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Welcome to the International Assembly of the National Council of the Social Studies’ journal, the Journal of International Social Studies

The Journal of International Social Studies serves as a forum for Social Studies scholars from around the world to present and discuss common concerns. The journal’s mission is to heighten awareness of the international, global, and transnational nature of issues in social education. We aim to provide a forum for educators, college based teachers and researchers, teacher educators’ and classroom teachers, interested in rigorous research on their practice, from across the globe. The journal is particularly interested in issues that affect classroom teaching of Social Studies internationally.

Submitting material for publication

Research articles submitted to the Journal of International Social Studies are refereed using a double-blind peer review process with reviewers from relevant disciplines. Articles should be 6000 words or less including references but we also accept longer articles if there is a key need for the length. NO FEES are charged for publication or subscription.

Submission of book reviews, opinion pieces and commentary on international issues that are of interest to Social Studies practitioners at classroom, college or university or community level are welcome and are rigorously reviewed by the editorial team and advisors. These would usually be less than 3000 words.

Frequency of Publication

The journal will publish two issues per year, and the editors are committed to providing scholarship as open access, and NO FEES are charged for publication or subscription. 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.

Submitting a Manuscript

Authors must register with the journal before they can submit a manuscript. Once registered, an author should login and then select the Author link to begin the submission process. Authors should ensure they have followed the Author Guidelines before commencing the manuscript submission process.

Peer Review Process

All submissions to all the journal sections are subject to a preliminary internal review by an Editor (member of the Editorial Team). Those submissions deemed appropriate for publication in the journal are then anonymised and subjected to blind appraisal by two reviewers if a research article.  The Media Review, International Perspectives and Social Justice sections of the journal section of the journal are non-peer reviewed sections of the journal. However, submissions to these sections are subject to a rigorous editorial review. Plagiarism is monitored by scrutiny of established scholars in the field as well as via electronic checking via Google and Turnitin.

Editors & Editorial Board

Our international Editorial Board includes scholars with well-recognised reputations in the Social Studies. We regularly ensure these people wish to continue to provide guidance for our journal and elicit support from highly esteemed scholars in the field. See Editorial Team for a list of those who fulfil these functions.


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