Peer Review Process of International Journal of Social Sciences
Articles submitted for possible publication are subjected to a double-blind, peer review process.
Articles are first reviewed by editors. Submitted articles may be rejected without being sent out for review if the following requirements are not fully met:
- Article is easy to read without complicated language. The language should be clear and grammatically correct.
- Article fits with the aims and scope of the Journal, and it offers new knowledge and research findings.
- Article should not have any unethical publishing or research practices.
- Abstracts are easy to understand and provide an adequate summary of each article's contents.
Articles that are found suitable for review are then sent to two experts in the field of the paper. Referees of a paper are unknown to each other.Referees are asked to classify the paper as: publishable immediately, publishable with amendments and improvements, or not publishable. Referees’ evaluations usually include an explicit recommendation of what to do with the manuscript.Referees’ comments are seen by the author.
Each of the referees will return a peer-review reports of the article to the editor. The role of the referees is advisory.
The review process is usually completed within four months. Accepted articles are usually published within six months.
The average success rate of the submitted articles is 30%.