Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences

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The Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences (HKJSS) (ISSN:1021-3619) is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access research journal. HKJSS aims to publish interdisciplinary research with a primary focus on original research or reviews in various disciplines of humanities and social sciences.

Articles are welcome in the following categories: education and assessment, English language & literature, media & journalism, politics & governance, psychology, sociology, macroeconomics, international economics, econometrics, tourism, insurance, commerce, marketing, history, political science, philosophy, culturology, aesthetics, ethics, law, spirituality.


The Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences is indexed by Scopus, Web of Science, America: History and Life, CSA Sociological Abstracts, Historical Abstracts, Hong Kong Journal Online, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, International Consortium for the Academic Publication, ProQuest,  Ulrich’s Periodical Directory, 中華民國期刊論文索引影像系統, 中文期刊篇目索引影像系統, 香港中文期刊論文索引, 港澳期刊網.


Journal audiences are learned readers, including researchers from universities and higher education institutions, policymakers, and administrators. 

Articles containing fundamental or applied scientific results in all areas of the social sciences are accepted for consideration.

The editorial board of the HKJSS includes 25 members and is chaired by Editor-in-Chief  Prof. Luo Jinyi.

Frequency of publication:  Four issues per year beginning in 2020

Access to all articles on the website is open beginning in 2020; neither registration nor payment is required.

Journal articles are licensed under the CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

The HKJSS maintains electronic versions of all articles. Data safety is ensured by backing up digital data in accordance with internal regulations. Logical and physical data migration are provided, and cloud technologies are applied.

Article Processing Charges (APC) Information


Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences publishes all its articles in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. All of our articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.
Authors pay the one-time publication fees of 450.00 euros, including:

• Language Editing Services of 80 euros (for articles of 5000 words or less),

• Layout Editing - 20 euros,

• Article Publication Charges (APCs) - 350 euros.


Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions.  There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the figures or supplementary data. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

Discounts on APCs may be granted at the Publisher's discretion and should be discussed with the editorial office when submitting the article. The editorial decision making is decoupled from the authors' ability to pay the Processing Charges, however authors should consider in advance whether they have sufficient funds to cover the full APC.

HKJSS also offers discount vouchers to selected reviewers.

APCs are payable within 5 to 10 business days.

Invoices are emailed shortly after acceptance to the payment contact provided by the authors. Only official invoices issued by HKJSS (@hkjoss.com) are valid. We do not authorize any third party to collect the APCs. HKJSS (@hkjoss.com) is the sole service provider and cannot be held liable for actions by third parties.
For wire transfers, we ask the customer to pay the fees for both the sender and the recipient bank, so that HKJSS receives the full invoiced amount.


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Paper Submission 



Submission open for No. 63 Spring/Summer 2024

The Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences is accepting submissions for No. 63 Spring/Summer 2024

Dear Authors,
Please submit your manuscripts through our Online Submission System http://hkjoss.com/index.php/journal/pages/view/papersubmission  or directly to the Chief -Editor's e-mail mailbox@hkjoss.com.  The journal publishes articles in English or Chinese.
Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences an international, open access journal with rapid peer-review, which publishes works from a wide range of fields, including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology and so on. The journal seeks to appeal to an interdisciplinary audience and authorship which focuses upon real world research. With its efficient and qualified double-blind peer review process, Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences aims to present the newest relevant and emerging scholarship in the field to both academia and the broader public alike, thereby maintaining its place as a dynamic platform for engaging in social sciences research and academic debate.

Subject Areas:
•    Anthropology;
•    Aesthetics;
•    Culturology;
•    Criminology;
•    Commerce;
•    Education and assessment;
•    English language & literature;
•    Econometrics;
•    Ethics;
•    Geography;
•    History;
•    International economics;
•    Insurance;
•    Law;
•    Linguistics;
•    Marketing;
•    Macroeconomics;
•    Media & journalism;
•    Political science;
•    Philosophy;
•    Psychology;
•    Social policy;
•    Social work;
•    Sociology;
•    Spirituality;
•    Tourism;
•    Other related areas.

Articles should be prepared in strict accordance with the template found through the following link: http://hkjoss.com/docs/template.doc  and Author Guidelines, please check the link http://hkjoss.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.  
Each article should have no more than six authors. A study based on up-to-date references of 2016-2021 is required.
All articles published in are published in full open access. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article processing charge (APC) of EUR 350 applies to papers accepted after peer review.
Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English or Chinese. Authors may use our English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
Articles published in the Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s).
Scopus coverage years: from 2010 to 2014, from 2016 to Present.

The Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences rank is Q4 (General Social Sciences).

