Peer Review Policy

The purpose of this peer review policy is to ensure that the articles published in "Social Sciences Spectrum" are of high quality and make a significant contribution to the field of social sciences. The policy outlines the process for selecting reviewers, conducting peer reviews, and making decisions about publication.


This policy applies to all manuscripts submitted to "Social Sciences Spectrum" for publication.

Selection of Reviewers

Reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the relevant subject area. The Editor-in-Chief will consider the following factors when selecting reviewers:

  • Reviewer's expertise in the subject area
  • Reviewer's publication record
  • Reviewer's experience in peer review
  • Reviewer's impartiality

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to "Social Sciences Spectrum" undergo a double-blind peer review process. This means that the reviewers do not know the identity of the authors and the authors do not know the identity of the reviewers.

Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript based on the following criteria:

  • Originality of the research
  • Significance of the contribution
  • Soundness of the methodology
  • Clarity of the presentation
  • Overall quality of the manuscript

Reviewers are also asked to provide constructive feedback to the authors on how to improve their manuscript.


The Editor-in-Chief will make a decision about publication based on the following factors:

  • The recommendations of the reviewers
  • The overall quality of the manuscript
  • The fit of the manuscript with the journal's scope

The Editor-in-Chief will notify the authors of the decision about publication. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors will be asked to make any necessary revisions.


Reviewers are required to maintain the confidentiality of the review process. This means that reviewers should not disclose any information about the manuscript to anyone other than the Editor-in-Chief.


Authors may appeal a decision about publication if they believe that the decision was not made in accordance with this policy. Appeals should be submitted in writing to the Editor-in-Chief.


"Social Sciences Spectrum" is committed to transparency in the peer review process. The journal will make the following information available to the public:

  • The names of the reviewers for each published article
  • The reviewers' comments for each published article
  • The authors' responses to the reviewers' comments


This policy may be revised from time to time. The most up-to-date version of the policy will be available on the journal's website.