Focus and Scope

The focus and scope of IJIRP include (but not limited to): Business and Management, Economics, Finance and Banking, Film, Culture and Media Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy and Religion, Theatre and Performance, Development Studies, International Relations, Peace, Conflict and Security Studies, Public Policy, Anthropology, Criminology, Education, Gender Studies, Geography and Environment, Language and Linguistics, Psychology and Neuroscience, Science & Technology Studies, Social Policy, Socio-Legal Studies, Sociology, etc.


1. Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that makes research freely available to the readers supporting a greater global exchange of knowledge.
2. Peer Review Policy
IJIRP follows a blind-review policy. The editor will do a preliminary reading to assess the merits of the paper before forwarding it to the reviewers. Each article is reviewed by at least two reviewers. Reviewers are requested to submit their reviews in designated forms within three weeks. A reminder is usually sent to them after 2 weeks to submit the review. The principles for peer review process can be found in the guideline section.
3. Consolidated Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
IJIRP publication ethics and malpractice statement are based almost wholly on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) standards. IJIRP is committed to follow the best publication practices on ethical matters and malpractices. IJIRP uses a service provided by Crossref and powered by iThenticate which checks each submission against millions of published research papers, documents on the web and other relevant sources. Furthermore, authors who submit papers to this journal must follow the principles which can be found in the guideline section.
4. Corrections and Retractions
In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing guidelines, IJIRP does not alter articles after publication. In cases of serious errors or misconduct IJIRP enforces corrections and retractions.
5. Archiving
IJIRP utilizes distributed archiving system among partnering libraries and online databases to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
6. APC

There is a 100 USD Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted publication only. Please use the following link of PayPal to pay the amount. Put your manuscript ID as a reference during payment. For any issues, please contact

7. Copyright

IJIRP allows the authors to retain the copyright in their articles. Articles are made available under a Creative Commons license to allow others to freely access, copy and use research provided the author is correctly attributed.

8. Repository Policy

As IJIRP is an Open Access journal authors are entitled to make their article publicly available and distribute their article on non-commercial websites and repositories. When posting, distributing or reusing articles, IJIRP should be clearly attributed as the original place of publication and correct citation details should be given. When making their article available according to the terms of the Open Access licence, we strongly encourage authors to deposit the Version of Record. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing the article from such repositories and means that the article is more likely to be cited correctly. Authors should also deposit the URL/DOI of their published article in any repository, in addition to the Version of Record.

About the Publishing System

This journal aims to use Open Journal Systems, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License. All published articles are assigned a unique DOI from CrossRef.

Guidelines for Authors (Downloadable PDF)
Guidelines for Reviewers (Downloadable PDF)
Guidelines for Editors (Downloadable PDF)

Journal Format
Format for paper submission (Downloadable PDF)


IJIRP aims to be indexed and abstracted in top academic online databases worldwide with the objective of achieving strong impact factor. Getting indexed in reputed scientific databases is a continuous process. IJIRP is indexed in:


Cite Factor


Google Scholar

Semantic Scholar

Asian Digital Library

Open Access Asia

Malaysia Citation Centre  

Advanced Sciences Index 

Academic Resource Index 

Scientific Indexing Services 

Index Copernicus International 

International Scientific Indexing 

Asian Council of Science Editors

Social Science Research Network

Editing Services

IJIRP provides comprehensive editing services to authors for proofreading, translation, transcription, manuscript formatting, article promotion, data sharing, additional DOI resources, similarity review report, rapid technical review, etc. For pricing of different editing services, please contact: