Focus & Scope
The Horizon Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Research (JHSSR) is a bi-annual
publication. JHSSR is an academic, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed publication
(eISSN 2682-9096) indexed in major academic databases. The journal publishes scholarly
peer-reviewed articles in humanities and social sciences that make significant
contributions to research, policy, and practice in the internationalization of education
JHSSR is a principal outlet for scholarly articles. It provides a unique forum for
theoretical debates and empirical analyses that move away from narrow disciplinary
focus. It is committed to comparative research and articles that speak to cases beyond
the traditional concerns of area and single-country studies.
JHSSR strongly encourages trans-disciplinary analysis of contemporary and historical
social change particularly in Asia, or beyond by offering a meeting space for
international scholars across the social sciences.
JHSSR also welcomes humanities-oriented articles that speak to pertinent social issues.
The journal publishes internationally peer-reviewed research articles, special thematic
issues and reviews essays of works published in English, and short essays of special
interest to students and scholars of the region.
We are especially interested in submissions which mark a new and demonstratively
significant advancement in research on significantly new and innovative topics in the
world to a multidisciplinary audience.
We are especially interested in submissions which mark a new and demonstratively significant
advancement in research on topics in the following subject areas:
Field of Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Modern Languages, Education.
Anthropology, Economics, Law, Health and Social Care; Political Sciences, Sociology.
The journal publishes quantitative and qualitative empirical research and reviews of research
literature. Both full length papers and reviews are published with high priority given to manuscripts that
offer critical perspectives that join theory and research.
Publish With Us
JHSSR is targeted at publishing the most influential research in the world to a multidisciplinary audience:
- High ranking: Rigorous peer review of your research in a top-ranked journal.
- World-wide representation: More than 500 scholars based in 55+ countries have submitted and
published articles in our journal. More than half of our articles include authors from Asia, Africa,
Europe, Australia, and North America.
- 'Online first' publishing: We aim to provide initial decisions within 90 days from new manuscript
submission and publish accepted manuscripts in 'Online First' format within 60 days after
- Global exposure: The combination of ranking, open-access, and indexing in several major
academic databases increases the discoverability and citation of your work.
JHSSR aims to return reviewed manuscripts to authors within 90 days of initial submission, although
some manuscripts take more or less time in order for us to provide high-quality, thoughtful, constructive
reviews that are a hallmark of our journal.