Guidelines

Guidelines for the Submission of Manuscripts

  1. Manuscripts should contain original and unpublished work and must not have been concurrently submitted to other publishers. It should be materially different from any published document. This may include significant updating, new analysis, or interpretation of previous work. Maximum manuscript length is 25-30 pages, excluding references and figures. It should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words. The first page of the manuscript should include the name, position, institutional affiliation, postal address, and e-mail addresses of all the authors, indicating who the corresponding author is.
  2. Include the following information in an unnumbered footnote appearing on the first page of the manuscript: names of author(s), titles, affiliated institution(s), addresses, contact numbers, and e-mail. Include any acknowledgment in this unnumbered footnote. Do not include this footnote in the consecutive numbering of footnotes. Remaining footnotes (no end notes) should be numbered consecutively.  
  3. Manuscripts should follow the publication manual style of American Psychological Association (APA) (see Annexure for details).
  4. Submissions should be in MS Word for the text, in Times New Roman, font size 12 double spaced and MS Word Equation Editor for equations. Manuscript should carry a margin of an inch and a half on the left-hand side of the typed page and of at least an inch on each of the other three sides. The files of tables and charts should be submitted in MS Excel and Stata-generated figures should be saved and sent in Encapsulated PostScript (eps) file format. Each table should a separate set of footnotes.
  5. Spell out all abbreviations and acronyms when they are first mentioned in the text. This rule does not apply for the commonly known and exceptionally long abbreviation. Do not use abbreviations and acronyms in titles and headings. Abbreviations in tables and figures are allowed provided these are spelled out in a footnote.
  6. Place appendixes at the end of the paper and number them as Appendix 1, Appendix 2, and so on. Appendixes should carry complete titles.
  7. Refer to all graphs, diagrams, and charts as “figures” and number them consecutively in the text with Arabic numerals. Place all figures on the page where they are first cited.
  8. Authors should be careful to ensure accuracy and consistency in the use of mathematical material. Discussions in the text must be consistent with figures given in tables and appendixes. In cases where the derivation of formulas has been abbreviated, present the full derivation on a separate page or as an appendix. Encode formulas using MS Word Equation Editor.
  9. Present all notes as footnotes. Keep footnotes to a minimum, ensuring that they carry substantive related material. Do not place reference details in the footnotes; rather present all bibliographic details in a Reference List. Number footnotes consecutively throughout the text with Arabic numerals. Use a size 9 point for footnotes.
  10. Reference lists are strictly required of all submissions. A one-to-one correspondence between text citations and the bibliography must be observed. The reference list appears at the end of the main text (after Appendixes). References should carry complete information.
  11. Table values should be rounded to one decimal place. Number tables consecutively in the text using Arabic numerals. Present tables on the page where they are first cited. All tables should carry the table number and title. Use a size 9 to 11 point within tables, and size 7.5 point for table footnotes.
  12. Manuscripts of articles, comments, rejoinders, notes and book reviews in English only should be submitted to the Co-Editor-in-Chief via e-mail at njssh@s3h.nust.edu.pk.
  13. For further detail please, do visit our website:

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Annexure: STYLE GUIDELINES

 Format for the Five Levels of Heading in APA style:

Level

Format

1

Centered, Bold, Title case Heading

Text begins as a new paragraph.

2

Flush Left, Bold, Title case Heading

Text begins as a new paragraph.

3

Flush Left, Bold Italic, Title case Heading

Text begins as a new paragraph.

4

Indented. Bold, Title case Heading, Ending with a Period

Text begins on the same line and continues as a regular paragraph

5

Indented, Bold Italic, Title case Heading, Ending with a Period.

Text begins on the same line and continues as a regular paragraph

Note. In title case, most words are capitalized.

Basic In-Text Citation Styles

References should be arranged alphabetically by the author's surname. The way material is cited in the text should be cited at the end of the work. Numbers should be used instead of the author's last name to identify a source in the text. The list of references at the end should be arranged in numerical order.

COMMON REFERENCES AT A GLANCE

Journal article:

McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross- linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, 126(1), 1—51. https:// doi.org/10.1037/rev0000126

Newspaper article:

Guarino, B. (201 7, December4). How Will humanity react to alien life? Psychologists have some predictions. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/ wp/2017/12/04/how-will-humanity-react-to-alien-life-psychologists-have-some-predictions.

Authored book:

Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy (2nd ed). American Psychological Association. https:// doi.org/10.1037/0000092-OOO.

