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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


  • South Asian Journal of Social Sciences (SAJSS) welcomes original research papers (4000 words), review articles (5000 words), research notes (2000 words), academic responses to papers published in SAJSS/editorial letter (1200 words) and book reviews (1000-1500 words).
  • Manuscripts to be submitted for publication in the Journal should not exceed word limit excluding tables, graphs, and references; and be submitted online or to the corresponding email.
  • The submitted manuscripts should contain an abstract between 100-150 words. References should be prepared following Vancouver styles.
  • Each submission must accompany a signed statement that it is an original contribution.
  • Please provide an autobiographical note in 50 words accompanied by your full mailing and email addresses.
  • Your submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind system that ensures the anonymity of the identity of both the author and the reviewer.
  • This journal is available in both printed and online versions. Please note that there is no article processing fee.
  • SAJSS is published in June and December every year. A new manuscript can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis.


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