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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

Journal of Social Sciences & Business Management publishes research papers on diverse topics on business and business-related research. The aim of the journal is to publish new, contemporary, and quality research, including conceptual and empirical research papers.


1. Submitting the manuscript to Journal of Social Sciences & Business Management means that the work has not been published before in any other journal, printed or online (except in the form of an abstract or an academic thesis), and it is also not in any way under consideration for publication elsewhere.


2. Manuscript should be typed in MS Word, should be double spaced throughout, and print on one side of the A-4 size paper with clear margins on the both sides. Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on separate paper. Only black & white photo graphs can be submitted because the layout of the journal supports only black and white color.


3. Journal of Social Sciences & Business Management will accept:

a. Guests Editorials on important subjects of current interest.

b. Original papers / articles. c. Review articles. d. Short Communications e. Case Report

f. Short Report

4. The manuscript except short communication & Guest Editorials should contain the following:

a. Title page: The complete title of the manuscript, the name of all the authors with their affiliation addresses, for correspondence make sure that along with e-mail address and the complete postal address of anyone author, his/her telephone number (with country and area code) must also be written.

b. Abstract: All original articles must be accompanied by an abstract that should be 100 – 200 words in length. It should state purpose of the study, methodology
employed, main outcome measures, results & conclusions.

c. Key Words: Below the abstract give few keywords not more than five.

d. Text: It should include Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.

e. Tables: Should be separate from the text, numbered consecutively in Roman numerals and with explanatory caption.

f. Figures: It should also be separate from the text, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and with explanatory caption.

g. Acknowledgement: If desired, it should be included after the discussion and conclusion and before references.

h. References: References within the text should be cited by the author’s name followed by the year e.g. (Riaz, 1990). When two authors, e.g. (Riaz and Ali, 2003). In case of three or more than three authors the reference should be cited as e.g. (Kamran et al., 1995). All references should be arranged alphabetically. The reference should provide the following information: Author’s name with initials, year of the publication, full title of the cited article, name of the journal in which the article appeared (in abbreviated form), journal’s volume number and finally first and the last page number such as: Yoon CY, Leem CS. (2004). Development of an evaluation system of personal e-business competency and maturity levels. Int. J. Electron. Bus., 2(4): 404 – 437.

5. The manuscript should be accompanied by a covering letter signed by corresponding authors.