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PSU Research Review is an international peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal. The journal publishes interdisciplinary research, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the fields of business, law, computer science, engineering and education, with a particular focus on the collaboration between researchers and practitioners. PRR is published open access in association with Prince Sultan University.

ISSN: 2399-1747
eISSN: 2398-4007

You can publish an open access article in this platinum partnership journal. Authors in this journal are not required to pay an article processing charge (APC)

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Aims and scope

PSU Research Review: An International Interdisciplinary Journal aims to cover interdisciplinary research with relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals, outlined by UN member states in 2015, provide “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future” ( PRR and the editorial team hope to make our contribution toward these objectives by publishing high quality and timely research which can help tackle the challenges which face all countries, developing and developed and as such is international in its scope. The journal welcomes submissions from both academics and practitioners and encourages the exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas.

The journal focusses on Social Sciences disciplines, including the areas of Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Education, and Law, corresponding to SDGs 4 (Quality education), 8 (Decent work and economic growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Responsible consumption and production) and 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Submissions outside these disciplines and goals will be considered only in cases where there is a valid interdisciplinary aspect touching on the implications for, or synergies with, Social Sciences and SDG 17 (Partnership for the goals). The journal encourages authors to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to their research and to highlight contributions to the SDGs in Abstracts and Conclusions. Authors will be required to highlight relevant SDGs as part of their submission.

The quality of the research, the impact of the contribution, and reproducibility of the results are the key determinants in the publication decision. The journal publishes original research findings, critical literature reviews, case studies, and commentaries.

Open access

All articles published in PRR are published Open Access under a CCBY 4.0 licence. 

PRR is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of Prince Sultan University. PRR is owned by Prince Sultan University. PRR is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in PRR are funded by Prince Sultan University. There is no charge to the author.

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This journal supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a leading social science publisher, we're passionate about leading change, and align everything we do with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the SDGs, with four key goals in mind – Fairer society, Healthier lives, Responsible management, and Quality education for all – all of which are about creating real-world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

Find out about our goals

Transparency statement for PSU Research Review 

  1. Journal Ownership: PSU Research Review is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Prince Sultan University. 


  1. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the Prince Sultan University. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing. 

  1. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.  


  1. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage. Queries may also be directed to Emerald’s Publishing team as follows: Michael Burrows - [email protected]


  1. Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.  


  1. Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Prince Sultan University. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s). 

  1. Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.  


  1. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice. 

  1. Frequency: The journal currently publishes 3 issues per annum 

  1. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on - under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5). 

  1. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Prince Sultan University. 

  1. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising  

  1. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.  

  1. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles.   Marketing activities are conducted by the Prince Sultan University unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.  


This statement was updated by Doug Medland (Emerald Publishing) on 16th Feb 2020.