The Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences : Open Access

About the Journal

The Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences welcomes manuscripts focusing on intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the social, behavioral, that address contemporary national and international issues. Examples of desirable submissions include, but are not limited to: 

Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences:  open access source for a large number of high quality and peer reviewed journals in all the fields of social and behavioural sciences utilizing multi-dimensional research approaches in the conduct of scholarly inquiry. These approaches include theoretical, empirical and experimental methods in the areas of Politics, Public Administration, Public Relations, Communication, Geography, Environmental Management, Information Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Crime and Delinquency, Economics, Financial Management, etc. 

Original empirical research that addresses important theoretical, empirical, or methodological gaps in the literature

Research that informs the translation of theory into practice 

Research that provides relevant information for researchers and practitioners on best practices in design, intervention, implementation, evaluation, and outcomes 

Efforts that are the result of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration

Scholars, practitioners, and graduate students are invited to submit their manuscripts for publication following the Submission Guidelines for Authors. Several types of articles are published in the JSBS. They are:

Full-length empirical articles: Comprehensive reports of findings from quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-design research studies

Brief empirical articles: Succinct summaries of findings from quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-design research studies of minimal scope (e.g., pilot studies)

Comprehensive literature reviews: Articles providing summary and analysis of the body of existing research on a topic.

Scholarly essays: This section is for non-research but scholarly and academic insights related to issues of social and behavioral. These essays can be reports of innovative practice, reports of new practice, or other scholarly writing about the fields of social and behavioral. Such essays should be written in a scholar-practitioner voice that speaks to a knowledgeable audience.

Student research: Empirical articles or literature reviews which the first author initiated and/or completed in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

Letters to the Editor

The content of submitted manuscripts should clearly be identified as belonging to one of the following domains:

Social Sciences: Includes scholarly activities involving the relationship between individual society members and the larger social and societal context. Domains include Public Policy, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology.

Behavioral Sciences: Includes scholarly activities that involve the study of the actions and reactions of humans and animals through non-experimental and experimental methods: Domains include Psychology, Social, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science.

Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary: Includes collaborative scholarly activities that integrates the analytical strengths of two or more disparate scientific disciplines to solve a given social and scientific problem.

If you have questions about the submission process or the appropriateness of a particular manuscript, please contact the editors of the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences at

Key Words:


Political science

Public health

Behavior genetics

Applied anthropology

Social networks

Cognitive science


Organizational behavior


Social neuroscience

Operations research

Management science


Behavioral economics