Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

SOCRATES is a multidisciplinary, multilingual journal that aims to serve the higher education by providing platform to quality research from various disciplines and languages.We are focused on expanding our scope and consolidating our position in both conceptual developments and practical application with special emphasis on social issues. Our motive is to promote research as research is an essential part of higher learning. 

SOCRATES is a serious Scholarly journal with an aim to promote and enhance research in the following Disciplines:

Humanities

  • History
  • Language & Literature- English ; Hindi ; Persian
  • Philosophy

Social sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Area studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Economics,Management and Commerce
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Geography

Professions and Applied sciences

  • Politics, Law and Governance
  • Agriculture
  • Higher Education
  • Environmental studies and Forestry
  • Journalism, media studies and communication
  • Social work
  • Tourism

Coverage of the Journal:

  • Research article : Article of original research carried out by author(s)
  • Review article :Significant review of original research literature
  • Short communication:Brief research communication/ news/views/ article
  • Case study:Analytical findings of an individual case and communicated in journal publication
  • Research method : Reporting of new research methods
  • Opinion papers:Article provide opinion of individual or group
  • Observations (R&D):Expression of observations on R&D method/experiment/test and findings etc
  • Special articles:Invited article, memorial lecture/working paper/special paper/expert views/comments
  • Standard:A standard is a document that establishes uniform engineering or technical specifications, criteria, methods, processes, or practices
  • Report (R&D):Report a non-serial publication giving a detailed account of information or statements, often including opinions and findings, of an individual or group on a particular topic
  • Proceedings paper:The paper published in a Conference/Symposium/Seminar/Workshops etc or summarization of all papers from conference proceedings.

 

Section Policies

History

Papers that examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them, are accepted in this section.

These approaches to history are acceptable :

  • Ancient history : the study from the beginning of human history until the Early Middle Ages.
  • Atlantic history: the study of the history of people living on or near the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Art History: the study of changes in and social context of art.
  • Big History: study of history on a large scale across long time frames and epochs through a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Chronology: science of localizing historical events in time.
  • Comparative history: historical analysis of social and cultural entities not confined to national boundaries.
  • Contemporary history: the study of historical events that are immediately relevant to the present time.
  • Counterfactual history: the study of historical events as they might have happened in different causal circumstances.
  • Cultural history: the study of culture in the past.
  • Digital History: the use of computing technologies to produce digital scholarship.
  • Economic History: the study of economies in the past.
  • Futurology: study of the future: researches the medium to long-term future of societies and of the physical world.
  • Intellectual history: the study of ideas in the context of the cultures that produced them and their development over time.
  • Maritime history: the study of maritime transport and all the connected subjects.
  • Modern history : the study of the Modern Times, the era after the Middle Ages.
  • Military History: the study of warfare and wars in history and what is sometimes considered to be a sub-branch of military history,Naval History.
  • Natural history: the study of the development of the cosmos, theEarth, biology and interactions thereof.
  • Paleography: study of ancient texts.
  • People's history: historical work from the perspective of common people.
  • Political history: the study of politics in the past.
  • Psychohistory: study of the psychological motivations of historical events.
  • Pseudohistory: study about the past that falls outside the domain of mainstream history (sometimes it is an equivalent of pseudoscience).
  • Social History: the study of the process of social change throughout history.
  • Universal history: basic to the Western tradition of historiography.
  • Women's history: the history of female human beings. Gender history is related and covers the perspective of gender.
  • World History: the study of history from a global perspective.

 

Authors interested in Regular paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

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Language & Literature- English

The focus of this section is to include research papers and articles from English literature,  not just the literature of England.

Research work and articles on following time periods of English literature are accepted for publication in this section. 

1 Old English literature: c. 658–1100
2 Middle English literature: 1100–1500
3 English Renaissance: 1500–16603.1 Elizabethan and Jacobean period (1558–1625)
3.2 Late Renaissance: 1625–1660
4 Neo-Classical Period: 1660–17984.1 Restoration Age: 1660–1700
4.2 Augustan literature (1700–1750)
4.3 Age of sensibility: 1750–1798
5 19th-century literature5.1 Romanticism (1798–1837)
5.2 Victorian literature (1837–1901)5.2.1 The Victorian novel
5.2.1.1 Genre fiction
5.2.2 Victorian poetry
5.2.2.1 American poets
5.2.3 Victorian drama
6 English literature since 1901
6.1 1901–1939 Modernism
6.2 1940 to the 21st century
6.2.1 American
6.3 Post-modern literature
6.4 20th-century genre literature

