GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION TO THE CONTRIBUTORS

Submission Process:

Only electronic submissions via e-mail as attached documents shall be accepted. Authors are requested to preserve one copy of soft file and send the same file as attachment to the Editors at: mssvjhss16@gmail.com

All material sent to MSSV Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences must be original and unpublished work. The submitted articles must not be currently in consideration for publication by other publishing agencies.

File Types: The manuscripts must be prepared in MS Word or LaTex formats.

Format of the Articles:

Authors should primarily follow the APA style (7th Edition) of reference while preparing the articles. They are requested to adhere to the format given below: In order to ensure uniformity among all submitted manuscripts, we request the contributors to adhere to the following format:

  1. Full Title with subtitle (if any): The title of the article in 14 pt font size, bold, Times New Roman and centered
  2. Name of the author: Name of the author in the following line, 12 pt font size, bold, italics and centered.
  3. Abstract: An abstract of the article of about 200-250 words. The abstract should be indented and positioned immediately before the body of the text, after the title.
  4. Keywords: Minimum 3-4 keywords should be included.
  5. Body of the text: Type the manuscript in 1.5 spacing; Font type: Times New Roman; font size: 12 pt.
  6. Margins: Margins of 1" on top and bottom sides of the page. Margins of 1.25" on left and right sides. (A standard Word document is 8.5" wide. With these margins on either side, the text will be of 6" width). In case of any other page size, leave margins of at least 1" on either side.
  7. Language: Manuscripts are to be submitted in English or Assamese (only in case of language and literature). Authors must consistently follow British spelling conventions.
  8. Length: For articles: 5,000-6,000 words; for book reviews: 1,500-2,000 words. All portions of the articles should be 1.5 line-spaced.
  9. Reference style: Articles published in the journal will follow the APA(American Psychological Association)style of citation and reference.
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Peer Review Process:

Articles submitted for publication are evaluated in blind peer review. The identities of both the reviewers and the author are concealed from one another. Primarily the submitted articles will be considered by the editors for the confirmation of the standard and the scope of the journal. If any submitted article fails to fulfil primary standard, the same will be rejected and the author will be communicated the decision promptly. If the editors are satisfied, they will select two or more reviewers for detailed consideration of the articles. Receipt of work will be acknowledged as soon as possible. Authors will receive comments provided by the reviewers within one to two months. The editors may ask the author to revise the article for publication according to the suggestions and comments provided by the reviewers.

Copyright Notice:
Copyright for articles published in the journal will remain with the authors, with first publication rights to MSSV Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Authors are required to take, on their own, relevant approvals for any copyright material they may use in their work submitted to the journal. The journal will not be responsible in any way for copyright infringements.

**The journal is not liable for the views/opinions of the authors.