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GSTF Journal of Law and Social Science (JLSS) is no longer accepting regular submissions. All the articles currently under review will be published as per the schedule. GSTF JLSS will publish an Annual Special Issue which is a collection of selected papers presented at GSTF Conferences. For Further details About GSTF Conferences and their Special Issue, please visit the GSTF Social Science Conferences

 

Featured article: Empowering citizens for common concerns: Sustainable energy, trade and climate change


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One very promising development in the twenty-first century is the empowerment of citizens on issues of common concern such as climate change, sustainable energy, and international trade. Citizens’ empowerment means that civil society can play an important role in the new challenges of trade diplomacy, such as the integration of non-economic aspects of trade in trade policy and the inclusion of trade policies in the democratic debate. This approach makes the system of decision-making closer to the citizens and therefore less technocratic.

 

This novel idea of greater citizen participation, engendered by citizens’ empowerment, is a promising way of providing better management of environmental issues and helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

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GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences – JLSS

(Print ISSN: 2251-2853, E-periodical: 2251-2861)

The Global Science and Technology Forum – GSTF publishes online, international journals that feature peer-reviewed scholarly articles rigorously selected from conferences and open call for papers. These articles are the end result of scholars’ tremendous effort and creativeness in exploring the theory, application, and social implications of diverse frontier research areas in science and technology. GSTF journals are indexed by UlrichswebEconBizEBSCOCrossRefProQuestCabell’s DirectoriesIndex Copernicus,JournalSeek and will be submitted to Zentralblatt MATHScopusScienceDirect and amongst others, where applicable.

 

A research paper submitted to GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR)must be original that are unpublished and cannot be under review for publication elsewhere during the time it is being considered for GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR). Furthermore, after you submit a paper to GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR), you must await the response from GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR) and only resubmit elsewhere if your paper is rejected–or withdrawn at your request–from GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR).

 

Managing Editor:

 

Dr. Anton Ravindran
President
Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF)

Editor-in-Chief:

 

Dr. Edward P. Wolfers
Foundation Professor of Politics
University of Wollongong
Australia

Review Panel:

Prof. Dr. Ashok R. Patil
Professor of Law
Chair on Consumer Law & Practice
National Law School of India University

Prof. Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu
Professor of Law
Nalsar Law University

Prof. V. P. Singh
Professor and Coordinator of Centre for Globalization and Development Studies
University of Allahabad
India

Prof. Saraswati Raju
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Gandharva Joshi
Professor of Psychology
Saurashtra University
India

Prof. Amitabh Kundu
Centre for the Study of Regional Development
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Assoc. Prof. Rajni Singh
Associate Professor of English
Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-ISM)
Dhanbad

Prof. V. Balakista Reddy
Professor of International Law
Head, Centre for Air and Space Law
Nalsar Law University

Prof. B. Srinivasa Rao
Department of Business Management
Osmania University

Prof. Prakash C. Sarangi
Professor of Political Science
University of Hyderabad

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Chaturvedi
Department of Political Science
Panjab University Chandigarh

Assoc. Prof. Naved Iqbal
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Jamia Millia Islamia
India

Asst. prof. Sushila Shekhawat
Assistant Professor, Department of Languages,
BITS, Pilani
Rajasthan

 

Associate Editors:

Dr. Willem de Lint
Professor,
School of Law Flinders University
Australia

Prof. Paula Baron
Head of School
Chair of the Common Law
La Trobe University
Australia

Prof. Tony Cart
Faculty of Law
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Prof. Dr. Maya Khemlani David
Honorary Fellow Chartered Institute of Linguists
Head of Section for Co-Curricular Activities,
Elective Courses by Other Faculties and TITAS (SKET)
Staff of Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
University of Malaya
Malaysia

Dr. Sunitha Abhay Jain
Associate Professor
School of Law
Christ university
India

Dr. William Outhwaite
Professor of Sociology
Newcastle University, UK

Dr. Sanjay Chaturvedi
Professor and Director,
Centre for the Study of Mid-West and
Central Asia Coordinator
Panjab University Chandigarh
India

