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Submission Guidelines

Spiritual Science in Human Evolution is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, that especially brings the values of various cultures to the contribution of a humanistic lifestyle. The journal covers the broad areas of spirituality in (1) human behavior in social environments, (2) cultural developments, (3) the origins of human rights, and (4) the pluralistic development of society. Papers are welcomed on topics related to spiritual science in the development of communication, religious beliefs, lifestyles, family, society, citizenship, anthropology, etc. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers on new and emerging topics within the general discipline of spiritual science. Theoretical papers are welcomed, but there should be a clear and significant potential for practical applications of the theory. Case studies are particularly welcomed and encouraged.

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 are no article processing charges (APCs) for this journal. The open access statement is available from here.

Publication Ethics

Note that all submissions to this journal must be original work that has not been published or currently under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that have been published as pre-prints may be considered as being already published. All submissions are checked for plagiarism on submission by iThenticate. For information about the peer review process and publication ethics is available from here.

Regular Articles

Regular articles are expected to be 6000-8000 words in length (excluding references and appendixes) and are expected to include original research based on solid methodology and sufficient background research. 

Short Articles

Short articles may include discussion on topics that may or may not be based on empirical data, but they must still include sufficient understanding of relevant research. These short articles may be between 3000-5000 words in length.

Book Reviews

Book Reviews should not exceed 1700 words, including references (with a maximum four references). Book reviewers need to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest between publisher/authors and reviewer. What we look for is critical reviews, not simply a report of the content of the book. Only half of the manuscript should cover the book’s content, and the rest needs to be devoted to the critical evaluation of the book compared to the available titles in the market. 

Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our authors, reviewers, and readers. This privacy statement outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Information We Collect

Personal Information from Authors and Reviewers: When submitting a manuscript or participating in the peer review process, we collect personal information such as names, affiliations, email addresses, and ORCID iDs. This information is necessary for manuscript processing, communication, and scholarly collaboration.

Usage Data from Readers: We collect anonymized usage data (e.g., IP addresses, browser type, pages visited) to improve our website, track article views, and understand reader preferences. This data helps us enhance user experience and tailor content.

How We Use Personal Information

Manuscript Processing: We use authors’ and reviewers’ personal information to manage manuscript submissions, peer review, and editorial processes. This includes communication regarding manuscript status, revisions, and decisions.

Communication: We communicate with authors, reviewers, and readers via email or other channels. We may send notifications, updates, and announcements related to the journal.

Analytics and Improvements: Usage data helps us analyze website performance, identify trends, and enhance content delivery. We use aggregated data to improve our services and tailor content to readers’ interests.

Data Security and Retention

Security Measures: We implement technical and organizational measures to protect personal information. Access to data is restricted to authorized personnel only.

Data Retention: We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this statement. Authors’ and reviewers’ data is retained for archival and scholarly purposes.

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Access and Correction: Authors, reviewers, and readers can request access to their personal information or update it. Contact our editorial office for assistance.

Withdrawal of Consent: Authors and reviewers can withdraw consent for data processing at any time. However, this may impact manuscript processing.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact our editorial team at journals@castledown.com.