Research in Social Change (RSC) is an interdisciplinary journal aiming to engage a wider academic audience by questioning and exploring the nature and impacts of changes in social institutions, changes in social behaviour and changes in social relations as they occur on a daily basis. RSC publishes original research articles with a clear contribution to the social sciences and here discussed through empirical or theoretical argumentations while the editors especially encourage new methodological approaches as well as innovative theoretical considerations. RSC welcomes but is not limited to, the contributions of young and prospective academics both at the start or on the advancement of their careers. In doing so, RSC aims to become a vivid platform discussing up-to-date topics dealing with the most prominent themes within the social sciences.
Engaging in discussions on the topic of social change, RSC aims to better understand the phenomenon through varied perspectives, including, but not being limited to:
- political science,
- law and administration,
- business & management,
- computer sciences and information technology,
- cultural studies,
- gender/women's studies,
- theology & religion,
- library & information science,
- environmental studies and
- all other related fields.
RSC is not thematically or geographically limited, however, it encourages thematically rounded contributions (eg. through a guest edition on set thematic issues).
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Borut Rončević, School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia
Petra Kleindienst, School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia
Editorial Advisory Board
Urška Fric, Faculty of Information Studies, Slovenia
Tamara Besednjak Valič, School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia
Editors (editorial board)
Agnieszka Kolasa-Nowak, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland
Ana Bračič, Michigan State University, USA
Baoyan Cheng, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Claudia Kozman, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Elena Danilova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Filomin Gutierrez, University of Philippines Diliman, Philippines
Gabriel Badescu, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Habibul Khondker, Zayed university, UAE
Henrik Halkier, Aalborg University, Denmark
Janne Nikkinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jose Real Dato, University of Almeria), Spain
Ladislav Cabada, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
Larisa Titarenko, Belarussian State University, Belarus
Leslie Budd, Open University, UK
Lukasz Lewkowitz, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Lyudmila Dikova, Higher School of Security and Economics, Bulgaria
Marija Babović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Mikko Lagerspetz, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Nikolai Genov, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Paul Tabar, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Peter Verovšek, University of Sheffield, UK
Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Tatjana Volkova, School of Business and Finance, Latvia
Tea Golob, School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia
William O'Gorman, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Zenonas Norkus, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Neža Božič, School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia
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- The editors accept original contributions in English language. By submission of a manuscript an author certifies that the work is original and is not being considered simultaneously by another publisher.
- Manuscripts should normally be between 6000-8000 words. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and only those receiving favourable recommendation will be accepted for publication.
- Manuscripts should be written in British English.
- References: please follow Chicago Manual Style, 17th edition, author-date system: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html.
- Authors are supposed to follow the instructions that are available on journal website.
- Authors may submit their paper in any scholarly format or layout, however, they should follow the structure in a sample available on the website.
- RSC employs a double-blind peer review system.
- Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics. We select referees who are quick, careful and provide reasoning for their views.
All manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via Editorial Manager.
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This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the CC BY 4.0 license.
Open Access Statement
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