The Review Process

SHSS follows a dual-stage peer-review process. The first stage of review analyses the submitted manuscript to ensure that the theme of the submission conforms to the nature of the journal and/or to the announced theme. This round of review takes about 30-45 days. 

If the reviews are positive, the submission moves to the second stage of review, and the submitted manuscript is sent for content peer-review. This stage takes about 6-8 months.

Kindly note that given the high number of submissions, any submission that is received has a “hold period” of about 20-30 days before it proceeds for the first round of review.

Interested contributors can send their original and unpublished works at, with a copy to

Kindly visit the “Information for Contributors” page for information pertaining to the format of the submission followed by SHSS.