Policy Document

Aims and Objectives:

The Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (JASSS) aspires to serve as a leading forum for the dissemination of groundbreaking research and the advancement of critical discourse within the social sciences.  JASSS prioritizes the following key aims and objectives:


  • Stimulate theoretical and empirical progress: Publish innovative research that furthers understanding of social phenomena across diverse disciplines.
  • Champion interdisciplinary dialogue: Foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between social science scholars from various fields.
  • Address crucial societal challenges: Provide a platform for exploring and critiquing pressing social issues and emerging trends.
  • Ensure academic rigor and ethical research: Uphold the highest standards of scholarship and promote responsible research practices.


  • Publish original research articles: Disseminate innovative and impactful empirical findings and theoretical insights.
  • Present insightful review articles: Synthesize existing knowledge on critical topics, guiding future research trajectories.
  • Publish engaging theoretical essays: Encourage the development of original ideas and fresh perspectives on fundamental social science concepts.
  • Feature policy-oriented research: Translate social science knowledge into practical solutions for real-world problems.
  • Showcase in-depth case studies: Offer detailed analyses of specific social phenomena through diverse methodological approaches.
  • Maintain a rigorous peer-review process: Ensure the quality and significance of published research through thorough and unbiased evaluation.
  • Facilitate open access: Promote the free availability of published research to broaden scholarly dialogue and societal impact.
  • Cultivate a diverse and inclusive scholarly community: Welcome submissions from all levels of academia and encourage diverse research perspectives.
  • Advocate for social justice and positive change: Promote research that contributes to a more equitable and sustainable world.

Through its dedicated pursuit of these aims and objectives, JASSS strives to be a transformative force in the advancement of social science knowledge and the betterment of society.


Mission Statement

The Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (JASSS) is dedicated to serving as a vibrant platform for the dissemination of groundbreaking research, fostering interdisciplinary dialogue, and propelling critical engagement with the intricate social forces shaping our world. By upholding the highest standards of academic rigor and ethical practices, JASSS strives to:

  • Champion groundbreaking research: We aim to publish innovative and impactful scholarship that deepens theoretical understanding, generates novel empirical findings, and pushes the boundaries of knowledge across the social sciences.
  • Cultivate interdisciplinary dialogue: We are committed to fostering exchange and collaboration between scholars from diverse social science disciplines, encouraging the cross-pollination of ideas and perspectives.
  • Stimulate critical engagement: We provide a forum for the exploration and interrogation of pressing social issues, emerging trends, and complex societal dynamics through rigorous scholarship and informed debate.
  • Uphold academic excellence: We maintain the highest standards of peer review, ensuring the quality, originality, and ethical integrity of published research.
  • Promote open access: We are committed to ensuring the research published in JASSS is freely accessible to a global audience, amplifying knowledge dissemination and furthering social science's impact.

Through these core commitments, JASSS aspires to be a leading force in driving social science advancement, fostering positive change, and empowering scholars to illuminate the intricacies of our interconnected world.

Scope of Journal:

The Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (JASSS) welcomes original research that explores the full spectrum of social phenomena, fostering diverse methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives. We encourage submissions that:

  • Contribute to the theoretical and empirical development of the social sciences: Engage with established theories, propose new frameworks, and offer robust empirical evidence to advance our understanding of social issues.
  • Bridge disciplinary boundaries: Utilize interdisciplinary frameworks, promote innovative methodological combinations, and draw insights from diverse social science fields.
  • Investigate critical social issues: Focus on pressing concerns facing humanity, including social justice, inequality, climate change, education, healthcare, and global development.
  • Emphasize global perspectives: Examine social phenomena across geographic regions and cultures, offering comparative analyses and fostering international dialogue.
  • Adopt diverse methodologies: Encourage quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and critical approaches, promoting methodological rigor and transparency.
  • Emphasize multi-level analysis: Explore the interplay between individual, group, institutional, and societal dynamics, providing holistic insights into social processes.
  • Engage with policy and practice: Analyze the effectiveness of social interventions, inform policy decisions, and bridge the gap between research and application.

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Anthropology: Cultural studies, social organization, political anthropology, environmental anthropology, Religious Culture
  • Communication Studies: Media analysis, social and cultural aspects of communication, technology and society
  • Criminology: Crime and deviance, justice systems, social control, security
  • Economics: Political economy, development economics, behavioral economics, environmental economics, Islamic Economics
  • Education: Curriculum and pedagogy, social inequalities in education, educational policy, higher education, Islamic & Religious Education
  • Geography: Human geography, environmental studies, urban geography, development geography
  • History: Social history, cultural history, political history, global history, Islamic History
  • Political Science: International relations, comparative politics, political theory, public policy
  • Psychology: Social psychology, cultural psychology, environmental psychology, political psychology
  • Sociology: Social stratification, social movements, family and gender studies, race and ethnicity, Muslim Societies
  • Literature: Literary Theory and Criticism, Comparative Literature, Islamic Theology and Philosophy and Islamic Literature, Language and Lierature

JASSS seeks to remain at the forefront of social science research by engaging with emerging themes, methodological innovations, and critical challenges shaping our world. We invite scholars from all career stages and backgrounds to submit their research and contribute to the vibrant intellectual discourse of the journal.

Editorial Process

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/.


Open Access Policy:

Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences

The Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (JASSS) is committed to the principles of open access, ensuring that scholarly research is freely and readily accessible to a global audience. Our open access policy reflects our dedication to promoting the dissemination of knowledge and fostering collaboration among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the field of social sciences.

