Ukrainian ‘Studies of Changing Societies’ to be published by Versita

16.08.2013

Versita has added a new journal from Ukraine to its Open Access offering. Effective immediately, the interdisciplinary journal ‘Studies of Changing Societies’ will be soon be available on Versita‘s publishing platform.

Studies of Changing Societies’ is a relatively new journal, founded in 2011 with an ambitious purpose to bridge diverse communities of social scientists, working on different problems and disciplines. Admittedly, it provides information and encourages debate on subjects of interest to an international readership, with contributors hailing from equally diverse countries and continents. SCS Journal maintains particular interest in policy-relevant questions and interdisciplinary approaches – serving as a forum for review, reflection and discussion informed by the results of relevant research, rather than as an outlet of “first publication” for the results of individual research projects. Another important goal of the journal, highlighted by the Editors, is to improve the international exposure of scholars in the post-Soviet countries.

SCS is committed to fostering debate on the many aspects of social change that are of interest to policy-makers, administrators and journalists, international organizations personnel, as well as to students and college professors.

SCS Journal aims to encourage a better understanding of social changes in modern societies – defined as the way societal institutions and practices develop and spread both within and across national and cultural boundaries. The emphasis is contemporary and the approach comparative, with the publication of scholarly contributions about those areas where changes are especially dynamic and currently attracting considerable attention from a worldwide scholarly community. There is special attention paid to changes in the developing world and in post-socialist societies, but developed countries will also have their share of research attention.

The partnership with Versita is expected to increase further the number of high-quality manuscripts that are submitted to the journal.

“We’re excited about the opportunities, like the platform’s usability and wide variety of services, afforded to the journal through this arrangement,” reports Olga Guzhva, SCS’s Editor-in-Chief. “An easily accessible Internet based journal will make it possible to widely relay the findings of research in the social sciences that otherwise only reach a limited audience. This move will enable us to reach not only social science researchers, but also people working in the field of public policy, administrative employees, representatives of international organizations or other readers who are interested in the changes occurring today in various countries and who often find it difficult to have access to ‘paper’ journals, which often can only be found in specialized libraries.” adds Prof. Guzhva.

All journal contents will be available soon on http://www.degruyteropen.com/scs