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About This Journal

The Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies (IJASS) is a peer reviewed, academic, open access journal published annually. It was founded in 1998 and is published by Social Care Ireland.

IJASS is a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the comprehensive and well-renowned open-access directory. IJASS meets the range of DOAJ selection criteria based on scholarly research coverage and peer-review quality control. The DOAJ consists of a comprehensive database of over 9,500 high quality, scientific and scholarly open-access journals. Its main purpose is to increase the ease of use, visibility and overall usage of open-access journals. In line with this membership, copyright for each article now belongs to the author(s). The statement in previously published articles that copyright belongs to IJASS no longer applies.

IJASS aims to publish papers from across the social sciences and related applied areas, including social work, social policy, community development, education, criminology, youth work, psychology,sociology, family studies, social care, early education and related areas. While the primary area of focus is Ireland, submissions from other regions are also welcome, particularly those that provide a comparative perspective. Proposals for special theme issues will be considered. Occasional invited submissions shall be published.

Manuscripts may be pre-screened to ensure they fit the aims and scope of the Journal. It is editorial policy that manuscripts are sent to two anonymous peer reviewers. Our aim is to make a decision on each manuscript within 3 months.

By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license which allows others to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon work, even commercially, as long as the original author is credited for the original creation. This is a highly accommodating license for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

There are no charges for authors at any stage in the process and the journal is published through Arrow@DIT, the institutional repository of the Dublin Institute of Technology in order to disseminate the scholarly content as widely as possible.

The Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies has entered into an electronic licensing relationship with EBSCO Publishing, the world’s most prolific aggregator of full text journals, magazines and other sources. The full text of this publication can be found on EBSCO Publishing’s databases.