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Author Guidelines

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (IJHCS) focuses on the results of original research projects in various fields of History, Politics, International Relations, Education, Culture, History of Thought, Language and Literature, Economics, and Law. The goal of this journal is to consolidate the efforts of all academics all over the world in cultural studies, arts & humanities. To be published in the International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, papers must be substantial and original. The Journal is published mainly in English.  Articles and other material published in the International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be considered to reflect the opinions of the Editorial Board. Further, the paper must be clearly presented and have a purpose for the readers. The Editorial Board solicits and encourages the publication of worthy papers with a length not exceeding 20 published pages.  If an article contains material reproduced from other sources, the necessary written permission from the author(s) and publisher must accompany the paper. Articles must be submitted by e-mail to

The first page should include the title of the article, the names and primary affiliations of the author(s), an abstract (not exceeding one page), and no more than 6 keywords. All figures, either photographs, tables, drawings, or graphs should be numbered. References should be quoted in figures, but not the abbreviations of names and titles. References have to be preferably in APA  or MLA formats. Other styles of reference are accepted provided the authors use them consistently. Entries in the reference list should be put in alphabetical order or in order of citation. Footnotes in the text should be avoided if possible. After a plagiarism check and an initial screening for acceptability, submitted articles will be distributed for peer review.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Privacy Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Responsibilities of the Editor and Executive Editorial Board of the IJHCS

The editor and the executive editorial board of the IJHCS are responsible for

  • deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. In making these decisions, they are guided by the policies of the journal (IJHCS Guidelines for Submission and Publication of Manuscripts, and by legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism;
  • providing guidance to guest editors, authors, and reviewers on everything that is expected of them and also a description of peer review processes;
  • providing new editorial board members with guidelines on everything that is expected of them and keeping existing members updated on new policies and developments;
  • evaluating manuscripts exclusively based on their academic and intellectual merit, without regard to the author(s)’ race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin, religious belief, citizenship, political orientation, or social class;
  • ensuring a fair and unbiased double-blind peer review of the manuscripts and that all information related to them is kept confidential. They also ensure that both authors’ and peer reviewers’ identities are protected;
  • ensuring that appropriate reviewers are selected;
  • developing and maintaining a database of suitable reviewers and updating it on the basis of reviewer performance;
  • ensuring that unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript are not used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author;
  • taking reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints are presented concerning a submitted or published manuscript. In cases of suspected misconduct, they follow the COPE flowcharts, available at;
  • publishing corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies whenever needed.

 Managing Editor’s Responsibilities

The managing editor is responsible for

  • defining the subject matter and role of every article in a thematic issue;
  • providing clear guidelines to authors regarding the topic and boundaries of their contributions and the overall design of the issue;
  • ensuring, in collaboration with the executive editorial board, that appropriate reviewers are selected for all the articles (whether they have been commissioned or submitted as a result of a call for papers);
  • establishing a timeline for draft paper submission, peer review, revision, and final paper submission with the executive editorial board, and ensuring that all deadlines are met;

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable;
  • Authors should not submit the same manuscript simultaneously to more than one publication at a time. This constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable;
  • Authors must ensure that they have written original works and that any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources have been appropriately credited and referenced;
  • Authors submitting their works to IJHCS for publication as original articles confirm that the submitted works represent their own contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works without clearly citing the source. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work;
  • Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable;
  • Authors must ensure that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere;
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors;
  • The corresponding author with the journal should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript and that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication;
  • Authors should disclose financial or other conflicts of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support should be disclosed;
  • When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editors and cooperate with them to retract or correct the manuscript. 

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

  • Peer review assists the editor and executive editorial board of the IJHCS in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the manuscript;
  • Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should immediately notify the editor so that alternative reviewers can be contacted;
  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents;
  • Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage;
  • Reviewers must report to the editor of the IJHCS if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s part;
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the paper;
  • Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to the authors’ race, age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, citizenship, political orientation, or social class;
  • Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Publisher’s Responsibilities

The publisher of the IJHCS is responsible for

  • providing practical support to the editor and executive editorial board of the IJHCS so that they can follow the COPE Code of Conduct for the Journal;
  •  ensuring the autonomy of editorial decisions;
  • protecting intellectual property and copyright;
  • ensuring that good practice is maintained to the standards defined above.
  • the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensuring accessibility by partnering with organizations and maintaining our own digital archive.