Authors interested in Regular paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

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हिन्दी साहित्य

SOCRATES JOURNAL का उद्देश्य हिन्दी साहित्य के क्षेत्र में शोध को प्रोत्साहन तथा विश्व पटल पर उसके प्रस्तुतीकरण का माध्यम होना है | हिन्दी साहित्य के विद्वान अपने शोध पत्र जर्नल के इस खंड में प्रकाशन हेतु Online Submission के माध्यम से जमा करवा सकते हैं जिसके लिये कृपया register करें , यदि पहले से  register  हैं तो  log in करें और पांच चरणों वाले हमारे  Online Submission mechanism द्वारा अपना शोध पत्र जमा करें |Submission language के खाने में हिन्दी के लिये hin लिखें |

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Language & Literature- Persian

Persian literature (Persian: ادبیات فارسی‎) is one of the world's oldest literatures. 

The focus of this section is to include research papers and articles from Persian literature which deals with the following :

1 Classical Persian literature1.1 Pre-Islamic Persian literature
1.2 Persian literature of the medieval and pre-modern periods1.2.1 Poetry
1.2.2 Essays
1.2.3 Biographies, hagiographies, and historical works
1.2.4 Literary criticism
1.2.5 Persian storytelling
2 Dictionaries
3 Persian phrases
4 The influence of Persian literature on World literature4.1 Sufi literature
4.2 Areas once under Ghaznavid or Mughal rule
4.2.1 South Asia
4.3 Western literature4.3.1 German literature
4.3.2 English literature
4.3.3 Swedish literature
4.3.4 Italian literature
5 Contemporary Persian literature5.1 History
5.2 Persian literature in Afghanistan
5.3 Persian literature in Tajikistan
5.4 Novels
5.5 Satire
5.6 Literary criticism
5.7 Persian short stories5.7.1 The formative period
5.7.2 Period of growth and development
5.7.3 Period of diversity
5.8 Poetry5.8.1 Classical Persian poetry in modern times
5.8.2 Modern Persian poetry


Authors interested in Regular paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.


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Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Research papers addressing problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument are invited for contribution in this section.

Following Areas of inquiry are acceptable:

1.1 Epistemology
1.2 Logic
1.3 Metaphysics
1.4 Ethics and political philosophy
1.5 Aesthetics
1.6 Specialized branches

Authors interested in Regular paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

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Anthropology

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian Papers, the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

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We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section:

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Area studies

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian Papers, the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

 Click here to download reviewers recommendation sheet !!

 

We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section :

  • Scholars interested in leading this Section of the Journal fill the Join us form Click here
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Psychology

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian Papers, the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

 Click here to download reviewers recommendation sheet !!

We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section :

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Sociology

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian Papers, the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

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We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section :

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Economics,Management and Commerce

This section of the journal accepts paper submission from Economics, Management and Commerce.

Authors interested in Regular paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

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Gender and sexuality studies

Gender studies is a field of interdisciplinary study and academic field devoted to gender identity and gendered representation as central categories of analysis. This field includes women's studies (concerning women, feminism, gender, and politics), men's studies, and LGBT studies.Sometimes, gender studies is offered together with study of sexuality. These disciplines study gender and sexuality in the fields of literature, language, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, cinema, media studies, human development, law, and medicine. It also analyzes race, ethnicity, location, nationality, and disability.

Authors interested in Regular paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

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Geography

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian Papers, the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

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We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section:

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Politics, Law and Governance

This section of the journal accepts paper submission from Politics, Law and Governance

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Agriculture

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian Papers, the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

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We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section:

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Higher Education

Authors interested in Regular paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

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Environmental studies and Forestry

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian papers the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

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We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section:

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Journalism, media studies and communication

This section of the journal accepts paper submission from Journalism, media studies and communication

Authors interested in Regular paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

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Social work

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian Papers, the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

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We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section :

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Tourism and Management Studies

This section of the journal accepts paper submission from authors and researchers from the vast area of TOURISM AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES, which may include:

1 Etymology
2 Significance of tourism
3 Theory and Definitions
4 World tourism statistics and rankings4.1 Total volume of cross-border tourist travel
4.2 World’s top 10 tourism destinations
4.3 International tourism receipts
4.4 International tourism expenditure
4.5 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index
5 History5.1 Antiquity
5.2 Middle Ages
5.3 Grand Tour
5.4 Emergence of leisure travel
5.5 Cruise shipping
6 Modern day tourism6.1 Winter tourism
6.2 Mass tourism
6.3 Adjectival tourism
7 Recent developments7.1 Sustainable tourism
7.2 Ecotourism
7.3 Pro-poor tourism
7.4 Recession tourism
7.5 Medical tourism
7.6 Educational tourism
7.7 Creative tourism
7.8 Experiential Tourism
7.9 Dark tourism
7.10 Social tourism
7.11 Doom tourism
8 Growth8.1 Space tourism
8.2 Sports tourism
8.3 Latest trends

 

Authors interested in paper submission to this Section of the Journal need to  upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.

