Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The editorial welcomes submissions that provide insights into current and key issues dealing with social science studies. The journal provides a venue for social science researchers and practitioners to discuss, pursue and promote knowledge in emerging and developing areas in  social science studies. There must be critical discussion of issues and new and significant contribution to the related field. Articles can be from any of the following areas:








Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

VOL 1 / 2016 / 1436H

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The review process is at least 6 months. Each submission will go through the following review process:

  • Technical  and content screening
  • Double blind review
  • Revision by author/s if required
  • Editorial screening/decision


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Sains Sosial: Malaysian Journal of Social Science is published 1 times a year. 


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.


Ethics Statement

Jurnal Sains Sosial: Malaysian Journal of Social Science is committed to ensure the publication process follows specific academic ethics. Hence, Authors, Reviewers and Editors are required to conform to standards of ethical guidelines.



Authors should discuss objectively the significance of research work, technical detail and relevant references to enable others to replicate the experiments. Jurnal Sains Sosial: Malaysian Journal of Social Science do not accept fraudulent or inaccurate statements that may constitute towards unethical conduct. Authors should ensure the originality of their works. In cases where the work and/or words of others have been used, appropriate acknowledgements should be made. Jurnal Sains Sosial: Malaysian Journal of Social Science do not accept plagiarism in all forms that constitute towards unethical publishing of an article. This includes simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal. Corresponding author is responsible for the full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.



Jurnal Sains Sosial: Malaysian Journal of Social Science treats manuscripts received for review as confidential documents. Therefore, Reviewers must ensure the confidentiality and should not use privileged information and/or ideas obtained through peer review for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted based on academic merit and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments. In cases where selected Reviewer feels unqualified to review a manuscript, Reviewer should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process in TWO (2) weeks’ time from the review offer is made. In any reasonable circumstances, Reviewers should not consider to evaluate manuscripts if they have conflicts of interest (i.e: competitive, collaborative and/or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions affiliated to the papers).



Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively based on their academic merit. Jurnal Sains Sosial: Malaysian Journal of Social Science strictly do not allow editors to use unpublished information of authors’ without the written consent of the author. Editors are required to take appropriate responsive actions if ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper



Publication Fees

Publication fees for papers submitted to Jurnal Sains Sosial: Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences: Free


International Advisory Board

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Samsudin A. Rahim, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Syed Arabi Idid, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Oliver Hahn, University of Passau, Germany

Prof. Dr. John A. Lent, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Prof. Ang Peng Hwa, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof. Dr. Faridah Ibrahim, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Latiffah Pawanteh, International University of Malaya-Wales, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stacey Connoughton, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mus Chairil Samani, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Mr. Sew Jyh Wee, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Linda Lumsden, University of Arizona, USA

Dr. Faridah R. Wargadalem, UNSRI, Indonesia