International Journal of Social Science Studies

International Journal of Social Science Studies (IJSSS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by Redfame Publishing. It publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of social science. Authors are encouraged to submit complete unpublished and original works that are not under review in any other journals. The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to, the following topic areas: anthropology, archaeology, area studies, cultural and ethnic studies, economics, gender and sexuality studies, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

The journal is published in both printed and online versions. The online version is free to access and download. For any questions, please contact:

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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 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

Call for papers

International Journal of Social Science Studies is calling papers for the Vol. 2, No. 3, July 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: 2013-07-29 More...

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 2 (2014)

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

Table of Contents


Representations of Children’s Voices about Their Health in Social Services Arguments in Support of Their Decision PDF
Elin Hultman, Ann-Christin Cederborg 1-9
The State of the Art in Family Therapy Research: What Works? How it Works? PDF
Margarida Vilaça, Ana Paula Relvas 10-19
Conceptualizing Sex with Cerebral Palsy: A Phenomenological Exploration of Private Constructions of Sexuality Using Sexual Script Theory PDF
Tinashe Moira Dune 20-40
Most Dominated Problems of Mass Media Dialogism in National Dailies during the Trial Process of Wikileaks Grounder Julian Assange PDF
Sandra Veinberg 41-56
20th Century Accounts of American Citizenship PDF
Jed Donoghue, Bob White 57-65
Translation, Cross-cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Malay Version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) in Malaysia PDF
Won Sun Chen, Jamaiyah Haniff, Ching Sin Siau, Wymen Seet, Sit Fong Loh, Mohd Hadzrul Abd Jamil, Nadian Sa'at, Nurakmal Baharum 66-74
African American Males Educational Success Factors PDF
Michael Brooks, Christopher Jones, Jessie Latten 75-85
Students' Perceived Quality of Distance Education Courses as a Correlate of Learner Satisfaction: A Case Study of the Bachelor of Education Arts Program, University of Nairobi, Kenya PDF
Joyce Kanini Mbwesa 86-99
Social Norms and Impediments of Women Development in Bangladesh PDF
Abul Kalam 100-109
Changes in Eurozone Governance after the Crisis and the Issue of Growth PDF
Daniele Schiliro 110-119
The Possible Relationship between University Students' Personality Traits, Psychological Well-being and Addiction Potential PDF
Adnan Eshrati Fard, Homan Rajabi, Ako Delgoshad, Shirin Arjmani Rad, Saeideh Akbari 120-125
Centrality of Religiosity and Sense of Coherence: a Cross-sectional Study with Polish Young, Middle and Late Adults PDF
Beata Zarzycka, Elżbieta Rydz 126-136
Reviewer Acknowledgements PDF
James Young 137

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

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