Access to Content

All content published in JASSS is freely available to anyone with an internet connection, without any subscription or access fees. This unrestricted access enables researchers, educators, students, and the general public to read, download, share, and cite articles published in our journal without barriers.

Authors' Rights

Authors retain the copyright to their work published in JASSS, granting the journal the right to distribute and archive their contributions. This empowers authors to share their research with a wider audience while maintaining control over their intellectual property. Authors are encouraged to disseminate their work through various channels, including personal websites, institutional repositories, and social media platforms.


All articles published in JASSS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) license. This license permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work for non-commercial purposes only, as long as they give proper attribution to the author(s) and JASSS. This licensing approach ensures broad dissemination of research while safeguarding authors' rights for non-commercial reuse.

JASSS is committed to ensuring the long-term preservation and accessibility of published content. We partner with reputable digital archives and repositories to archive our articles, ensuring their availability for future generations of scholars and researchers. Additionally, all articles published in JASSS are assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI), facilitating easy citation and linking to the original source.

Transparency and Sustainability

Our open access policy promotes transparency in scholarly communication by providing unrestricted access to research findings. We strive to maintain a sustainable publishing model that covers the costs associated with editorial processes, peer review, and publication without imposing financial barriers on authors or readers. We may charge article processing fees to cover publication costs, but we offer waivers or discounts to authors from low-income countries or those facing financial hardship.

Feedback and Support
We welcome feedback from authors, readers, and the academic community regarding our open access policy and practices. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please contact the editorial office at editor@jasss.pk or visit our website https://jasss.pk/.

Copyright Policy

Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences

The Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (JASSS) is committed to protecting the intellectual property rights of authors while promoting the dissemination of knowledge in the field of social sciences. This Copyright Policy outlines the rights and responsibilities of authors, readers, and the journal regarding the use and distribution of published content.

Author Rights

Authors retain the copyright of their original work published in JASSS. By submitting a manuscript for publication, authors grant the journal the non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, and archive the work. Authors also grant readers the right to download, print, and distribute their published articles for non-commercial purposes, provided proper attribution is given.

Open Access

JASSS is an open-access journal, meaning that all content is freely available to readers without subscription fees or access barriers. This open-access model facilitates the widespread dissemination of research findings and fosters collaboration among scholars worldwide.


Readers and users of JASSS content must properly attribute the work to the original authors and the journal. Proper citation includes the author(s) name(s), article title, journal name, volume, issue, page numbers, and a hyperlink to the original article on the journal's website, if applicable.


For any use of JASSS content beyond the scope of personal reading or research, including reproduction, distribution, adaptation, translation, or commercial exploitation, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission should be directed to the editorial office at editor@jasss.pk.

Third-Party Content

JASSS may occasionally include third-party content, such as images, figures, tables, or excerpts from other publications. Authors are responsible for obtaining necessary permissions for the use of such content and ensuring compliance with copyright laws. Proper attribution of third-party content should be provided in the manuscript.

Copyright Infringement

JASSS takes copyright infringement seriously. If authors or readers believe that their copyright has been violated by content published in the journal, they should promptly notify the editorial office, providing sufficient evidence of ownership and infringement. Allegations of copyright infringement will be investigated, and appropriate action will be taken in accordance with applicable laws and guidelines.

Contact Information
For inquiries regarding copyright permissions, copyright infringement, or general copyright-related issues, please contact the editorial office at editor@jasss.pk or visit our website https://jasss.pk/.

Privacy Statement:

Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our authors, reviewers, and website visitors is of utmost importance to the Journal of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (JASSS). This Privacy Statement outlines our commitment to safeguarding personal information collected through manuscript submissions, peer review processes, and website interactions.

Information Collection

  1. Manuscript Submission: Authors submitting manuscripts to JASSS are required to provide personal information such as name, affiliation, email address, and contact details. This information is necessary for communication purposes and to facilitate the peer review process.
  2. Peer Review: Reviewers participating in the peer review process may provide personal information as part of their reviewer profile or in correspondence with the editorial office. This information is used solely for peer review purposes and is kept confidential.
  3. Website Interaction: When visitors access the JASSS website, certain information may be automatically collected, including IP addresses, browser type, operating system, and browsing behavior. This information is used for website analytics and to improve user experience.

Use of Information

  1. Communication: Personal information collected from authors and reviewers is used to facilitate communication regarding manuscript submissions, peer review processes, editorial decisions, and publication-related matters.
  2. Publication: Authors' names, affiliations, and contact details may be published alongside their manuscripts to provide attribution and academic recognition. Reviewers' identities remain confidential unless they choose to reveal their contribution publicly.
  3. Website Optimization: Information collected through website interactions is used to analyze website traffic, identify trends, and enhance website functionality. This helps us tailor content to meet the needs of our users.

Information Security

JASSS employs industry-standard security measures to protect personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Access to personal data is restricted to authorized personnel only, and all information is stored securely in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.

Data Sharing

Personal information collected by JASSS is not shared with third parties without explicit consent, except in cases where disclosure is required by law or necessary to fulfill contractual obligations (e.g., manuscript processing with a third-party service provider).

Your Rights

Authors and reviewers have the right to access, update, or delete their personal information held by JASSS. To exercise these rights or inquire about our privacy practices, please contact the editorial office at editor@jasss.pk.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

JASSS reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time. Any changes will be communicated through our website. By continuing to use our services, you acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy Statement.



Muhammad Usman Ghani