Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research offers wide ranging and widespread analysis of all surfaces of Politics and Sociology. Published four times per year, it delivers a emphasis for universal proficiency in the vital methods, techniques and areas of research; presents a opportunity for its readers to share mutual understandings across the full range of Politics and Sociology is used; covers all areas of Politics and Sociology from systems to practical facets; links concept with training by publishing case studies and covering the latest important issues.


The The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research focuses on research on Politics and Sociology. The research method approach includes: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mix Method. The The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research has the following objectives:

  • Provide a means of publication of empirical and alternative research in economics and management.
  • Disseminate the results of new scientific research to the public.
  • Accelerate the transfer of knowledge from empirical research results and alternatives to practice. Therefore, this journal contains empirical articles and critical reviews using both a quantitative (mainstream) approach, a qualitative (alternative) approach, and other methods.


Topics that can be published in this journal are topics related to:

  • Family and Society
  • Sex and Gender
  • Issues and Problems in American Society
  • Sociology of Death and Dying
  • World Society
  • Body and Society
  • Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies
  • Sociology of Emotions
  • Designing ICT Projects for Social Enterprises
  • Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Research
  • Project Implementation and Grant Writing for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Political Consciousness
  • Designing Community Information Technology Centers
  • Sexualities and Society
  • Understanding Agile Web Development for Social Justice
  • Politics of Sex Work and Erotic Labor
  • Legal studies
  • Global Corporations and National States
  • The Logic and Methods of Social Inquiry
  • State Administration

  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • World Systems Perspective
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Economics for Non-Economists
  • Sports and Society
  • Development and Underdevelopment
  • Sustainable Design as Social Change
  • Social Justice
  • Communication, Media, and Culture
  • Social Inequality
  • Popular Music, Social Practices, and Cultural Politics
  • Ethnic and Status Groups
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Exploring Global Inequality
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Cultural Politics
  • Sociology of Social Movements
  • Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • Government
  • The Sociology of Law
  • Twenty-First-Century African American Social Structure
  • Law, Crime, and Social Justice
  • Women and Work
  • Visual Sociology
  • Work and Society
  • Visual Sociology Media Lab
  • Urban Sociology
  • Society and Nature
  • Latinos/as and the American Global City
  • Sociology of Sex
  • Eco-Metropolis
  • Drugs in Society
  • Global Cities
  • Law and Politics in Contemporary Japan and East Asian Societies
  • Upper Division
  • Race and Law
  • Sociology of Social Problems
  • The World Jury on Trial
  • Nature, Poverty, and Progress
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Nature, Poverty, and Progress Laboratory
  • Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
  • Social Movements of the 1960s
  • Sociology of Food
  • Hunger and Famine
  • Media, Marketing, and Culture
  • Feminist Theory
  • Sociology of Science and Technology
  • Religion and Social Change
  • Currents in International Cultural Politics
  • Social Change in the Global Economy
  • Television and the Nation
  • Global Islam: Politics, Movements, Discourses
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology Teaching Practicum
  • Deviance and Conformity
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Field Research Methods
  • Sociological Methods
  • Social Psychology of Power
  • Methods of Quantitative Analysis
  • Group Process
  • Field Research Methods
  • Language and Social Interaction
  • Comparative Historical Methods
  • Conversation Analysis
  • The Analysis of Cultural Forms
  • Sociology of Sex
  • Global Transformation
  • Sociology of Violence, War, and Peace
  • Political Sociology
  • Work and Labor Markets in the New Economy
  • Sociology of the Environment
  • Theory and Method in the Sociology of Marx
  • Globalization
  • Inequality and Identity
  • Political Economy for Sociologists
  • Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Research
  • Learning from Environmental Historians
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Theory and Practice of Social Work
  • Feminist Theory
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Class, Culture, and Movement
  • Methods of Social Work Research
  • Race and Class
  • Social Policy
  • Feminisms and Cultural Politics
  • Psychopathology and Human Behavior
  • Course Design and Grant-Writing Seminar
  • Clinical Supervision and Program Management
  • Symbolic Interactionism and Sociology of Emotions
  • Social Work Practice Research
  • Race, Crime, and Justice
  • Social Work and the Law
  • Engaging Cultural Studies
  • Child Welfare Policy
  • Urban Sociology
  • Practice with Older Adults and Their Families
  • Colonialism, International Law, and Global Justice
  • Family Resilience and Diversity
  • Global Lay Justice Systems and Direct Democracy
  • Progressive Social Work Practice
  • Culture, Knowledge, Power
  • The Spiritual Dimension of Social Work Practice
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Grief Counseling and Therapy
  • Cultural Practice and Everyday Life
  • Clinical Practice with Children
  • Cultural Politics of Difference
  • Clinical Practice with Couples and Families
  • Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Clinical Practice with Groups
  • Science and Justice
  • Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Social Policy Research
  • Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Writing for Social Scientists
  • Clinical Practice with Adolescents
  • History and Philosophy of Social Work
  • Clinical Practice with the Elderly
  • Mental Illness: Clinical Issues and Practice
  • Clinical Practice with Immigrants
  • Clinical Practice in Schools
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Health Care Ethics
  • Political Economy, 
  • Political sociology,
  • Social and political science, 
  • Political history,
  • Government, public administration, and public policy, 
  • comparative politics, 
  • International relations, 
  • political theory, 
  • Election and Political Parties
  • Politics,
  • Democracy and Local Politics
  • Decentralization Autonomy
  • Bureaucracy
  • Policy Studies
  • Digital Government
  • Village Government
  • State and Business Relation
  • Sociopreneur


