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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 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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Social Sciences Advancement provides rapid publication of research articles. After a quick check (approximately 6 -8 weeks), the accepted article will be placed in the “In Press” section and published in the next issue of the Journal. Please consider the given Author’s Guidelines for submitting the manuscript to JSSA.

All submitted articles:

  • must be original
  • Must be in the English language
  • Zero tolerance policy for Plagiarism
  • must be previously unpublished research results
  • must be experimental or theoretical
  • may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during the review period
  • preferably be more than 4K word count

 Format for Journal of Social Sciences Advancement contributions

Cover Letter (Optional)

All submissions are accompanied by a cover letter of upto 300 words briefly stating the significance of the research, the author’s agreement for publication, the number of tables and figures, supporting manuscripts, and supplementary information.

Contact Information

The Author(s) must include their contact number and corresponding email addresses to maintain communication.

Article Formatting Template

Submit your manuscripts in only MS world (doc OR docx) format. 

Recommend Reviewers

The Author must suggest a minimum of three names of potential reviewers (including their affiliation and email addresses) specifically related to their field of research. Please mention the reviewers' information in the section of "Comments for the Editor" while submitting your paper. 

Article Publication Charges (APC)

Journal of Social Sciences Advancement is an Open Access journal. Journal of Social Sciences Advancement is a self-supporting journal without any funding from an institution/government. The activity of the journal is just financed by the handling charges it gets from the authors, scholastic/corporate sponsors, and paid individuals. The handling charges are necessary to meet the expenses of the Journal. All articles published by the Journal of Social Sciences Advancement are accessible with no charges on the web. There are no submission charges but a fair handling fee for publishing articles by authors is required upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication.

The cost for publication of Open Access article(s) has been set as follows:

Out of Pakistan: 150 US$

Within Pakistan: 25000 PKR

NOTE: No Article Publication Charges (APC) for the Months from March to June 2024

Fee matters regarding concessions and relaxations may be dealt with on a merit basis. Fees will not be a hurdle in publishing quality work. Publication fee waiver requests may please be sent to the accounts section of the journal at:

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