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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: All authors who want to submit papers for Journal Of Social Sciences and Humanities must follow the following Submission Instructions and Guidelines.


Authors should note that papers submitted to Journal Of Social Sciences and Humanities should be original contributions and should not be under consideration simultaneously for any other publication. Authors submitting manuscripts for publication in the Journal will be liable for any infringement of any existing copyright or for legal and academic consequences of any unwarranted action. Manuscripts once submitted and accepted become the legal copyright of the Journal unless otherwise agreed in writing.

I. General Information: All papers submitted to the Journal should be written in proper English. Proper attention should be given to its syntactic and semantic aspects with the correct spelling of words. Write the names of the authors (if more than one) in the order you like (this order will not be changed). See the attached sample manuscript of the first page provided at the end of this document. The Editor JOSSH must receive your manuscript as per deadlines provided in the routine “CALL FOR PAPERS” request.


II. Page Setup: Select 8.5” x 11” size portrait-ONLY sheets with all margins 1” each. Use Times New Romans 10-point font, single-spaced lines, justified style in MS Word or RTF document file format. All data Tables/Figures should appear at appropriate places of the body of the manuscript and must be in Portrait format ONLY. All figures and tables must be in black and white and be properly captioned according to APA Format and should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

III. First Page: Paper TITLE (maximum of two lines) must be CENTRED, CAPITALIZED AND IN BOLD LETTERS using Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced (only here) lines. The name and university/organizational affiliation of each author must follow the author’s name and email ID. Titles such as Dr., Professor, Ph.D., department, address, etc. are optional. Please print the word ”ABSTRACT” in capitalized bold letters, left-justified, and double-spaced from the last author’s name/affiliation. After the abstract, please write
Keywords (maximum 06 words) for your paper. For guidance see the sample manuscript’s first page below. No Landscape formats are permitted.

IV. Headings: All other section headings starting with “Introduction” need not be numbered, (with each word in name-case for the main heading while sentence case for the sub-heading) and be in bold letters, 12-point font size, left-justified, and double-spaced from the last line above them. For sake of ease see the sample manuscript for guidance.

V. Tables, Figures, and Charts: All tables, figures, or charts must be inserted in the body of the manuscripts with proper captions and within the margins and must follow APA format.

VI. References: Authors are required to provide in-text references as well as a reference list at the end of the manuscript. All references listed in the reference list must appear in the main body of the article, and all citations in the main body of the article must be referenced in the reference list provided at the end of the manuscript. References should be complete in all respect and should follow APA-6th.

A reference should contain full bibliographical details, and journal titles should not be abbreviated. In case an author has more than one publication in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication.


Example for articles (APA-6th):

Ikram, M. (2015). The strategic importance of the proper choice of organizational design. Academy of Management Journal, 10(2), 198-212. OR

Ali, S., & Javed, A. (2015). Human resource management practices and the challenges for HR managers in an overwhelmingly uncertain labour market. Journal of Management, 18(2), 29-45.


Example for books:

Aswathappa, K. (2008). Human Resource Management: Text and Cases. Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Com.


Example for chapter in an edited book:

Arthur, M. B., & Rousseau, D. M. (1996). The boundaryless career as a new employment principle. In M. B. Arthur & D. M. Rousseau (Eds.), The Boundaryless Career (pp. 3-20). New York: Oxford University Press.

Note: It will be appreciated if the author uses some citation software (preferably EndNote for citation).

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