About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies seeks a reassessment of all the human and social sciences. The need for interdisciplinary approaches as a key to reinvigorating and integrating both theory and practice is increasingly recognized in the academy. It is becoming increasingly clear that research is interdisciplinary. Interdisciplinary research provides more chances of making discoveries since consolidated knowledge can lead to novel insights. With research now becoming increasingly global and collaborative, interdisciplinary research is deemed to be the future of science and research. Our Journal is interested to promote interdisciplinary research in social sciences and humanities; to be an opportunity for academics, scholars and researchers with different backgrounds to share their research results, the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. The scope of the journal is also to embrace a variety of scholarly fields including business and management, public administration, sociology, anthropology, economics, social work, history, law, education, psychology, political science etc. Acceptance for publication is subject to a double-blind peer-reviewing process. The journal expects that authors write clearly and accessibly for an international audience. No particular theories are favoured. We invite researchers to submit their original papers online or by email at ajis@richtmann.org.

Peer Review Process

Authors submit their manuscripts via online system or electronically via email to: ajis@richtmann.org. Each manuscript is assigned to an external editor for the double blinded peer review process.

The Review Process step by step.

All articles submitted to Richtmann Journals undergo to a rigorous double blinded peer review process. The review process may take up to 30 days.

I. Submission of Paper

The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. You can use the online system or send it by email.

II. Editorial Office Assessment

The journal checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The Office checks also that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.

III. Invitation to Reviewers

The editor sends invitations to individuals that would be appropriate reviewers. As responses are received, further invitations are issued, if necessary, until the required number of acceptances is obtained.

IV. Response to Invitations

Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then accept or decline. When declining, they might also suggest alternative reviewers or the Editor will invite another one.

V. Review is Conducted

The reviewer sets time aside to read and review the paper. The reviewer takes notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision (major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

VI. Journal Evaluates the Reviews

The editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

VII. The Decision is Communicated

The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments.

4. Charges and publication fee

The journals does not have article submission charges. The journals applies a fee of 780 GBP (or equivalent in USD) for each accepted paper for publication after the positive peer review process. This fee includes the online and printed journal. For each paper published the corresponding author will receive one hard copy included in the fee.

 

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.

Journal History

AJIS has published the first issue in 2012. The journal has been published from 2017 to September 2019 by Sciendo-DeGruyter. From 2012 to 2016 has been published by MCSER in Italy. 

Keywords

Interdisciplinary Studies, social sciences, humanities, business and management, public administration, sociology, anthropology, economics, social work, history, law, education, psychology, political science,