Journal of Technology and Social Science (JTSS, J. Tech. Soc. Sci.)
An international open-access peer-reviewed journal
Focus and Scope
Journal of Technology and Social Science (JTSS, J. Tech. Soc. Sci.) is a peer-reviewed open-access international journal published by Non-Profit Organization e-JIKEI Network Promotion Institute. Papers, which attract general interests in the wider and fused fields among technology and social science，are welcome. Especially, researches for realizing a sustainable and better society, is very welcome. The topics of JTSS include, but not limited to, the following:
1. Technology and engineering
2. Social science and education
Scope of this journal is wide. To solve the global and serious problems in our time, intensive research and study based on creative idea in the wider and fused fields among technology and social science are required.
Ambitious students are strongly encouraged to submit papers!
Publication ethics and publication malpractice
The NPO e-JIKEI Network Promotion Institute’s publications are committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles by eliminating publication malpractice at the highest level of standards. It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, Publisher.
The submitted works should not have been published before and should not be under consideration for publication anywhere else. The submission of the work should have been approved by all co-authors. The submitted works must represent the authors’ contributions and must not be copied from other works. If the authors have used the other work, this has to be appropriately cited.
As for a study dealing with the human and/or animal subjects, the special ethical statement is required. The following is an example,
“The study protocol was approved in advance by [name of committee and/or its institutional sponsor].”
If the subject is human, the statement on informed consent is also needed. The following is an example,
“Each subject provided written informed consent before participating.”
A study may be exempt from the above requirements if:
a) the data were collected non-invasively during work or training that the subjects would have undertaken had no experiment existed; or
b) the data were collected using anonymous questionnaires.
Peer review process
The peer review process is to ensure that only good research papers are published. Reviewers are selected by the editors so that their fields are close to the submitted papers and they can judge them properly. The peer review process is outlined as following,
Editors make the initial evaluation of all manuscripts submitted to the journal. It is rare, but possible, for a manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts, which have insufficient originality, logical flaws, inadequate writing format or contents out of the journal scope, will be rejected in this stage.
Type of peer review
In the peer review process, reviewers remain anonymous to the authors.
Referees are asked to evaluate the submitted manuscript from the following evaluation points:
(1) Has sufficient originality and novelty:
(2) Follows appropriate ethical guidelines;
(3) Has results, which are clearly presented and support the conclusions;
(4) Has appropriate introduction and references, in which the previous relevant studies are well explained.
How long does the review process take?
The total time of the reviewing process will be less than 2 months.
Accepted papers will be published as “accepted papers” in the section of “upcoming issue under preparation” within 1 month after acceptance.
Accepted papers will be published in the completed issue within 6 months after acceptance. It depends on the availability of the issue.
The authors will receive the decision letters from the editorial office of the journal within 2 months from the paper submission.
The editors make one of the following four decisions to the submitted papers: Accept, Accept with Minor Revision, Resubmit after Major Revision and Reject. The decision letter will be sent to the authors directly.
Non-Profit Organization e-JIKEI Network Promotion Institute (ENPI)
The journal will publish minimum two issues every year.
Open Access Policy
The journal is an open-access peer-reviewed journal. Everyone can download the full manuscript in PDF format free of charge.
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