The Journal of Geography and Social Sciences (JGSS) is an international, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes substantive research articles in all areas of geography and social sciences. It was formally launched on 1 September 2019 after being approved by the academic bodies of the University of Balochistan, Quetta. The journal has published two issues i.e., First Issue in December 2019 and Second Issue in June 2020. This journal is published online bi-annually in the months of June and December by Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Balochistan, Quetta. It is an open access journal, free for readers.
We provide a supportive and accessible services for our authors throughout the publishing process. The summary of facts about JGSS is as follows;
- Recognition: Journal of Geography and Social Sciences (JGSS) is not yet recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) because it is a newly launched journal however, we intend to apply for recognition after publishing its due volumes. Currently, JGSS follows Y-category peer review process as per HEC guidelines.
- Quality: We are committed to the highest standards of blind peer review. The Editorial Board of the journal determines their peer review policy, while maintaining our high standards.
- Review Process: The manuscripts are single-blind peer reviewed where the reviewers can see the authors’ details whereas, the authors do not know who the reviewers are.
- Rapid Publication: The first decision takes approximately 4-7 working days after submission. The review process is completed within 8 weeks. Acceptance to publications are undertaken in an average of 14 working days.
- Open Access: All articles accepted for publications are open accessed in HTML and PDF formats.
- Article Processing Charges (APCs): There is no article processing charges (APCs) for publishing with JGSS (free of cost publication).
- Publishing Ethics: JGSS adheres to Committee on Public Ethics (COPE).
- Visibility: We are committed to increase the visibility of articles through accessing major data bases and prominent indexing agencies.
- ISSN: The JGSS is published online with an ISSN: 2708-2253.
- Copy Rights under Creative Common Attribution 4.0 International License: Articles of the JGSS are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which allows unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
|Average Days to First Editorial Decision||2|
|Average Days to Accept||56|
|Average Days to Reject||16|
|Desk Reject Rate||27%|
|After Review Reject Rate||18%|