- Editorial process
- Conflict of interest
- Duplicate submission and redundant rublication
- Orcid Id
- Research articles
- Title Page
- Materials and Methods
- Results and Discussion
- Review Paper
- Short Communication
- Journal papers
- Bulletins, special publications
- Chapter in a book
- Chapter in a proceedings volume
- Electronic references
- Measurement units
- Abbreviations and symbols
- Citing references in the text
- Peer Review Policy
- Initial manuscript evaluation
- How the referee is selected
- Referee reports
- How long does the review process take
- Final report
- Editor’s Decision is final
- After Acceptance And Prior Publication(Galley Proof)
International Journal of Social Science is a concerted effort towards ensuring a sturdy podium of discussion for academicians, research scholars and development professionals to explore the emerging issues and current challenges in the sphere of sustainable development. This peer-reviewed journal welcomes research papers, articles and book-reviews in sphere of social sciences and is published every year in the month of May, September and December.
Original articles should represent a valid contribution to scientific knowledge and should not be submitted simultaneously to other journals. Writing style should be clear, concise, and precise. The length must not exceed 18 pages for the Research Articles and Reviews sections , and 3-4 pages for Short Communication. Manuscripts must be electronically submitted. Use letter size paper, 11 point Times New Roman, 1.5 spacing, 2.5 cm margins, page numbers at the bottom right-hand corner and continuous line numbers.
The Editorial Process
A Manuscript submitted to IJSS will be gone through review procedure for possible publication considering that it is submitted to one journal at a time and has not submitted to other journal simultaneously, have not been published or accepted for publication in other journals either in part or full.
• Original Research (Not more than 3000-5000 words excluding abstract & References)
• Review Articles (Not more than 3000-5000 words excluding abstract & References)
• Short Discussion (Not more than 1500-2000 words excluding abstract & References)
We have been screening manuscripts for plagiarism with authenticated software for the same. Stern action would be taken against handful of authors found involved in ethical misconduct. The screening and decision on articles cost huge time and resources of the Journal.
Conflict Of Interest
Prior to submission of manuscript all the authors involving in manuscript must have to disclose any and all conflict of interest they may have with the submitting manuscript in IJAEB with publication of the manuscript or an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/
Duplicate Submission And Redundant Publication
IJSS follow closely ethical instructions provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), have set standards and provide guidelines for best writing literature and practices in order to meet these requirements for a journal and editor. Manuscripts that are not submitted in fulfillment with our journal instructions and guidelines are more likely to be rejected. The manuscript, including the title page, abstract and keywords, text, references, figure captions, and tables should be typewritten, double-spaced in 12-point font with 1-inch margins all around and saved as one file.
Redundant publication, the inappropriate division of study outcomes into more than one article (also known as salami slicing or salami publications), may result in rejection or a request to merge submitted manuscripts, and the correction of published articles. Duplicate publication of the same, citation manipulation, fabrication or falsification or a very similar, article may result in the retraction of the later article and the authors may incur sanctions.
It is mandatory for the authors to provide their ORCID ID which is a unique identification number for the Authors and help them to get connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.
The problem or topic to be studied should first be identified. Then, existing knowledge about the topic is gathered to judge its importance and discover the current state of the issue. Afterward, the researcher defines the objectives and applies the methods best suited to test his/her hypothesis; hence, the main function of the results is to evaluate hypothesis(es).Significant contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge, following standard experimental designs, statistical analysis, and discussion of results supported by an up-to-date literature review, it should include the following sections:
1. Title. Title should not exceed 18 words. It should identify the subject, study objectives or significant findings. Avoid abbreviations.
3. Abstract. The most widely-read section of an article. Maximum length: 250 words. It includes values and quantities, and not only describes results. Clearly states: the importance of the research subject, objectives, treatments, results expressed in numbers and statistical significance, and conclusions.Keywords: used to build databases and content indexes; do not repeat title words.
Emphasizes the importance of the research, places it in a context, presents related literature, and gives enough information to understand the authors’ goals. It ends with a paragraph stating the objectives of the study.
Materials and Methods
There should be sufficient information to allow other researchers to repeat the experiment by clearly defining the experimental design. A precise description or an explicit reference to all biological, analytical, and statistical procedures is required. All procedure modifications must be explained.
Results and Discussion
Results and analyses should be clear and concise, supported by tables and figures, statistical analyses, and reports from other researchers. Results should be analyzed in the text without repeating table or figure values. Do not indicate more than two decimal places. The Discussion should clearly and precisely interpret results supported by statistical analyses.
In accordance with research objectives, the conclusions should clearly state the main experimental results without using abbreviations, acronyms, or references.
This section appears before Literature Cited and allows thanking institutions, organizations, laboratories, and persons that have contributed to all or part of the research.
Single references are shown as name-year in the text, and chronologically for various references. When there are three or more authors, cite the primary author followed by the expression “et al.” If there is more than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year, they should be differentiated by adding a letter (a, b, c, d, etc.) to the year in both text and Literature Cited.
Tables should be self-explanatory without having to refer back to the text. The title must be brief and illustrative. Tables are numbered in sequence as they are mentioned in the text, and must be included at the end of the manuscript after the Literature Cited. A footnote to the table should explain every abbreviation used. The style for tables and figures should be uniform, especially for units, dates, and abbreviations.
Figures. The data must be included at the end of the manuscript after the Literature Cited. Graphs, photographs, diagrams, drawings, and maps, should illustrate essential data, not found in the text or tables, and numbered in the order they are cited. Titles must be brief, clear, and self- explanatory. Figures are black and white, avoid using color or gray tones.
This section includes papers developing a related topic, strongly supported by relevant and updated bibliography. They are reviewed according to the same norms as research articles.
These are brief presentations on various subjects, such as new cultivar reports, current research, species determination, method descriptions, etc. Title, footnotes, tables, and figures are presented according to the same norms as research article.
One indicator of research quality is cited literature and current references must not exceed 10 years from publication. Authors must correctly note full references verifying that all text references are included in Literature Cited and vice versa.
Sen, L., and F. Cuesta. 2008. Use of laccaseproducing microorganisms in membrane systems for polluting agents removal: consideration and perspectives. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Biotechnology 68:401-411. Roy, S.M., G. De, M. Mora, P. Peirano, and H. Zunino. 2002. Balance and distribution of sulphur in volcanic ash-derived soils in India. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34:1355-1362..
Bulletins, special publications
Soil Survey Staff. 1994. Keys to soil taxonomy. Agric. Hand. 436. 306 p. 6th ed. United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, Washington, D.C., USA.
SAS Institute. 1992. STAT Guide for personal computers. 704 p. 8th ed. SAS Institute, Cary, North Carolina, USA.
Chapter in a book
Singh, D., and D.Banerjee. 1998. Effects of harvesting intensity on forest productivity and soil carbon storage. p. 351-363. In R. Lal et al. (eds.) Management of carbon sequestration in soils.Advances in Soil Science. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Chapter in a proceedings volume
Ray, G., C. Srivastava. 2005. SRI cultivation in IGP Plains of UP, India. In Proceedings of 56th Science Congress 11-14th October 2005.Indian Society of Agronomy,Kolkata, India.
Sen, H. 2003. Effect of Organic matter on soil properties. Thesis M Sc (Ag). Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Agriculture, Varanasi, UP, India.
ODEPA. 1999. Estadísticas agropecuarias. Disponible en http://www.odepa.minagri.gob.cl
Results should express in International System of Units (SI); if other units used, they should be in parentheses after the SI unit. It is suggested to use an exponential form instead of a slash, e.g., kg ha -1 .
Abbreviations and symbols
save space and time, but excessive use impedes understanding the text. Some widely-used and well-known abbreviations such as SI units or chemical elements need not be defined. All abbreviations should be written out at their first mention, in abstracts, texts, tables, and figures; afterwards use the abbreviation consistently.
Citing references in the text
When a reference has one or two authors, cite the last name(s) and the year. When the same author(s) has two references in different years; write them in chronological order (e.g., De et al., 1988; 1990). When the reference has three or more authors, use the Latin expression “et al.” and include the year. For two or more articles using the same within-text citation, add a distinguishing letter (a, b, c, etc.) to the year in both text and Literature Cited.
Peer Review Policy
The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards
Initial manuscript evaluation
The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. It is rare, but it is possible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least 2 experts for review.
Type of Peer Review Transport Policy employs double blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.
How the referee is selected
Whenever possible, referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise and our database is constantly being updated.
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript: - Is original - Is methodologically sound - Follows appropriate ethical guidelines - Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions - Correctly references previous relevant work.
Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may, if so wish, suggest corrections to the manuscript.
How long does the review process take
The time required for the review process is dependent on the response of the referees. Should the referee’s reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. In rare cases for which it is extremely difficult to find a second referee to review the manuscript, or when the one referee’s report has thoroughly convinced the Editor, decisions at this stage to accept, reject or ask the author for a revision are made on the basis of only one referee’s report. The Editor’s decision will be sent to the author with recommendations made by the referees, which usually includes verbatim comments by the referees. Revised manuscripts might be returned to the initial referees who may then request another revision of a manuscript.
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include verbatim comments by the referees.
Editor’s Decision is final
Referees advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.
After Acceptance And Prior Publication(Galley Proof)
After completion of editorial and peer review process if the manuscript is accepted for publication it is sent to technical person for final publication. Prior to publication a galley proof will be sent to author for final approval before making the manuscript online.
After final approval of authors, the manuscript is sent for final publication and make is online visible for our readers, students and researchers.
Tables, Figures: Please submit all images of manuscript in minimum 600 dpi original resolution.
Abbreviations, Symbols and Nomenclature: Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled- out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement.