About the Journal


Balkans Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences - Balkans JETSS is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution.

Authors retain the copyright and grant the Balkans Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences the right for the first publication of the article, simultaneously licensed under the terms of Creative Commons Non Commercial CC BY-NC (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission. 

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author under the terms of Creative Commons Non Commercial CC BY-NC (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).


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Peer Review Process

Each paper is reviewed in a double-blind peer review process by two independent peer reviewers. The double-blind review process ensure that both authors and reviewers remain anonymous during the peer review process. Authors do not know who conducted their reviews, reviewers do not know whose paper they are reviewing.

At the beginning of the review period, peer reviewers are requested to confirm that they are available to review full papers. 

Peer reviewers complete their review over unified form, which involves free-form comment assessments. Peer reviewers should be prepared to provide some detail, particularly for negative evaluations. Reviewers can provide feedback for the author, and also private feedback for the editor.

Authors will be notified by email if their paper has been accepted. 

Peer reviewers provide a critical assessment of the paper, and may recommend improvements. Although the author may choose not to take this advice, it is highly recommended that the author address any issues, explaining why their research process or conclusions are correct.

Notes for Peer Reviewers

Peer reviewers should be aware that the MINIMUM time required to review a paper is at least 1 hour and significantly more time is common in order to do them justice.

Peer reviewers should be prepared to provide some detail, particularly for negative evaluations.

If you are invited to review a full paper, please consider:

  1. Do you have time to do the review by the deadline?
  2. Is the article within your area of expertise?
  3. Are you sure you will complete the review by the deadline?

Peer review of full papers is NOT about correcting grammar, spelling, poorly written references. It is about reviewing the academic validity and relevance of the paper! As a reviewer, if you find yourself correcting spelling, you are probably becoming bogged down in the detail, when you are meant to be assessing the “big picture”!

Full papers are evaluated against the following criteria:
1. The title, abstract and keywords must accurately reflect the paper’s contents.
2. The research must be relevant to the journal's scope.
3. The research methodology must be sound.
4. The paper must be well-structured and clearly written.
5. References must be relevant and accurate.

The journal's editorial board makes decisions where there is a significant discrepancy between reviewer evaluations. Authors may be asked to revise their full paper where it does not correspond to their abstract, where layout or references are formatted   incorrectly, to correct grammar or improve on the paper quality.


Plagiarism prevention

The Balkans Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences - Balkans JETSS maintains a strict policy against publishing plagiarized papers. The Editorial Team emphasizes that plagiarism, which involves presenting someone else's ideas, words, or creative work as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics.

To prevent plagiarism, submitted manuscripts undergo a plagiarism detection process utilizing CrossRef Similarity Check powered by iThenticate. The outcomes of this analysis are then carefully reviewed by the Editorial Team, adhering to the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This comprehensive approach ensures the integrity and originality of the published content.


Repository policy


Balkans Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences - Balkans JETSS strongly encourages authors to share their pre-publication manuscripts on institutional repositories or personal websites both before and during the submission process. Furthermore, authors are encouraged to make the final formatted PDF version, as provided by the publisher, available after the publication process, without any embargo period. These practices offer authors several benefits, including fostering productive academic exchanges and enabling their work to be cited more readily and promptly after publication. Sharing manuscripts in this manner contributes to increased visibility and accessibility of scholarly research.


While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

Disclaimer: The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content thereof; the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the view of the Editors, Reviewers, the Publisher or anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering the Balkans Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences.