Editorial Policy

Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences

The Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (JASSS) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity, relevance, and rigor in the publication of original research in the field of social sciences. Our editorial policy is guided by the principles of transparency, impartiality, and ethical responsibility to both authors and readers.

Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to JASSS undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Upon submission, each manuscript is evaluated by the Editorial Board to determine its suitability for publication. Submissions that meet the journal's scope and standards are then subjected to double-blind peer review by experts in the respective field. Authors can expect constructive feedback from reviewers aimed at enhancing the quality and impact of their work.

Publication Criteria
JASSS publishes original research articles, theoretical papers, empirical studies, literature reviews, and methodological papers that contribute significantly to advancing knowledge in social sciences. Submitted manuscripts must present novel insights, employ sound methodology, and adhere to ethical standards in research. The journal prioritizes contributions that address contemporary social issues, offer innovative theoretical frameworks, or present empirical findings with practical implications.

Ethical Standards
Authors are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards in their research and manuscript preparation. Plagiarism, data fabrication, and falsification are strictly prohibited. Authors must disclose any conflicts of interest and obtain necessary permissions for the use of copyrighted material. JASSS follows the guidelines outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and expects authors, reviewers, and editors to uphold these principles.

Open Access Policy
JASSS is an open-access journal, providing free and unrestricted access to its content worldwide. This facilitates the dissemination of knowledge and fosters collaboration among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. Authors retain copyright of their published work, granting JASSS the right to distribute and archive their contributions.

Editorial Independence
The editorial decision-making process at JASSS is independent of any external influence or vested interests. Editors evaluate manuscripts solely based on their scholarly merit, relevance, and contribution to the field. Editorial decisions, including acceptance, revision, or rejection, are made impartially and transparently.

Feedback and Corrections
JASSS welcomes feedback from readers, authors, and the academic community. Corrections to published articles are promptly addressed and transparently communicated. Authors are encouraged to notify the editorial office of any errors or inaccuracies in their published work, which will be corrected in accordance with best practices.

Opinions expressed in articles published in JASSS are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board or the publisher.

Contact Information
For inquiries regarding manuscript submission, editorial policies, or general inquiries, please contact the editorial office at editor@jasss.pk or visit our website https://jasss.pk/.

Last updated: June 30, 2023