Types Of Papers We Publish
The CJHSS publishes peer review and online review papers. Peer review papers are reviewed in a traditional academic style. The journal editor selects three reviewers who read and assess papers for writing style, scientific merit, interest value to our readers, and appropriateness to the aims and objectives of the CJHSS. Online review papers are reviewed online by registered members of the CJHSS. Any person with a PhD and verified academic affiliation may register for the CJHSS and review articles published in the journal. Online review papers receive only a very limited assessment by CJHSS staff. As long as an online review paper is reasonably well written, contains no discriminatory, hateful, or derogatory language and is written in APA format, the paper will be accepted and published in the CJHSS. Authors should specify whether a paper is to be considered as online or peer review when they submit to the journal.
Why Do We Allow On-line Review?
The mandate of the CJHSS is to provide a platform for uncensored, open communication and debate between academics within the humanities and social sciences. In contrast to the more traditional academic journal, the CJHSS wishes to encourage all forms of intellectual investigation without interference from journal staff. It is our objective to allow our authors and readers to determine what is important and which issues merit ongoing discussion and debate. We therefore encourage authors to choose the online review option for their articles.
What Kinds Of Research Do We Publish?
Given our mandate to encourage open, academic debate about significant issues to all professionals within the humanities and social sciences, we strongly encourage both empirical and theoretical articles. Articles relating to fundamental methodological, philosophical, theoretical, or ethical questions are of great interest to the CJHSS. We also encourage authors to address controversial questions within their discipline that may be too sensitive for more traditional journals.
What Are The Restrictions On Article Length?
For online review papers there are no restrictions on article length. Peer review papers are limited to 5,000 words.
How To Submit An Article
An article may be submitted by going to the "Submissions" item in the main menu. You may submit either a peer review or online article using this menu. The process for article submission is described on these pages. Authors wishing to submit a book review or letter to the editor may also use this menu item.
If you have any questions at all about the submission or publication process, please feel free to contact the editor at email@example.com.
Permissions Information for CJHSS Authors
If your paper includes materials from another source, you must cite the original source in your paper. You must also secure permission to reuse material from another source. For example:
1. Figures and tables: Any reprinted figures and tables or figures and tables that have been adapted from previously published figures and tables.
2. Data: This applies to data that are directly reproduced from another source. Data that have been reanalyzed do not require permission.
3. Test items & questionnaires: This applies to items that are taken from copyrighted and commercially available tests. Obtaining these permissions can be quite difficult and time-consuming, and a preferable alternative is to reword or paraphrase these items so as not to duplicate the exact wording.
For all of the items above, you must contact the copyright holder (usually the publisher) and request permission to reproduce the material in ALL FORMATS (journal articles, online journal articles PsycINFO, Medline, etc.). Some publishers may also require that you obtain permission from the author of the original work. Permission can be secured via fax, mail, or e-mail.
Please attach the copyright holder's letter(s) to your manuscript upon submission. Please also identify the specific items within your article that require permission. You may note these items in your letter of submission to the CJHSS.
Your article cannot enter into production until all print and electronic permissions are secured for reproduced items and forwarded with your manuscript.
For more information regarding permissions policies, see the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).
Disclosure of Interest
In all academic disciplines, it is assumed that professional communications are based on objective and unbiased interpretations of evidence. Any economic or commercial interests in products or services used or discussed in such communication may colour objectivity. The integrity of academic fields of study requires disclosure of all potentially distorting influences where they may exist. The reader may then judge and, if necessary, make allowance for the impact of the bias on the information being reported.
In general, the safest course of action is to disclose all activities and relationships that, if known to others, might be viewed as a conflict of interest, even if you do not believe that any conflict or bias exists.
Salaries, research grants, consulting fees, and personal stock holdings are considered to be potential conflicts of interest. Holding a copyright of and/or receiving royalties from a psychological test is another potential conflict of interest. Participation on a board of directors or any other relationship with an entity or person that is in some way part of the paper should also be carefully considered for possible disclosure.
In addition to disclosure of possible sources of positive bias, authors should also carefully consider disclosure where circumstances could suggest bias against a product, service, facility, or person. For example, having a copyright or royalty interest in a competing psychological test or assessment protocol might be seen as a possible source of negative bias against another test instrument.
In your submission letter to the CJHSS please declare that:
"Neither I nor any member of my immediate family have a significant financial arrangement or affiliation with any product or services used or discussed in my paper, nor any potential bias against another product or service."
"I (or an immediate family member) have a significant financial interest or affiliation with the following products or services used or discussed in my paper:________"(Please include the name of product or service and nature of relationship with each - e.g., stock or bond holdings, research grants, employment, ownership or partnership, consultant fees or other remuneration).
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