Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Social Impact of Research (SIR) is an Open Access journal which has as its main objective the publication of top research in the field of the social impact of the research in all sciences.

Sciences' social impact has been extraordinary throughout humanity History. From the infant mortality decreasing or the Universe understanding, to the current citizenship awareness on climate changing or clarifying the successful social actions had not been possible without scientists dedicating their lives to knowledge progress.

Periodically we face situations as incomprehensible cuttings in scientific research budgets, people questioning its utility, or people considering junk TV protagonists are more important than scientists. This scientific journal will publish both researches from any field that would have achieve a remarkable social impact, and researches about sciences' social impact


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

List of Reviewers

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Full Issue

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.


Open Access Policy

-This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Non­Commercial and Non­Derivative License


Publication Ethics

SIR is committed to meeting high standards of ethical conduct at all stages of the publication process. In our ethical standards and procedures, we set out general expectations for authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and society partners. SIR guarantees at all times the confidentiality of the evaluation process: the anonymity of the reviewers and the authors, the content evaluated, the rationale report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial and advisory boards.

Also the confidentiality will be maintained before any clarifications or complaints that an author wishes to send to the committees of the journal or to the evaluators of the article.

SIR declares its commitment for the respect and integrity of the works already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited in SIR and texts that are identified as plagiarism or its content are fraudulent will be removed from the journal if they have already been published or will not be published. Hipatia Press and SIR editors will act, in these cases, as quickly as possible. By accepting the terms and agreements expressed by SIR, authors must ensure that the article or review and the materials associated with them are original or do not infringe copyright. The authors also have to justify that, in case of a shared authorship, there was a full consensus of all the authors affected and that the article or book review has not been previously presented or published in other journals.

In the event that SIR editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, these allegations would be treated accordingly. SIR editors will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever needed.