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Journals in Social sciences

The Social Sciences collection forms a definitive resource for those entering, researching, or teaching in any of the many disciplines making up this interdisciplinary area of study. Written by experts and researchers from both Academic and Commercial domains, titles offer global scope and perspectives.

Key subject areas include: Library and Information Science; Transportation; Urban Studies; Geography, Planning, and Development; Security; Emergency Management.

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Accident Analysis & Prevention

  • ISSN: 0001-4575
  • 5 Year impact factor: 6.1
  • Impact factor: 5.9
Affiliated with the Association for the Advancement of Automotive MedicineAccident Analysis & Prevention provides wide coverage of the general areas relating to accidental injury and damage, including the pre-injury and immediate post-injury phases. Published papers deal with medical, legal, economic, educational, behavioral, theoretical or empirical aspects of transportation accidents, as well as with accidents at other sites. Selected topics within the scope of the Journal may include: studies of human, environmental and vehicular factors influencing the occurrence, type and severity of accidents and injury; the design, implementation and evaluation of countermeasures; biomechanics of impact and human tolerance limits to injury; modelling and statistical analysis of accident data; policy, planning and decision-making in safety.
Accident Analysis & Prevention

Accounting, Organizations and Society

  • ISSN: 0361-3682
  • 5 Year impact factor: 6
  • Impact factor: 4.7
An International Journal Devoted to the Behavioural, Organizational & Social Aspects of AccountingAccounting, Organizations & Society is a leading international interdisciplinary journal concerned with the relationships among accounting and human behaviour, organizational and institutional structures and processes, and the wider socio-political environment of the enterprise. It aims to challenge and extend our understanding of the roles of accounting and related emergent and calculative practices in the construction of economic and societal actors, and their modes of economic organizing, including ways in which such practices influence and are influenced by the development of market and other infrastructures.We aim to publish high quality work which draws upon diverse methodologies and theoretical developments from across the social sciences, and which illuminates the development, processes and effects of accounting within its organizational, political, historical and social contexts. AOS particularly wishes to attract innovative work which analyses accounting phenomena to advance theory development in, for example, the psychological, social psychological, organizational, sociological and human sciences.The journal's unique focus covers, but is not limited to, such topics as:• The roles of accounting in organizations and society;• The contribution of accounting practices to the emergence, maintenance and transformation of organizational and societal institutions;• The roles of accounting in the development of new organizational and institutional forms, both public and private;• The relationships between accounting, auditing, accountability, ethics and social justice;• Behavioural studies of accounting practices and the providers, verifiers, and users of accounting information, including cognitive aspects of accounting, judgment and decision-making processes, and the behavioural aspects of planning, control and valuation processes;• Organizational process studies of the design, implementation and use of accounting, information and management control systems;• Accounting for human actors, and the impact of accounting technologies upon human subjectivities and evaluations;• The roles of accounting in shaping the design, operation and delivery of public service providers, not-for-profit entities, government bodies, as well as local, national and transnational governmental organizations;• Social, organizational, political, and psychological studies of the standard-setting process, and the effects of accounting regulations and rules;• The roles and practices of audit, auditors and accounting firms in the construction and understanding of organizational and societal valuations;• Accounting for sustainability and the environment, including studies of environmental and social reporting;• Historical studies of the emergence, transformation and impact of accounting calculations, practices, and representations, including the development and the changing roles of accounting theories, techniques, individual and teams of practitioners and their firms, professional associations, and regulators.Benefits to authors We also provide many author benefits, such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, special discounts on Elsevier publications and much more. Please click here for more information on our author services.Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our Support Center
Accounting, Organizations and Society

Acta Sociológica

  • ISSN: 0186-6028
Acta Sociológica is a journal of sociological analysis and research conducted at the Center for Sociological Studies of the Faculty of Political and Social Science at UNAM.
Acta Sociológica