Dr. Theresa J. Jordan
Assoc. Prof. of Applied Psychology
New York University Steinhardt
USA

Dr. Liah Greenfeld
Professor, Sociology
Boston University
USA

Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granados
Assoc. Prof. & Chair,
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Baylor University
USA

Prof. Christoph Antons
School of Law
Deakin University
Australia

Prof. Thomas Docherty
Department of English and Comparative
Literary Studies
University of Warwick
UK

Dr. Jianfu Chen
Professor, Faculty of Law and Management
La Trobe University
Australia

Dr. Sajad Ibrahim
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Kerala
India

Prof. M. G. Husain
Professor, Department of Psychology
Jamia Millia Islamia
India

Dr. Tom Mortimer
Head, Anglia Law School
Director, International Law Unit
Anglia Ruskin University
UK

Hassan Faruk Al Imran
Assistant Professor & Chairman
Department of Law
Uttara University

Dr. Omer Kurtbag
Gaziosmanpasa University
Department of Political Science and
International Relations, Tokat-Turkey

Dr. Manique Cooray
Senior Lecturer, Multimedia University, Melaka
Malaysia

Dr. Gireesh Kumar J
Assistant Professor in the Department of Law
School of Legal Studies
Central University of Kerala, India

Dr. Sally-Ann Joseph
School of Taxation and Business Law
Australian School of Business
University of New South Wales, Australia

CONTACT US

 

For enquiries on the GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS), email us at: jlss@globalstf.org

 
For interested Authors who wish to submit their manuscripts to the relevant books, or if you have any queries on our GSTF publications (books & journals), do email us at publications@globalstf.org

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Cebu’s Subnational Politics: A Survey of Philippine Political Structure and Culture

 

The paper is a survey of the Filipino Nation’s effort towards nation building. It highlights the socio-historical unfolding of the nationhood of the country — Philippines. The paper answers the basic question on what paved the way to the formation of the Filipino Nation and why it remains to be a neocolonial outpost to the US even in the 20th century. It also provides reasons on how and why Filipinos had shaped the kind of institutions that operate the present state as it is now.

 
Phoebe Zoe Maria U. Sanchez
 

Published on: 06 Dec 2017



A Comparison of the System of Public Housing in Hong Kong with the System of Public Housing in Spain

 

The goal of this paper is to briefly study the system of Public Housing in Hong Kong and Spain, and to compare them. On the one hand, Hong Kong has more than 7.2 million residents crammed into a relatively small land mass, a fact which, among others, provokes that real estate prices are extremely high. Because of the high prices, the Government has had to introduce a large system of public housing …..

 
Oriol Caudevilla
 

Published on: 24 Jan 2018



EXECUTION OF TRADEMARK AS COLLATERAL OBJECT OF CREDIT BANK

 

Trademarks, which is part of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), are classified as intangible movable object. The trademark qualifies as something that can be used as bank credit collateral . The function of assurance is a means of protection for the bank security, namely certainty of debtors debt settlement. The proper assurance for trademark is a guarantee of fiduciary. Efforts made by the banks to minimize credit risk, by doing a thorough credit analysis using the principle of 5 C, which includes

 

Trisadini Prasastinah Usanti, Agung Sujatmiko
 

Published on: 24 Jan 2018



The Future of The Responsibility To Protect

 

To the surprise of its supporters the 2005 World Summit in New York endorsed the Responsibility to Protect doctrine (R2P) put to it by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS). That 2005 World Summit Outcome document was later endorsed at the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly …

 
Michael Morison
 

Published on: 24 Jan 2018



Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech – The United States, Australia and Singapore compared

 

Freedom of Religion (more correctly, freedom of conscience, belief and religion under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 (ICCPR)), and Freedom of Speech have been logically tied together since human beings were sentient creatures. The two rights are inseparably connected by logic, since one cannot speak freely unless one has the freedom of conscience to think out something to say. For this reason, the two rights were combined in the First Amendment to

 
Keith Thompson
 

Published on: 24 Jan 2018



Empowering citizens for common concerns: Sustainable energy, trade and climate change

 

One very promising development in the twenty-first century is the empowerment of citizens on issues of common concern such as climate change, sustainable energy, and international trade. Citizens’ empowerment means that civil society can play an important role in the new challenges of trade diplomacy, such as the integration of non-economic aspects of trade in trade policy and the inclusion of trade policies in the democratic debate.

 
Rafael Leal-Arcas
 

Published on: 24 Jan 2018



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SUBMITTING YOUR PAPER

 

Preparing and Submitting your manuscript

 

A research paper, abstract or poster submitted to GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS) must be original that are unpublished and cannot be under review for publication elsewhere during the time it is being considered for GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS). Furthermore, after you submit a paper to GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS), you must await the response from GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS) and only resubmit elsewhere if your paper is rejected–or withdrawn at your request–from GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS).This restriction applies to identical papers as well as to papers with a substantial overlap in scientific content and results. This restriction applies to identical papers as well as to papers with a substantial overlap in scientific content and results.

 

Publishing Charges

 

  • Article Processing Fees – USD 275 (PDF version) for publishing an accepted manuscript.
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To assist/support and to minimize publication barriers, GSTF extends financial assistance/discounts on a case by case basis based on merit and financial need for Authors from low income countries. In all cases, the acceptance and publication of the article is solely based on quality, relevance and academic rigour of the article.

 

Revenue Sources

 

From inception, GSTF receives revenue from a range of sources which includes rights, royalties, training programs, professional certifications programs, consulting, government and/or private funding and/or grants, sponsorships, conferences, sale of reprints, and open access publication fees. Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales teams.

 

GSTF Journals do not generate any income via subscription fees or from pay per view. The publication fees of the journal will subsidize costs involved in provision and maintenance of publication infrastructure, operational and administrative costs including print and shipping, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, hosting services of the on-line libraries amongst others. The author may be able to defray the processing fees by securing funds from their institutions and/or research funding.

 

Format Requirements

 

  • •  All papers are encouraged to follow the IEEE standard template (Double-column, 10-pt Times New Roman, Single-spaced), plus keywords.
  • •  Papers in PDF format
  • •  Images (line graphs, images), B/W only; minimum 300dpi resolution.
  • •  Author profile: Maximum 100 words
  • •  Author photo: 300dpi resolution
  • •  Page limit: 10 (Additional pages are subject to a fee of USD80 per page)

Click here to download the paper template.

 

Submitting your manuscript

 
All articles submitted to GSTF journals will be checked for plagiarism and must be submitted through GSTF Journal Submission Portal.

Click here to submit your paper online.

GSTF JOURNAL POLICIES

 
Journal Policies

GSTF is committed to keeping articles published in its journals in full compliance with Open Access principles and practices through GSTF Digital Library (http://dl6.globalstf.org/) for everyone. By default, GSTF publishes these articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 3.0) license that allows reuse subject only to the use being non-commercial and to the article being fully attributed (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) to GSTF. Articles funded by certain organizations that mandate publication with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) license, which may require reuse for commercial purposes are allowed, subject to the article being fully attributed to GSTF.

 

Access & Archiving

The manuscripts are archived in GSTF Digital Library (http://dl6.globalstf.org/)

 

Confidentiality

Articles received for review are treated as confidential documents. The editor must ensure that the information submitted by the authors is kept confidential and sharing it only with those involved in the evaluation, review, and publication processes.

 

Copyright

Authors should ensure that their works are entirely original and previously unpublished. Authors should ensure that their work does not contain plagiarized content and are not under copyright elsewhere (in whole or in part). GSTF requires the author(s) to grant exclusive worldwide license in perpetuity, in all forms, format and media to a) publish b) distribute c) display d) store e) reprint f) translate into other languages and reproduce the paper g) the inclusion of electronic links of the paper to third party material where-ever it may be hosted h) and/or license to any third party to do any or all of the above.

 

The author(s) may use their papers for non-commercial purposes by acknowledging first publication in GSTF Journals and giving full reference and/or web link as appropriate.

