Mission and Scope

The World Complexity Science Academy Journal (WCSAJ) is the flagship serial imprint of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA), based and headquartered in Bologna, Italy.  WCSAJ is a peer-reviewed, double-blind, “open access” academic publication focusing broadly on the contemporary intersections of the fields of sociologypolitical science, and communication.  The journal particularly privileges the epistemic approach behind “Systemics and Complexity Theories,” therefore interdisciplinary academic works are welcome (e.g., economics, psychology, digital media, Internet studies, and philosophy).  Since the Journal is a global intellectual property, we invite manuscripts for peer-review consideration originating from anywhere in the world.  The official language of WCSAJ is Standard American English; all submissions must be written in the English language.

The mission of WCSAJ is to actively publish scholarship of the highest global academic standard, after careful and thorough peer-review evaluation has been conducted by the world’s leading experts in the Social Sciences and Humanities.  Researchers will have the opportunity to showcase their findings on a high-volume readership platform using the latest advanced multimedia content to enrich the overall reading experience.  Unlike many paper-based journals, the WCSAJ deploys rich digital content to accentuate the published work online. WCSAJ is meant to be consumed through an Internet-networked computer or tablet reader, and not simply a two-dimensional piece of paper.  Our articles, reviews and essays are structurally enhanced by the online multimedia context brought forth by the “communications revolution”

The scope of the journal is established broadly on complexity studies; with a worldwide audience, we therefore favor contributions that make predictions for the future of a global society so long as such predictions are rooted in an historical trend-line type analysis.  Our scope is to understand tomorrow by what has happened in the past and what is happening with the present.  Since “complexity” conclusively takes many forms, the journal welcomes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. We do not discourage research based upon a scholar’s methodological or analytical approach.

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Peer Review Process

Editor reviews each paper and, if it is judged suitable for publication in WCSA Journal, paper is sent to at least two independent reviewers for blind peer review.After the consultation with the relevant members of the Editorial Board, taking into account reviewer’s recommendations, the editor decides wheteher the paper will be accepted as is, revised or rejected.

Publication Frequency

WCSA Journal is published quartelry.

Open Access Policy

The WCSA Journal is uniquely an “open access" peer-reviewed scholarly publication which allows for the completely free and open access of scientific intellectual property (e.g.: articles, essays, reviews). The Academy does not own the copyright of any information, and operates on a “copyleft" model, which provides for the open access of all content.

The WCSA Journal is available entirely online to readers without any financial, legal, or technical barriers (no publication charges, for instance), based on the idea and theory that the article’s content should remain free of contextual motive, wholly objective, and thus intellectually intact.

Authors should use the widely-acclaimed Creative Commons licenses to specify the legal usage rights of articles and knowledge property. Accordingly, The WCSA Journal celebrates the notion that all legal copyright of intellectual property belongs exclusively to the contributing authors.

To truly understand the revolutionary impact of Open Access scholarship, we suggest that you become familiar with Wikipedia’s conceptual definition and discussion on the issue. Open Access is borne from the “copyleft" environment brought forth by Internet communication technologies (ICT). For a full discussion and analysis, please read here.

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