Pakistan Journal of Social Issues
HEC Recognized “Y” Category Journal
Aims and Objectives
The Pakistan Journal of Social Issues (PJSI) is an annual publication of the University of Gujrat aimed at providing an independent interdisciplinary forum for discourse on significant social science research and policy issues. It deals with questions of social justice broadly defined. Articles discuss particular social science or humanities issues, review conceptual problems, present empirical reports and debate policy alternatives. We encourage authors to discuss their research experiences and debate whether these experiences feed into an increased understanding of the research realm. We welcome papers in the field of social sciences and humanities, including sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, history, philosophy, economics, public health, education, statistics, management, law and linguistics.
Paper Submission and Selection
The PJSI is interested in articles on emergent and challenging issues. All submitted papers are acknowledged quickly and reviewed as rapidly as possible. They are initially scrutinized by the Editors who decide whether they meet certain basic standards with respect to, for example, length, presentation, clarity and level of scholarship. Those papers that pass this initial scrutiny are sent out to referees who are carefully selected on the basis of their expertise. Once suitable referees are identified and accept the commission, they are normally asked to reply within a month. We follow single-blind system for peer-review; the reviewers’ identities remain anonymous to authors. The review process may take four to five weeks.
Authors may contact the Editors at any time for information on the status of their papers. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or an academic thesis); it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out; and, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Editors. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in MS-Word format at [email protected]