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Author Guidelines

I. Format Guide for Authors:

Manuscript:
1. Author should submit one copy in Microsoft word template, the author(s) name should be mentioned at the first page.
2. The manuscript should not be more than 40 double-spaced, 14 font size, pages (8.5" x 11"). A4 page setting should be used and numbers should be placed at the bottom of the page.

3. Author(s) name(s), (first, middle initial and last) should be listed on the first page under the title with full contact information; i.e. affiliation, address, telephone, fax and e-mail address.

4. Abstract:
An abstract of no more than 200 words in Arabic and English as well as a list of up to 6 keywords should accompany the manuscript.

5. Language:
Words that might be interpreted as discriminant to gender, ethnicity of other groups, religion and color should be avoided.


6. Research instruments:
Because of space limitations, questionnaires and other research instruments may sometimes not be fully reproduced in the published paper. When not fully reproduced, a note must be inserted in the text of the paper indicating the address at which copies of the complete instruments are available.

7. Text:
Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgement, Appendices, and References. Figures and Tables should be supplied as separate files.

8. References:
References should be listed in an alphabetical order at the end of the article of research. Note: This list should include only works that have been cited.

Order:
Alphabetize references by the last name of a sole author, a first author, or an editor, or by the name of a corporate author (s) or periodical (s). If there is no authoring of editing person(s), order works by an identical author by the year of publication, listing the earliest first. If the years of publication are the same, differentiate entries by adding small letters ("a," "b," … etc.) after the years. Repeat the author's name for each entry. Throughout the paper, references are pointed to by using the family name of the author and the year of publication in parentheses and separated by a comma.

Books:
Follow this form: Last names, Initials (separated by a space), Year, Title (boldface italic, capitalize only the first letter of the first word and the first word after a long dash or colon), city where published, name of publisher.

Periodicals:
Follow this form: Author's last name, Initials, Year, Title (Regular type; same single-capital rule as for books). Name of Periodical (boldface italic, title style capitalization), volume number, issue number, page numbers.
Chapters of Books:
Follow this form: Authors last name, Initials, Year, Title of Chapter, In, Editors' initials and last names (Eds.) Title of book: Page numbers, city (same rules as above): publisher.

Unpublished Works:
These include working papers, dissertations, and papers presented at meetings.

II. Submission
The author should submit a copy of the final modified version of the manuscript by using the electronic journals system

III. Copyright:
The JJSS owns the copyright of each article it publishes. The author(s) has to get the approval of the Editor-in-Chief for any other uses of the article.

IV. Biographical Sketches:
Each author is asked to update a biographical sketch containing the following information:
1. The university graduated from.
2. Place of work/job position
3. Research interest.
4. Address/Official Email

V. Miscellaneous:
- Arranging articles in JJSS is based on the editorial policy.
- Opinions expressed in JJSS are solely those of the author.
- The author should submit a written consent that his/her article(s) has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
- Published articles will be stored on the University's online database. Retrieving is subject to the database policy.
- The editorial board reserves all rights to make stylistic and/or grammatical changes.
- The editorial board's decisions regarding suitability for publication are final. The board reserves the right not to justify these decisions.
- If the author chooses to withdraw his/her article after it has been assessed, he/she shall reimburse JJBA for the cost or reviewing the paper.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  4. If the author chooses to withdraw his article after it has been assessed, he hereby agrees to reimburse JJBA with the cost of reviewing the paper.
 

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