About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Social Impact of Research (SIR) is an Open Access journal that 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 of 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 achieved a remarkable social impact and researches about sciences' social impact.

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 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.

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 to 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plagiarism or its content are fraudulent will be removed from the journal if they have already been published or will not be published.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 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.