About the Journal

Aims & Scope


Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by Khazar University Press (Baku, Azerbaijan). The journal focuses on the results of original research projects in various fields of Politics, International Relations, Education, History of Thoughts, Language, and Literature. The journal is published in Azerbaijan but accepts articles from authors all around the globe.

The journal publishes original articles, review articles, book reviews, and special issues.

The aim of the Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is the development of humanities and social sciences, the increase and recognition of innovations in the field of these sciences, and at the same time to stand out among the world's leading humanities and social sciences journals.

Articles and any other material published in the Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be considered to reflect the opinions of the Editorial Board.

The KJHSS is published in four annual issues (spring, summer, fall, and winter) and in both print and online versions.

The journal is fully financially supported by Khazar University. There are no publication fees for any author.

Copyrights to articles are held by Khazar University Press upon acceptance of the articles for publication. However, users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as they properly cite the biographical information of the articles.

Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KJHSS) is indexed with the following organizations:

  • Web Of Science Core Collection - Clarivate;
  • COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics);
  • Google (Scholar);
  • Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI);
  • Crossref;
  • EBSCO Host;
  • Arastirmax;
  • ASOS Index;
  • EZB Electronic Journal Library;
  • Scirus (Elsevier);
  • DuraSpace;
  • Infoseek;
  • Open J-GATE;
  • IndexCopernicus;
  • Genamics;
  • Arastirmax;
  • New Jour;
  • OAJI (Open Academic Journals Index);
  • TEI (Türk Eğitim Indeksi);
  • National Library of Finland;
  • Washington University Library;
  • Chicago University Library;
  • Academic Journals Database;
  • NSD (Norwegian Social Science Data Services);
  • Database of University of Science and Technology of China;
  • E-resources Subject Access;
  • Asian Digital Library.

Statement about Open Access

This is an open-access journal, meaning that all content is freely available to the user or his/her institution without charge. Articles are made available on the journal website as full-text pdf files.

All published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License.

Research Misconduct and Plagiarism

The KJHSS has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism and research misconduct. All submissions are scanned for possible plagiarism. When plagiarism is detected and confirmed, the article is immediately rejected for publication, and the offending author is blacklisted from further publication with Khazar University Press journals. The KJHSS follows the COPE guidelines regarding allegations of research misconduct in its publications.

Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors.

The KJHSS follows the conflict of interest policy of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA).


All back articles are made available as full text on the journal website. In the event that the KJHSS discontinues its publication, its archive of published articles will still remain available on the journal website, to be maintained as an archive website by Khazar University Press.