Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal (APLIKATIF: Journal of Research Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities) must follow the focus, scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must fulfil criteria of scientific merit, novelty, or new contribution to knowledge appropriate to the focus and scope of this journal.

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their manuscript checked before submission for grammar and clarity. A reputable English editing service can provide copyediting and language services. The work must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

All submitted manuscripts must be free from plagiarism. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking (please use plagiarism software to check the similarity). Editors will also check the similarity of manuscripts in this journal by using Ithenticate software provided by crossref.

The submitted manuscripts to this journal will be peer-reviewed by at least two or more expert reviewers from the Peer-Reviewers Team with a double-blind review process. The reviewers provide valuable scientific comments that improve the contents of the manuscript. Sometimes (if required), a third peer reviewer is needed to give critical comments on the submitted manuscript. The review process used in this journal is a blind review system.

According to reviewers' critical comments, the Editor in Chief and/or Editor (along with the Editorial Board, if necessary) make the final decision regarding manuscript acceptance. The final decision on the manuscript is solely based on the Editor's final review, which considers peer-reviewers comments (but not solely those of the reviewer).

The Editor in Chief will take into account the order of accepted dates, the geographic distribution of authors, and a thematic issue when publishing accepted articles, including assigning the article to the published issues.