Who can Recommend/Review the Paper?

The Expert should have a post-graduate / Doctorate degree in their respective subject with 15 years of professional experience Associate Professor / Professor / Senior Scientist or equivalent position in teaching, research National/international awardees and citation laureates, Scientists / researchers and other faculty members working at leading R & D Organisation and other Academic Institutions involved in teaching and research.

In the case of  Indian  Papers, the reviewers/referees must have an Expert I.D. (profile with VIDWAN: EXPERT DATABASE)

 Click here to download reviewers recommendation sheet !!

 

We are looking for Section Editor and Reviewers for this section:

  • Scholars interested in leading this Section of the Journal fill the Join us form Click here
  • Scholars interested in review of any research from this section please write an e-mail to editor@socratesjournal.com

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Peer Review Process

The Peer Review Process:
Double-blind peer review is followed: Expert Reviewers and the reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of the reviewers.Peer review methods is employed to maintain standards of quality of the research paper published in the journal.
 
Online manuscript review
We ask peer-reviewers to submit their reports via our secure online system by following the link provided in the editor's email. Platform: Open Journal System.
 

The Reviewer is selected by the Section Editor to review a submission. Reviewers are asked to submit reviews to the journal'sweb site and are able to upload attachments for the use of the Editor and Author.

Ensuring a Blind Peer Review

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort has been made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

    For Microsoft 2003 and previous versions, and Macintosh versions of Word:

    • Under the File menu select: Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

    For MacIntosh Word 2008 (and future versions)

    1. Under the File menu select "Properties."
    2. Under theSummarytabremoveall of the identifying information from all of the fields.
    3. Save the File.

    For Microsoft 2007 (Windows):

    1. Click on the office button in the upper-left hand corner of the office application
    2. Select "Prepare" from the menu options.
    3. Select "Properties" for the "Prepare" menu options.
    4. Delete all of the information in the document property fields that appear under the main menu options.
    5. Save the document and close the document property field section.

    For Microsoft 2010 (Windows):

    1. Under the File menu select "Prepare for sharing."
    2. Click on the "Check for issues" icon.
    3. click on "inspect document" icon.
    4. Uncheck all of the checkboxes except "Document Properties and Personal information".
    5. Run the document inspector, which will then do a search of the document properties and indicated if any document property fields contain any information.
    6. If the document inspector finds that some of the document properties contain information it will notify you and give you the option to "Remove all," which you will click to remove the document properties and personal information from the document.
  3. For PDF files:

    • With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

Section Editor's Role

Section Editors usually manage the Review of submissions and the editing of those that are accepted. A Section Editor initially assigned to a submission by an Editor. Editors send requests to Section Editors to see a submission through the editorial process.

Submissions to the journal that are assigned to the Section Editor by the Editor appear in that Section Editor's Submissions In Review queue. Section Editors have access to only those submissions to which they have been assigned.

The article Review page lists all necessary elements for the Section Editor to organize and complete the review process. The Section Editor assigns a Review Version of the article, assigns one or more Reviewers to the article, and enters an Editorial Decision. Depending on the editorial decision, the article will be moved from the Review queue to either the Editing queue or the Archives, or it will be resubmitted for review.

Reviewer's Role

The Reviewer is invited by email to review a submission, which includes its title and abstract, as well as the journal's URL and a username and password for the Reviewer to use to enter the journal.

On logging into the journal, the Reviewer arrives at the User Home page. By clicking on the role of Reviewer (as a Reviewer may be enrolled under other roles, such as an Author), the Reviewer is led to the Submissions page. This page lists the submissions which the Reviewer has been invited to review or is currently in the process of reviewing. The Submissions queue also notes what round the review is, as some reviews may have entered a second round of reviewing, following the Section Editor's decision that the submission must be "resubmitted for review." This page also provides access to past reviews which the Reviewer has completed for the journal.

The Review process is divided into six or seven steps, intended to lead the Reviewer through the Review process.

