Author Guidelines

Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Language (JSSAL) publish: Original Research, Review Articles, Studies and articles, Book Reviews, Case Studies, and Monographic studies. The editorial board has the discretionary right to make a different decision.
Submitted papers need to be prepared according to the standards of the Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Language (JSSAL). The papers that are not adequately prepared will not be reviewed.

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, DOI or URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text must be 1.5 spaced; uses a 10-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.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
- Have checked the paper for possible accidental plagiarism. Some plagiarism checker websites include: or
To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service CrossCheck.

Submission Declaration and Verification

Please submit your article via

New Submissions
Manuscripts must submit only online, proceeds are totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. Electronic submission reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and reduces the time of submission to publication. The template is not compulsory for articles submitted for review. The template can be used for accepted papers.

Structure of Manuscripts

Title Page
The title page should include:
The name(s) of the author(s)
A concise and informative title
The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
The e-mail address of the corresponding author.

The abstract should contain a maximum of 250 words. The abstracts should avoid any abbreviations and mathematical formulas.
Keywords should include 4-6 keywords.

Text Formatting
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word, A4, in Bookman Old Style font, 8-point for abstract and keywords, and 10-points for text.
A complete manuscript falls needs to be length is 2500 to 90000 words excluding references, tables, and figures. Depending on the research and work purposes, the editor decides the acceptance of a larger number of pages.
For numerations of pages use the automatic page numbering function.
In the text for emphasis use italics.
The use of abbreviations should be avoided. If using the first Abbreviations should be used throughout the text the same.
For headings use maximum of two levels.
Acknowledgments should be placed in a separate section before the reference list.

Introduction – State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Methods – Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results – Results should be clear and concise.

Discussions – This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions - The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Appendices - If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as 1, 2, etc. 

Acknowledgments - Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).
Footnotes and abbreviations - Footnotes should be avoided. Abbreviations should also be avoided, except exceptionally usual. If used, footnotes should only contain additional text (comment), and not information about sources used. The abbreviations stated in tables and pictures should be explained.

Reference Style – All manuscripts should be formatted using the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th ed.).citation style, which is used primarily in the social sciences. For additional examples, consult the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Use of DOI is highly encouraged.

Reviews and Publishing
All papers are anonymously reviewed by two anonymous reviewers. On the basis of reviews, the editorial staff makes decisions on paper publishing and informs the author about it.

Make a new submission to the Author Guidelines section.