Journal of Humanistics and Social Sciences

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The primary intellectual framework for Journal of Humanistics and Social Sciences (JHSS; ISSN 2009-4612) is the social science and humanistics and its sub-discipline of cultural analysis, but contributions from contrasting viewpoints will occasionally be considered if of specific interest to JHSS. We recommend that potential authors examine recent issues to determine whether their work is appropriate to the journal. Appropriate contributions include theoretical and conceptual analyses, research articles and brief reports, dialogues and research reviews. JHSS is an appropriate forum for the work of senior scholars in the field, as well as for the work of emerging scholars, including students, who have an interest in the contributions of a humanistics and social science to constructing cultures of social justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts. The review process normally takes 2-3 weeks. Consequently the journal has one of the fastest and most effective peer review systems significantly shortening the time between submission and publication.


Publication Frequency

Journal articles are published as soon as they are ready by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents. JHSS tends to publish 6 issues per year.


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.



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


Editorial Board

Dr Kimberly S. Adams, East Stroudsburg University, USA

Dr Abimbola Farinde, Indiana Wesleyan University, USA

Dr Hamish Ford, University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Yuan Yuan Hu, Massey University, New Zealand

Professor Sharon L. Mazer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Dr Edwin Michael, Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia

Dr Theresa Petray, James Cook University, Australia

Dr Kathleen Sheppard, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA






Editorial Board under development!