Advanced Engineering Informatics

  • ISSN: 1474-0346
  • 5 Year impact factor: 8.7
  • Impact factor: 8.8
The science of supporting knowledge-intensive activitiesAdvanced computing methods and related technologies are changing the way engineers interact with the information infrastructure. Explicit knowledge representation formalisms and new reasoning techniques are no longer the sole territory of computer science. For knowledge-intensive tasks in engineering, a new philosophy and body of knowledge called Engineering Informatics is emerging.Advanced Engineering Informatics solicits research papers with particular emphases both on 'knowledge' and 'engineering applications'. As an international Journal, original papers typically:• Report progress in the engineering discipline of applying methods of engineering informatics. • Have engineering relevance and help provide the scientific base to make engineering decision-making more reliable, spontaneous and creative. • Contain novel research that demonstrates the science of supporting knowledge-intensive engineering tasks. • Validate the generality, power and scalability of new methods through vigorous evaluation, preferably both qualitatively and quantitatively.In addition, the Journal welcomes high quality review articles that summarise, compare, and evaluate methodologies and representations that are proposed for the field of engineering informatics. Similarly, summaries and comparisons of full-scale applications are welcomed, particularly those where scientific shortcomings have hindered success. Typically, such papers have expanded literature reviews and discussion of findings that reflect mastery of the current body of knowledge and propose novel additions to contemporary research.Papers missing explicit representation and use of knowledge, such as those describing soft computing techniques, mathematical optimization methods, pattern recognition techniques, and numerical computation methods, do not normally qualify for publication in the Journal. Papers must illustrate contributions using examples of automating and supporting knowledge intensive tasks in artifacts-centered engineering fields such as mechanical, manufacturing, architecture, civil, electrical, transportation, environmental, and chemical engineering. Papers that report application of an established method to a new engineering subdomain will qualify only if they convincingly demonstrate noteworthy new power, generality or scalability in comparison with previously reported validation results. Finally, papers that discuss software engineering issues only are not in the scope of this journal.
Advanced Engineering Informatics

Advances in Life Course Research

  • ISSN: 1569-4909
  • 5 Year impact factor: 3.7
  • Impact factor: 3.4
Advances in Life Course Research publishes articles dealing with various aspects of the human life course. Seeing life course research as an essentially interdisciplinary field of study, it invites and welcomes contributions from anthropology, biosocial science, demography, epidemiology and statistics, gerontology, economics, management and organisation science, policy studies, psychology, research methodology and sociology. Original empirical analyses, theoretical contributions, methodological studies and reviews accessible to a broad set of readers are welcome. Articles might focus on specific events as well as on whole segments of the life course, including determinants and consequences, social relationships and policy implications, without restrictions over time and space.Benefits to authors We also provide many author benefits, such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, special discounts on Elsevier publications and much more. Please click here for more information on our author services.Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our Support Center
Advances in Life Course Research

Aerospace Traffic and Safety

  • ISSN: 2950-3388
Aerospace Traffic and Safety is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary research journal that focuses on aerospace traffic and safety method, technology and application. It is aiming to report the first-class original papers and top reviews in the field and its interdisciplinary research, and builds international academic communication platform.Topics include, but not limited to:Aerospace traffic planning and management: advanced theory, analytical method, experiment and application of aerospace traffic planning, and the latest achievements in aerospace traffic management, such as air traffic flow, aircraft conflict detection and resolution, and spacecraft autonomous mission plan.Aerospace information perception technology: new advances and breakthroughs in the theory and experimental analysis methods, techniques and equipment of aerospace information perception technology, including aerospace communication, navigation, and surveillance, etc.Aerospace safety strategy and management: latest achievements in the theory and experimental analysis methods, techniques and equipment of aerospace safety strategy and management, such as aerospace emergency rescue, human factors, and accident analysis.Aircraft design and airworthiness: new method and technique of aircraft design and breakthroughs of airworthiness, such as spacecraft dynamics and control, reusable rocket, and aviation maintenance.Aircraft reliability: latest achievements in the theory and experimental analysis methods, techniques and equipment of aircraft lifetime, reliability design of aircraft, aircraft maintenance, reliability theory, etc.Aerospace traffic infrastructure: new advances and breakthroughs in the theory and experimental analysis methods, techniques and equipment of aerospace traffic infrastructure, including airport engineering, wind engineering, and spacecraft launch site, etc.
Aerospace Traffic and Safety

African Transport Studies

  • ISSN: 2950-1962
African Transport Research (AFTRAN) is a refereed international journal. It is the official journal of the Society for African Transport Research. AFTRAN aims at providing useful insights into solving Africa-specific transport-related issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It covers all transport modes and all issues in the transport sector.The journal favours papers that report on empirical research findings or engage in critical reflection on transport policies and practices in Africa. Purely literature review papers will only be considered with prior approval of the Editor-in-Chief, and will normally be invited by the AFTRAN editorship.Types of papers:Research papers:Papers reporting original research are the lifeblood of the journal. They should engage with, and build, the prevailing body of literature, and should report research aims, methods, results, and discussion. Research papers should normally be no longer that 8 000 words.Reponses and rejoinders:Discussion on published research papers, and subsequent rejoinders from the authors, are welcome. Responses and rejoinders should normally be no longer than 1 500 words.Case study papers:Case study papers are research papers that focus on a particular geographical context, often profiling the transport system of an African city or country. Case study papers should normally be no longer that 8 000 words.Editorials:Special issue collections of papers should be preceded by editorials, which signal the importance of the special issue theme and how it advances current debates in the field. Editorials should normally be no longer than 2 000 words.Technical notes:Technical notes will often discuss a single methodological issue of particular importance to the African context. The method described may either be novel, or may offer an improvement on an existing method. Technical notes should normally be no longer that 2 000 words.The Society for African Transport Research is an international cooperative society of researchers and practitioners who are either based in Africa or focus their research there. Its primary objectives are to foster and support excellence in transportation research and practice and to stimulate professional interchanges in all aspects and modes of transportation. It organizes an international conference on transportation research every two years.
African Transport Studies

