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The author guidelines for the South India Journal of Social Sciences (SIJSS) are as follows:

  1. Manuscript preparation: Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines of journal article already published, which can be downloaded here 
  2. Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online through the journal’s website.
  3. Authorship: All authors should have made significant contributions to the manuscript, and all listed authors should have approved the final version of the manuscript.
  4. Originality: Manuscripts should be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  5. Plagiarism: Please ensure that the content of your manuscript is original and has not been plagiarized from other sources and abide by the terms and conditions of the UGC Plagiarism Policy
  6. Length: Manuscripts should be between 3,500 and 4,000 words, including references and appendices. Make sure the Total No. of pages does not exceed 10 pages
  7. References: References should be cited in-text using the author-date system and listed in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript. The journal follows the APA referencing style. Each manuscripts/Article submission should not exceed 15 References.  
  8. Formatting: Manuscripts should be formatted accordance with the journal article already published, which can be downloaded from the journal’s website, including headings, subheadings, and reference formatting.
  9. Abstract and keywords: Manuscripts should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and up to five keywords that describe the manuscript’s main themes.
  10. Figures and Tables: Figures and tables should be included in the manuscript and should be numbered and labelled appropriately. They should be placed within the text at the appropriate locations.
  11. Ethics: Authors should follow ethical principles in academic publishing and should ensure that their research does not violate ethical standards.