GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
The International Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology (IJSSA) covers but not limited to, Anthropology, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Home Science, Public Health, Demography, Cultural Studies, Ethnography and Sociolinguistics, along with their interfaces. Raising issues across disciplinary boundaries and facilitating exchange of views, this journal intends to serve as a forum of social scientists, especially those who share common interests in the understanding of various problems related to contemporary society. We encourage submissions from all over the world, as long as they fit with the scope of the journal, the papers have not been published or submitted and are not considered for publication by any other journal, the research described by the paper is original, and the presentation of other materials does not violate any other author’s rights, the contents of the paper is known and approved by all authors, who contributed to writing the paper and/or carrying out the research described, there is no inappropriate or offensive content, the authors assume the full responsibility for the contents, correctness and originality of the submissions, including plagiarism and auto-plagiarism, and the ethical constraints are observed (experiments involving human and animal subjects, etc.). The journal will observe a strict peer-reviewing procedure; no manuscript will be accepted or published without peer review.
The research papers should present original unpublished new scientific findings and should not exceed 10 printed pages except where it is needed otherwise. It should address a clearly stated specific hypothesis or question and should provide novel approaches and new insights into the problem addressed. The research paper should be arranged under the headings: Title of paper, author(s) and their affiliation, abstract, keywords, brief introduction including objectives, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgements, references, figures, tables.
Research Note or Short communications
These are for a concise, but independent report presenting a significant contribution to the field. Short reports of new results of special interest or article having new future dimension are also welcomed within 4-5 printed pages only. These could include two or three figures or tables. It should have at least 8 references. Short communications will also be sent for peer review prior to acceptance for publication.
Review paper should be critically analyzed document with appropriate literatures in terms of events NOT years and should not exceed 15 printed pages However; editor may take decision in case of exceeding pages provided the review is proved worthy of it and the readers are expected to be more benefited.
These can be an attempt by one or more authors to sum up the current state of the research on a particular topic. Ideally, the author collects the information relevant to the topic, and then sorts it all out into a coherent view of the “state of the art” as it now stands.
• All manuscript should include title, authors/authors name (unaccompanied by degree/degrees) and present address (marking corresponding author with fax number and email address), Abstract (concisely stating the scope of the work and give the principal findings in single spaced preferably within 150 words), keywords (maximum 8 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, conclusion and references should be the components of a research paper.
• All illustrations must be referred to in the text specifically. Roman numerals are to be used in numbering the plate and also in the text. Individual illustrations within a plate should be designated by Arabic numerals. Line drawing will be preferred because of both the lower cost of production and presentation.
• Author is advised to communicate by e-mail, surface mail in case of inadequate knowledge of electronic media. Proof reading is the sole responsibility of the author and he should make proof corrections. While checking, it should be ensured that the text is complete and that all figures and tables are included. Substantial changes in content, e.g. new results, corrected values, title and authorship are not allowed at the proof stage without the approval of the editor responsible for this purpose.
• Authors need to maintain high standards of integrity and ethics while submitting their articles. Providing wrong information is highly discouraged and must not duplicate in any way the information already published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
• Please do not give undue credit to anyone who has not made a notable contribution to the paper. Excluding the name of any author who has made significant contributions is also highly objectionable and be avoided.
• Fonts: Important – Use Times or Times New Roman 12 point size only (other sizes as specified), and Symbol font for mathematical symbols (in the text and in the figures).
• Justification should be set to full (or left only, if preferred).
• Do not underline: Use italics, bold or bold italics instead.
• Line spacing should be set at 2 (Double).
• Leave a line space between paragraphs and sections.
• Leave a line space between section titles and text.
• Leave only one space after a full stop.
Manuscripts must be typed on A4 (210 × 297 mm) paper, double-spaced throughout and with ample margins of at least 3.5 cm. All pages must be numbered consecutively. Starting with the title page as p.1, the text, this begins with p. 2. and so on.
• The abstract should not exceed 150 words, should be one paragraph and be free of references and abbreviations. It should indicate clearly the scope and main conclusions of the paper.
• The introduction should give the pertinent background to the study and should explain why the research was done.
• The materials and methods (or methodology) should give essential details, including experimental design and statistical analysis.
• The results and discussion should present the findings of the research and describes the same. Results should be written in the past tense.
• The discussion should wherever needed should be supported by the literature should present the author's results in broader context of other work on the subject interpreting them with a minimum of speculation.
• Conclusion should be brief and precise.
• The acknowledgements should be as brief as possible, if all needed.
Reference should follow the pattern given below:-
Joshi Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
Radler, F. (1993). Yeasts - Metabolism of organic acids. In: Wine Microbiology and Biotechnology, (Graham H. Fleet) ed., Academic Publishers, Hardwood, pp. 165-182.
Joshi, V.K. (1998). Apple pomace utilization: Present status and future strategies. In: `Advances in Biotechnology' Ashok Pandey, Ed. p. 141- 155 Educational Publish. & Distributors, New Delhi.
Joshi, V.K. and Attri, (2005). A Panorama of Research and Development of wines in India. J. Sci. Ind. Res., 64(1): 9-18.
Proceedings of a Seminar
Rodraquez, S. and Thornton, R. (1988). Rapid utilization of malic acid by a mutant Schizosaccharomyces malvidorans. In: Proc. of second cool climate viticulture and Oenology Symposium Aukland, New Zealand Soc. for Vitic. & Enol., New Zealand, pp. 313-315.
Sharma, S., Joshi, V.K. and Abrol, G. 2009. An overview on strawberry [Fragaria X ananassa (Weston) Duchesene ex Rozier] wine production technology, composition, maturation and quality evaluation. In issue special of Natural Product Radiance Production of wine from non-grape fruit V.K. Joshi. Guest Editor. Natural Product Radiance, 8(4): 356-365.
Shah, P.K. (1995). Evaluation of peach varieties for preparation of peach wine and brandy.
M.Sc. Thesis, Dr YSP UHF, Nauni-Solan, H.P. India.
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