Peer Review Process

Muallim Journal of Social Science and Humanities (MJSSH) aligns with the Peer Review Guidelines according to, COPE with Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers


Peer-Reviewed Policies

  • The authors are requested to prepare the manuscript equipped with good standards according to the policies of MJSSH before submitting it. We stand for critical evaluation, in-depth review, and the best way of communication of the research articles.
  • Once the article is certified for publication under our journal, authors should not submit the same article in any other journal, or they should withdraw their articles submitted to another journal.  Manuscripts with contents which is not align to the scope will not be considered for review.
  • Two experts chosen by the editorial board will review each article and an article might recommended for few more reviews to eliminate unnecessary items.  Any information related to review process will be informed to authors based on requirements, terms and conditions.
  • The journal possess the right to not accepting the article if the content is not align with the criterias designated.
  • Submitted manuscript categorized as a confidential document and any further notice and information will only be discussed with the author.
  • We will take all the necessary actions to prevent any unethical acts such as plagiarism and misuse of data that are obtained through a peer review of submitted articles. Author also has to state proper credit to contents that used in their journal.
  • Every component of the journal highly protected through the peer review process.

All published articles in the Muallim Journal of Social Science and Humanities (MJSSH) are peered reviewed, and all manuscripts submitted follow the procedure designed below.

Initial Manuscript Evaluation: Manuscripts submitted for publication in Journal will undergo first evaluation process by the Editorial Board Members. The editors employ double-blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.

Referee Evaluation:After the initial evaluation, the manuscripts will undergo minimum of two external referees for peer-review. The number of referees can be increased by editors if necessary. The referees chosen by the referee board according to their expertise. Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript’s originality, methodology, novelty of the research, findings and results, support for the conclusions, and appropriate referencing of previous relevant studies. Acceptation, rejection or revision of a manuscript fully rely on referees.

When a revision is suggested by the referee or referees, the author(s) is to consider the suggestions offered by the referees, and the corrected manuscript should be sent back the revised version of the manuscript in one month. Revised manuscripts returned after one month are considered as a new submission, and the peer review process will be started from the initial process. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

If minor revision is required, authors should return a revised version as soon as possible within two weeks.

Final Evaluation: After constructive opinions by referees, the editorial board will make the final evaluation. The articles accepted for publication by the editorial will be arranges to the sequence of issues discussed.

Time of Peer Review Process:  The peer review process of a journal, aims to be completed within four (4) to eight (8) weeks. The fixed time range depends on the amount of revision work that the manuscript needed throughout the peer process.