Peer Review

Peer review, also known as refereeing, is a collaborative process that allows manuscripts submitted to our journals to be evaluated and commented upon by independent experts within the same field of research.

The evaluation and critique generated from peer review provides authors with feedback to improve their work and, critically, allows the editor to assess the paper’s suitability for publication in the journal.

The peer review process using single-blind review where the reviewer's name is not disclosed to the author.

Peer Review Process

FSSH Scholarly Journal has enlisted the services of an Editorial Board with broad expertise in many relevant research areas, but will also solicit the help of other specialists as required. Each member of the Board is involved with strong research programs into many aspects of normal and/or pathological receptor functions, and will make every effort to fulfil the mandate of the journal. The Board promise to conduct and facilitate unbiased and critical reviews of manuscripts and will strive to expedite the communication of work that is original, scientifically sound and thought provoking.

Although the FSSH Scholarly Journal receives many papers, unlike most traditional journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. We are an electronic journal and there are no limits on the number or size of the papers we can publish.

The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors.  The FSSH Scholarly Journal has one of the fastest turnaround times of any social science journal in the world. Generally peer review is complete within 2-3 weeks and the editor’s decision within 2-7 days of this. It is therefore very rare to have to wait more than 4 weeks for a final decision.