Step 1
The reviewer has first to indicate to the Section Editor whether they will undertake the review. The decision should be made after reviewing the submission's Abstract and perhaps looking at the submission, by clicking on the file name in Step 3

If unable to do the review. The Reviewer who is unable to do the review clicks on "Unable to do the review" which leads to a standard email to the Section Editor, which the Reviewer can revise to indicate, if they wish, why they are cannot do the review (e.g., timing, conflict of interest, lack of expertise, etc.).

If able to do the review. The Reviewer who is able to do the review clicks on "Will do the review," which leads to a standard email to the Section Editor, and which will indicate to Section Editor and Author that the review is underway.

Step 2
Consult the Reviewer Guidelines, found at the bottom of the Review page. The Reviewer Guidelines have been prepared by the Editors of the journal to ensure that the Review is as helpful as possible to them and the author.

Step 3
The Author has uploaded the submission as a file, which the Reviewer can download from the journal's web site to the Reviewer's computer by clicking on the file name. The file can be opened or saved to the computer and opened, using typically available programs such as Word. It can be printed out or read on the screen. The Supplementary Files refer to materials the Author may have uploaded in addition to the submission, such as data sets, research instruments, or source texts.

Step 4
The Reviewer clicks on the Review icon and is presented with two Review text-boxes where the Review can be either entered by hand or pasted: one for the Editor and Author, and one visible to the Editor only. The Reviewer may enter or paste partial reviews into these boxes and click the Save button at the bottom of the form to return and make changes later. The Reviewer may return to make such changes until a recommendation on the main Review pages is chosen, at which time the Review process is complete.

Please note: the Journal manager, in conjunction with the journal's Editor(s), has created an extended custom review form to be filled out. More information on the custom form should be found in the Reviewer's Guidelines. The form can be returned to and edited until a recommendation has been chosen.

Step 5

The Reviewer also has the option, in addition to entering a Review, of uploading files for the Section Editor and/or the Author to see. These files may be a Reviewer-annotated version of the submission or some relevant data or other materials that will assist Editor and/or Author. It will be at the Editor's discretion whether these files are shown to the Author, but Reviewers can certainly comment on this in the Review (Step 4).

Step 6
The Reviewer must select a Recommendation for the submission from among the following options: Accept, Revisions Required, Resubmit for Review, Resubmit Elsewhere, Decline Submission, See Comments. When the Reviewer clicks "Submit Review to the Editor," it leads to a prepared email to the Section Editor, as well as making visible to the Editor the Recommendation, the saved Review (which are now locked) and any uploaded files. The email can be edited by the Reviewer before sending.

 


Editor's Role

The Editor oversees the editorial process, beginning with the assignment of the Section Editor to a submission.

Once all the reviews are in, the Section Editor must arrive at a decision on the submission.

Recording the Decision. The Section Editor selects a Decision from among Accept Submission, Revisions Required, Resubmit for Review, or Decline Submission.

The Section Editor should outline the basis of their decision to the Author in Editor/Author Correspondence (as the Author cannot see the Decision recorded by the Editor). The Section Editor can also upload a version of the submission possibly with suggestions or comments. Finally, the Section Editor must email the Author using the Notify Author email icon under Editor Decision. Reviewer Comments can be imported into this email by clicking Import Peer Reviews above the email subject line. Please note that comments designated by the Reviewer as editor-only are not imported.

The Section Editor can make an initial decision (Revisions Required), and then after being satisfied by the Author Version uploaded by the Author, make a second decision to Accept.

If the Section Editor selects Accept, then the next step is to designate a version of the submission to go to Copyediting on the Editing page, from among the Editor and Author versions. The default Editor Version is simply the Review Version, and the Section Editor can make changes to this version — restoring the author's name, for example — and upload it as suitable to go to Copyediting.

If the Section Editor selects Decline, the submission moves to the Archives list, with its status recorded as Declined.

Resubmit for Review. The Section Editor can initiate a second round of reviews for a submission by selecting Resubmit for Review as the Decision. The Section Editor then emails the Author of this (as the Author cannot see the Decision) and includes an outline of what needs to be done with the submission prior to resubmitting it for review. When the Author re-submits a version for review, it appears under Author Version, and the Section Editor designates it for resubmission. It then becomes the Review Version for Round 2 (and should again be checked for anonymity, and if need be, uploaded again under Review Version). The Reviewers from Round 1 will still be in place, although their reviews and recommendations will have been cleared and placed under "Regrets, Cancel, and Earlier Rounds of this Submission." The Section Editor can activate the request for each of the Reviewers from Round 1 by clicking on the email icon under Request, or the Section Editor can use Clear Reviewer and select another Reviewer for Round 2. The Editor/Author Correspondence for Round 1 is also placed under "Regrets, Cancels, & Previous Rounds" of this Submission, where the Section Editor can review it as needed.

