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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 is original and has not been previously published, nor before another journal for consideration (Author(s) should read and comply with the ethical practice in research & publication).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (editable) file format. The text is a single column with the consistent font (Garamond) & space; 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 Manuscript has been prepared as per Author Guidelines of this Journal. Valid doi/URL (link) next to each reference in the list have been provided.
  • The author agrees to pay $50 (or $25 for Bachelor/Master Degree Students) as an article processing fee (Regular Publication) after the manuscript gets ready for acceptance. Author may request rapid publication options by sending a separate email request, for reviewing time and fee details visit Article Processing Charge (APC).
  • All author(s) shall be added with complete detail and in the same order as appeared in the manuscript during step 3 of the submission process.

Author Guidelines

Author(s) are expected to comply with the best ethical practice in research & publication. The author is requested to read paper publishing process and article processing charge (publishing fee) information before submission in this journal. The author may visit this video tutorial for guidance on online submission steps.

  1. This journal will accept Research Article, Review Article, Short Review, Short Communication, Survey Article, and Opinions. Visit section policy for more detail on each article type.
  2. A separate cover letter in pdf file should be uploaded during the manuscript submission (step 2) that includes:
    • Declaration from the corresponding author on the behalf of all co-author(s) for its originality and non-simultaneous submission to any other journal.
    • An explanation of suitability of the article in this journal in the view of the journal’s aims and scope.
    • Highlights that convey the core findings of the article in 3-5 bullet points. (maximum 90 characters per bullet point including spaces)
    • The suggestion of 3 suitable potential referees with their affiliation and working email id. Referees should be selected from institutions other than those where the author(s) work.
  3. Text formatting requirements

    • The manuscript should be in A4 size with single column layout and normal margin and the text should be single-spaced; with 12-point, Garamond font.
    • All manuscripts must contain the essential elements of the article and divide the article into clearly defined sections, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Artwork, and Tables with Captions. Further, all Headings/subheadings should be numbered appropriately using the style tag of Microsoft Word (heading 1, heading 2......).
    • The abstract should be within 300 words. Abstract and conclusion section should be written with continuous sentences without any subheading in it, do not use bullet point/numbered list. Abstract and conclusion section should not have any citation within it.
    • If your article includes any Supplementary material, this should be uploaded separately as the supplementary file in step 2 of the submission process.  
    • The final formatting of the published article may be different than the submission requirement as final formatting in the accepted article gets applied by our copyeditor at the copyediting stage.
  4. Author's detail

    • All author(s) presented in the manuscript should be added in the same order during step 3 of online submission.  Further, on the first page of the article (Just before abstract section), complete detail of each author should be provided in the following format (use the same format as given below)-
      Full Name:
      Highest Qualification:
      Affiliation (Department and College/University):
      Post/Rank (If a student, provide the course name and course year):
      ORCID: If available
      email id: (fake/wrong/invalid email id may cause article rejection)

    • If the manuscript is written by Bachelor/Master Degree student (below Ph.D. level student), it's mandatory to consult with the mentor before submission in this journal and include the mentor/supervisor as an author.  In the case where the supervisor does not wish to be included as a co-author, we will require an email from the supervisor confirming the same. 
  5. Figures and tables embedded in the text

    • All illustrations; figures and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate place with a consistent figure/table number and descriptive title. Each table figure should be explained in the text by referring to the corresponding figure/table number.
    • Please ensure that the figures are of high resolution and the tables are drawn using ms word table tool. 
  6. References

    • The author should include at least 50% recent (from last 2 years) reference citations.
    • References can be in any consistent format, APA is preferred. Valid doi/url (link) should be given next to each reference in the reference list. If any reference is not available online it should be modified/deleted, as we do not support offline references.
    • All references in the list should be cited within the text and all cited references should be available within the reference list, just after the acknowledgment section in APA style with DOI or URL (link).
    • Kindly note that only scholarly literature can be used as a reference, grey literature or unauthentic website/ social media cannot be included as a reference. 
  7. Declarations

    The author should add the following set of declarations at the end of the manuscript-

    7.1 Study Limitations: Provide all possible limitations faced in the study which might significantly affect research outcome, If not applicable, write, none.
    7.2 Acknowledgments: If not applicable, write, none
    7.3 Funding Source: If no funding source exists, write, none.
    7.4 Competing Interests: The author must add a statement for the potential conflict of interest; refer to this link for more detail on competing interests.

  8. Human and Animal-related Study

    If the work involves the use of human/animal subjects, each manuscript should also contain the following set of the declarations-

    8.1 Ethical Approval: Provide an ethical approval authority name with the reference number. If not required, provide an ethical exemption letter of not required. The author should upload a scanned pdf copy of the ethical approval/exemption letter during manuscript submission. Visit this link for more detail on the ethical approval policy.
    8.2 Informed Consent: Write a statement for the informed consent taken from the respondent/ participants/ patient to publish this study. The editor may ask to upload the scan pdf copy if required. Visit this link for more detail on the consent requirement.

     

Article

Research articles should present new experimental studies in the elaborated form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge. Kindly follow author guideline for manuscript preparation.

Review Article

Review articles should be balanced with the objective analysis of the current research topics with descriptions of relevant literature and discussions that are easy to grasp for the audience of any social-science and humanities related discipline. Review articles should provide the authors' insight into future directions and their opinion of the major challenges faced by researchers in the field. They should be around 10-20 double-spaced typed pages. Kindly follow author guideline for manuscript preparation.

Short Review

Advanced Journal of Social Science publishes short review or mini-review for researchers who wish to summarize a field of social science & humanities research and share this work as widely as possible. Short Review papers provide an overview of the main developments on a particular topic, with an emphasis on recent developments, and sketch an outlook on future developments. They should be no longer than 14 double-spaced typed pages and 8 figures.

Short Communication

Short communications are the one that should present new important findings in a brief form. They should be no longer than six double-spaced typed pages and 4 figures. Kindly follow author guideline for manuscript preparation.

Survey Article

This section intends to publish research carried out through various surveys. Author(s) need to obtain consent from the participant to comply with respondent consent policy and provide evidence of the survey taken for the study. In case of questionaries or similar survey form, the author should scan at least 50% or 50 responses (compiled in a single pdf file) and email to ajss@aijr.in for internal review. Kindly follow author guideline for manuscript preparation.

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