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