Aims and Scope

International Journal of Social Research and Innovation (IJSRI) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of scholarly research. It was first published in 2017. We publish original and high-quality articles covering a wide range of topics in multidisciplinary research-based areas such as business, education, health, public policy, law, language, the arts, and culture.

IJSRI will treat all articles submitted for publication in exactly the same way, with rigorous peer review, professional editing and production, and worldwide visibility. All of our articles enjoy the same level of functionality on our website.

We invite the submission of manuscripts both focusing on research in the Maldives and on transnational and international issues and perspectives. We are looking for mainly the integrity of scholarship, innovative scholarship, and especially research that includes multiple viewpoints.

We accept manuscripts from scholars with different qualifications and a wide range of affiliations, some of whom may not be in academia. We accept manuscripts from junior scholars and graduate students.

We recommend the authors read articles already published in the journal, follow the style of formatting used in the published paper, and stay within the range of word counts of 6,000 to 10,000 words that we have given.

The editors, peer reviewers and authors are expected to read the ethics guideline for publishing in IJSRI.

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. 

This journal does not charge for submission or article processing.


Copyright Notice

Authors who submit articles to this journal for publication, agree to the following terms:

a) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share and adapt the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. If you post your article on any website or repository, acknowledgement in the form of a full citation should be given to the journal as the original source of publications, together with a link to the journal webpage and/or DOI as soon as they are available. Such information will help in getting the work cited.

d) Authors should be aware that the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License permits readers to share (copy and redistribute the work in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the work) for any purpose, even commercially, provided they also give appropriate credit to the work, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. They may do these things in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests you or your publisher endorses their use.