Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Humanity Studies (IJHS) is an international scientific journal which is devoted to social and humanity studies. IJHS Journal is a double blind peer-reviewed international journal published online and in printed form. IJHS Journal publishes original, previously unpublished research and opinion papers written in English. Paper topics include the following: Literature, Language, History, Philosophy, Arts, Cultural studies, and Anthropology.                        


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

IJHS Journal supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI)

“An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good.”

The Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002

"Fifteen years ago, the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) brought together a diverse group of stakeholders and launched a worldwide campaign for open access (OA) to all new peer-reviewed research. The BOAI deliberately drew together existing projects to explore how they might “work together to achieve broader, deeper, and faster success.”

By "open access" to this [research] literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution and the only role for copyright in this domain should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

The BOAI is a groundbreaking initiative that has been widely embraced by stakeholders, and that has stimulated significant progress toward the global understanding and adoption of open access. The BOAI was the first to define the term “open access,” and its definition has since become canonical, frequently cited in the context of open access policies, practices, and laws around the world. The BOAI’s recognition of complementary strategies for implementing OA has been adopted extensively across disciplines and in numerous countries. ..."



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Publication Ethics


Originality Screening

Every full paper submitted to International Journal of Humanity Studies (IJHS) will be screened for plagiarism or originality using Turnitin (an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention service). IJHS will not publish any papers containing plagiarism or self-plagiarism.



Publication Fees

Article submissions and publications in International Journal of Humanity Studies (IJHS) are free of charge -- without any article submission charges or article processing charges.


Indexing and Abstracting

IJHS is indexed and abstracted in:

  • Google Scholar


Publication Copyrights

Authors who publish with this Open Access journal, International Journal of Humanity Studies (IJHS), retain copyright of their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in IJHS.