The quarterly journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities is an open access double blind peer reviewed journal established and published by the Institute for Social & Cultural Studies affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology. It aims to create a space of dialogue from the interdisciplinary perspective of different practical, empirical and theoretical research involved in the fields of the humanities, specially social science, and higher education. In this way, it becomes possible to confront and interpret the complex systems that underpin contemporary society. The journal is available both in print and online.  


Open access: ISIH is an open access journal and all articles published are freely available to scientific researchers, research scholars and the general public.

Full peer review: Manuscripts that pass the initial screening undergo peer review with at least two independent referees.

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7th Development Plan in Iran
An analysis of the position of social dimensions of quality of life in the country’s development plans

S. Pesarane Razagh

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 7-30

  This article seeks to show the position of "social dimensions of quality of life" in the development plans after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. The article is interdisciplinary in nature since it combines socio-economic issues of development affecting the quality of life. In this regard, ...  Read More

7th Development Plan in Iran
Pathology of production and productive economic culture in development plans: A case study of seventh development plan

F. Sorkheh Dehi; A. Ashtari Mehrjardi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 31-65

  Despite a long history of planning, Iran still faces many economic and social problems. For instance, production as the most important pillar of industrial development encounters with enormous challenges. The main question is what are the problems and disadvantages of development programs in the economic ...  Read More

7th Development Plan in Iran
Natural disasters in Iran; challenges facing the country during the seventh development plan

M. Ebrahimi Khusfi; F. Pourasghar Sangachin; Z. Ebrahimi Khusfi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 67-94

  Given that natural disasters are unforeseen and unavoidable events, paying attention to these is very important in the country's macro policies and development plans, especially the Seventh Development Plan. For this reason, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of the importance and impact of ...  Read More

7th Development Plan in Iran
The need to pay attention to Tourism in order to achieve economic growth in the seventh development plan

M. Kamali; H. Asayesh; Y. Arianmehr

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 95-112

  Economic growth and development is one of the goals that every economy pursues and the reason for this is many benefits that accomplish economic growth. Therefore, in the seventh development plan, like other previous ones, the issue of growth and development must be taken into account. In this regard, ...  Read More

7th Development Plan in Iran
The nature and necessity of core planning lines for the 7th development plan

K. Nourmohammadi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 113-140

  Iran is the world’s first developing country that has been engaged in compiling and executing development plans. Despite more than 70 years of planning and implementation of 11 five-year development plans, it has not only failed to achieve the desired success but is lagging behind many countries. ...  Read More

7th Development Plan in Iran
Economic enterprises and the capacity of social responsibilities in the 7th development plan with an emphasis on the critical conditions and the experience of the COVID-19 Pandemic

F. Mansouri; Z. Moradi; H. Javanmard

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 141-167

  In a dynamic society, economic enterprises, in addition to the necessity of complying with organizational norms and attempts to achieve greater efficiency, should move in the direction of satisfying the surrounding society under the title of "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR). The needs of today's ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Emotional Structure in the Mirror of Iranian Virtual Social Networks

M.S. Zokaei; S. Veisi

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2021, , Pages 1-29

  The emotional structure of every society forms the dynamic cultural part of that society. Despite the profound and pervasive effects of these emotional networks on the social context and daily interactions, a systematic and analytical study of on structure of society's emotions is performed rarely in ...  Read More

Higher Education
Developing a fourth generation model for Iranian universities

A. Yadollahi Dehcheshmeh; S. Rajaipour; A. Siadat

Volume 13, Issue 4 , July 2021, , Pages 31-57

  Considering the impact of fourth generation universities on social, economic and, cultural developments as well as the growth and development of local and regional communities, the main purpose of this article is to study the dimension and develop a fourth-generation university model for Iranian universities. ...  Read More

The emergence of the child subject in the Qajar era: An introduction to materiality of the history of ideas in contemporary Iran

R. Yousefi Aghdam; M. Farasatkhah

Volume 13, Issue 4 , July 2021, , Pages 59-87

  The present article studies the emergence of the child subject in the Qajar period and theoretically it is based on an interdisciplinary approach to technological studies. With regard to collecting first-hand data, we used the "index paradigm" or "thinking with cases" technique (scrutiny of extra-textual ...  Read More

Social Sciences
Epistemic justice among youth: from cyberspace to policymaking

S. Veisi; M.S. Zokaei; A. Entezari

Volume 14, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 1-27

  Justice is one of the most important issues in Iranian society. The main issue of the present study is epistemic justice and the gap between its definitions in everyday life and policy making domains. For that matter, we purposefully selected the pages of young users on social media networks of Instagram, ...  Read More

Social Sciences
Abortion type scam Sociological analysis of fictitious crashes and scams from insurance companies

Ali Reza Zargar; Reza Abdolrahmani; Hojat Motaghi; Nahid Hoseini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 July 2022

  The nature of the insurance industry and the accumulation of liquid assets in the form of deposit boxes can provide fraud from insurance companies. The fraudulent type of fake accidents with various tricks to obtain financial benefits and abuse of third-party insurance has caused a lot of damage to insurance ...  Read More

Comparing the approach of sociology and economics to the problem of entrepreneurship

zeinab shafiei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 May 2023

  The answer to the question why one person becomes an entrepreneur and others not is not at all simple. Most of the researchers accepted this puzzle and presented their own definition of the concept of entrepreneurship. Therefore, entrepreneurship is a very controversial term that has made it difficult ...  Read More

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