Aggression and Violent Behavior

  • ISSN: 1359-1789
  • 5 Year impact factor: 5.4
  • Impact factor: 4.6
Aggression and Violent Behavior is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes high-quality research syntheses, as well as quantitative empirical studies focused on a wide range of topics related to the field of aggression and violent behavior. Papers encompass a large variety of issues, populations, and domains, including child and youth violence (e.g., bullying, gang violence, juvenile offending), family violence (e.g., intimate partner violence, child abuse), violence in different settings (e.g., workplace, school, prisons), digital violence (e.g., cyberbullying, cyberhate), and different types of violent victimization (e.g., child, adult).Regarding research methodologies, research syntheses are preferably systematic reviews, including scoping reviews, evidence-based gap maps and meta-analyses. Narrative reviews and theory-building manuscripts are considered if they demonstrate exceptional value in terms of novelty and depth, and in instances where a systematic review is not feasible or appropriate. In the case of empirical studies, the logical connection between the theoretical framework, conducted analyzes and empirically based argumentation is emphasised. Longitudinal designs and representative or large convenience (e.g., resembling the population, collected in several institutions) samples are appreciated. Cross-sectional studies using cutting-edge methodology can also be considered.Manuscripts that articulate disparate orientations will be welcomed, given that this journal is cross-disciplinary and cross-theoretical. Papers will emanate from numerous disciplines including criminology, psychology, psychiatry, education, law, sociology, anthropology, genetics, social work, ethology, and physiology. Papers describing the study of aggression in mainstream, criminal, and psychopathological populations are acceptable. Reviews of analog investigations of aggression and animal models will be considered if the contribution is likely to lead to significant movement in the field. The emphasis, however, will be on innovativeness of presentation and clarity of thinking.
Aggression and Violent Behavior

Ampersand

  • ISSN: 2215-0390
Ampersand: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language Sciences and Bilingualism is an international, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal which offers a highly visible, open access home for original research on bi/multilingual issues. While encouraging interdisciplinary work, the focus of Ampersand is on language use and communication among bi/multilingual individuals and groups. We welcome submissions on the following research topics and their intersection with second languages and/or bilingualism:Bilingualism/multilingualismCorpus- or computational approaches to second+ language acquisitionComputer/technology-mediated language learningDiscourse analysis in bi/multilingual settingsHeritage and minority language learningLanguage maintenance and attritionLanguage planning and policy in bi/multilingual education and/or communitiesPragmatics and language use among bi/multilinguals and language learnersPsycholinguistic approaches to bi/multilingualism and second+ language acquisitionSecond+ language acquisitionSecond+ language reading, writing, and/or literacy developmentSecond+ language teaching and learningSociolinguistic approaches to bi/multilingualism and second+ language acquisitionAmpersand caters to a comprehensive audience, ranging from language researchers, applied linguists, psycholinguists, educators, practitioners, policymakers, to those with a general interest in language sciences. The journal aims to encourage the free exchange of information between researchers by being a forum for the constructive discussion and debate of issues in language sciences.The journal welcomes all types of submissions: traditional 'full' research articles based on empirical work, methodological reports, meta-analyses, short communications, opinion pieces, case studies, and literature reviews. Proposals for special issues that reflect current or emerging research trends in any of the coverage areas are also welcome and should be discussed with the Editor-in-Chief ([email protected]).Ampersand is an Open Access (OA) journal. Authors may be eligible for free or discounted OA as part of the Research4Life initiative and Elsevier's OA agreements with institutions around the world. Please visit https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ampersand/publish/open-access-options to find out more about Ampersand's OA policy.
Ampersand

Analytic Methods in Accident Research

  • ISSN: 2213-6657
  • 5 Year impact factor: 12.7
  • Impact factor: 12.9
Analytic Methods in Accident Research publishes manuscripts that deal with the development and/or application of innovative statistical and econometric methods to the study of vehicle crashes and other transportation and non-transportation-related accidents. The intent of the journal is to demonstrate how such innovative methodological approaches can be used to provide new insights and quantification of the factors that affect the frequency and severity of accidents - thus providing new guidance for the implementation of appropriate countermeasures. While the focus of the journal is on the underlying analytic approach, acceptable application areas include all elements of transportation safety (road, pedestrian, air, rail, and water safety), construction safety, and any area of study where the unintended consequences of human behavior, machine failures or system failures result in property damage and/or bodily injury.
Analytic Methods in Accident Research