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The Role of Expert Reviewers:

The Expert Reviewers are selected by the Section Editor to review a submission. Expert Reviewers are asked to submit reviews to the journal's website and are able to upload attachments for the use of the Editor and Author. They are individuals endowed with scientific and technical knowledge in the discipline. To ensure the quality of publication in the journal their role is to review the papers and submit their instructions and recommendation on the paper to the editor concern.

Reviewers help document. (Click here to download)

Make sure the article you have been asked to review truly matches your expertise
The Editor who has approached you may not know your work intimately, and may only be aware of your work in a broader context. Only accept an invitation if you are competent to review the article.

Check that you have enough time
Reviewing an article can be quite a time to consume. The time taken to review can vary greatly between disciplines and of course on article type, but on average, an article will take about 5 hours to review properly. Will you have sufficient time before the deadline stipulated in the invitation to conduct a thorough review?

Understand what it means to accept to review and manage deadlines
Deadlines for reviews vary per journal. The editors will provide information on deadline expectations with the review request. Let them know within a day or two that you got the request. They will appreciate being informed in a timely manner if you are able to complete the review or not. There are no consequences for refusing to review a paper.

If you feel the review will take you longer to complete than normal, please contact the editor to discuss the matter. The editor may ask you to recommend an alternate reviewer, or may be willing to wait a little longer (e.g., if the paper is highly specialized and reviewers are difficult to find). As a general guideline, if you know you will not be able to complete a review within the time frame requested, you should decline to review the paper.

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Publication Frequency

Scheduled : Published Quarterly

Regular Issues of the Journal are Published quarterly in the months of March-June-September and December. Journal articles can be published collectively, as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents. The Editorial team of the Journal holds the right to include any individual article in any issue published by the Journal. 

Unscheduled : Can be published when ready

The Journal also publishes "SPECIAL ISSUES"  based on Proposals received from Scholars.  The Special issue can be based on Ideas, Events, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences & Programme. To know more about special issues click here.

We also publish research findings as special issue of the Journal based on reports submitted by Research organizations, NGOs and other voluntary organizations. Report should necessarily cover any one of these issues of our Human Society: Political, Social, Economic, Religious, International Issues, Environmental, Ethical, Health Issues. A large report is more likely to be published as a separate issue of the Journal. A small report would be published as a part of an Issue Click here. 

 

Open Access Policy

The Journal Socrates supports Budapest Open Access Initiative. 

SOCRATES will ensure world-wide electronic distribution of its peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

 

OPEN ACCESS

The On-line Version of the Journal (ISSN 2347-6869 ) is Entirely Open Access. FORMAT: PDF [Free and unrestricted online availability]

 

Revised Copyright/CC license that will apply to all the  articles published after  05-02-2017

Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Author(s) will retain all the Copyright of their published article. In the case of re-publishing, they will have to obtain written permission from the journal. Additional licensing agreements (Creative Commons licenses) grants rights to readers to Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the authors’ rights. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Research Papers published in SOCRATES after 05-02-2017 are licensed under an Attribution -Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

 

Date of revision : Creative common license: 05-02-2017


Copyright/CC license that applies to all the  articles published before 05-02-2017

Author(s) will retain all the right except commercial and re-publishing rights. In the case of re-publishing, they will have to obtain written permission from the journal. Additional licensing agreements (Creative Commons licenses) grants rights to readers to copy, distribute, display and perform the work as long as you give the original author(s) credit, they can not use the works for commercial purposes and are not allowed to alter, transform, or build upon the work. For any reuse or distribution, readers and users must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holders. Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the authors’ rights. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

 

 

Research Papers published in SOCRATES are licensed under an Attribution -NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

 

In case of any inconvenience or you have queries please write an e-mail to editor@socratesjournal.com 

 

Archiving

 

SOCRATES is included in the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN). The LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system ensures secure and permanent preservation of the journal contents. 

 

Plagiarism policy of the Journal

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work.Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion. Recently, cases of 'extreme plagiarism' have been identified in academia. SOCRATES JOURNAL considers plagiarism as a serious ethical offense.

We use authentic Softwares for plagiarism detection.

