Peer Review

ERJSSH attaches great importance to maintaining a high standard of its peer-reviewed sections. Manuscripts submitted for publication in ERJSSH must not have been published elsewhere. Papers must present arguments and evidence in a concise and readable form (max. length according to guidelines = 8,000 words). They are written by scholars and specialists from throughout the world and cover all continents. Contributions by authors from developing countries are encouraged.
All manuscripts submitted to the editors for publication in one of ERJSSH's two peer-reviewed sections are sent to at least two independent reviewers. Reviewers of papers in all two peer-reviewed sections are requested to assess the value of the manuscript in terms of novelty, scholarship, readability, and relevance to the specific topic. The review process is strictly confidential. It is a double-blind process for ERJSSH: authors' identities are not disclosed to reviewers, and reviewers' identities are not disclosed to authors unless explicitly requested by the reviewers. 

Reviewers are requested to fill in the “ERJSSH Reviewer Checklist” which is sent to them together with the anonymous manuscript. The ERJSSH Reviewer Checklist consists of ten questions that will help him/her in making a comprehensive assessment of the paper. 
More information can be found here.

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.

Publication Scheduling

This journal publishes twice a year.


As a condition of publication, all authors must grant the Ethiopian Renaissance of Social Sciences and Humanities license to publish their work as described above (new policy, ef- fective July 1, 2018). Here, the ERJSSH is committed to peer-review integrity and uphold- ing the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by one of the editors, it will then be double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.

The submission of a manuscript having multiple authors constitutes a representation that all listed authors concur with the submission and approved the final version. Allega- tions of violations of the standard norms for publishing original research - such as pub- lication without approval of all authors, plagiarism, republication of data used previously without acknowledgment- will be investigated.

By submitting a manuscript to the journal, the authors agree to abide by ERJSSH policy and procedures for handling questionable manuscripts. Authors also agree to cooperate with any inquiry or investigation initiated by the editorial committee or external reviewers into an allegation of research misconduct involving a manuscript. If any investigative or reviewing body makes any finding with respect to a manuscript, each author is required to provide immediately the details of the findings and support. When an allegation of a suspected violation is received for a published article, ERJSSH shall first contact the corresponding author and request an explanation or response. Authors are expected to maintain the original data from their manuscripts for a minimum of 6 years after the final publication date of their article, as they may be required to provide the original data. If authors are unable to provide all the original data upon request, the editor may ask the authors to withdraw or correct the article or the publisher may retract the article. The editor will decide upon a course of action based on the material provided by the authors. When the editor and the authors cannot agree on a resolution or appropriate correction of the literature, the ERJSSH editorial committee will decide the appropriate resolution.

Above all, any research which involves human subjects should collect ethical clearance from ethics Review Boards and informed consent and/or assent from participants

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2409-6385
print ISSN: 2409-6377