): [In Progress]

International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2015

Table of Contents


Social Networks, Interpersonal Trust, and Support for Democracy in East Asia PDF
Ching-Hsing Wang 1-10
Assimilation of Baba and Nyonya in Malaysia PDF
Razaleigh Muhamat Kawangit 11-20
What Do City Planners Need to Know? When Do They Need to Know It? PDF
Chade Saghir, Gary Sands 21-29
China’s Energy Security Strategy: Implications for the Future Sino-U.S. Relations PDF
Yong Soo Park 30-40
On the Application of Laws to the Dismissal of Chinese College Teachers PDF
Zou Bing, Zeng Zhen 41-44
Self-Evaluated Negative Classroom Behavior and Speaking Performance PDF
Hendi Pratama, Dara Ningmara Sagita 45-49
Knowledge and Practice of Family Planning among Female Basic School Teachers in the City of Accra, Ghana PDF
Evelyn Akorfa Hodogbe, Samuel Kofi Badu-Nyarko 50-60
The Failure of Indonesian Integration in the Reform Era: a Case of Semarang`s Chinese Community PDF
Zeffry Zeffry Alkatiri, Vincetia Irmayanti Moeliono, Adrianus Laurens Waworuntu 61-70
Numinosity and Adaptation to Stress: The Role of Religiosity, Spirituality and Religious Coping in Adaptation to Significant Life Events PDF
Thomas K Swisher 71-78
What Is Sexual Orientation All About? Explaining an Evolutionary Paradox PDF
Brad Bowins 79-94
Searching Friends and Strengthening Security: Pak-China Relations in 1950s PDF
Manzoor Khan Afridi 95-103
Green Corporate Leadership (GrCL) to Improve Enforcement on Criminal Liability of Non-Legal Entity Corporations for Environmental Pollution and Destruction PDF
Herlina Manullang, P.L. Rika Fatimah, Alvi Syahrin 104-112
Holocaust and WWII: Jews in the Red Army PDF
Gabriel Mayer 113-122
Gender Disparities in Water Resource Management Projects in Njoro Sub-County, Kenya PDF
Wambu Charles K., Moses Kindiki 123-129

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

Paper Submission E-mail:

International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

Copyright © Redfame Publishing Inc.

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.