 

Socrates Author Self-Archiving Policy

Socrates Author Self-Archiving Policy

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/search.php?issn=2347-2146

 

Journal:Socrates (ISSN: 2347-2146, ESSN: 2347-6869)
RoMEO:This is a RoMEO green journal
Author's Pre-print:green tick  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print:green tick  author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF:green tick  author can archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • On author's personal website or institutional repository
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • Creative Commons Non-Commercial No Derivatives License 4.0
  • Authors may link to the published article
Mandated OA:(Awaiting information)
Notes:
  • All titles are open access journals
  • Publisher last contacted on 25/07/2015
Copyright:Self-Archiving Policy - Copyright
Updated:12-Aug-2015 - Suggest an update for this record
Link to this page:http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/2347-2146/
Published by:Socrates - Green Policies in RoMEO

 

 

Summary:

Socrates journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal Not for Profit websites or institutional repositories prior to publication and self-archive/post their published article with abstract and web-link on personal Not for Profit websites or institutional repositories.

Published Authors can download and print their article in PD Format without any restrictions.

Preprint (Archiving and sharing allowed) 
A preprint is a version of the article before it has been peer-reviewed for publication. The term may refer either to articles at an early stage of preparation or to articles at the last stage before submission for peer review. In the latter case the article is, of course, well-developed and ready for critical review and, if only minor revisions are needed as a result of peer review, a late-stage preprint may be very little different from the final article.

Post print/Final post-print (Archiving and sharing allowed) 
A post-print is the final version of the article that the author sees before it is published. A post-print has been peer reviewed and the changes and revisions required by the reviewers have been incorporated. However, the author's final post print and the published version are effectively the same.

There would be no responsibility of the Journal Socrates or any member of the Journal on the items submitted/posted by the authors and readers on any personal Not for Profit websites or institutional repositories or website or anywhere on Internet.

 

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Open Access Fees

To provide Open Access, w.e.f June 24, 2015 SOCRATES JOURNAL will charge open access fee to offset expenses of online hosting and archiving – by charging Open access fee to the authors, institutions or funders for each article published.

Open access fee is payable for articles upon acceptance of the Manuscript for Publication.

Open Access Fee: USD 55 or Equivalent.

Please Note: 

Socrates Journal has been publishing and hosting/archiving research papers without any fee or kind since last two years (from 2013) bearing all the expenses of publishing and hosting. To provide Open Access, w.e.f June 24, 2015 it was decided to charge open access fee to offset expenses of online hosting and archiving – by charging Open access fee to the authors, institutions or funders for each article published.

Open access Fee FAQ

1. What is Open access fee?

SOCRATES articles are Open Access: they are immediately available online at no cost to download, read, cite and/or reuse. To support Open Access publishing, SOCRATES JOURNAL will charge an Open access fee w.e.f. June 24, 2015, to offset online hosting and archiving, and to make published articles freely available online without any restriction.

Open access fee is payable for articles upon acceptance.

2. When is payment due?

Payment is due when SOCRATES JOURNAL accepts the article for publication.

3. Who is responsible for making payment?

The person who submits the manuscript is responsible for the open access fee payment.

4. Who are Exempted from Open access Fee?

  1. Members  of SOCRATES BOARD OF SCHOLARS [Membership]
  2. Authors who do not have funds to pay Open access fee, will have an opportunity to waive the fee. In such a case the Journal will bear the open access fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.
  3. Scholars from "least developed African countries" according to the United Nations:
  •  Angola
  •  Benin
  •  Burkina Faso
  •  Burundi
  •  Central African Republic
  •  Chad
  •  Comoros
  •  Democratic Republic of the Congo
  •  Djibouti
  •  Equatorial Guinea
  •  Eritrea
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Gambia
  •  Guinea
  •  Guinea-Bissau
  •  Lesotho
  •  Liberia
  •  Madagascar
  •  Malawi
  •  Mali
  •  Mauritania
  •  Mozambique
  •  Niger
  •  Rwanda
  •  São Tomé and Príncipe
  •  Senegal
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Somalia
  •  South Sudan
  •  Sudan
  •  Tanzania
  •  Togo
  •  Uganda
  •  Zambia

 

5. What is Archiving?

 In general, SOCRATES archive consist of records/research papers that have been selected and published by the Journal SOCRATES for permanent or lifelong preservation. [Archiving]

6. What is online hosting?

Online hosting is Internet hosting that allows SOCRATES to make its website and archive accessible via the World Wide Web.

7. What are the benefits of publishing with SOCRATES?

Benefits of Publishing with SOCRATES.