Editorial Policy

Aim and Scope

The West East Journal of Social Sciences (WEJSS) welcomes articles in all areas of social and humanitarian research. WEJSS is an open access journal that is essential reading for academic researchers and professionals.  Articles may include but are not limited to the fields of social and humanitarian sciences, education, teaching, learning, law, psychology, sociology, history, public administration and related fields.

Review Process

Articles submitted to the West East Journal of Social Sciences for possible journal publication are subjected to a double-blind, peer review process.

All articles are initially reviewed by the editor to ensure suitability for review. Articles deemed ready for review are then forwarded to two outside reviewers on the basis of their field of expertise. The name of the author is removed from the manuscript prior to its being sent out for review, and referee names are not revealed to authors to maximize objectivity in evaluating the article. Acceptance/rejection decision for publication is given after the evaluation of the reviewers who are either the member of the editorial board or ad-hoc reviewers. They are responsible for assessing the quality, content and contribution of the submission.

Articles deemed not suitable for further review or inappropriate are rejected. Based on the refereeing process, the editor has the final authority for the acceptance or rejection decision of any article.

The review process is completed within three weeks for expedited reviews and within eight  weeks for standard reviews.

Publication Frequency

The West East Journal of Social Sciences (WEJSS) is published three times a year in Spring(April), Summer(August), Winter(December)

Acceptance Rate

The overall acceptance rate for the West East Journal of Social Sciences  is 17% to 25%.

Copyright and Code of Publication Ethics

The West East Institute and its editors are committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of submitted manuscripts for journal publication and conference presentation and will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. An article submitted to The West East Journal of Social Sciences for publication must be original, has not been plagiarized, and not under review for any other journals. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and unacceptable.  When an article is published by the The West East Journal of Social Sciences, it becomes the property of the Journal

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