About Journal

Journal of Methodology of Social Sciences and Humanities (MSSH)has been established as the first scientific publication in the field of philosophy and methodology of social sciences and humanities in Iran to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers working on related issues. The journal has tried to study the issues and problems in this field with the help of specialists and researchers of the field and provide the ground for the growth and prosperity of discussions on philosophy and Methodology of Social Sciences and Humanities. Following the establishment of "the Office for the Collaboration of Hawzah and University" in 1982, this specialized journal was first established in 1994 with the title of "Faslnameye Howzeh va Daneshgah" or "Quarterly Journal of Hawzah and University" with the aim of promoting the thoughts and ideas of this office in the scientific and religious community of the country. In the first half of the 1990s, quarterly Journal of Hawzah and University were among the few publications that were drafted in Iran with the participation of Hawzah Muslim clerics and teachers and academics. Following the development of "Office for the Collaboration of Hawzah and University" to "Research Institute of Hawzah and University (RIHU)", along with the establishment of Department of Philosophy of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2005 as the first academic department in this field in Iran, this journal was published in 2006 from volume No. 47 with the specialized title of "Quarterly Journal of Methodology of Social Sciences and Humanities (MSSH) ". In January 25, 2008 the license of academic/scholarly journal was issued by the Higher Commission of Scientific Journals, affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology for this journal. MSSH won in 2012 Farabi International Award (FIA). The journal was founded in to reflect advancements in methodology and was dedicated to the publication of highest-quality research studies that report findings on issues of great concern to the profession of philosophy of science.   

In this journal, as well as all other journals published by RIHU, each paper is given its specific DOI number to facilitate identification.  

To allow for easy and worldwide access to the most updated research findings, the journal is set to be an open-access journal. Yet, the journal does not charge any fee for reviewing, processing, and publishing research papers from the authors or from the research institutes and organizations. All the mentioned processes for paper publication are sponsored by RIHU.

This journal, with an acceptance rate of 10%, is published in both a print version and an online version.