Journal policies

The journal’s editorial, publishing and peer review policies help us maintain the highest standards for which we are known and respected.

Editorial and publishing policies

Our policies have been carefully developed to ensure that the responsibilities of our authors are well defined and that we publish research that is academically robust, original, and of the highest ethical standards.

To find out more, please visit our editorial and publishing policies page.

Peer review policies

We have rigorous policies to govern every stage and aspect of our peer review process, from initial submission through to revisions, decisions and appeals.

To find out more, please visit our peer review policies page.

Matters Arising

Matters Arising are exceptionally interesting and timely academic comments and clarifications on original research papers published in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications.

To find out more, please visit our Matters Arising page.