Peer Review Process

PRIZREN SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL operates a rigorous peer-review process that ensures scholarly excellence. All manuscripts submitted to Pfor publication are double-blind peer-reviewed according to the following procedure:SSJ

Initial Review (technical review): The Editor-in-Chief and the Assistant Editor evaluate each manuscript to determine if the submitted manuscript has fulfilled all the predetermined criteria and that its topic and content is suitable for consideration by the PSSJ. Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors within one week of receipt. 

Peer Review: The manuscripts that pass the initial review are assigned to reviewers. Each paper undergoes evaluations by at least two reviewers of the respected field. The review process is conducted anonymously; PRIZREN SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL does not reveal the identity of the reviewers to the authors and vice versa in order to implement the double blind peer-review process. Referees evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, content, soundness among others. The referees are asked to complete their reviews within four weeks. 

Recommendation: After assessment of the manuscript, one of the following recommendations is made:

  • Accepted; 
  • Accepted, with revisions;
  • Submit elsewhere;
  • Rejected, specifying the reason for rejections;

Authors may be asked by the managing editor at all times during the editorial process to revise a contribution in order to maintain scientific standards and comply with the journal’s author guidelines and style guide.

The result of the review itself will be shared only with the corresponding author.