Its scope is not limited to these fields. The The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research also publishes research results that are relevant to the field of Politics and Sociology.

Papers originate from all over the world and are fully peer-reviewed, on the 'Doble blind' system


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research adopts double blind review process which is closely monitored by the editors. Editors undertake editorial review to assess the quality and type of submission before sending it to the review process. Manuscripts not meeting the scientific standards will not be considered for the reviewing process. Authors are expected to pay attention to the instructions for authors and also indicate the category in which they are publishing if it is not a Review article. Editors will also check the readability, grammatical usage and may ask for resubmission if papers fare poorly in these parameters.

Editors request referees to advice on the scientific merit as well as the likely appeal the paper will have for broad scientometric’s readership. Editors will be in contact with the referees once paper is sent to them, with periodic reminders of their due date. Once all the reviews are in-house, the Editor handling the manuscript will most likely make a decision within a day or two. The editor will then contact the corresponding author with the decision. Reviewers invest precious time in the belief that they are making important contributions to the scientific process.

Authors can differ with the reviewer comments supported by rational explanation which will be examined by the Editor and can be sent to the said referee again. However, offensive remarks on reviewer’s comments will be subjected to the cancellation of publication

Editorial assessment is also done after the referee process is completed before finally recommending the paper for the journal or otherwise.

All efforts are done to complete the whole process within three months from submission with the first decision on an average done within 30 days to inform the status of their article.

The entire review process of the articles submitted to The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research are done online and digitally. Authors must use the online submission system for submitting their manuscript. Only if they are unable to do so they should contact the editor through email.

Submission & Peer Review Process (Key Steps)

  • Author submits all required materials, including copyright form, and separate cover letter.
  • The submitted article is first checked by the editor(s) in terms of whether it is within the broad scope of the journal and has sufficient merit. Editor(s) also pay attention to the readability, grammar and usage before considering for formally initiating the review process. The author will be informed quickly if their paper is rejected at this stage. Also there will be technical rejection if authors give their names and affiliations in the main manuscript, the tables and figures as indicated in the text is missing or have not followed instructions to authors.
  • After initial approval by the editor, Completed submission is sent out to two or three reviewers.
  • Reviewers review the article and send it back to the editorial office for processing.
  • After initial review, Editor-in-Chief releases reviews to authors.
  • Authors are asked to respond to reviewers and make necessary corrections.
  • Article is sent out for re-review.
  • Editor-in-Chief may accept, reject, accept with minor alterations, or sent out for third review.
  • If accepted, author must submit final version. Version will be added to "in-press" queue with publisher.
  • Prior to publication, publisher will sent galleys to authors. No edits may be made after galleys are approved.

Publication Frequency

The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research is published 4 times a year (March, June, September, December)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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


Pulication Ethics

The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research is referring to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Details of guideline and international standards could be found on COPE website.

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Standars:
    Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
  2. Data Access and Retention:
    Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiaris: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication:
    An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  5. Acknowledgement of Sources:
    Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  6. Authorship of the Paper:
    Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
    All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  8. Fundamental errors in published works:
    When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  9. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects:
    If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Duties of Editors

  1. Fair Play:
    An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  2. Confidentiality:
    The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
    Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
  4. Publication Decisions:
    The editor board journal are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  5. Review of Manuscripts:
    Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions:
    Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  2. Promptness:
    Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process
  3. Standards of Objectivity:
    Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Confidentiality:
    Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest:
    Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
  6. Acknowledgement of Sources:
    Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Screening Plagiarism

Papers submitted to The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection tools. The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to The International Journal of Politics and Sociology Research must have a similarity level of less than 20% by using Turnitin.

Plagiarism is the exposing of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or because of failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • An author can literally copy another author’s work- by copying word by word, in whole or in part, without permission, acknowledge or citing the original source. This practice can be identified by comparing the original source and the manuscript/work who is suspected of plagiarism.
  • Substantial copying implies for an author to reproduce a substantial part of another author, without permission, acknowledge or citation. The substantial term can be understood both in terms of quality as quantity, is often used in the context of Intellectual property. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole.
  • Paraphrasing involves taking ideas, words or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within the writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.

Digital Archiving

This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS), Indonesian Publication Index (IPI), GARUDA, GS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.