About the Journal

Interdisciplinary Journal of Sociality Studies (IJSS) is an internationally referred double-blind peer-reviewed "open access" journal that encourages empirical, conceptual and theoretical opinions on social-related issues. IJSS provides a platform for academics, practitioners, and social development experts to publish their intellectual works. See "Focus and Scope".

Definition of Terms

  • ERRCDF defines “Sociality Studies” as a socially informed discourse with an iota of sociological and emancipatory tendencies involving humans and their relationships with but not limited to environment, objects and subjects.   

Hosting & Publishing Information

IJSS is hosted, archived and maintained by the University of the Free State Library and Information Services.

IJSS is published by Education Research and Rural Community Development Forum (ERRCDF). ERRCDF is a South Africa-based academic forum that publishes open access academic and peer-review journals in education, rural and community studies and social sciences. For more information, CONTACT US.

Publication Frequency

IJSS publishes one issue per year, and a continuous publishing model applies. Thus, articles ready for publication at any time of the year are immediately made available online on an article-by-article basis.

Copyright and Licensing

IJSS is an open access journal and provides immediate open access to its published contents. Authors retain the copyrights of articles. Articles published are licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence which permits non-commercial re-use (download, read, print, search, copy, distribute the link, etc.) of open-access articles, as long as the original author and source are properly attributed, and provided the articles are not modified or altered. The authors grant the publisher permission and license to apply a DOI to their articles and archive them in databases and indexes such as DOAJ, SABINET, J-Gate, Scopus, EBSCO, ERIC, among others. The authors also grant the journal/publisher permission to publish the articles and be recognised as the original and the first publisher. Authors also grant other third-party users the right to non-commercially use the article freely as long as its original authors and citation details are acknowledged without prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Open Access Policy 

IJSS provides immediate open access to readers and other users. This means that the readers and other users pay nothing to download, copy, read, print, distribute, link to the texts or use them for other lawful purposes. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. However, an Article Processing Charge (APC) is required by the authors for the life maintenance of their articles.

Self-archiving Policy

IJSS permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites, institutional repositories, social-networking sites, ResearchGate, and academia.edu, among others, both prior to and after publication while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal. 

Publication Statistics 

  • 2021: 30 articles submitted, 6 (20%) accepted and published, 24 (80%) rejected