The International Social Science Journal was initiated by UNESCO in 1949. It is currently published by Wiley Interscience. The most recent issue -- Volume 59 Issue s1 (September 2008) -- is on Human Security.
The journal's purpose is to bridge diverse communities of social scientists, working in different problems and disciplines and in different parts of the world. It provides information and debate on subjects of interest to an international readership, written by an equally international range of authors. The ISSJ has a particular interest in policy-relevant questions and interdisciplinary approaches. It serves as a forum for review, reflection and discussion informed by the results of relevant research, rather than as an outlet of “first publication” for the results of individual research projects.