Chapter in an edited book:

Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R. Jones, K. P., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender minority people. In G. Y. Iwamasa & P. A. Hays (Eds.), Culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and supervision (2nd ed., pp. 287—314). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000119-012.

Dictionary entry:

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Self-report. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved July 12, 2019, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-report.

Government report:

National Cancer Institute. (2018). Facing forward: Life after cancer treatment (NIH Publication No. 18-2424). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. https://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/life-after-treatment.pdf.

YouTube video:

University of Oxford. (2018, December 6). How do geckos walk on water? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1xG fOZJc8. Government webpage or website

Others:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, January 23). People at high risk of developing flu‑related complications. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm

Additional SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Spell out all abbreviations and acronyms when they are first mentioned in the text, such as “United Nations (UN)”. This rule does not apply for the commonly known and exceptionally long abbreviation, “HIV/AIDS”, which should be written as is. Do not use abbreviations and acronyms in titles and headings. Abbreviations in tables and figures are allowed provided these are spelled out in a footnote. This applies even when the abbreviation has been spelled out in the text. Do not use periods in abbreviations and acronyms.

 Appendixes

Place appendixes at the end of the paper and number them as Appendix 1, Appendix 2, and so on. Appendixes should carry complete titles. If there is only one appendix, use “Appendix” rather than “Appendix 1”. Each appendix should have a separate set of footnotes.

Currencies and Exchange Rates

Always indicate the present dollar equivalent of a local currency. When plotting a local currency across different time periods, write the dollar equivalent exchange rate as a footnote or in parenthesis, with the corresponding date, e.g., (USD1=PKR 157.40 as of 12th March 2021).

When two or more currencies are being compared across years, express them in index form in the graphics (tables or charts), in footnotes, or in legends, specifying the base year as, for example, 2010=100. As a sentence, express the index year as, for example, “The exchange rate in December 2010 is equal to 100.”

When a currency is used without the amount in figures, it should not be abbreviated, and should be in lower case, e.g., “the devaluation of the rupee.”

Spell out “billion” or “million” when expressing currency amounts either in text or in graphics (e.g., PKR8 billion, not “PKR8 bn”).

Figures

Refer to all graphs, diagrams, and charts as “figures” and number them consecutively in the text with Arabic numerals. Place all figures on the page where they are first cited. All figures should carry the figure number and title, e.g., Figure 1: The Effect of Gender on Household Expenditures. If there is only one figure in the manuscript, present the title unnumbered. Spell out “Figure” in the text citation, e.g., Figure 1.

Footnotes

Include the following information in an unnumbered footnote appearing on the first page of the manuscript: names of author(s), titles, affiliated institution(s), addresses, contact numbers, and e-mail. Include any acknowledgment in this unnumbered footnote. Do not include this footnote in the consecutive numbering of footnotes. Remaining footnotes (no end notes) should be numbered consecutively.  

Foreign Terms

Italicize foreign terms only on first mention, followed by its English translation in parenthesis or as a footnote.

Formulas

Authors should be careful to ensure accuracy and consistency in the use of mathematical material. Discussions in the text must be consistent with figures given in tables and appendixes.

Number all displayed formulas consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), and so on, positioning the numbering against the right margin of the page (flush right). In cases where the derivation of formulas has been abbreviated, present the full derivation on a separate page or as an appendix. (This may not be published but may be used by reviewers.) Encode formulas using MSWord Equation Editor.

 Lists

Enumerations or lists should use Roman number bullets (i, iii, iii, etc.)

Measurements

Use the metric system for measurements. If a unit of measure is frequently used in a report, spell it out first and give the abbreviation in parenthesis. Thereafter, use the abbreviated form. Use only the singular form when abbreviating a unit. Do not use a period with the abbreviated form.

Notes

  • Present all notes as footnotes. Keep footnotes to a minimum, ensuring that they carry substantive related material. Do not place reference details in the footnotes, rather present all bibliographic details in a Reference List. Number footnotes consecutively throughout the text with Arabic numerals. Use a size 9 point for footnotes.

Numbers

  • Spell the numbers one to nine, unless used as a unit of measure, e.g., 9 days. Round off numbers to a maximum of two decimal places only, unless presenting regression results.

Contact

NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (NJSSH),
School of Social Sciences and Humanities (S3H),
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST),
H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Principal Contact

Dr. Muhammad Zubair Mumtaz

Phone: (0092)-51-90853566

njssh@s3h.nust.edu.pk

Support Contact

Mr. Muhammad Afzal

Phone: (0092)-51-90853552

pa_research@s3h.nust.edu.pk