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Author Guidelines

Manuscript:

1.     Authors should submit:

      a.  Four hard copies of the manuscript; three of which should be  submitted without author(s) name and the fourth with author(s) name.

      b.   a soft copy on a compact disk (CD).

      c.   an electronic copy.

      d.   an electronic copy of final modified version of the paper. This electronic copy should exactly match the last modified hard copy.

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 not 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, References, Vitae, Figure Captions and then Tables. Figures and Tables should be supplied as separate files. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with subscript Arabic numerals.

 

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. Offprints:

Twenty offprints and one copy of the Journal will be supplied free of charge to the author(s). Additional offprints and copies of the issue can be ordered at a specially reduced rate using the order form sent to the corresponding author(s) after the manuscript has been accepted.

 

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 of an accepted article is asked to submit a biographical sketch of about 50 words. The sketch should identify where the highest degree was earned, present affiliation and position, and current research interests. The first author should include an e-mail address, which is optional for the other authors.

 

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 JJSS 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. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed
 

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