PUBLICATION PROCEDURES

Publication procedures

1. Screening procedure

The Managing Editor decides with the help of some other members of the editorial board whether to accept the submitted manuscript for review. There are three main criteria on which the screening is based: 1) The content must be within the scope of  the humanities and social science domain; 2) The manuscript must pass through a Plagiarism check (https://plagiarismcheckerx.com/ is often used for checking plagiarized contents; 3) The manuscript must be devoided of any racial, religious, political, gender prejudice of class bias. 

2. Peer review process

After the paper passes through the screening procedure, it is then sent to two reviewers, who are selected based on the similarity of their discipline or area of the manuscript under consideration. The reviewers will not be affiliated with the author in terms of institutions, etc, even though the manuscript goes under peer review. The reviewers are allowed two weeks from the day the paper is sent out for review for evaluation strictly according to the guidelines which are contained in the reviewers' form. The guidelines contained in the reviewer's form includes:

1. The suitability of the title of the manuscript;

2. The clarity of the purpose of the manuscript;

3. The organization and presentation of the content of the manuscript;

4. The originality of the study;

5. The appropriateness of the approach and methods used in the manuscript;

6. The adequacy of the review of past studies and adequacy of existing literature consulted;

7. The adequacy of the author’s background knowledge and understanding of the topic;

8. The results of analysis (how valid and convincing);

9. The usefulness of the findings;

10. The systematization and correctness of the citations and references (Mendeley, Google Books as well as Google Scholar will be used to check the correctness of the works listed in the referencing section).

3. Acceptance or rejection

The editor-in-chief and the subject/ area editor will then decide whether the submitted manuscript will be accepted or rejected and to what degree. The decision is will be based on the two blind reviewers’ recommendations. The degree to which the paper should be accepted or rejected is listed below: 

1. Outright rejection (The manuscript could not fulfill seven (7) of the ten (10) guidelines listed above).

2. This paper should be rewritten and resubmitted as a new manuscript (The manuscript fulfilled seven (7) of the ten (10) guidelines).

3. This paper is acceptable on the condition that the author revises it and makes major changes suggested by the editor and reviewers (The manuscript fulfills eight (8) of the ten (10) guidelines).

4. This paper is acceptable on the condition that the author makes minor changes suggested by the editor and reviewers.

5. This paper is acceptable without condition (The manuscript fulfills all the ten (10) conditions).

4. Revision

After receiving the feedback from the journal, the author revises the manuscript according to the reviewers’ comments and sends the revised version with an explanation of the revision back to the journal in three weeks.

5. Considering the revised version

The subject/ area editor considers the author’s revised version and suggests more revision if there are still weaknesses. In case the revision is satisfactory, the subject/ area editor confirms the acceptance by passing it on to the next step.

6. English language editing

The fully revised manuscript is forwarded to an English language editor as well as checked under the Grammarly Software (https://app.grammarly.com/), to help perfect the grammatical structure of the manuscript under consideration.

7. Formatting and proofreading

To finalize the editorial procedures, the manuscript that has been edited by the journal’s copywriter according to the journal’s style sheets and must be carefully proofread.

8. Posting to the web

Completely edited articles are posted to the website of the journal. In case there is a demand for hard copies, the file of the issue will be sent to a printing house for the print-on-demand copies.