Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The focus and scope of this journal are quite broad but limited to the social sciences. The scopes are politics, sociology, anthropology-- including cultural and bioanthropology, education, culture, society, media and information, demography, economics, law, linguistics, history, ecology, psychology, and humanities.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

This journal accepts articles from research in the social sciences. The type of peer-review used in this journal is a double-blind review so that the reviewer and author do not know each other. The editor will direct articles that have this theme to be peer-reviewed.

The reviewers are allotted 2 weeks to review the manuscript. The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Board of Editors to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author for revisions. For manuscripts accepted with major revisions, authors are allotted 3-6 weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, 1 week is allotted for revision. 

At the final decision, the editor considers the feedback provided by the peer-reviewers and comes to a decision. The following are the most common decisions:

  • Accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original form.
  • Accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and ask the author to make minor corrections.
  • Accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance): the journal will publish the paper provided the author makes changes suggested by reviewers and/or editors.
  • Revise and resubmit (conditional disclaimer): the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision-making after the authors make major changes.
  • Reject paper (outright refusal): the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the author makes major revisions.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published every six months.


Open Access Policy

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

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Article Processing Charge

Authors can submit articles for free until they are published because this journal does not have article submission fees nor article processing fees.


Plagiarism Screening

We strongly recommend our authors to carefully write the manuscript without any plagiarism, because we will check them using software (Turnitin) before we send them to the reviewers. The authors must ensure that the articles sent to the editor are the results of their work, not duplicated or recycled. If the author cites the writings of other researchers or the results of his/her own research please do not forget to write the source of the article(s).  An article that contains more than 30 percent similarity, or containing similarities without giving enough credits; containing important points in the results section and or conclusion section similar to other research; will be questioned, and the manuscript will be returned to the author/s.