The American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH) publishes high-quality research articles, review papers and short communications. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and academic excellence. All articles published in AJSIH are peer-reviewed. After acceptance, a paper is published on its turn. 

 

RULES FOR CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARTICLES

Contributions should be sent to the Managing Editor, American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH), [Address]

 

The Central Editorial Board does not hold itself responsible for the opinions expressed by the authors.

 

The Central Editorial Board Reserves the right of accepting or rejecting any contribution and of making suitable alterations and amendments, without assigning any reason.

 

The softcopy of published article (in PDF) will be sent to the authors' email ID

 

SUBMISSION

Authors may submit their article for publication in American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH) at our website www.ajsihonline.org. Please note that the PDF of any scanned matter in the article would not be accepted. The article must be in WORD format. If properly submitted, the author/authors will/shall be given the number of article through online platform. Please note that after getting the E-Number of article through online, the author must NOT send again the article either by post or by email, unless the officials of American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH) asks for it. It will avoid the double entry of new incoming articles.

 

Cover letter: The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full address and email address. The author (s) may also suggest two to three reviewers for the manuscript.

 

The American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH) only accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments.

 

ARTICLE TYPES

The manuscripts may be submitted in the following three formats:

 

Original Scientific articles:

These should describe latest findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify and repeat the work.

 

Short Communications:

A short communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of view models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 3 to 5 printed pages (about 6 to 14 manuscript pages) in length.

 

Review:

Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Review manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.

 

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.

 

Title:

This should be in block capitals, brief and specific conveying the main subject of the contents of the paper. The title should be followed with the name of author/ authors (in block capitals) along with their affiliation and complete address. Senior/ corresponding author should also give his/her email Id.

 

Abstract:

The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory. It should briefly present the topic and the philosophy behind the paper, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 120 to 200 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard Language should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

 

Keyword:

Following the “Abstract”, about 3 to 5 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.

 

Introduction:

The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

 

Materials and methods:

It should be complete enough, to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Subheadings should be used.

 

Results and Discussion:

The result and discussion should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

 

Conclusion: 

State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper

 

Acknowledgments:

The acknowledgment of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief

 

Tables and Illustrations (to be arranged at the end)

Tables should be typed on separate sheets and numbered in Roman numerals. Lower-case superscript letters should indicate footnotes to tables. All tables must be cited in the text. Illustrations (referred as photographs, line graphs or bar charts) should be either in black and white or colored. Scan of photographs may be supplied using Tiff or JPG file separately or inserted in the text. Legends for illustrations should be numbered consecutively to correspond with the figures. All figures/tables must be cited in the text.

 

References: 

In the text, a reference identified by means of an author's name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses and the page. When there are more than two authors, only the first author's name should be mentioned, followed by 'et al 'in italics. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like 'a' and 'b' after the date to distinguish the works.

 

Examples:

Smith (2008: 25), Jack et al. (2007: 345), (Hanna and Smith, 2009: 21), (Sarah, 2001: 19; Nishinari, 2006 a,b: 21; Kyuto, 2001:2, 2007: 50), (Allen et al., 2004:28)

References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text. Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.

 

Examples:

Conrado, L.S., Veredas, V., Nobrega, E.S and Santana, C.C (2005). Concentration of A-lactalbumin from cow milk whey through expanded bed adsorption using a hydrophobic resin. J. Chem. Eng. 2006 22(4): 501 - 509

Regenstein, O.B (2005). Determination of fatty acid profile of sesame seeds. Appl. J. Chem. Microbiol. 18:123-129

Benjamin, F.K (2009). Mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis in insects with particular reference to locusts. In: Lomer CJ, Prior C (eds) Biological Controls of Locusts and Grasshoppers: Proceedings of an international workshop held at Cotonou, Benin. Oxford: CAB International, pp 181-190.

 

Presentation of the article:

The contribution should be submitted in the following format:

(1) Title,

(2) Name of author/authors along with their affiliation/address,

(3) Abstract,

(4) Key words,

(5) Introduction

(6) Material and Methods,

(7) Results and Discussion,

(8) Conclusion and

(9) References.

 

REGULAR ARTICLES:

All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page using 12 point Times New Roman font.

Title: The title should be a brief phrase describing the content of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone and E-mail information.

 

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS:

Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one table. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the following differences:

  1. Abstracts are limited to 100 words;
  2. instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes;
  3. Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.

 

REVIEW PROCESS

All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as quickly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers' comments to author (s) within 4 weeks for final corrections where necessary. The editorial board has the final decision regarding the publication of any manuscript in AJSIH. It is the goal of the AJSIH to publish manuscripts within 8 weeks after submission.

 

PROOFS AND REPRINTS

Upon satisfactory revision, acceptance and receipt of publication charges, the manuscripts are typeset and sent for publication.  Handling of proofs is done electronically. No hardcopy of AJSIH will be sent to the authors. Authors are advised to access the journal online at www.ajsih.org   No correction (s) will be entertained after publication except errors caused by the publishers.  Hard copies may be provided on the payment of extra charges in advance.

 

COPYRIGHT

Submission of a manuscript means that the work described has not been published before (except as an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

 

FEES AND PUBLICATION CHARGES

An invoice as the handling fee of US $250 will be billed to the authors for the first eight printed pages of the manuscript while the subsequent pages will be charged US $20 extra. Publication of an article in the American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH) is not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee