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Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development

Silk Road is a new journal of social sciences evidence-based research and policy studies on Silk Road countries, Central Asia and their international interactions. Silk Road exists to promote evidence-based scholarly research in social sciences and public policy studies that make the affairs of the Great Silk Road countries an area of significant interest, scholarship and impact. Applied interdisciplinary and empirical papers are welcomed.

Published by the University of Westminster Press its international team of editors and journal board members are located globally with a base at the Westminster International University of Tashkent in Uzbekistan (WIUT). 

 

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Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development

 

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Focus and Scope

 

Silk Road exists to promote evidence-based scholarly research in social sciences and public policy studies that make the affairs of the Great Silk Road countries an area of significant interest, scholarship and impact. Applied interdisciplinary and empirical papers are welcomed.

The journal is intended for the reader from the academic, policy and private sectors with an interest in research specifically applied in the context of Silk Road countries. We welcome thematic clusters of articles on a topic, that have an analytical synergy interesting for wide audiences. Thematic clusters of articles should organize an approach by describing the problem, issue or phenomenon potentially linking varying fields and disciplines. The primary category for submissions is original peer-review research articles. Issues might include commentaries (1500-3000 usually), interview (1500), policy (3000) and book reviews (1000-1500).

All research articles will undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous double-blind refereeing by two referees. The journal intends to address readers, particularly young scholars, in Uzbekistan, Central Asian countries and the broader Silk Road territories. It will keep its readership informed as to the latest trends and issues in economics, business and policy (e.g., demography, education, health, etc).

 


 

Open Access Policy

 

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. The dates each manuscript was submitted and accepted on are published on the PDF version. Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons CC-By 4.0 license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories or if practical to submit as supplementary files to an article. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

 


 

History

 

This journal will focus on empirical work originating from scholars working along the Silk Road linking Europe, Central Asia, Russia and China. It aims to promote evidence-based scholarly research in social sciences and public policy studies that make the affairs of the Great Silk Road countries an area of significant interest, scholarship and impact. Applied interdisciplinary and empirical papers are welcomed. The journal is intended for the reader from the academic, policy and private sectors with an interest in research specifically applied in the context of Silk Road countries.

 

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