Authors Guidelines


Authors can submit their original, insightful, and theoretically and methodologically well-grounded manuscripts, directly at

General guidelines for preparing the manuscript for submission are summarized in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.; APA, 2010, pp. 228–231). Authors may also find the document “Checklist for Manuscript Submission” on the APA website helpful for preparing manuscripts for APA journals. Manuscript should be submitted as a single Word file including all materials. Author owns fully rights of the text provided and the changes will not be made by editors and publishers. In case of reprinting of preciously published material, author is solely responsible for obtaining permission in this regard. 

1. Abstract & Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases (APA). The abstract should explain the purpose of the research, the primary results and major conclusions. It should not exaggerate or contain material not in the main text.

2. Introduction

A strong introduction engages the reader in the problem of interest and provides a context for the study at hand. In introducing the research concern, the writer should provide a clear rationale for why the problem deserves new research, placing the study in the context of current knowledge and prior theoretical and empirical work on the topic. The summary of results should have been dealt with the abstract.

3. Literature Review

The author needs to extend the background to the article’s introduction and identify the most relevant previous literature on the topic for positioning the paper and demonstrate its significance. A separate section for setting out the theoretical or conceptual framework is recommended. In short, this section of literature review should explain the motivation for the paper and the importance of this research relevant to the contributions.

4. Methods

The author is required to provide the relevant and reliable supporting empirical or other material to the conclusion and that the methodology is appropriate and systematic.

5. Results & Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. The significance of the results of the research work, with no repeatedly mentioning of results in the text is often appropriate.

6. Tables & Figures

Tables should be numbered and headed with appropriate concise titles. The table are preferred to present after the main body of the text and not inserted in the manuscript.

7. Conclusions

The original contribution of the paper and the discussion of implications of findings should be clearly mentioned in this section. Provide the critical assessment of the limitations of study, and outline possible lines for future research.

8. Article Length

SJMAS strongly preferred the article to be no more than 8,000 words.

9. Abbreviations

The full form of abbreviations for abstracting and indexing purpose should be presented in the article.

10. References

References should be mentioned in the main text by coding the author and year in brackets. List of all these references need to present at the very end of the paper under the heading of “References”. Moreover, References should be inserted by using any Reference Manager Software (i.e. Endnote) in APA 6th style.

11. Copyright

The papers for submission in SJMAS must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere and original unpublished work is welcomed only. Author is personally responsible to get the consent to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

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