Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Sociological Research aims at developing and refining a body of knowledge about human social structure and activity, sometimes with the goal of applying such knowledge to the pursuit of social welfare. Its subject matter ranges from the micro level of face-to-face interaction to the macro level of societies at large. The journal is multi-disciplinary and serves both academic and practitioner audience. A variety of topics relevant to the journal are as follows:

 

※Family and the Population

 

※Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender

 

※Law, Crime, and Deviance

 

※Organizations, Work, and Markets

 

※Political Sociology and Social Movements

 

※Education

 

※Health

 

※Culture

 

※Social Policy

 

※Social and Political Opinion Research

 

※Survey Methodology

 

※Theoretical Sociology

 

For the purpose of providing readers with a broad spectrum of high quality, professional and forefront papers, other currently hot and relevant subjects across the entire field of Sociological Research are also involved.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, while the reviewers can see authors' identities. Members of the Editorial Board, qualified outside reviewers or editor review the manuscripts.

 

Publication Frequency

Two (02) issues per year, Published in January and July.

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Index/List/Archive

Journal of Sociological Research has linked its papers to references by DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers.

Journal of Sociological Research is added and indexed in the following databases:

American Sociological Association

EBSCOhost

Global Impact Factor, Australia, Impact Factor: 0.668

Gale's Academic Databases

Google Scholar

J-Gate

PKP Open Archives Harvester

ProQuest

Sherpa/Romeo

Ulrich Periodical Directory

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 0.74

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Redfame publishing is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2017=(Citations2016+Citations2015)/(Publications2016+Publications2015)=(6+19)/(12+22)=0.74

2. h-index (January 2018): 13

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (January 2018): 21

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (January 2018): 11  

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2011-2015 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (January 2018): 15

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics