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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 14-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instruction for Authors

Manuscripts submitted to Social Science Asia must conform to the guidelines of the journal. The manuscripts must be written in English, and should be divided into

(1) Title page - the title page contains title of the article, names of all authors, and indexing term. Title should be short, descriptive, and should not contain any abbreviations or subtitles. List the names of all authors (preferred given names, initial(s), and surnames), affiliations, complete addresses, and email address of the corresponding author. Please also provide 3-5 indexing terms not already mentioned in the title.

(2) Abstract - The abstract should be a concise summary of the manuscript of not more than 250 words. It should include a brief description of the methods, main results, and conclusions, and emphasize what is novel in the work. It should preferably not contain any citations. However, if a citation is essential, the details of the reference must be given as follows [authors, journal abbreviation, volume, page]. A well-written abstract will help potential referees to decide whether or not to review the manuscript based only on viewing the title and abstract.

(3) Introduction - give short review of literature with general background of the subject, current stage and remaining gap of knowledge, reason for carrying out the study and its relationship to reported works in the area, aim of the present study, etc.

(4) Materials and Methods - provide brief but sufficient information for others to be able to reproduce the experiments. Describe in detail any truly new methods/procedures, but cite in references if the procedures are already published. If the previously published procedures are modified, describe how you modified them and cite the references of the original published procedures.

 (5) Empirical - presented results in text, figures, tables and graphs. Avoid redundant presentation in the text of the data already shown in tables or figures, nor use both figure and table to show the same data. Subheadings may help keep results of the same type together.

(6) Discussion and Analysis - should be concise and not verbose. Discussion should contain interpretation of results presented in the manuscript, and discussion of the results agrees or disagrees with other published works.

(7) Acknowledgements - this part is for acknowledgement of individuals who helped the work, financial support, and institution, etc.

(8) References - should be indicated in the text by superior numerals in consecutive order. When references are mentioned by authors’ names in the text, they should still be designated by superior numerals. Proper citation is important, authors should cite proper and up-to-date references.

Reference Style and Format

References should follow the standards summarized in the APA 6th edition

See Examples of Reference Style  "A guide to using the APA 6th referencing style" from The University of Queenland.

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