Publication Fee

Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (PJHSS) does not charge a submission fee to encourage free submissions. However, Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, website management, membership of various international organizations like CrossRef and Portico, etc. and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing costs. 
 
APC is based on the affiliation of a corresponding author. Please see the table below for details about APC.
 
Corresponding Author’s Affiliation
APC in US $
Top 100 Universities in the QS World University Rankings
No APC
Top 500 Universities in the QS World University Rankings
$ 150
High-Income Countries
$ 300
Middle-Income Countries
$ 250
Low-Income Counties
$ 150
 
Please see your country in the World Bank List of Economies.
 
Following activities and operations add details on how our APC is justified.
 
1. Publishing Platform/ Website
PJHSS develops and maintains its own online submission and peer-review website. We also run several platforms to offer different types of services to research scholars.
 
2. Publishing Operations
2.1. Triaging—filtering of papers upon submission by internal staff and editorial board members.
2.2. Organization of peer-review— PJHSS provides a high degree of assistance to Academic Editors so that they can only focus on editorial decisions. We employ in-house editors to invite reviewers, collect review reports, communicate with authors and reviewers, correspond with authors about revision, etc.
2.3. Production—including copy-editing, typesetting, copy-editing XML and PDF conversion, and language editing. PJHSS provides excellent quality English editing for all accepted papers, included in the APC.
2.4. Proofreading—Corresponding with authors to approve the final text and requesting any missing information.
2.5. Indexing & archiving— PJHSS has a team dedicated to indexing relations that advise on the eligibility of a journal for application to be indexed in different databases. Our team communicates closely with the contact persons at the different databases and receives regular updates on the status of applications. We dedicate time to keep ourselves up to date on any changes in the evaluation criteria or application procedure.
 
3. Marketing and Communication
PJHSS promotes its journals and articles through sponsorships of conferences, scholarly society events, and other promotional activities, as well as a series of awards to support researchers.
 
4. General
4.1. Management & administration include costs related to salaries of non-editorial staff and other business costs which include CrossRef membership, DOI charges, Portico, and membership of other paid indexing services.
 
Corresponding authors are advised to contact the editor of the journal about account information, once a manuscript is accepted for final publication.