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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Kindly see the current status of journal indexing at https://giapjournals.com/hssr/indexing before uploading your manuscript. Currently, the journal is not listed in Scopus.
  • Submit two files during submission. (1) Main article text where all author details are removed. Also, remove the section of the author's contribution in this main text file. (2) Author Information file that contains full names (remove prefixes like Dr, Prof, Mr, Miss) of all co-authors, affiliation with country, and email of all co-authors. Add the author's contribution to this file.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. Please be reminded that GIAP Journals follow Zero Plagiarism policy. Maximum permitted similarity index is 10%.
  • Ensure that the manuscript is prepared strictly as per author guidelines, (https://giapjournals.com/index.php/hssr/manuscriptpreparation) otherwise it will be returned and the author will be responsible for the delay.
  • Number of Authors: Strictly not more than 5 authors in an article. Kindly mention the clear contribution made by all co-authors in the author details file. Add this information in the Author Introduction file.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document with a minimum word limit of 5000 words excluding references.
  • Minimum 50 high quality, latest and relevant references are given in APA 7th style. Minimum 40 references must be from the last 4 years. Failing this criterion may end up in 'Rejection' of the article in the pre-review stage without permission for re-submission. Irrelevant and ingenuine self-citations may be removed during the process.

The Editor will select an article if it is original, unpublished, and plagiarism-free [acceptable Similarity Index is maximum 10%] {Tested by iThenticate Turnitin} and highlights a major issue related to the journal's aim and scope.

The research issue discussed in the article should be useful to the readers, and researchers by stimulating new and relevant questions in the mind of readers. The author should try to develop a new framework or theory or advance an existing one. Methods should be applied rigorously with proper justification. Discussion and conclusion must be supported by high quality published research in a similar field. And finally, the article should be well written, easy to understand, reader-friendly, the arguments should be logical and not internally contradictory.

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Disclaimer: HSSR never guarantees that the published articles will remain indexed in Scopus for an infinite period of time. It depends on the Scopus indexing status of the journal. No dispute will be entertained in this regard. 

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5 Steps from Submission till Publication

Each manuscript passes through the following reviews and corrections after submission till the final publication, in various departments of the editorial office:

  1. Internal Editorial Review: In the first step one section editor will evaluate the manuscript based on the value addition of the manuscript in the mentioned research problem, the suitability of the manuscript with the aim and scope of the journal, and manuscript structure as mentioned at manuscript preparation guidelines. The authors are informed about the decision at this stage. [Within 3 to 4 weeks]
  2. External Peer Review: Manuscript that is accepted in step 1, is sent to two subject experts for formative comments and suggestions as per the review parameters and policy as mentioned above. If the manuscript did not quality at this stage, the author will be informed about the decision by Section Editor. [Around 8-10 weeks]
  3. Revision advice to the author(s): Manuscript that is accepted in step 2, will receive (i) Language correction advice (ii) Peer-reviewed manuscript file (iii) Turnitin report (if it has issues) (iv) Journal template, and (v) Editorial advice. The author should submit the revised version as per advice.
  4. Final acceptance: After we receive the revised manuscript, the section editor will evaluate the revised version, take the final decision, in consultation with Chief Editor, and communicate with the author. If necessary, authors may be asked to do re-revision to fit with the quality standards of the journal. [Around 3 to 4 weeks]
  5. In the final stage of publication, the author will again receive a blueprint of the final galley for proofreading. After this manuscript is published and authors are informed by e-mail.