Institute for Social Development & Research

International Journal for Social Development (IJSD) {ISSN 2320 - 9283}, Journal for Social Development (JSD) {ISSN 0975 - 0142} and Journal for Social Reality (JSR) {ISSN 2349 - 9710} are an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal provide intellectual platform for the national and international scholars. Institute for Social Development and Research (ISDR) aims to promote studies in natural science, humanities and social science and become the leading journal in natural science, humanities and social science in the world.

 

Researches in the field of natural science, humanities, social science, Community and Consumer Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Philosophy, History, Humanity and Languages, Anthropology, Behavioural Sciences, Sociology, Journalism, Environmental studies, Educational Sciences, Village and Society, Commerce, Law, Management, Business studies, Communication studies, Corporate governance, Criminology, Cross cultural studies, Demography, Development studies, Ethics, Industrial relations, Information science, International relations, Health, Linguistics, Library science, Media studies, Population Studies, Psychology, Public administration, Social welfare, Literature, Performing arts, Religious studies, Visual arts, Women studies, Mass communication, Peace and conflict and so on.

 

ISDR publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in natural science, humanities and social science will occasionally be published.

 

It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field. The journal carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of society and human behaviors.

 

Publication Policies

1.  Focus and Scope

The three multi-disciplinary Journals published since 2009 promote all areas of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. The Journal publishes original research papers, reviews on topics of current interest, short communications, view-points, commentaries, and book reviews. Case studies of social problems and their management in different countries or regions are also considered.

2. Section Policies

Articles

•  Open Submissions   • Indexed   • Peer Reviewed

Review

•  Open Submissions   • Indexed   • Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

•  Open Submissions   • Indexed   • Peer Reviewed

Commentary

Usually invited by the editors

•  Open Submissions   • Indexed   • Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Only by invitation - offered book reviews not considered

•  Open Submissions   • Indexed   • Peer Reviewed

Opinion

Invited, short articles on a topic of current interest

•  Open Submissions   • Indexed   • Peer Reviewed

3. Peer Review Process

The Journal necessarily requires to submitted manuscripts to be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. In case necessary, additional reviewers may be asked to examine and comment upon the manuscript. Invited articles are also subjected to anonymous reviews.

4. Publication Frequency

The journal is published quarterly in March, June, September and December each year. Four issues make one volume per year.

5. 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.

 

Publication Ethics

Authors submitting their studies for publication in these Journals are requested to ensure that they follow and abide by the following ethical norms. Wherever serious intentional violations are detected or reported to us, the authors may be debarred for future submissions.

1. All authors listed in a submission should have contributed significantly to the study by way of conceptualization, design, field or laboratory work, data interpretation and/or preparation of the manuscript. The order of authors must be decided before submission because neither it can be changed under any circumstances nor authors can be added or deleted. A declaration signed by all authors must be uploaded at the time of submission.

2. The authors must ensure that the study is original and no part of the text or none of the figures have been borrowed from the earlier published or copyrighted work without written permission or quoting the source and acknowledging it. Also, the authors should not submit manuscripts which duplicate their own previously published work (other than a thesis) or include significant parts of the text, tables and/or figures from previous or simultaneous publications.

3. All sources of financial support (project grants or otherwise), permissions required under national regulations for the study. Any potential conflict of interest should also be disclosed.

For all parties involved in the process of publishing a paper in ISDR Journals (i.e. authors, editorial board and reviewers), it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour. To guarantee high ethical standards, all the parties should commit to these standards.

a)      International Standards for Authors:

All authors who submit a paper to ISDR are supposed to observe the international standards for authors voluntarily.

  • Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work. Plagiarism, Duplicate, Data Fabrication and Falsification, and Redundant Publications are forbidden.
  • Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, the authors must ensure that the work and/or words of others are appropriately cited or quoted and identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts.
  • 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 managing editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • Authors must notify the journal of any conflicts of interest.

b)     International Standards for Editorial Board:

Editors and Editorial Board are required to follow the international standards for Editorial Board:

  • They must keep information pertaining to all submitted manuscripts confidential.
  • They are responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.
  • They must strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
  • They must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
  • They must strive to constantly improve their journals.
  • They must maintain the integrity of the academic record.
  • They must disclose any conflicts of interest and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
  • They must always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

c)      International Standards for Reviewers:

Reviewers are also expected to meet the international standards for reviewers when they accept review invitations.

  • Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
  • Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Managing Editor any information that may be a reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
  • Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
  • Reviewers must objectively evaluate the manuscripts based only on their originality, significance and relevance to the domains of the journal.
  • Reviewers must notify the Managing Editor of any conflicts of interest.

Copyright of the Journals vests fully with the Institute for Social Development and Research (ISDR). Any commercial use of the content on this journal in any form is legally prohibited.