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:PSSJ

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 two week of receipt. 

Peer Review: The manuscripts firstly passes through the initial review. In the initial review, the paper is undergoing though journal and section editors review. Editors check for the suitability of the concept of the journal criteria as set in author guidelines, furthermore, its manuscript is being checked for plagiarism as well are assigned to reviewers. Secondly, each paper undergoes evaluation by at least two reviewers of the respected field (Double-blind review). Blind Reviewers are assigned by section or guest editor for evaluation of the manuscript, which should be based on the review form of the journal. The review process is conducted anonymously. Referees evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, content, soundness among others. The referees are asked to complete their reviews within 7 to 14 weeks. The reviewers' recommendations are as follows: 

  • Accepted - Two of the reviewers accept the manuscript;
  • Accepted, with minor revisions - recommended revisions should be embedded by the author of the manuscript;
  • Accepted, with major revisions - recommended revisions should be embedded by the author of the manuscript;
  • Rejected, specifying the reason for rejections. 

The manuscript should be accepted by two of the reviewers to proceed in other technical steps before publishing. If one of the reviewers accepts and the second rejects the manuscript, the journal section or gest editor sends the paper for the second round of evaluation to the other two respected field reviewers. Thus in these cases, the final decision is based on the second round which is also the final round that the manuscript may be evaluated. 

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