Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Studies in Sociology of Science  (SSS) is an peer-reviewed open access journal that focuses on the explorations of scientific knowledge from a perspective of social science.It encourages interdisciplinary dialog and exchange among sociologists and professionals working in related areas.

Topics of social and cultural contexts, social role, social order, social policy, social conflict, social behaviors, and social structures will not be excluded.

SSS publishes theoretical and empirical articles, essays, book reviews and comments.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

A. Purpose of Peer Review
Thank you for the effort and expertise that you contribute to reviewing, without which it would be impossible to maintain the high standards of peer-reviewed journals.
Peer review is a critical element of scholarly publication, and one of the major cornerstones of the scientific process. Peer Review serves two key functions:
1. Acts as a filter: Ensures research is properly verified before being published
2. Improves the quality of the research: rigorous review by other experts helps to hone key points and correct inadvertent errors

B.  Types of peer review
There are, essentially, three varieties of peer review. Each type carries with it some clear advantages, as well as some disadvantages:

1. Single Blind Review

The names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. This is the traditional method of reviewing and is, by far, the most common type.


Advantage:
Reviewer anonymity allows for impartial decisions free from influence by the author.

Disadvantages:
Authors fear the risk that reviewers working in the same field may withhold submission of the review in order to delay publication, thereby giving the reviewer the opportunity to publish first.

Reviewers may use their anonymity as justification for being unnecessarily critical or harsh when commenting on the author’s work.


2.  Double Blind Review

Both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous.


Advantages:
Author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias based on, for example, an author’s country of origin or previous controversial work.

Articles written by ‘prestigious’ or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than on the author’s reputation.

Disadvantage:
It is uncertain whether a paper can ever truly be ‘blind’ – especially in specialty ‘niche’ areas. Reviewers can often identify the author through the paper’s style, subject matter or self-citation.


3.  Open Review

Reviewer and author are known to each other.


Advantage:
Some scientists feel this is the best way to prevent malicious comments, stop plagiarism, prevent reviewers from drawing upon their own ‘agenda’ and encourage open, honest reviewing.

Disadvantage:
Others argue the opposite view. They see open review as a less honest process in which politeness or fear of retribution may cause a reviewer to withhold or tone down criticism. For example, junior reviewers may hesitate to criticize more esteemed authors for fear of damaging their prospects. Independent studies tend to support this.

 

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.

 

Archiving

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...

 

Indexed/Included/Archived

Journals of CSCanada are indexed or included and archived by databases from the following famous companies or organizations:

The journal archived in Library and Archives Canada (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html )

The journal included in AMICUS

The journal indexed in ProQuest LIC. (http://www.proquest.com/ )

The journal indexed in Gale (http://www.gale.cengage.com/ )

The journal indexed in EBSCO Publishing (http://www.ebscohost.com/ )

The journal indexed in DOAJ(http://www.doaj.org/ )

The journal indexed in CNKI (http://www.cnki.com.cn/ )

The journal indexed in Ulrich’s (http://www.ulrichsweb.com/ )

The journal indexed in Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com )

The journal included in PKP Open Archives Harvester (http://pkp.sfu.ca/ )

The journal indexed in Open Access (http://www.open-access.net/)

The journal included in Open J-gate (http://www.openj-gate.com )

The journal included in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (http://www.ulrichsweb.com)

 

CSCanada Register Information

CSCanada Register Information
Anyone can get our register information in Quebec government’s website http://www.registreentreprises.gouv.qc.ca/en/consulter/rechercher/instructions_recherche.aspx
You can search the following items in the website by clicking“Find an enterprise” on the right of the above website.
1) CSCanada
2) Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture
3) Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures
If you have difficulty in finding our information, please send us an email office@cscanada.net; office@cscanada.org

 

ISSN Register Information

All CSCanada journals have two ISSNs (in electronic and in print).

You can visit issn.org to check any of our ISSNs.

All CSCanada ISSNs are legally registered with issn.org.

Anyone can find the following information relating to CSCanada and its publications in http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/electroniccollection-bin/Main/AdvSearch?coll=11&l=0&v=1

1. You can search CSCanada as the keyword to find our publications.

2. You can search any of our journals’ ISSN or E-ISSN as key word.

3. You can also search Canadian Research & Development Centerof Sciences, and Cultures and Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture as key word.

If you have any difficulty in searching our journals or our organizations from the above website we provide, we suggest you directly visit the following related website to find the information you need.

Studies in Sociology of Science

http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/aaweb-bin/aamain/itemdisp?sessionKey=999999999_142&l=0&d=2&v=0&lvl=1&itm=37425040

 



Reminder

How to do online submission to another Journal?

If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.


We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:
caooc@hotmail.com; sss@cscanada.net; sss@cscanada.org

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