Aims and Scope

Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences is a leading multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed open access journal, publishing research across the breadth of the arts and humanities. Part of Royallite Global, the journal has a mission to make research and knowledge accessible to all – authors therefore benefit from high visibility and readership for their work. The journal’s broad scope allows researchers to explore interconnected subject areas.

The journal operates under the expert guidance of a team of Senior Editors, supported by an international Editorial Board. Each submission is evaluated on its own scholarly merit and research integrity, and our expert academic editors take an objective and constructive approach to peer review. Article-level metrics let the research speak for itself.

Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences considers original research and review articles in the following sections and broad topical areas:


1. Criminology & Criminal Justice

Promotes critical reflection and international scholarship through exploring trends in crime control and the comparative organization and operation of criminal justice systems. We encourage work that looks at how key sociological constructs such as age, class, gender and race and ethnicity interact with definitions of criminality and the contemporary management of crime.

2. Geography
Providing a forum for international and interdisciplinary approaches to geography research. Topics covered may include urban, rural, regional, cultural, human, political, population and environmental geographies, and geographies of social well-being.

3. Leisure & Tourism

Provides an international platform for the publication of empirical and theoretical-based research findings in all areas of leisure and tourism. The section particularly welcomes both multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, and work with applications to other areas of the journal, and the wider Cogent Series.

4. Media & Communication Studies

Offering an international forum for all work covering the media and new media technologies. The section invites a broad range of topics from the philosophy of communication to strategic communication, and digital cultures to journalism studies.

5. Politics & International Relations

Publishing contemporary scholarship across all subfields of political science, including political theory, comparative politics, international relations and political methodology. The section welcomes diverse methodologies and various approaches, from positivism to rational choice theory, and structuralism to institutionalism.

6. Sociology
Embodying a global perspective, this section encourages work which advances the theoretical understanding of sociological topics. Submissions may report findings using both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

7. Sport
Focusing on wide-ranging and multidisciplinary research, discussion and analysis on contemporary sport issues. Topics may include the history, sociology, and psychology of sport, as well as sports administration and management.

Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences considers original academic articles, review articles and critical essays in any of the following fields of the arts and humanities:

- Criminal Justice
- Criminology
- Environmental Studies
- Geography
- International Relations
- Law
- Media & Communication Studies
- Planning
- Politics
- Social Anthropology
- Sociology
- Sport
- Leisure and Tourism
What can you expect if you publish in Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences?
- Immediate, free access to your article for anyone, anywhere in the world
- Retain full copyright in your work
- Rigorous peer review featuring constructive dialog with leading scholars
- Global marketing and high production values
- Fast publication on a state-of-the-art platform
- Innovative article-level performance metrics
- Extensive indexing and archiving of your work 
Submit your manuscript to Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences