Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

1. Authors will receive an email of acknowledgment of receipt of manuscript submission.

2. Manuscripts will be subjected to double blind peer-review process. Notification of results of review by email.

3. Authors submit revised manuscript within the revision period given. 

4. Notification of results by email. Technical check will be performed on the manuscript.

5. This Journal does not charge submission charges, but charges Article Processing Charge (APC)

6. Accepted manuscripts are subject to Article Processing Charge (APC): RM350 / USD150

7. Authors will be notified of the publication.

Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH) follows a double-blind peer-review process, whereby authors do not know reviewers and vice versa, and are reviewed by at least two (2) independent reviewers.

All reviewed manuscripts will be reviewed by one (1) external reviewer and then subject to one (1) further internal review process, and a final review by the Editor-in-Chief. An editorial decision is then made based on the recommendations from the series of reviews.

Reviewers evaluate manuscript based on:

  • their appropriateness for the journal,
  • significance of contribution to the discipline,
  • conceptual adequacy,
  • technical adequacy, and
  • clarity of presentation

The review process normally take place between 4 - 6 weeks. Each submission will go through the following review process:

  • Technical and content screening 
  • Double-blind reviews
  • Revision(s) by author(s) if required
  • Editorial screening/decision
*Double-blind review is a nature of peer-review process, in which both the author and reviewer do not know the identity of each other to ensure the objectivity of the reviews.
*External reviewers are reviewers outside of the author's affiliations
*Internal reviewers are reviewers affiliated with MJSSH