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.

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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

This Section of the Journal accepts paper submission from the vast area of Environmental Studies and Forestry, which include but not limited to:

  1. Environment management, pollution and wastes
  2. Renewable and non-renewable natural resources
  3. Sustainability
  4. Climate change
  5. Interaction of social and economic issues impacting the environment
  6. Biodiversity
  7. Land cover and land use
  8. Weather studies
  9. Nature and its conservation
  10. Wildlife
  11. Earth studies
  12. Ecology
  13. Atmospheric science
  14. Policies towards environment issues
  15. Geosciences
  16. Forestry science and forestry management
  17. Human interactions with the ecosystem
  18. landscape and community protection
  19. Green House Gases
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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 :

  • 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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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 a special issue of the Journal based on reports submitted by Research organisations, NGOs and other voluntary organisations. A 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. 

 

Author Self-Archiving

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 White journal
Author's Pre-print:author can not archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print:author can not archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF:green tick the author can self-archive publisher's version/PDF on their electronic device but can not share it online.
General Conditions:
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used for printing
  • Creative Commons NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
  • Authors may link to the published article
Mandated OA:(Awaiting information)
Notes:
  • All titles are Hybrid open access journals (All journal contents are open access except the pdf)
  • Policies revised on April 16, 2017
Copyright:Self-Archiving Policy - Copyright
Updated:16-April-2017 - Suggest an update for this record
Link to this page:http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/2347-2146/
Published by:Socrates - White Policies in RoMEO

 

 

Summary:

Socrates journal does not allow authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal Not for Profit websites or institutional repositories or on any other website prior to publication and after publication.They can only share web links of their published article after publication. The journal, however, permits "author self-archiving" 24 months after the publication of the article.

Published Authors can download and print their article in PD Format but can not share it online on any website.

Preprint (Archiving and sharing not 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 not 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. In the case of Breach from the side of the author, the Journal will remove the shared article from its published issue.

 

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Publication ethics statement

Professional and ethical standards for the SOCRATES journal:

SOCRATES is committed tofollowPrinciples of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

1. Ethics

As implicit conditions for publishing in The SOCRATES Journal, authors are expected to adhere to basic standards of professional ethics and conduct that are common across all areas of scholarly publishing. In the publication agreement authors warrant that their work is original and has not been published elsewhere. All parties are also expected to conform to common standards of professional respect and civility. Fortunately, in Social Science publishing these standards are upheld in the overwhelming majority of instances. However, misunderstandings and lapses in professional conduct do occur, including instances (or accusations) of plagiarism, inadequate attribution, conflicts of interest, or personally abusive behaviour toward referees, authors, editors, or journal staff members. This document summarises the expected standards of professional and ethical conduct, with specific application to publication in the SOCRATES journal.

2. Plagiarism and Republication

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 offence.

Plagiarism is the act of reproducing text or other materials from other papers without properly crediting the source. Such material is regarded as being plagiarised regardless of whether it is cited literally or has been modified or paraphrased. Plagiarism represents a serious ethical breach and may constitute legal breach of copyright if the reproduced material has been previously published. This includes repeating text from previously published papers by the author or authors (i.e. "self-plagiarism").  Authors who wish to quote directly from other published work must fully cite the original reference,and include any cited text in quotation marks. SOCRATES authors are discouraged from including such direct quotations in papers, apart from rare instances when such a quotation is appropriate for historical reasons. Figures may only be reproduced with permission and must be fully cited in the figure caption, following guidelines that are posted on the SOCRATES Web sites.

3. Attribution and Citation Practice

Papers published in the SOCRATES should include citations to previously published papers which are directly relevant to the results being presented. This requirement is especially important when new ideas or results are being presented. Deliberate refusal to credit or cite prior or corroborating results, while not regarded technically as constituting plagiarism, represents a comparable breach of professional ethics, and can result in summary rejection of a manuscript. However, an unintentional failure to cite a relevant paper, while regrettable, does not necessarily imply misconduct. The rapid growth in the Social Science literature in recent years makes it difficult for an author to be aware of every relevant paper, and the inclusion of exhaustive compendia of references is not possible. However, authors are expected to devote the same care to the correctness and appropriateness of literature citations as to the other components of the manuscript and to heed the recommendations of referees and editors to correct and augment the citations when appropriate. Responsibility for updating references after acceptance (but before publication) of a paper rests fully with the authors, but the same principles should apply

4. Conflicts of Interest

A competing interest is anything that interferes with or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of research or non-research articles submitted to SOCRATES. Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Competing interests can arise in relationship to an organisation or another person. Declaring all potential competing interests is a requirement at SOCRATES with effect from 05-02-2017 and is integral to the transparent reporting of research. Failure to declare competing interests can result in immediate rejection of a manuscript. If an undisclosed competing interest comes to light after publication, SOCRATES will take action in accordance with COPE guidelines and issue a public notification to the community, it also includes rejection of article from the published issue. <Read more>

Require submitting Authors to file a Competing Interest (CI) statement with their submission. Please fill this form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.

At the time of manuscript acceptance, SOCRATES journal will ask authors to confirm and, if necessary, update their disclosure statements. Based on the above disclosures made by you through the form, the form will automatically generate a disclosure statement, which you will receive via e-mail. Authors are asked to save their statement.

5. Confidentiality Guidelines

Except in cases where referees waive their anonymity with the concurrence of the editor, all peer reviews are conducted under conditions of strict confidentiality. The journals and their editors will not reveal the identity of referees or the contents of peer review correspondence to individuals outside of the respective peer review process for a minimum period of 75 years. Referees are also bound by strict confidentiality; neither the manuscripts nor the contents of referee correspondence may be shared with other parties without written permission from the editor.

Strictly speaking, authors are not bound by similar confidentiality requirements (for example they may choose to consult with co-authors and colleagues when revising a paper in response to a referee report), but public dissemination of the contents of referee reports and editorial correspondence is inappropriate. Any author who does so forfeits their rights to confidentiality protection by the journals. <Peer review process>

6. Professional Conduct and Civility

All participants in the publication process, including editors, authors, referees, and journal staff members, are expected to conform to basic standards of professional  courtesy,and respect the basic rules and guidelines that govern the peer review and publication process. Criticism and debate, even energetic debate, are normal parts of the intellectual process, but only when conducted with civility and professional respect for all parties. Personal attacks or verbal abuse, whether oral or written, are unacceptable under any circumstances, and the journals reserve the right to refuse submissions from individuals who repeatedly violate these guidelines or refuse to cooperate with editors and referees in the normal peer review and publication processes.

7. Investigation of Misconduct Allegations

The integrity of our journals rests on the professionalism of its authors, referees, and editors. Alleged cases of unethical conduct will be investigated vigorously by the Editors in Chief of the journal and if necessary will be referred for further inquiry or action. Accusations of misconduct falling outside of the peer review or publication process may be more properly directed to the relevant institutional authorities. Editorial inquiries will be conducted with the maximum degree of confidentiality that is practical.