Information for Authors
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (JASS) is an international peer-reviewed academic Journal envisioned for researchers in all fields of social sciences. It is essential to give name, designation & e-mail address, when submitting a manuscript. Articles must be written in good English. Submission of an article implies that the work: a) has not been published previously in whole or part b) is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, c) is approved by all Authors, d) if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in whole or part, in English or any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A letter will be sent to the corresponding Author confirming receipt of the manuscript. A form facilitating transfer of copyright will be provided. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the Author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. The Submission Process Manuscripts are to be submitted online. Stepwise guidance will be provided if needed. No other form of submission is accepted.
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (JASS) is a biannual journal publish one volume with two issues per annum. The Publication Schedule is
1st Issue: January-June
2nd Issue: July- Dec
Decision Regarding Publication
If a submission’s manuscript is considered fit for the mandate of the journal, it will be sent for peer reviews. After receiving reviews’ feedback, it will be decided to either accept or reject the manuscript for further process and the editorial board is under no obligation to justify its decision. This whole process normally takes 2-3 months.
General Instructions and Formatting
The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).
2.Length of Paper
The length of the paper should not exceed 25 pages. Paper containing more than 25 pages words will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.
Title page is a separated page before the text. It should include the following information:
Title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Authors name and Affiliation:
Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.
Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.
A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').
6.Subdivision of the Articles
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.
7.Table and Figures
Present tables and figures in line with text. Please note that the article will be published in black and white.
Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style
Citations in the text:
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a Journal Publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
Reference to a Book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a Web Source:
Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/paper.htm (June 15, 2002)
9.Submission Preparation Checklist
Before submitting the manuscript, author(s) should check the following list:
1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. Published manuscripts require reference.
2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file/ PDF format.
3. Manuscript has been made in the light of Journal’s author guidelines
4. Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text
5. Author(s) has read all the guideline of the journal.