SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.

SOCRATES is available in both Print and On-line versions.

Mission :

SOCRATES aspires to be one of Worlds’s leading Journal Publishing innovative, responsive and high-quality Research Papers. Socrates is a serious, scholarly publication that is peer-reviewed and indexed, and we only accept quality manuscripts to publish in this international journal.Our mission behind introducing and initiating this journal is to motivate Scholars who have the willingness to Produce and publish quality research and discuss his/her original research, thoughts and ideas. We strongly believe in the concept of connected academic world of researchers. Thus, we have indexed our journal at some of the best citation centers.


Current status of the Journal Socrates:

  • The Journal Socrates is relatively young yet well-known around the Globe.
  • SOCRATES has been recognized as one of the major international journal worldwide. One and only Journal from Asia and the pacific which has been included in E-journals.org. E-Journals.org is the most honored and trusted source which dates back to Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web).
  • Produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network.
  • GLOBAL IMPACT FACTOR - 2013 0.512 | 2014 0.611 | 2015 0.765
  • Index Copernicus: ICV 2013: 4.17 | ICV 2014: 69.00
  • SOCRATES is under evaluation in Science Citation Index (SCI), ISI Web of Knowledge and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
  • SOCRATES is under evaluation in SCOPUS
  • SOCRATES is under evolution for inclusion in "The Philosopher’s Index" (The Most Authoritative Online Bibliography in Philosophy).
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  • Socrates is included in the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN)  Journal Identifier: Journal's unique identifier for the PKP PLN: 9C5C2688-4603-B11C-589B-67EE49F6XXXX


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Vol 3, No 3 (2015): Issue- September

SOCRATES Vol 3, No 3 (2015): Issue- September

About this Issue:

This issue of Socrates has been divided into four sections.

The first section of this issue is English Language and Literature. The first article of this section applies feministic approach on the play “Women Beware Women,” written by Thomas Middleton, to show how the ideas are used by writers to help the dominance of male over female.  The second article of this section explores the blocks and hurdles faced by the academia in imbibing and imparting the English language in Kerala. It explores the function of language in relation to expressing oneself and in relation to human lives and culture. It also touches upon the strategies to be adopted in teaching the language in a multilingual setting. It also tries to relate the learning of language to literature,  which has always been a subject of debate. The third article of this section aims to shed light on the colonial features in Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, presenting a postcolonial approach to the novel by drawing on the two critics’ ideas.

The second section of this issue contains an article which examines the concept of “the friend zone” and its overwhelming impact on life and consciousness. Some crucial questions are raised in this context as to its new found origin, cause and its relative uniqueness. Critics’ views along with that of psychologists and social scientists are taken into account so as to approach the problem tactfully and effectively. The contribution of electronic media in its growth and propagation is studied so as to trace its propensity in overriding philosophies and social structures. Endeavor has been made to examine the pros and cons of abiding by this juvenile trend and a viable solution has been proposed.

The third section of this issue contains a research paper on Iranin Spike Butted AXE/ ADZ-AXES in Iran. This topological study indicates that although the main manufacturing center in Iran was Luristan and Elam at their very first appearance in the Iranian plateau, in following years each type and form seem to be a distinct regional and even chronological evolutionary form of spike butted axes of simple practical examples to their highly decorated ceremonial variants.

The fourth section of this issue contains an article that discusses the notion of metaphor, and relates it to a specific meaning, which, It argues, articulates Sara Kane’s play 4.48 Psychosis. 



  • Farough Fakhimi Anbaran Shiraz University, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Dr. Abida Farooqui Assistant Professor, Department of English Govt. Arts and Science College, Kondotty (Affiliated to Univ. of Calicut) Kerala, India
  • Başak Yıldız Doctoral Scholar English language and literature Istanbul Aydin University Turkey
  • Chakraberty Puja Guest Faculty Department of Communicative English Jamshedpur Women's College (Kolhan University) Jharkhand
  • Ali Reza Prof. Hejebri Nobari Professor, Department of Archaeology Tarbiyat Modares University, Tehran Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Prof. Niknami Kamaladdin is Professor, Department of Archaeology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Seyyed Mehdi Mousavi Kouhpar Associate Professor, , Department of Archaeology Tarbiyat Modares University, Tehran Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Kouzehgari Zahra PhD Candidate, Department of Archaeology Tarbiyat Modares University, Tehran Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Telios Ioannis Aarhus University, Denmark