Collection Themes

The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection welcomes article submissions related to the following Research Network themes:

  • Theme 1: Social and Community Studies
  • Theme 2: Civic and Political Studies
  • Theme 3: Cultural Studies
  • Theme 4: Global Studies
  • Theme 5: Environmental Studies
  • Theme 6: Organizational Studies
  • Theme 7: Educational Studies
  • Theme 8: Communication
  • Special Focus for 2016: An Age and its Ends: Social Science in the Era of the Anthropocene

The Process

1 Submit a Proposal

To begin the process, submit an article proposal. At this point you do not need to submit the article itself, but you will need the following: short/long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.

If your article is an extension of a presentation from the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and your presentation proposal has been reviewed and accepted, then you can move directly to the next step.

View our step-by-step guide on Article Proposal Submission.

2 Gather Feedback

Once your article proposal has been reviewed you will be notified of the decision.

If your proposal is accepted, at this point, you will be asked to submit the full article, and it will receive an initial editorial check.

Next, your article will move into the peer review phase. This process is anonymous—we do not provide identifying information about the author or reviewers. (Please be sure to remove identifying information from submissions, such as author self-citations.) Each article is assigned to two reviewers with editorial experience and/or relevant expertise. After your article is reviewed, you will receive the reviewers’ feedback and publication recommendations.

View our step-by-step guide to the Article Publication Process.

3 Publish Your Work

Once your article has passed peer review and is ready for publication, we will help you through the final steps to bring it to completion. These steps include formatting your article using the Common Ground template, then final typesetting of your article. Once complete, your work will be published in the appropriately themed journal. At this point, you may also elect to make your article available Hybrid Open Access.

Please note that while you do not need to be a member of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network to submit a proposal, you must become a member and accept our standard publishing agreement for your article to be published. Find out more about membership to the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network.

Rolling Deadlines

You can submit your article at any time throughout the year. The rolling submission deadlines, corresponding with the publication of journal issues, are as follows:

Submission Timeline

Submission Round 1 15 January
Submission Round 2 15 April
Submission Round 3 15 July
Submission Round 4 15 October


Use the button below to submit a proposal for review.