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, Vol. 3, No. 5, September 2015: Call for papers

International Journal of Social Science Studies is calling papers for the Vol. 3, No. 5, September 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: 2015-05-24 More...

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 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 3, No 4 (2015)

International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 3, No. 4, July 2015

Table of Contents


A Revolution Scheduled on a Facebook Page PDF
Eman Mosharafa 1-13
The Other Way Around: The Roma Minority’s View on Doing Research on Sensitive Topics PDF
Simon Wallengren, Caroline Mellgren 14-24
Being Honest About Tenure in the United States: The Need for Tenure System Reform within Institutions of Higher Education PDF
Arthur Gross Schaefer, Sona Gala, Jillian Jaccard, Luke Vetter 25-36
Social Television as a New Relationship between Conventional TV and the Audience: An Analysis of its Aims, Processes, and Results PDF
Maria Jose Arrojo 37-49
A Primary Analysis on the Food Recall System: A Hard Mountain for China to Climb PDF
Le Yang, Tengfei Tan, Zhongzhong Wu, Sisi Zheng, Jingmin Cheng 50-55
The Importance of Touch in Sport: Athletes’ and Coaches’ Reflections PDF
Gretchen A Kerr, Ashley E. Stirling, Amanda Heron, Ellen A. MacPherson, Jenessa M. Banwell 56-68
Neighbors Connected; Exploring Recruitment of Dutch Older People for Activities PDF
Jeanette Lezwijn, Lenneke Vaandrager, Annemarie Wagemakers, Maria Koelen, Cees van Woerkum 69-78
Agreeableness, Extraversion, Stressor and Physiological Stress Response PDF
Xiaoyuan Chu, Zhentao Ma, Yuan Li, Jing Han 79-86
An Analysis of the Influence of Informal Grouping Dynamics on Organizational Performance in the Nigerian Telecommunication Sector PDF
Christopher Akpotu, Ginah O. Ginah 87-93
List of Parameters Influencing the Pedestrian Movement and Pedestrian Database PDF
Mohamed H. Dridi 94-106
Intervention Strategies to Improve Students’ Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya PDF
Jacob Merew Katamei, Gedion A. Omwono 107-120
‘From Rotterdam to Rio’: Investigating Perceptions of Sporting, Socio-Political and Cultural Developments in Germany between 2000 and 2014 PDF
Neal Sutton, Joel Rookwood 121-133
Dynamics of the Downstream Petroleum Sector and Economic Growth in Nigeria PDF
Michael Baghebo, Niyekpemi O. Beauty 134-144
Evaluating Person-Oriented Measures to Understand Sexuality with Cerebral Palsy: Procedures and Applications PDF
Tinashe Dune, Elias Mpofu 145-156
The Research of Design Based on Social Commerce PDF
Juhua Wu, Meng Xu, Zan Mo, Luo Liao 157-165
An Examination of Swedish Human Resource Management Students’ Beliefs about What Work Should Ideally Be Like PDF
Gunne Grankvist 166-171
Reviewer Acknowledgements PDF
James Young 172

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