Editorial Process

Editorial process

The Ethiopian Renaissance Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities welcomes high-quality manuscripts across the broad scope of Social Sciences and Humanities. The editor-in-chief, managing editor, associates editors. Editorial board members and web-masters along with external reviewers are responsible for creating and upholding editorial policies under the general authority of the ERJSSH editorial committee. These policies in turn are used to inform decisions regarding the suitability of manuscripts for publication.All our editor are obliged to evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. Submitted manuscripts are assigned by the editor-in-chief, managing editor, to associate editors, who may decline the manuscript without review if they judge it does not provide a sufficient advance, is topically inappropriate, does not meet journal data quality standards, or is otherwise poorly suited for eventual publication at ERJSSH. This practice is meant to expedite resubmission to a more appropriate journal. If associate editors deem the paper warrants further review, they send the paper out to two external reviewers via the managing editor. External reviewers are consulted prior to sending them the manuscript on timing, expertise and interest to review the manuscript.

The reviewers make a recommendation for acceptance, revision or declination based upon the scholarly merit and technical quality of the studies reported; to be published, manuscripts must not only be judged as technically sound, but as reporting novel and scientifically important results suitable for the journal’s broad readership. Authors are given 60 days to complete any revisions; if additional time is needed to revise the manuscripts, authors may request an extension from the managing editor handling their manuscript.

ERJSSH aims at providing authors with constructive, fair and timely feedback. The journal uses double -blind peer review: identities of referees remain unknown to the authors and each other. The editors and referees treat each manuscript as privileged information, and they are instructed to exclude themselves from review of any manuscript that might involve a conflict of interest or the appearance thereof.