Journal Description 

Introduced in 2017, ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities is an official journal of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Pulau Pinang with a registered e-ISSN 2600-7274. It is an open-access journal which published articles both in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Initially, it published once a year from January 2017 to December 2020, but revised its publication frequency to twice a year starting January 2021. The journal adheres to traditional standards of double-blind peer review with current acceptance rate of 30 percent. Currently, the journal does not charge any article processing fees for manuscript submitted personally by authors.


Call For Papers (Next Issue Vol. 8 (2))

1 May 2024 – 20 July 2024 


Aim and Scope

The aim of ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities is to serve as a platform for scholars, practitioners, and policy makers to exchange new knowledge and ideas in areas related to social sciences and humanities. The journal provides an avenue for scholars and practitioners to document unpublished original manuscripts related to emerging issues, developments and trends that examine how people interact, integrate, behave and influence the world around them. Specifically, the journal aims to provide new knowledge on the relationships between individuals and societies, as well as the operation and progression of societies in the 21st century. Some of the key topics covered include, but are not limited to the following:

Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication
  • Political Sciences and Public Policy
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Gastronomy


  • Culture, Arts and Heritage
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Religious Studies
  • Health and Wellbeing


Frequency of Publication

January 2017 to December 2020: ONE (1) volume ONE (1) issue per year, published in November.

January 2021 to present:  ONE (1) volume TWO (2) issues per year, published in April and September.

The publication frequency of the journal does not include special issues.


Duration of Publication Process

Based on current practice, the publication process takes approximately within 90 – 120 days. All manuscripts are processed accordingly:

  • Review Process (within 30 days)
  • Notification of Acceptance (within 60 days after the closing date)
  • Revision (within 30 days)
  • Copy Editing (within 14 days)
  • Publication (within 60 days after the date of acceptance)

Peer Review Process

ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities relies on effective peer review processes to uphold not only the quality and validity of individual articles, but also the overall integrity of the journal. To maintain the quality, the journal practices a double-blind blind review consisting of at least two to three peer reviewers permanuscript. All reviewers from various expertise are on voluntary basic. Throughout the double-blind review process, the editors hide both reviewer and author(s) identities from one another. To facilitate this, the editors need to ensure that the manuscripts are processed in a way that does not give away the identity of its author(s). The editors make sure that the manuscript does not include names or affiliations of the author(s). This ensures the manuscript is judged fairly, keeping bias out of the equation. Both author(s) and reviewer also benefit from some degree of protection against criticism.

Invitation for Papers

Authors are invited to submit high quality manuscripts related to social sciences and humanities for blind peer-review. The topics include but not limited to those that investigate emerging issues, trends and challenges that shape individuals’ perceptions, attitudes and behaviours across societies, businesses, industries and governments worldwide. As the journal covers two separate but interrelated areas of social sciences and humanities, authors are welcomed to submit manuscripts that systematically investigate questions around humanities development namely language, linguistics, culture, arts, religion, health and wellbeing. For social sciences, the journal invites manuscripts that are related to human psychology and sociology in areas of education, law, political science, business, hospitality, among others. Interested authors have to submit their manuscripts via the Malaysian Journal Management System (MyJMS). The journal does not entertain or accept manuscripts submitted using any other methods. 


Abstracting and Indexing

MyCite provides access to bibliographic and citation information from scholarly literature published in Malaysian journals, conference proceedings, chapters in books and theses in the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, and the Humanities.

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholary literature across and array of publishing formats and disciplines. The Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America™s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed online journals. It is similar in function to the CiteSeerx. It is also similar to the subscription-based tools, Elsiever’s Scopus and ISI’s web of Science.
MyJurnal or Malaysian Journal Management System is a Malaysian online journal management system that transforms and elevates the publishing process of Malaysian scholarly journals.


Copyright and Licensing

For all articles published in EJSSH, copyright is retained by the authors. Articles are licensed under an open access terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium non-commercially, provided the original work (e.g. first published in the ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities) is properly cited with the original URL and bibliographic citation information. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on as well as the copyright and license information must be included. These conditions allow for maximum use and exposure of the work, while ensuring that the authors receive proper credit.

Contact Us

ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Pulau Pinang
Kampus Permatang Pauh 
13500 Permatang Pauh
Pulau Pinang
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