Before submitting your manuscript, authors are advised to follow the Author Guidelines below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Publication and Authorship
Authors should take the following steps when they intend to publish a paper in the journal.
1. Authors are required to provide a complete list of references cited in their paper.
2. IJSSES does not tolerate plagiarism and fraudulent data in any paper.
3. All IJSSES papers are reviewed by a minimum of two readers.
4. It is strictly prohibited to publish the same research in more than one journal.Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Title page is a separated page before the text. Provide the following information on the title page (in the order given). It should include:
Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formula where possible.
Author’s names and affiliations
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.
General Rules for Text
Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.
1. Front: Times New Roman; Size: 10
2. Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt; Below paragraph – 4 pt
3. Line Spacing: single-spaced – 12 pt
4. Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-10; Bold; for example, 1. Introduction
5. Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size-10; Italic; for example, 1.1 Research Methods
6. Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size-10; Italic; for example, 1.1.1 Analysis Result
Preparation of text
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’). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.
Subdivision of the article
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). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text.’ Any subsection, ideally, should not be more than 600 words. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.
Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos, etc. should be prepared as clear, black and white (no color), original positives, suitable for reproduction. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.
Tables and Equations
Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.
The text size of formula should be similar with normal text size.
List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order as follows:
Book with one author
Bernstein, T. M. (1965). The careful writer: A modern guide to English usage (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Atheneum.
Work with two authors
Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001).Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC: American Psychological
Two or more works by the same author
Arrange by the year of publication, the earliest first.
Postman, N. (1979).Teaching as a conserving activity. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.
Postman, N. (1985).Amusing ourselves to death: Public discourse in the age of show business. New York, NY: Viking.
If works by the same author are published in the same year, arrange alphabetically by title and add a letter after the year as indicated below
McLuhan, M. (1970a). Culture is our business. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
McLuhan, M. (1970b). From cliche to archetype. New York, NY: Viking Press.
Book by a corporate author
Associations, corporations, agencies, government departments and organizations are considered authors when there is no single author
American Psychological Association.(1972). Ethical standards of psychologists. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Work in an anthology or an essay in a book
Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger III, & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory &consciousness(pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Article in a reference book or an entry in an encyclopedia
If the article/entry is signed, include the author’s name; if unsigned, begin with the title of the entry
Guignon, C. B. (1998). Existentialism. In E. Craig (Ed.),Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy (Vol. 3, pp. 493-502). London, England: Routledge.
Article in a journal – for articles retrieved online
Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences.Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0033-2909.126.6.910
Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/1061-4087.45.2.10
Articles in a journal, more than seven authors
Gilbert, D. G., McClernon, J. F., Rabinovich, N. E., Sugai, C., Plath, L. C., Asgaard, G., … Botros, N. (2004). Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more severe with stress, dependence, DRD2 A 1 allele, and depressive traits.Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 6, 249-267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1 080/1462220041 0001676305
Article in a newspaper or magazine
Semenak, S. (1995, December 28). Feeling right at home: Government residence eschews traditional rules.Montreal Gazette, p. A4.
Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status, The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.
Driedger, S. D. (1998, April 20). After divorce.Maclean’s, 111(16), 38-43.
Article from an electronic source
DOI (digital object identifier)
Zhao, S., Grasmuck, S., & Martin, J. (2008). Identity construction on Facebook: Digital empowerment in anchored relationships. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), 1816-1836. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2008.02.012
Cooper, A., & Humphreys, K. (2008). The uncertainty is killing me: Self-triage decision making and information availability. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 4(1). Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap/article/view/124/129
Web pages & non-periodical documents on the Internet
Library and Archives Canada. (2008). Celebrating women’s achievements: Women artists in Canada.Retrieved from http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/002026-500-e.html
Geography of Canada. (2009, September 29). InWikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved September 30, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Canada
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.
Copyrights for articles published in IJSSES journals are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.
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