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Research & Scholarship Manual

Created by the Research Promotion Division at Waseda University as a central reference for issues concerning the variety of systems intended to support graduate students in their academic endeavors, the Research & Scholarship Manual provides an overview of the use of facilities, Waseda University schemes, and support measures offered by other organizations, particularly the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). This useful reference document can be freely downloaded from the Research Promotion Division website.
http://www.waseda.jp/rps/fas/manual/index.html

Waseda Review of Socio-Science

Submission Guidelines for the Socio-Science

1) Publication Outline

Waseda Review of Socio-Science (hereafter referred to as Socio-Science) is a scholarly journal published by the Waseda University Institute for Advanced Social Sciences (IASS) with the goal of advancing the Institute’s core principles by publishing selected research by Institute members, full-time faculty members in Waseda University’s Faculty of Social Sciences (hereafter known as, “the Faculty”), and students in Waseda University’s Graduate School of Social Sciences (hereafter referred to as “the Graduate School”).
2) Submission regulations

  • (a) Manuscripts may be submitted by IASS members holding concurrent positions, IASS research staff, IASS visiting researchers, assistants who belong to IASS project groups, full-time faculty members at the Faculty, Faculty assistants, graduate students (students enrolled in the Graduate School excluding non-degree students; students who completed a Master’s program at the Graduate School within the past two years, and students who received credits in a doctoral program at the Graduate School and withdrew within the past three years), and others approved on an individual basis by the IASS’s editorial board.
  • (b) Manuscripts will be categorized as either research papers or research notes, as defined below.
    • Research papers: A document summarizing achievements in original research
    • Research notes: A relatively short document presenting achievements in original research and focusing on timelines, substantiating evidence, and insight.

    Of the persons permitted to submit a manuscript as described in ① above, graduate students. may only submit research papers. Only manuscripts of unannounced and unpublished research may be submitted. Any materials in prepublication review or in the process of printing are not acceptable.

  • (c) Titles of research papers and research notes shall not include numbers such as “(1)” indicating an anticipated series of articles.
  • (d) The submitted manuscript of a research paper shall be, in principle, no more than sixteen pages in length when printed out including the title, subtitle, names of authors, body text (including figures and tables), explanatory notes, and references.
  • (e) Style sheets, formatting instructions, submission instructions, and similar guidelines are posted on the IASS and Graduate School websites.
  • (f) Manuscripts must be written in either Japanese or English.
  • (g) Submitted manuscripts shall be accompanied by the following documents: a contact list, a consent form for the digitization and publication of the manuscript, and a research ethics pledge. Graduate students. must also submit an opinion form completed by their supervising professor.
  • (h) Information pertaining to the schedule for acceptance of applications, submissions of manuscripts, and publication can be found on the IASS and Graduate School websites and bulletins, etc.
  • (i) The editorial board shall, based on a rigorous peer review process set separately by the Review Process Regulation, make the final decision regarding whether or not to publish submitted manuscripts.
    Journal Submissions – Graduate School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
    Socio-Science Review Process Regulations
  • (j) The copyrights for research papers and research notes published in the Socio-Science belong to the author. However, submission of research papers and research notes to the journal indicates that the author consents to entrusting the timing of publication to the editorial board.
  • (k) The Institute must obtain the author’s consent before utilizing publishing research papers and research notes. If the IASS decides to utilize the published research paper it must first obtain permission from the author.
  • (l) In the case of publication through the digitalization of an issue of the Socio-Sciences by the IASS or related institutions entrusted by the IASS, publication of the author’s research must be done with the author’s permission.
  • (m) If a submitted research paper or research note infringes on the copyright or other rights of a third party, the author shall bear sole responsibility.Appendix: These regulations shall come into effect on February. 2nd, 2017.

(3) Publication schedule

* When submitting a research paper by the June or September deadline, there is no guarantee that the student’s research paper will be published in the periodical issued in the same academic year.

** For the fulfillment of one of the qualifications required for the submission of Doctoral Dissertation and the recognition of research results, the submission of a Certificate of Expected Publication is expected and not the periodical in which the student’s research paper was published.

***The date of expected publication printed on the Certificate of Expected Publication will be the date that the submitted research paper was deemed as an unconditional pass.

Event Date
Application and Submission Deadline June September January
Announcement of Results Approximately within 4 months after submission deadline
Publication Late March of the same AY Late March of the following AY

The Waseda Journal of Social Sciences (a journal of student theses)

Call for submission to The Waseda Journal of Social Sciences37

 

1) Publication Outline

The Waseda Journal of Social Sciences is a scholarly periodical published by the GSSS in order to further promote its core principles by introducing selected achievements in research by students of the graduate school based on the recommendations of supervisors.

2)Submission regulations

  • (a) Submissions to the Waseda Journal of Social Sciences may be made by students enrolled in the graduate school (not including non-degree students), graduates having completed the master’s program within the past two years, former students having attended the doctoral program and received the prescribed research guidance for at least three years, and students who have withdrawn from the school within the past three years, and other persons authorized to do so on an individual basis by the Graduate School Steering Subcommittee.
  • (b) Contributors can contribute either research papers or research notes as defined below.- Research paper: A document summarizing achievements in original research.
    – Research notes: A relatively short document presenting achievements in original research and focusingon timeliness, substantiating evidence, and insight.
    Only materials pertaining to unannounced and unpublished research can be accepted. A Master’s thesis cannot be accepted as is.
  • (c) Titles within research papers and research notes shall not include numbers such as “(1)” intending to show serial progression.
  • (d) The submitted manuscript of a research paper shall be no more than sixteen pages in length when printed out, including the title, subtitle, names of authors, body text (including figures and tables), explanatory notes, and references. Research notes shall be no more than eight pages in length when printed out, with similar conditions applying.
  • (e) Information on writing guidelines, manuscript style, the required format for the submitted manuscript, and the like shall be provided via the GSSS website.
  • (f) Students wishing to submit a manuscript shall also submit an opinion form and a recommendation form completed by his or her supervisor and an English title & Romanized name registration form. It should be noted that research papers and research notes from the Waseda Journal of Social Sciences may be published in digital form by the GSSS itself or by related institutions entrusted by the GSSS.
  • (g) The editing committee shall, based on the recommendations of supervisors, consider each contribution and make the final decision regarding whether or not to include specific research papers and research notes. It should be noted that the Graduate School Steering Subcommittee may request that the authors makes corrections to their manuscripts.
  • (h) Information pertaining to the schedule for acceptance of applications, for submission of manuscripts, and for publication shall be provided via the GSSS website and notice boards.
  • (i) Contributors having research papers or research notes accepted for publication at the Waseda Journal of Social Sciences are not allowed to publish articles with the same contents at other periodicals or journals. If materials accepted for publication by the GSSS are published with the same contents by other periodicals or journals, the contribution will be annulled.
  • (j) The copyrights of the research papers and research notes published by the Waseda Journal of Social Sciences shall belong to the author. However, when the author submits research papers or research notes, he or she shall be deemed to have entrust the timing of official announcement of the publication to the GSSS.
  • (k) If the Graduate School of Social Sciences decides to utilize the published research paper or research notes, it must first obtain permission from the author.
  • (l) In the case of publication through digitalization of an issue of the Waseda Journal of Social Sciences by the GSSS or related institutions entrusted by the GSSS, permission from the author must be obtained.
  • (m) The infringement of third parties’ copyrights will be the sole responsibility of the author who shall bear all legal responsibilities.Appendix: These regulations shall come into effect on September 21th, 2016.

3) Publication schedule

Event Date
Spring Application* Early March to Late May
term Publication Late September
Fall Application* Late September to Early December
term Publication Late March

*Before submission, you must have taken research guidance courses with your research supervisor.

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