Editorial Policy

Protecting Intellectual Property

The journal is committed to the protection of intellectual property. When supplementary materials are requested during review process, they will be subject to the double blind review to maintain author’s anonymity.

Reviewer team members will not use ideas. Sharing of supplementary material is highly prohibited without explicit permission of author through editor-in-Chief. Advice regarding specific, limited aspects of the manuscript may be sought from colleagues with specific expertise, providing the author’s identity and intellectual property remain secure.

Impartiality and Fair Play

The criteria for the selection of the research papers will be impartial and editor-in-Chief will select academically and scientifically sound paper. Editor-in-Chief will promptly respond to the author(s) of the papers submitted for publication and assign a specific number to an article submitted for processing; and pay impartial consideration to all research papers submitted for publication keeping merit at the top. There will be no discrimination on any basis like gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, cultural sentiments, political affiliation, seniority and/or institutional association.

Transparency

  • The Editor-in-Chief  will  ensure  that  multiple  papers  as  a  principal  investigator  submitted  by an  author should not be published in the same iss
  • Only  ONE co-authorship    is    allowed    for    those    authors    who    also    contribute    a research paper as a principal investigator in the same issu
  • For the  members  of  the  Editorial Board  (including  the  Editor-in-Chief),  it  will  only  be  limited  to ONE   paper   per   issue   either   to   submit   research   paper   as   a   principal  investigator   or   co- author, and
  • The  Editor-in-Chief  will   adopt authorship   or   co-authorship   policy that   will   set   an   example   in the   scientific   community   and   strictly   discourage   any   misconduct   (g. forcible   inclusion of a name in the author list).  Authorship should only be given to those individuals who have substantially contributed in the said article.

Plagiarism

Editorial Board believes in zero tolerance policy for plagiarism.

Disclosure

  • The Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Research & Reviews in Social Sciences Pakistan will  not  use  any  unpublished  information/data  from  the  submitted  research  paper without the permission of the author(s), and
  • Any information  received  after  the  peer  review  process  will   be  kept  confidential  and  not used for personal gai

Publication Decisions

The  Editor-in-Chief will  only  shortlist  research  papers  which  have  relevance  to  the  scope  of  the journal clearly stated in the Journal, using his /her judgment, but without any personal bias. All decisions will be taken Editor-in-Chief on the basis of reviewers’ comments. Editor may invite an extra reviewer if necessary.

Appeal Procedure

If any author doesn’t agree with the decision, he/she can submit an appeal to Editor-in-Chief which will be discussed with editorial board.