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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

Preparing Your Paper

Word processors and word limits

Please use OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF for the manuscript.
Please include a word count for your paper.
A typical article for this journal should be more than 6000 and no more than 10000 words. This limit includes tables, references, figure captions, footnotes.
A typical review article for this journal should be more than 2500 and no more than 6000 words. This limit includes references and footnotes.
A typical book review for this journal should be more than 900 and no more than 1500 words.

Style guidelines

Please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style Guide as your style guidelines.
Please use British spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript.
Please use double quotation marks, except where "a quotation is 'within' a quotation". Please note that long quotations should be indented without quotation marks.
Please use hyphenated spellings, e.g. co-operative instead of cooperative, neo-liberal instead of neoliberal, etc.
Please use British date style written in the order day – month – year, e.g. 20 May 2019.

Formatting and templates

Papers should be submitted in the standard format of OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF. Figures should be saved separately from the text. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting templates. Word templates are available for this journal (Download Here). Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use.

Citation and References

Please use The Chicago Manual of Style Guide 17th Edition for citation and reference style and Mendeley for citation and reference management when preparing your paper.

Using third-party material in your paper

You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.

English language editing service

Article manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English. Authors are encouraged to use a language-editing service prior to submission, especially those who are from non-English speaking countries and believe that their manuscripts would benefit from professional editing.

The Structure of Article Manuscript

Authors submitting to Journal of Asian Social Science Research should ensure that their manuscripts contain the following:

  1. Title. The title should be short, clear, and informative, but does not exceed 20 words. It has to be pinpoint with the issues discussed. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviations. The main ideas should be written first and followed by its explanations.
  2. Author details. All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted. 
  3. Abstract. Your manuscript should contain an unstructured abstract of 200 words.
  4. Keywords. List three to five pertinent keywords specific to the article; yet reasonably common within the subject discipline; use lower case except for names
  5. Introduction. The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully, and key publications cited. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the principal conclusions. As far as possible, please keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists outside your particular field of research. See the end of the document for further details on references. Technical terms should be defined. The research method should be included in the Introduction. The method contains an explanation of the research approach, subjects of the study, the conduct of the research procedure, the use of materials and instruments, data collection, and analysis techniques.
  6. Themes: Based on your findings, write a series of subheadings that break your paper up for the reader into useful ‘idea chunks’. These sections should clearly build a case, or relate to each other in some logical way.
  7. Conclusion: It is a summary analysis where you draw together all the themes you have discussed and make a case for the overall argument you set out in the introduction.
  8. References: The literature listed in the References contains only the sources referenced or included in the article. Please use Mendeley as a bibliography software in preparing the references to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references. Referral sources should provide 80% of journal articles, proceedings, or research results from the last five years. Please use The Chicago Manual of Style Guide for reference style and Mendeley for reference management.
  9. Funding details. When applicable, please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows:
    For single agency grants
    This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].
    For multiple agency grants
    This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].
  10. Data availability statement.If there is a data set associated with the paper, please provide information about where the data supporting the results or analyses presented in the paper can be found. Where applicable, this should include the hyperlink, DOI or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). 
  11. Data deposition. If you choose to share or make the data underlying the study open, please deposit your data in a recognized data repository prior to or at the time of submission. You will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-reserved DOI, or other persistent identifier for the data set.
  12. Figures. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, GIF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX).
  13. Tables. Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.
  14. Equations. If you are submitting your manuscript as a Word document, please ensure that equations are editable.
  15. Symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms should be defined the first time they are used. All tables and figures should be cited in numerical order.

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