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About This Journal

The Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies (IJASS) 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 7,000 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. 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.

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.

Proposals for special theme issues are also welcome. While the primary area of focus is applied social studies in Ireland, submissions from other regions are also welcome, particularly those that provide a comparative perspective. It is editorial policy that manuscripts deemed suitable are sent to two anonymous peer reviewers. Occasional invited submissions shall be published.

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.