Research in Social Sciences and Technology

Special Issue Theme: Social Sciences and Technology in the Post-Covid-19 Era: Educational and Environmental Perspectives

Guest Editor:

Dr. Wahid Murad

University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

In any period of human history, the role of technology in social sciences is undeniable. Whilst technology opens the door to learning any branch of knowledge, social sciences as an academic discipline inherently contributed to technological advancement and made the case for technology usage in social sphere. Since technological advancement contributed both positively and negatively to the causes and benefits of the societies, assessing their knowledge, attitude, and behavior concerning technology is vital for determining those causes and benefits in the post-COVID-19 era. Perspectives of societies’ knowledge, attitude, and behavior concerning their technological acquaintances are different, and hence outcomes would be different. So, it is anticipated that different contextual and temporal perspectives of societies’ technological acquaintances should generate different societal end outcomes.

Educational and environmental perspectives in the post-COVID-19 era are considerably different than it was prior to that. Therefore, the connections between social sciences and technology are no more like they were in the pre-COVID-19 era.

Articles, which are using primary and/or secondary data covering the post-COVID-19 era and concentrated/focused on either micro or macro level analysis, are most welcome. This Special Issue invites empirical and theoretical/conceptual papers from prospective contributors worldwide in the following thematic areas:

  • Educational perspectives of social sciences and technology
  • Environmental perspectives of social sciences and technology
  • Links between social sciences and technology in education domain
  • Links between social sciences and technology in the environment domain
  • Role of education in promoting technology for societal causes and benefits
  • Environmental stewardship for societal and technological causes and benefits
  • Benefits, causes and challenges of cohabitation of social sciences and technology
  • Role of business in societies’ reaping of benefits from technology
  • Role of societies in business’ reaping of benefits from technology

 The RESSAT ( is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes three issues per year. It serves as a venue for publishing scholarship highlighting the synergy between social sciences and technology and its impact on education.

Interested authors should submit abstracts of up to 500 words and indicate whether their future manuscript will be either an empirical research manuscript or a theoretical/conceptual manuscript. Research manuscripts should include: (1) clearly stated research question(s) and objective(s), (2) literature review and theoretical framework, (3) research methodology, (4) findings, (5) discussion, and (6) conclusion/recommendation.

 Special Issue Timeline and Submission Process

  • Abstract proposal: Interested authors should submit an abstract proposal of up to 500 words to Dr. Wahid Murad ( by March 31, 2023.
  • Full-text Manuscript Submission: Authors whose abstracts are accepted will submit a full-text manuscript through the RESSAT journal’s online submission system by May 31, 2023.
  • Publication: The RESSATspecial issue titled “Social Sciences and Technology in the Post-Covid-19 Era: Educational and Environmental Perspectives” is scheduled for publication on June 30, 2023.

 Manuscript Guidelines:

  • Quality and originality of the manuscripts will be one of the main criteria for acceptance.
  • To promote geographical diversity, manuscripts from/on South Africa will not be considered for this Special Issue as the quota is already full for this country.
  • One author cannot submit more than one manuscript for this Special Issue.
  • Authors must adhere to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th
  • Manuscripts must be submitted as Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) and must be double spaced using a 12-point font in Times New Roman.
  • Recommended manuscript length is 3500 - 5000 words, excluding references and abstract.
  • Include an abstract of 250 words or less.
  • Include 5 to 7 key words after the abstract
  • Include a title page with author/s contact information. If the manuscript has more than one author, please indicate which author is to be contacted.
  • Include a statement indicating that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • More specific author guidelines can found be found here:

This special issue will be published free of charge. Contributing authors will not be asked to pay a publication fee.

Any questions concerning the special issue of RESSAT should be directed to the guest editor, Dr. Wahid Murad (