 

Promptness

A reviewer who feels that he/she is unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of the manuscript within stipulated time, he/she should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

 

Multiple Publication

Authors are not allowed to submit their research papers to several conference proceedings publication at the same time and should not publish articles describing essentially the same research in more than one conference proceedings or primary publication as it constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Editors of the GSTF reserve the right to reject such manuscript.

 

Misconduct

All articles submitted to GSTF will be scrutinized for any plagiarism and/or academic misconduct. GSTF will investigate complaints received against an author and may request the author to clarify and/or reject the submission for review. However, the editor should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.

 

Reporting standards

Articles submitted must be original research work and must present an accurate account of the work performed and the results, followed by an objective discussion of the significance of the work. Fraudulent or knowingly making inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable for any publication in the GSTF.

 

Acknowledgment of Sources

All work of others must be referenced with proper acknowledgments. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

 

Appeals

Authors can appeal against the editorial decisions about their submissions. Please contact the journal secretariat. GSTF will respond to appeals from authors within 2-3 weeks.

 

GSTF extends free access to individuals and University libraries and fully embraces Open Access policies.

 

Revenue sources

From inception, GSTF receives revenue from a range of sources which includes rights, royalties, training programs, professional certifications programs, consulting, government and/or private funding and/or grants, sponsorships, conferences, sale of reprints, and open access publication fees. Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales teams.

 

GSTF Journals do not generate any income via subscription fees or from pay per view. The publication fees of the journal will subsidize costs involved in provision and maintenance of publication infrastructure, operational and administrative costs including print and shipping, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, hosting services of the on-line libraries amongst others. The author may be able to defray the processing fees by securing funds from their institutions and/or research funding.

 

Permission for Authors:

Author(s) of GSTF Journals may use their articles for non-commercial purposes without written approval from GSTF but must acknowledge first publication in GSTF Journal and must include a full reference ad/or web-link else will be in violation of the license.

 

Permission to reuse for Third Parties:

Anyone else other the author(s) of the original research paper who intends to reproduce a GSTF Journal article must seek permission from GSTF by writing to the journal secretariat.

 

REVIEW
 

Reviewer Process:

  • •  Prospective Authors are invited to submit original papers not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • •  Submissions will be judged based on Appropriateness of the Topic, Conceptual Adequacy/ Mastery of Relevant Literature, Technical Adequacy (if     applicable), Clarity of Presentation and Significance of Contribution to the Field.
  • •  All articles submitted to GSTF journals will be checked for plagiarism and must be submitted through the GSTF Submission Portal.
  • •  Submissions will go through independent and professional “Blind Peer Review” process.
  • •  Authors will be notified via email on the outcome of the review process.
  • •  Authors can appeal for re-submission (after updating their manuscript as suggested by the reviewers) for further consideration.

Reviewer guidelines:

  • •  Reviewers are expected to handle submitted manuscripts with Editors will periodically monitor the processes and advise reviewers on ensuring compliance with academic integrity, ethical conduct and in enforcing academic rigor.


 
CODE OF ETHICS

GSTF is in recognition of the importance of the technologies that affects the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation to scientific communities that we serve, do at this moment commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:

 

  1. Contribute to society and human well-being: To improve the understanding of technology and scientific research.
  2. Give proper credit for intellectual property: To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of scientific work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit the contributions of others properly;
  3. Be fair and act not to discriminate: To treat all persons fairly regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin;
  4. Avoid harm to others: To avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;
  5. Respect the privacy of others: To assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.
  6. Honor confidentiality: Accept and provide appropriate professional reviews.
  7. Be honest and trustworthy: Improve public understanding of computing and its consequences.
  1. Manage personnel and resources to design and build information systems that enhance the quality of working life.
  2. All articles submitted to GSTF journals will be checked for plagiarism and must be submitted through EasyChair.

 

CONTACT US

 

For enquiries on the GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS), email us at: jlss@globalstf.org

 
For interested Authors who wish to submit their manuscripts to the relevant books, or if you have any queries on our GSTF publications (books & journals), do email us at publications@globalstf.org.

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For interested Authors who wish to submit their manuscripts to the relevant books, or if you have any queries on our GSTF publications (books & journals), do email us at publications@globalstf.org