Peer Review Policy

The Indus Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) follows a double-blind peer review process, whereby the identities of both the reviewers and the authors are concealed from each other. This is done to ensure that the review process is fair and objective.

The peer review process for IJSS is as follows:

  1. The editor-in-chief or an associate editor will assess the submitted manuscript to determine if it is within the scope of the journal and meets the required quality standards.
  2. If the manuscript is accepted for peer review, it will be assigned to two or three reviewers who are experts in the field.
  3. The reviewers will be asked to provide an independent assessment of the manuscript, including its originality, significance, and methodological rigor.
  4. The reviewers will also be asked to make recommendations for revisions, if necessary.
  5. The editor-in-chief will make a decision on the manuscript based on the reviewers' reports.

The peer review process for IJSS typically takes 4-6 weeks.

The following are the criteria that are used to assess manuscripts submitted to IJSS:

  • Originality: The manuscript should make a significant contribution to the field of social sciences.
  • Significance: The findings of the manuscript should be relevant to the wider academic community.
  • Methodological rigor: The research methods used in the manuscript should be sound and appropriate for the topic.
  • Clarity: The manuscript should be well-written and easy to understand.
  • Grammar and mechanics: The manuscript should be free of grammatical errors and typos.

The Indus Journal of Social Sciences is committed to publishing high-quality research papers that meet the highest academic standards. The peer review process is an essential part of this commitment, and it helps to ensure that the journal publishes only the best research in the field.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about the peer review policy of IJSS:

  • The reviewers are expected to be objective and unbiased in their assessments.
  • The reviewers are not allowed to disclose any confidential information about the manuscript to anyone else.
  • The reviewers are not allowed to plagiarize any of the content of the manuscript.

If you have any questions about the peer review policy of IJSS, please contact the editor-in-chief.