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Soc. Sci. 2012, 1(1), 2-3; doi:10.3390/socsci1010002
A New Venture
University of Salford, Crescent House, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, UK
Received: 3 November 2011 / Accepted: 8 November 2011 / Published: 8 November 2011
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ExcerptIt is with great honour that I have accepted the invitation to become the Editor-in Chief of this new online journal, Social Sciences. Even if there ever existed a time when it could be argued that “interdisciplinary” research was unnecessary or a luxury, there can be little doubt that today it is essential to helping understand and solve the world’s problems. And the first building block of trans-disciplinary research must be raising knowledge and awareness of what other disciplines are doing. It could be said that this is what lies at the heart of this new venture, for this journal aims to publish work from an extensive range of fields, thus bringing scholars from a variety of disciplines “together”, promoting greater cross-disciplinary awareness of major themes and debates, and hopefully prompting inter-disciplinary projects in the future. This, moreover, is very much needed because the challenges facing the social sciences today are probably greater than at any time in their history. [...]
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