Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences is an international scientific researches journal.


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..  The Impact Factor of the journal for the year 2018/2019 is 0, 1.

The Journal is published 2 times in a year with sole aim of rapid dissemination of scientific knowledge among scientists, technocrats and planner and elite citizens and to promote the cause science for a better world.

The Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences  is a Scopus and ISI journal that provides a multidisciplinary forum for the international community.

The Journal aims to foster high quality research. We would like to invite you to contribute papers for consideration and publication in the current and forthcoming issues of Current World.

You are also requested to send your detailed Biodata for the Editorial Board and Advisory Board; the selection will be done on the basis of seniority and achievements.

We also receive views and news on Latest Products in Industries/News about Scholarships, Awards, Prizes, Distinctions, Appointments, Seminars, and Conferences etc.

We welcome enquiries from both academic institutions and commercial organizations.

Please submit your manuscript via Online Tracking System.


Section Policies


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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.


Editorial Policy

As an initial consideration, all manuscripts submitted for review are expected to be free from language errors and must be written and formatted strictly by following the latest edition of the APA style. Manuscripts that are not entirely written according to APA style and/or do not reflect an expert use of the English language will not be considered for publication and will not be sent to any of the journal reviewers for evaluation. It is completely the author’s responsibility to comply with the rules and check for any errors. Thus, all necessary actions should be taken by the author(s) before a manuscript is submitted to the journal.

We highly recommend that non-native speakers of English have manuscripts proofread by a copy editor before submission. During submission, a note from a copy editor may significantly reduce the review time of your manuscript. However, proof of copy editing does not guarantee acceptance of a manuscript for publication in The Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences.

The Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences publishes only original scholarly works. We do not accept and will not publish manuscripts which are based on an author's previous work. Please do not submit your manuscripts simultaneously or separately to both The Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences and to another journal. In such cases the responsibility solely rests with the author(s).



Waiver Policy

Articles from the following list of developing nations may be considered for a partial or full fee waiver:
Afghanistan, Angola, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoro, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Article Correction Policy

The version published online is considered the final and complete version of any article. Even though it is possible to correct this version, our policy (in common with other publishers) is not to do so, except in very limited circumstances.

We are only able to correct typographical errors in the following: author names, affiliations, article titles, abstracts, and keywords. In such cases, an erratum or corrigendum would be necessary as well (see below) to ensure that there is a record to explain the difference between the online versions.

We can publish a correction to your article if there is a serious error (e.g., with regard to scientific accuracy) or if your reputation or that of the journal would be affected. We do not publish corrections that do not affect the contribution in a material way or significantly impair the reader’s understanding of the contribution (e.g., a spelling mistake or a grammatical error).


An erratum will be used if an important error has been introduced during the production of the journal article (i.e., one that affects the publication record, the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal), including errors of omission, such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy.

We do not publish errata for typing errors, except where an apparently simple error is significant (e.g., an incorrect unit). A significant error in a figure or table is corrected by the publication of a new corrected figure or table as an erratum. The figure or table is republished only if the editor considers it necessary.

Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences
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