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Societies 2011, 1(1), 1-2; doi:10.3390/soc1010001

Societies: An Open Access Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Founding Editor-in-Chief, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada
Received: 16 February 2011 / Accepted: 17 February 2011 / Published: 17 February 2011
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Scholars have long recognized the value of moving beyond their disciplinary silos to view the world from a variety of different perspectives. Our understanding of humanity and the world in which we live has been greatly enhanced by the insights produced by multidisciplinary research teams and the emergence of interdisciplinary programs within academia. Societies, the latest open access journal from MDPI, contributes to this thriving enterprise in three inter-related and unique ways. [...]
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VanderPlaat, M. Societies: An Open Access Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Societies 2011, 1, 1-2.

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