The Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural and Community Studies (IJRCS) is one of the Education Research and Rural Community Development Forum journals. IJRCS focuses on providing a platform for academics, practitioners, and community development experts to publish their findings across all fields of study. We welcome articles that seek to provide empirical, conceptual, theoretical and opinions on current rural and community-related issues. It also encourages discourse on interdisciplinary rural development, policies and practices, and community-related studies from the regional, provincial, community and global perspectives. Our interest is limited to thought-provoking interdisciplinary debates on the practical application of emancipatory studies, social studies, economic studies, political studies, environmental studies, local and urban studies, urban influence/dominance, and resource allocation studies. The predominant focus is to seek articles that contribute to the sustainable development of rurally disadvantaged people and to emancipate communities for self-reliance. This journal is considered as an outlet for intellectual scholarships for all disciplines, including but not limited to the following perspectives: See the journal platform.