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Last Research Articles

This study aims to investigate the color characteristics of traditional Chinese auspicious patterns. Qualitative analysis was used in this study. The analysis is mainly carried out using the observation method combined with color expertise. By analyzing the hue, brightness, saturation, and contrast of the colors in auspicious patterns, people can better understand the color characteristics of auspicious patterns. The study found that auspicious patterns are commonly used in six colors: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and pink, and the most commonly used main colors are red and yellow. They are colorful, vivid, bright, and contrasting. In addition, the color analysis model of auspicious patterns, referred to as the HBSC model, is summarized. It can be used in color analysis of a single pattern or some patterns of the same type, and the specific steps of their analysis are explained in this study. It sets the standard of each analysis item scientifically according to the professional knowledge of color to ensure the objectivity of its analysis.


Keywords: Chinese tradition, auspicious pattern, color characteristics, color analysis.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.62.61

Sun Jing, Arbaiyah Ab Aziz

To pinpoint the hotspots, trends, and major themes of study on this subject, the authors conducted a thorough survey of the research literature on green clothing design from 2014 to 2023 using bibliometric approaches. This study provides the academic community with a knowledge map for research on green clothing design, reveals correlations between various themes, and conducts data statistics and visualization of papers on the Web of Science using CiteSpace. Eight primary topics have been identified, including conjoint analysis, clothing design, sustainable fashion, recycling, sustainable business models, ethics, teenagers, eco-fashion design, and many other aspects. The research results indicate that the field of sustainable clothing design is experiencing an increasing trend each year. These themes serve as a roadmap for further research and represent the fundamental concerns on which academics in the field of green apparel design focus. The evolution of research hotspots in this subject is also revealed by this study. Subsequent studies eventually broadened to include a variety of elements that impact customers’ purchasing decisions, whereas earlier research mostly concentrated on consumers’ perceptions and behavior about green products. The authors also note that there is an interdisciplinary trend in this field of study, combining ideas and approaches from sociology, psychology, economics, and other disciplines. This study closes a research gap in the subject of green clothing design and provides the academic community a more thorough understanding of the state of the field present research. It also offers a wider viewpoint and research methodology for future studies.


Keywords: sustainable design, clothing, CiteSpace, visual analysis.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.62.60

Sun Shuyan, Zainudin bin Md Nor, Rohana Binti Zur

This study identifies the repercussions of the adoption of supply chain management (SCM) and the implementation of total quality management (TQM) for operational performance in the shoe industry in West Java, Republic of Indonesia. A survey questionnaire was used, with 291 respondents from the shoe industry that has implemented SCM alongside TQM. This study explores the implications of SCM and TQM for operational performance. The approach in this study uses structural equation modeling (SEM) to investigate the relationship between the variables studied. The findings revealed that the implementation of SCM and the adoption of TQM have an excellent and substantial effect on operational performance. Nevertheless, the implementation of SCM is considerably rated preferable to the incorporation of TQM for operational performance. Consequently, the adoption of SCM has the largest variable influence on operational performance.


Keywords: supply chain management, total quality management, performance, industry, management.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.62.59

Yuyus Yudistria, Atty Tri Juniarti, Ahmad Hidayat Sutawidjaya

This study aims to analyze the impact of the analytic and holistic reasoning perspectives on organizational creativity with the mediated role of knowledge acquisition, knowledge distribution, knowledge interpretation, and organizational memory. The theoretical framework developed in this study is based on an interactionist model of organizational creativity and conceptual links among creative persons, processes, situations, and products proposed by Woodman et al. (1993). The data were collected from 382 top managers in small and medium-sized enterprises in the southern region of Vietnam. Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) is applied to test the proposed relationship. The findings show that the analytic reasoning perspective significantly affects organizational creativity. Knowledge interpretation and organizational memory moderate the positive influence of the two perspectives of strategizing on organizational creativity, contributing to the theoretical framework. Constructive implications for organizations and company managers include logically analyzing and evaluating business activities, especially building concrete beliefs, routines, and physical artifacts.


Keywords: analytic reasoning perspective, holistic reasoning perspective, organizational creativity, knowledge acquisition, knowledge distribution.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.62.58

Mai Ngoc Khuong, Pham Dang Tuan, Nguyen Ngoc Duy Phuong, Nguyen Ngoc Anh Thu

Financial environments are becoming increasingly complex, paired with decisions involving greater risk. Due to this complexity, investors who are not usually willing to take on higher risks are urged to be more adventurous in their risk-taking behaviors to achieve desired investment outcomes. This study aims to profile risk adventurous South African investors through a structural equation model based on endogenous and exogenous factors that could influence investors’ risk tolerance behavior. The non-probability purposive sampling method was used to filter individual investors from an investment company. The sample size of 463 individual investors was considered adequate for quantitative data analysis. This risk profiling model makes a notable and exclusive contribution to the field of study and the financial industry. It enables individual investors to make informed investment decisions in line with their investment goals and objectives. Consequently, financial practitioners can profile the risk tolerance behavior of adventurous investors more accurately in a complex financial environment.


Keywords: risk tolerance, behavioral finance, risk profiling.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.62.57

Anzel van den Bergh-Lindeque, Suné Ferreira-Schenk, Zandri Dickason-Koekemoer
Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences
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