Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (NJHSS) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in several areas of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies.

The journal's full text is available online at http://nova-jhss.com/index.php/jhss. The journal allows free access to its contents.  Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (NJHSS) is one of the fastest communication journals and articles are published online within short time after acceptance of manuscripts. The types of articles accepted include original research articles, review articles, editorial, case reports and short communications. It is published bi-annually and available in online version.

Submit your manuscript after login to your account. If you find any difficulty in online submission of your manuscript, please contact editor at support@novaexplore.com / novaexplorepub@gmail.com  or online chat service.

Why publish in Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (NJHSS)?

  • DOI (digital Object Identifier) service, we are a member of CrossRef.
  • Fast publication with high quality: the average time between submitting a manuscript to the final publication is less than 30 days.
  • English Language assistance
  • Global knowledge sharing 

 

Section Policies

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Brief Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Nova Explore Publications journals are subjected a double blind peer review by expert reviewers with an in-depth knowledge of the specialized discipline and purpose of the process. This journal provided a peer review path for all manuscripts and all submitted manuscript will be reviewed by peer specialists within 2 weeks.

Associate editor checks the format and style of manuscript prior to review process to assure its compatibility with journals’s guidelines for authors. Checking compatibility continues in whole of the review process and publication. In cases when the authors have not considered the guidelines, the manuscript will be sent back to the authors for compatibility. Each submitted manuscript will be considered by the editor-in-chief or one of associate editors in the editorial board. If it meets the minimum criteria to be included in review process, one of the editors (topic expert) selects at least two external reviewers for detailed evaluation process. Selection of reviewers is based on their scientific background and experience, previous works, authors’ suggestion, and expertise. Reviewers promise to undertake the confidentiality of materials previous to ePublication. In the review process of this journal, reviewers stay anonymous, but authors’ names are declared to reviewers. Also, authors could suggest reviewers for their manuscript.

Editor receives the reviewers’ comments and sends them along with decision letter to corresponding author. Final decision on each manuscript will be made by the assigned editor of the manuscript. As Nova Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences is a rapid response journal, so this process takes not more than three weeks. Decision letter determines the status of manuscript in five ways:

1. Acceptance: The manuscript could be e-Published ahead of print. This process lasts two weeks. Before ePublication, corresponding author could verify a proof copy of the paper. After ePublication, paper will be in a queue to be published in one of the journals’ upcoming issues.

2. Minor revises: Authors will receive comments upon their manuscript, at which point the authors will be asked to submit a revised copy beside cover letter showing authors’ rejoinders, and also a marked copy Microsoft Word Documents. Revised manuscript should be submitted in one month after decision letter. Unless, authors need to go through a resubmission process.

3. Major revises: It means a chance to reorganize the manuscript to meet the required scientific criteria for another review process. Authors should pay more attention to reviewers’ comments and focus on their highlighted points. 

4. Reject: In most cases, methodological and scientific concerns are the main origins of rejection. Causes of rejection will be sent to the authors to provide more chance for them for publication in other journals.

5. Withdraw: If author decide to pool off the manuscript in any reason, he/she request for withdraw the manuscript by Emailing the editor. It is not possible to withdraw a manuscript during review process. During the following statuses the author could request for withdraw the manuscript: Primary Control, Minor or Major Revision, Accepted Manuscript

This journal may invite prominent experts to submit editorials or review papers in special topics, which will be reviewed by editors only. Also commentaries may pass the same way in review process. In cases that concerns arise during review process about statistical test, methodology or techniques applied in research, editor may request independent internal/external experts to comment before final decisions.

As the final point, we strongly suggest authors to observe research and publication ethics in their manuscript, as reporting of any unethical issue during steps of review may lead to the rejection of the work by journal. Also, the authors should consider that they are in the charge of all materials (scientific and ethical) that they provide in their articles.

All of editors and reviewers of this journal do their bests to keep the quality of disseminated scientific works to ensure the solid impact of papers. In this journal, the review process lasts maximum one month.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Indexing

• doi (Crossref) 
• Index Copernicus
• Global Impact Factor (GIF)
• Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI)
• Google Scholar
• Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI)
• CiteFactor
• LOCKSS
• PKP Open Archives Harvester
• Genamics JournalSeek
• J-Gate
• ResearchBib
• ProQuest
• Standard Periodical Directory
• Ulrich's
• WorldCat
• EZB - Electronic Journals Library