Focus and Scope

Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal. Researches in the field of humanities, social science, Community and Consumer Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Philosophy, History, Humanity and Languages concerning with social science, Anthropological, Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Journalism and Role of Media in social science, Role of NGOs in the protection of environment. Educational Sciences: For School Students, Women, Village and Society, Commerce, Law and Management related with humanities and social science, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, cross cultural studies, demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, health, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics, literature, paralegal, performing arts, religious studies, visual arts, women studies, economics, international relations, development studies, population studies, political science, history, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, peace and conflict, library and information science, public administration, psychology, philosophy, sociology, women studies, religious studies, social welfare, anthropology, linguistics, etc.

Section Policies


Open Submissions


Peer Reviewed

Review Paper

Open Submission            Indexed          Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

JHSSR follows double-blind peer review process and is committed to publishing high quality works with momentous policy implications and contribution to the literature. The decision about each manuscript is taken following a severe process:

The peer review process:

  • A designated member of the editorial board will make an early assessment of the quality and aptness of a submission regarding scope and originality. The editor also checks plagiarism at this stage using Grammarly software. This assessment allows our qualified reviewers to save their time and resource constraints.
  • Once the nominated internal editorial board member is satisfied with the aptness of a submission, it is then sent to two anonymous peer reviewers for their comment.    
  • The reviewer will allocate marks and make a comment about following six categories:
    1. Checking Originality of the paper
    2. The value of the research inquiry and research gap.
    3. The accuracy of the conceptual and technical or methodological framework.
    4. Perceptive discussion in result and discussion section
    5. The policy insinuations of the paper
    6. The Academic writing quality.
  • The final comments of the reviewers are received, a decision is made about a submission within three weeks of submission.

Publication Frequency

International Journal of Business and Social Science Research are published by IARP. IJBSSR is published 12 times every year.

Publication Frequency

JHSSR is published by The Institution Academic Research and Publication. JHSSR is published Six issues in a year (February, April, June, August, October and December).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides instantaneous open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


This journal utilizes the IARP system to create a scattered archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

Publication Ethics

Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research (JHSSR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed Humanities and social science research journal. This principled statement binds the behavior of the author, the editor, reviewers and the publisher. This statement is based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

 Ethical guidelines for journal publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal JHSSR is a significant contribution to Humanities and social science research especially for developing market humanities and social science issues and to the process of improving science in humanities. The articles support and exemplify the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for the author, the editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.

Responsibilities of Authors

Authors submitting manuscripts to JHSSR reassure that draft contents are original and have not been published elsewhere. They need to ensure that all authors have knowingly contributed to the research submitted in the manuscript. The authors must also acknowledge that they have disclosed any and all actual or potential conflicts of interest with the work or partial benefits associated with it. It is their responsibility to ensure the manuscripts have been ethically approved means that no participants involved are harmed, physically or mentally, during the research. The interpretation of results in the manuscripts, and that personal details of the participants, who have not agreed to be released that could endanger a participant, should be fully anonymized.

Finally, authors should ensure that every manuscript submitted to the journal has been read and corrected for clarity, grammar, and spelling by professional English editing.  If at any point of time, the authors discover a important error and inaccuracies after publication, they must be promptly communicated to the Editorial Board.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Reviewers are selected according to their expertise in their particular fieldworks. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by at least two independent reviewers and by our editorial staff. Peer reviewers assist the editor in making editorial decisions, and through the editorial communications with the author, assist the author in improving the manuscript. Peer review is an essential component of formal communication and as the heart of the scientific method. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others, except as authorized by the editor.

Further, Reviewers hold the accountability to be objective in their judgments; have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, with respect to the authors, and/or with respect to the research funders. Reviewers also will do the work in a timely manner and should notify the editor if they cannot complete the work.

Editorial Responsibilities

The editor of a peer-reviewed JHSSR is accountable for deciding which of the manuscript submitted to the journal should be published. Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript. Editors’ decisions should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments and should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.

Lastly, if a manuscript submitted by authors likely to be an insight of a conflict of interest in relation to their managing of submission, with one of the editors might create the perception of bias (e.g. in terms of close friendship, co-authorship, or conflict/rivalry); the editor should declare a potential conflict of interest and hand in the submission process to the other member of the editor.


The papers published in the jhssr will be considered to retract in the publication if:

i. They have clear proof that the findings are defective, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., inaccuracy or experimental error)

ii. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or validation (i.e., cases of redundant publication)

iii. It constitutes plagiarism

iv. It reports unethical research

The retraction mechanism follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


The editor will check the similarity rate of each submission by iThenticate. There is a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) in our journal. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism before, during, and after publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing.

Also, he/she has to accept the legal action started by the original author/owner.