About the Journal
Owner and publisher
London Journal of Social Sciences is owned and published by UKEY Consultancy & Publishing which was established in 2020 by a group of scholars.
London Journal of Social Sciences is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.
London Journal of Social Sciences uses Open Journal Systems 188.8.131.52, which is an open-source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project.
Aim and Scope of the Journal
The main objective of London Journal of Social Sciences is to provide an intellectual platform for scholars, a platform in which research in alternative paradigms for social studies could be presented and debated.
London Journal of Social Sciences is a refereed academic journal. The journal publishes research articles in the social sciences. Articles are thus expected to be proactively in social sciences and humanities, and interdisciplinary studies. London Journal of Social Sciences primarily publishes original research articles, but surveys, reviews and tutorials can be considered as well.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
London Journal of Social Sciences is the result of the joint efforts of the authors, our editors and our reviewers. Therefore, accepting standards of expected ethical behaviour is important. The ethics standard used by London Journal of Social Sciences is based on the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
- Author(s) warrants that the manuscript is an original work that has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere either in printed or electronic form.
- Authors warrant that all who have contributed significantly to the manuscript are indicated as authors.
- Authors warrant that the rights of third parties will not be violated and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
- Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of the submission, and the validity of the results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.
- Authors wishing to include figures, charts or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
- It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to London Journal of Social Sciences are written with ethical standards in mind and that they do not contain plagiarism. The authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of others.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her/their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.
- The opinions put forward in the articles published in the journal belong to their authors. The author takes legal and ethical responsibilities.
- The managing editor is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to IJHS will be published.
- The managing editor is guided by the policies of the Journal's Editorial Board, considering the quality of papers, their originality, relevance, and readability, and their accord with the aims and scopes of the journal.
- Managing editor is obliged to provide clear and transparent guidelines for Authors in preparing manuscripts for publishing. Instructions for Authors are available at the journal's website.
- The managing editor is obliged to provide clear and transparent guidelines for Peer Reviewers, to provide confidentiality of peer review and to protect Peer Reviewers' identity. Instructions for Reviewers and a list of reviewers are available at the journal's website.
- The managing editor and Editorial Board consider legal requirements in force regarding libel and copyright infringement.
- The managing editor is due to react if there is any justified suspicion about ethical misconduct in both published and unpublished papers.
- The managing editor must hold no conflict of interest regarding the articles considered for publication. If the Editor feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest, the selection of reviewers and all decisions on the paper shall be made by the Editorial Board. Since the identity of the authors and reviewers is unknown to each other, the Editor is obliged to guarantee their anonymity.
Procedures for Dealing with Unethical Behaviour
The managing editor and/or any editorial staff start an investigation at any time of suspected unethical behaviour or any type of misconduct.
The managing editor conducts the investigation. During an investigation, any evidence should be treated as strictly confidential and only made available to those strictly involved in the investigation. The accused will always be given the chance to respond to any charges made against them. If it is judged at the end of the investigation that misconduct has occurred, then it will be classified as either minor or serious.
Minor misconduct will be dealt directly with those involved without involving any other parties,
The managing editor, in consultation with the section editors, and, when appropriate, further consultation with a small group of experts should make any decision regarding the course of action to be taken using the evidence available. The possible outcomes are as follows:
- Publication of a formal announcement or editorial describing the misconduct.
- Informing the author's (or reviewer's) head of department or employer of any misconduct by means of a formal letter.
- The formally announced retraction of publications from the journal in accordance with the Retraction Policy.
- A ban on submissions from an individual for a defined period.
- Referring a case to a professional organization or legal authority for further investigation and action.
When dealing with unethical behaviour, the Editorial Staff will rely on the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Frequency of publication: Semiannual
Formats of publication: Online
LJSS content is archived by Internet Archive and in the journal database
The views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editors and Editorial Staff. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of the issuance of any claims for damages. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.