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:

  • Crossref
  • DOAJ
  • EconPapers
  • Google Scholar
  • JournalTOCs
  • Open Access Library (OALib)
  • Open J-Gate
  • Open Science Directory
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • RePEc
  • The Standard Periodical Directory
  • Ulrich's
  • University of Saskatchewan Library
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
  • Worldcat
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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. 1, January 2015: Call for papers

International Journal of Social Science Studies is calling papers for the Vol. 3, No. 1, January 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 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 4 (2014)

International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2014

Table of Contents


Egypt’s Exchange Rate Regime Policy after the Float PDF
Ali Attia Massoud, Thomas D. Willett 1-16
The World Bank’s Discourse on Social Inequality: A Policy of Appeasement? PDF
Olivia Gabrielle Merritt, Neena L Chappell 17-27
The Relationship of Age to Level of Performance and Independence Associated with Rehabilitative Interventions Provided to Older Adults Who Are Blind PDF
Michael Brooks, Barry C. Stephens 28-39
A Dynamic Study of Racial Inequality in Home Equity during the Housing Bubble PDF
Wenqian Dai, Ying Yang 40-54
Comparing Traditional Body Mass Index and Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian Body Mass Index in Predicting Self-Report Type 2 Diabetes. PDF
Thanh V Tran, Tam H. Nguyen, Kaipeng Wang, Phu Phan 55-60
Living Arrangements and Aging in Mexico: Changes in Households, Poverty and Regions, 1992-2009 PDF
Verónica Montes de Oca, Sagrario Garay, Brittany Rico, San Juanita García 61-74
Factors Influencing Occupational Segregation by Gender in Malaysia PDF
Noor Rahamah Abu Bakar 75-81
Exploring Women’s Experience in Ivy League Law School Classrooms PDF
Emily Kindschy, Jeffrey Perrin, Jennifer O'Neil 82-95
An Analysis on Public Policies in Universities’ Obligation of Ensuring Students’ Safety PDF
Zeng Zhen 96-99
To Wait for the Law to Change or not to Wait, That is the Question A Guide for Same-Gender Couples and Clergy on the Necessity of Using Private Law to Protect the Rights of Same-Sex Relationships PDF
Arthur Gross Schaefer, Sona Gala 100-112
Addressing the Needs of Juvenile Offenders: A Study of the Greene County Missouri Teen Court Model PDF
Cheryl Puzach, Aida Hass 113-122
The Role of Culture and Belief Systems in Shaping Customary Land Reform PDF
Austine Ng’ombe, Anthony Mushinge 123-134
Reviewer Acknowledgements PDF
James Young 135

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