About the Journal

Aims and Scope:

The Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences (CJSS) is a prestigious, peer-reviewed research journal dedicated to publishing high-caliber, original research, comprehensive reviews, and thought-provoking articles. Aiming to engage an interdisciplinary audience, CJSS primarily focuses on the Caucasus region while welcoming global perspectives. The journal is committed to showcasing real-world research, which refers to studies that address practical issues and have direct implications for society, analyzed through a rigorous scientific lens, which means that the research is conducted using robust methodologies and is subject to rigorous peer review.

Disciplines Covered:

CJSS publishes scholarly contributions from a broad spectrum of fields, including but not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Science
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology

The journal also considers papers from the humanities and other disciplines if they relate to the fields mentioned earlier.

Publication Criteria:
CJSS prioritizes manuscripts that offer significant contributions to studying human aspects worldwide. The journal ensures the highest standards of peer review, facilitated by an esteemed editorial board composed of subject matter experts.

Special Issues:
The journal periodically publishes Special Issues focusing on critical topics within the social sciences, thereby contributing to advancing knowledge in these areas.

Editorial Standards:
Established in 2008, CJSS is committed to excellence in academic publishing. Initially launched as a print journal, it has evolved to meet contemporary scholarly communication standards. CJSS is published annually to ensure the dissemination of timely and relevant research.

Language and Style Requirements:
Manuscripts should be submitted in English with concise abstracts of at most 150 words. Papers must be written clearly and concisely; manuscripts with poor English will be returned for correction. The journal follows the American Psychological Association (APA) publication style manual. Only papers following APA style guidelines will be considered.

Manuscript Categories:
CJSS accepts various types of manuscripts, including: 

Research Papers:
Description:
Research Papers present original findings from empirical studies. They should contribute new knowledge or insights into the fields covered by the journal.

Word Limit:
3,000 - 5,000 words

Style Requirements:

  • Manuscripts should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style guidelines.
  • Include an abstract of up to 150 words.
  • The paper should have sections like Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.
  • Proper citations and references in APA style.

Theoretical Articles
Description:
Theoretical Articles provide comprehensive analyses of theories or concepts related to the disciplines of interest. These articles critically evaluate existing theories, propose new theoretical frameworks, or offer reinterpretations of established concepts.

Word Limit:
3,000 - 5,000 words

Style Requirements:

  • Adherence to APA style guidelines.
  • An abstract of up to 150 words.
  • Clear articulation of the theoretical framework, literature review, analysis, and conclusions.
  • Proper citations and references in APA style.

Scholarly Critiques:
Description:
Scholarly Critiques offer critical evaluations of previously published works. These critiques can analyze methodologies, interpretations, and the broader implications of the studies under review.

Word Limit:
2,000 - 4,000 words

Style Requirements:

  • Follow APA style guidelines.
  • Include an abstract of up to 150 words.
  • A thorough assessment of the work being critiqued, highlighting strengths, weaknesses, and potential improvements.
  • Proper citations and references in APA style.

Commentary Articles:
Description:
Commentary Articles provide brief, insightful discussions on current issues, policies, or emerging trends within the relevant fields. These articles aim to stimulate debate and offer perspectives on topical matters.

Word Limit:
1,500 - 3,000 words

Style Requirements:

  • Use APA style guidelines.
  • Include an abstract of up to 150 words.
  • Focused analysis or commentary on a specific issue or trend, supported by relevant literature and evidence.
  • Proper citations and references in APA style.

Review Articles:
Description:
Review Articles synthesize existing research on a particular topic. These articles should provide a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge state, identify literature gaps, and suggest future research directions.

Word Limit:
4,000 - 6,000 words

Style Requirements:

  • Compliance with APA style guidelines.
  • An abstract of up to 150 words.
  • Structured sections include Introduction, Literature Review, Analysis, and Conclusion.
  • Extensive citations and references in APA style.

Review Process:
At CJSS, we maintain the highest standards of quality. Manuscripts are initially reviewed by the Chief Editor and then introduced to the Editorial Board members. Selected articles undergo a double-masked peer review by subject matter experts, ensuring the confidentiality of both authors and reviewers. Post-review, manuscripts are returned to authors for necessary revisions. The final revised manuscript is then subject to editorial and formatting reviews before publication, ensuring that only the highest quality research is published.

Indexing and Abstracting:
At CJSS, we are committed to enhancing the visibility and impact of our published works. That's why we aim to be indexed and abstracted in leading academic databases. This commitment ensures that your research reaches a wide audience and has a significant impact in the academic community.

Submission Guidelines:
Authors are encouraged to contact the Editor for more information about style requirements or visit APA Style Web Resources for detailed guidelines.

For all manuscript types, the following additional guidelines apply:

Language:
Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise English. Authors whose first language is not English are encouraged to have their papers reviewed for language quality before submission.

Formatting:

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all sides.
  • Use a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman, 12-point).
  • Include page numbers.

Submission:
Authors should submit their manuscripts via the journal's online submission system or as directed by the journal's editorial office. Manuscripts not adhering to the style and formatting guidelines will be returned to the authors for revision.