Social Science & Humanities International
(An International Multidisciplinary Journal)

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts can be submitted through our “New Submission link” or alternatively the corresponding author or one of the authors of the manuscript can submit a single word file as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at or Submissions by anyone other than one of authors will not be accepted.

Cover Letter:
Every manuscript in any form must be accompanied with a brief covering letter from corresponding author indicating the main highlights and importance of the submitted work.

Article Type:
Original research article.
Review article.
Case studies.
Short communication.
Letter to an Editor.
Conceptual notes.
Book reviews.

Copyright Transfer Form: Please download the form in pdf format here, and in .docx format here. Read carefully and send a scanned copy to the editorial office at or

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be written in English. Title, author(s), and affiliations should all be included on a title page as the first page of the manuscript file, followed by a 200-300 word abstract and 4-6 keywords. The manuscript order must be: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.

Layout: Single column (this will help in typesetting of the manuscript).
Font: Times New Roman (12 point).
Title: Bold; lower case with caps on all main words.
Authors: Times New Roman font; followed by affiliation (complete address including e-mail) on a separate line. If affiliation differs between authors, start a new line for each (group of) author(s). Tel. or fax or mobile numbers (Authors can provide their personal number depending on their interest)
Abstract:  An abstract of up to 250 words should be provided, giving a concise statement of the intention, results and conclusions of the paper. It should be a Single paragraph with  no references; no figures; no bullets, etc.
Keywords: Keywords should be as:
keyword1; keyword2; keyword3; keyword4
Tables and figures:  Tables and Figures may be included but should not be multiplied beyond necessity. They should appear on separate sheets with self-explanatory captions and sources where required. The position in the text of each table and figure should be clearly indicated in the main manuscript. They should be consecutively numbered using numbers (Table 1, Table 2 etc.) and tables should contain the minimal number of lines with no boxes. Figures should be in jpg, jpeg or TIF format with a minimum of 300dpi. All figures should have meaningful captions and numbering.
Equations: All equations are to be numbered sequentially with the numbers in round brackets, referred to in text as: Equation (1); use initial cap in mid-sentence.
Equations should be supplied within the text as produced by the equation editor of MSWord (not as a picture). Symbols used should appear within the text in the same format as in the equation. All symbols used should be defined (if possible).
Reference formatting
There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. The reference style used by the journal will be applied to the accepted article by SSHI. Note that missing data will be highlighted at proof stage for the author to correct. If you do wish to format the references yourself they should be arranged according to the following examples:

Reference style
References in the text should be cited by author's surname and the year of publication, e.g., Bhat (1997); Bean and Fix (1992, p. 44) (for references to a specific page). If more than one paper was published by the same author in a given year, the correct style is Smith (1985a) and Smith (1985b).
References should be listed alphabetically typed double-spaced at the end of the article. All references cited in the text must be listed at the end of the paper. Journal titles should be written out in full according to the form followed in the American Sociological Association. Only articles that have been published or are in press should be included in the references. Unpublished results or personal communications should be cited as such in the text.

Gerber, T.P., 2000. Membership benefits or selection effects? Why former communist party members do better in post-Soviet Russia. Social Science Research 29, 25-50.
Wright, E.O., 1979. Class Structure and Income Inequality. Academic Press, New York Gibbs, J.P., 1994. Durkheim's heavy hand in the sociological study of suicide. In: Lester, D. (Ed.), Emile Durkheim Le Suicide: One Hundred Years Later . The Charles Press, Philadelphia, pp. 30-74.

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