This page has the following policy information: Peer Review PolicyOpen Access PolicyArchiving PolicyArticle Correction PolicyCopyright ViolationPlagiarism PolicyPreprint Policy, Retraction Policy

Peer Review Policy

1. All articles submitted to the journal are subject to strict, editorial review and double-blind peer review. All articles are sent to the subject expert peer reviewers for their objective opinion on the quality of contentliterature review, research methodology, discussion, arguments, and conclusion.

2. All manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of the author(s).

3. Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor.

4. All information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential. Any information that may be the reason for the rejection of a manuscript must be communicated to the concerned Section Editor only.

Feedback: We welcome the opinion of the authors, researchers, and readers and their feedback on our review policy. If you have any ideas to improve this procedure, please contact us at

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archiving Policy

ll published articles in the journal Humanities & SocialSciences Reviews archived at PKP-PN by the virtue of being at OJS. 

HSSR is SHERPA ROMEO Green Journal

Article Correction Policy

The version of an article that is published online is considered the final and complete version. Even though it is possible to correct this version, our policy (in common with other publishers) is not to do so, except in very limited circumstances.

We are only able to correct typographical errors in the following: author names, affiliations, articles titles, and abstracts, and keywords. In such cases, an erratum or corrigendum would be necessary as well (see below), so that there is a record to explain the difference between the online versions.

We can publish a correction to your article if there is a serious error, for example with regard to scientific accuracy, or if your reputation or that of the journal would be affected. We do not publish corrections that do not affect the contribution in a material way or significantly impair the reader's understanding of the contribution (such as a spelling mistake or a grammatical error).


An erratum will be used if an important error has been introduced during the production of the journal article (one that affects the publication record, the scientific integrity of the paper, the reputation of the authors or of the journal), including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy.

We do not publish errata for typing errors except where an apparently simple error is significant (for example, an incorrect unit). A significant error in a figure or table is corrected by the publication of a new corrected figure or table as an erratum. The figure or table is republished only if the editor considers it necessary.

Copyright Violation

Any claims of copyright infringement should be addressed to the Editor at bearing the subject line "Copyright Violation".

The claim must be supported by documented evidence supporting the same version as being published or copyrighted or PATENTED by the aggrieved party before the date of publication of the concerned article. On receipt of the claim, the MGES Journals Board, if found necessary, shall inform the author to provide an explanation; the discussion of which shall be transparent to both parties.

The MGES Journals Board reserves the sole right to decide the validity of any such claims. After deliberation, if the claim is found justified, the concerned manuscript will be removed from all MGES Journals archives and servers.

In case, the changes required are minimal such as the inclusion of references, the authors will be intimated to do the required amendments according to the MGES article correction policies. The alternative version shall undergo peer-review as any other general submission and shall be published in the same issue(number) of the concerned volume.

Any claims on copyright will be addressed with the highest priority. A revert mail will be dispatched within 7 WORKING days provided the claim is supported by documented evidence.

Preprint Policy

A preprint is a draft of a manuscript or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedures as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of manuscripts, working papers or draft conference papers.

MGES Journals supports the early sharing of research via preprint servers. Our authors are permitted to share a Preprint of their manuscript anywhere at any point in time. The advice authors not to transfer or assign copyright when sharing the Preprint, or make the Preprint available under any exclusive license. 

List of preprint servers to choose from. 

Plagiarism Policy

MGES Journals & Books have a Zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism. All articles are scanned through iThenticate Turnitin. 

Authors are requested to check plagiarism at their end also to avoid any unpleasant situation.

Please respect the work of other researchers by proper quotation and citation in your article.

If any article is found plagiarized, it will not be published in our journals.

If you find infringement of the copyright of your work in any work of MGES Conferences and MGES Journals, please inform us with proper evidence for corrective measures. Contact us immediately at in case of plagiarism related queries.

Possible Actions by Editor for High Similarity Index

The Editorial Board has approved the following actions: 
1. Similarity Index above 40% --> Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted)
2. Similarity Index (10-40%) --> Send to the author for improvement [provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided]
3. Similarity index Less than 10% --> Accepted or citation improvement may be required. [proper citations must be provided  to all outsourced texts]
In case 2 and 3: The authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do good paraphrasing to outsourced text. And resubmit the article with a new Turnitin report showing NO PLAGIARISM and similarity below 10%