Instructions For Authors

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The text should be in single-column format and should be single-spaced throughout with right and left margins of at least 1 cm each. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Manuscripts should normally be between 2000-8000 words. The page limit does not include the title page, abstract and references. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the spell-check and grammar-check functions of your word-processor.  

Title page

The title page includes the following information:

Title: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations:  It includes author/s name/s and the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names along with country name and e-mail address/s of all the author/s.

Abstract:  A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. It should be Italic.
 Keywords. Immediately after the abstract, provide a 3-5  keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The key words should be Italic form. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Organization of the article 

The article should be organized into following sections:

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

Method: Research design and method should be clearly defined. 

Tables and figures: Tables and figures must be embedded in the text, not appended to the end of the document. High-resolution graphics and image files must always be provided separate from the main text file. Figures need to be clear and efficiently constructed in order to keep file sizes from exceeding what the system can handle. Number the tables and figures consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers.
Results: Results should be clear and concise. 

Discussion: 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.

Acknowledgements: Place acknowledgements, including information on grants received, before the references, in a separate section, and not as a footnote on the title page. 

References: References should be cited in APA style. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. Do not number the references.

Acknowledgements: Collate acknowledgements in a separate section just before the reference list and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise

You must do the following:
  • Must include your complete address including institutional affiliation and e-mail address on the first page of your article. It is for the authors to take care of this important part if they want others to correspond with them on the subject.
  • You must give the declaration as to the authenticity of the work that you submit. This declaration should state that your article or work submitted for publication in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION is an original work by you and that you have duly acknowledged the work or works of others you either cited or used in writing your articles, etc. A model is given below:
This is to certify that the article ……. submitted for publication in International Journal of Social Sciences and Education is an original work by me/us based on my/our research, that I/we have duly acknowledged in the said paper the work or works of others I/we used in writing this article, that I/we have duly cited all such work/s in the text as well as in the list of references, and that I/we have presented within quotes all the original sentences and phrases, etc. taken from the sources that I/we have consulted in writing this article.
I/we further declare that the paper submitted for publication in International Journal of Social Sciences and Education has not been previously published, is not currently submitted for review to any other journal, and will not be submitted elsewhere before a decision is made by this journal.
I/we also declare that I/we will pay the formatting fee for the article/paper as and when my paper/article is accepted for publication in International Journal of Social Sciences and Education
  • Authors may kindly review their articles in the light of the required declaration given above, before they submit their work for publication in International Journal of Social Sciences and Education They are wholly responsible for any plagiarism identified in their works. International Journal of Social Sciences and will not and does not assume any responsibility for the acts of plagiarism committed by the authors.
  • Kindly note that you are not permitted to add any new author/s or delete the names of authors from the paper/s, once you've submitted your article/s for publication.
  • Remember that by maintaining academic integrity we not only do the right thing but also help the growth, development and recognition of  Pakistani scholarship. This applies also to all who submit their articles for publication from other nations as well.
  • You must not paginate your article submitted in the Word format. will paginate it.