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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.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Article Processing Fee (APF) 200 USD is charged for papers accepted after the process of review is complete. Authors will have to make the payment before the paper is uploaded.

Author Guidelines

The International Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (IJSSH) follows the APA style of referencing (6th edition) examples of which are given below.

In the text, a reference to a publication is by the author’s name and date of publication and page number if a quote is included, e.g. (Gutiérrez, 1991, p. 14) or Gutiérrez (1991, p. 14) ‘concludes.......’ as the case may be. They should be cited in full if less than two names (e.g. Gould & Brown 1991) and if more than two authors, the work should be cited with the first author followed by et al. (e.g. Gould et al. 1991).

All works referred to or cited must be listed at the end of the text, providing full details and arranged alphabetically. Where more than one work by the same author is cited, they are arranged by date, starting with the earliest. Works by the same author published in the same year are ordered with the use of letters a, b, c, (e.g. Domínguez, 2003a; 2003b) after the publication date to distinguish them in the citations in the text.


1) Authors’ names: 

    Use only the initials of the authors’ given names. 

    No full stops and no spaces are used between initials. 

2) Titles of works: 

    Use minimal capitalization for the titles of books, book chapters, and journal articles. 

    In the titles of journals, magazines, and newspapers, capital letters should be used as they appear normally. 

    Use italics for the titles of books, journals, and newspapers. 

    Enclose titles of book chapters and journal articles in single quotation marks. 

3) Page numbering 

    Books: page numbers are not usually needed in the reference list. If they are, include them as the final item of the citation, separated from the preceding one by a comma and followed by a full stop. 

    Journal articles: page numbers appear as the final item in the citation, separated from the preceding one by a comma and followed by a full stop. 

    Use the abbreviations p. for a single page, and pp. for a page range, e.g. pp. 11–12. 

4) Whole citation 

    The different details, or elements, of each citation, are separated by commas. 

    The whole citation finishes with a full stop. 


Definite rules for several categories of publications are provided below: 


General Form

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). The title of article. The title of Journal, xx, xxx-xxx.

NOTE: The journal title and the volume number are in italics. Issue numbers are not required if the journal is continuously paged. If paged individually, the issue number is required and is in regular type in parentheses adjacent to the volume number.

One Author

Iseni, A. (2016). Translation Features of Vedat Kokona on Several Dramas of Shakespeare. Anglisticum Journal1(1), 6-11.

Two Authors

Saraçi, A., & Xhufi, P. (2016) The Trade Relations between the Sanjak of Scutari (Shkodra) and the Republic of Venice in the First Half of the XVIIIth Century. Anglisticum Journal5(9), 61-67.

Two to Seven Authors [List all authors]

Hoxha, Q. A., Tushe, E., Moisiu, R., Prifti, E., Celami, R., Pistulli, E., & Kuneshka, N. (2015). Therapeutic Effect and Safety of Early Treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus with Oral Ibuprofen in Preterm Infants. Anglisticum Journal4(10), 126-136.

Eight or More Authors [List the first six authors, … and the last author]

Bushati, T., Kaloshi, G., Pumo, G., Ruka, M., Alimehmeti, M., Berdica, L.,...Osmani, D. (2016). Alfa Internexin Expression in a Series of 137 Gliomas and its Correlation with Oligodentroglial Morphology IDH1, P53 SYN and EGFR Expression. Anglisticum Journal5(1), 46-52.


Posner, M. I. (1993, October 29). Seeing the mind. Science262, 673-674.

Newspaper Article with No Author and Discontinuous Pages

Generic Prozac debuts. (2001, August 3). The Washington Post, pp. E1, E4.

Newspaper Article, Discontinuous Pages

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economics, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.


General Form

Author, A. A. (Year). The title of work. Location: Publisher.

One Author

Bain, K. (2004).What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Corporate Author with an Edition and Published by the Corporate Author

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Anonymous Author

Dorland’s illustrated medical dictionary (31st ed.). (2007). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.


LaFromboise, T. D., & Low, R. G. (1998). American Indian children and adolescents. In J. T. Gibbs, & L. N. Huang (Eds.), Children of color: Psychological interventions with minority youth (pp. 112-142). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


General Format

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). The title of article. Name of Journal, xx, xxx-xxx. doi: xxxxxxxxxx

Article Retrieved from an Online Database

NOTE: Use the article’s DOI (Digital Object Identifier), the unique code given by the publisher to a specific article.

Li, S., & Seale, C. (2007). Learning to do qualitative data analysis: An observational study of doctoral work. Qualitative Health Research17, 1442-1452. doi:10.1177/1049732307306924

NOTE: Use the journal’s home page URL (or web address) if there is no DOI. This may require a web search to locate the journal’s home page. There is no period at the end of the web address. Break a long URL before the punctuation.

Koo, D. J., Chitwoode, D. D., & Sanchez, J. (2008). Violent victimization and the routine activities/lifestyle of active drug users. Journal of Drug Issues, 38, 1105-1137. Retrieved from

Article from an Online Magazine

Read, E. (2007, November 1). Myth-busting gen Y. New Zealand Management54(10), 63-64. Retrieved from

Newspaper article - with author

Zendrian, A. (2008, April 15). CEO pay too high? The New York Times. Retrieved from

Newspaper article – no author

Nuke test inquiry doubted. (2009, April 23). The Dominion Post, p. 5. Retrieved from


Soft copy of the manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format only. The paper should conform to the style and format of the International Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (IJSSH).

Manuscript title

The title should be concise and descriptive and preferably not exceed twenty words. Unless absolutely necessary, scientific names and formulae should be excluded in the title.


The author’s name, academic or professional affiliation, e-mail address, and full address should be included on the first page. All correspondence will be only with the corresponding author (should be indicated), including any on editorial decisions.


The abstract should precede the article and in approximately 200–300 words outline briefly the objectives and main conclusions of the paper.


The introduction should describe briefly the area of study and may give an outline of previous studies with supporting references and indicate clearly the objectives of the paper.

Materials and Methods

The materials used, the procedures followed with special reference to experimental design and analysis of data should be included.


Data of significant interest should be included.

Using Figures, Tables, and Graphs

Figures need to be clean and free of extraneous details. Data must be plotted accurately. The grid scale, if any, must be proportioned correctly. The lettering must be large and dark enough to read and compatible in size with the rest of the figures. All figures must be prepared according to the same scale. The terms in a figure must be spelled correctly and all abbreviations and symbols explained in a figure legend must be consistent with those in the figure caption. The figures must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and all figures must be mentioned in the text and integrated into the paper.

Tables should have short descriptive titles, be self-explanatory and integrated into the text. They should be concise and not larger than a Journal’s page. Values in tables should include as few digits as possible. In most cases, more than two digits after the decimal point are unnecessary. Unnecessary abbreviations should be avoided. Information given in tables should not be repeated in graphs and vice versa.

Graphs need to be carefully chosen for your data and the relationship that you want to show. Some good advice regarding the construction of graphs is to keep it simple. Remember that the main objective of your graph is communication. If your viewer is unable to visually decode your graph, then you have failed to communicate the information contained within it.


The contribution of the work to the overall knowledge of the subject could be shown. Relevant conclusions should be drawn, and the potential for further work indicated where appropriate.

Footnotes, spelling and measurement units

If footnotes are used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as brief as possible. The journal follows the spelling and hyphenation of standard British English.


Appropriate acknowledgments may be included.


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