Guidelines and Ethics
NUST JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
GUIDELINES FOR THE
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
- Manuscripts should
contain original and unpublished work and must not have been concurrently
submitted to other publishers. It should be materially different from any
published document. This may include significant updating, new analysis or
interpretation of previous work.
Maximum manuscript length is 25-30 pages, excluding references and
figures. It should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150
words. The first page of the manuscript should include the name, position,
institutional affiliation, postal address and e-mail addresses of all the
authors, indicating who the corresponding author is.
- Include the
following information in an unnumbered footnote appearing on the first
page of the manuscript: names of author(s), titles, affiliated institution(s),
addresses, contact numbers, and e-mail. Include any acknowledgment in this
unnumbered footnote. Do not include this footnote in the consecutive
numbering of footnotes. Remaining footnotes (no end notes) should be
- Manuscripts should
follow the publication manual style of American Psychological Association
(APA) sixth edition.
- Submissions should
be in MS Word for the text, in Times New Roman, font size 12 double spaced
and MS Word Equation Editor for equations. Manuscript should carry a
margin of an inch and a half on the left-hand side of the typed page and
of at least an inch on each of the other three sides. The files of tables
and charts should be submitted in MS Excel and stata-generated figures
should be saved and sent in Encapsulated PostScript (eps) format. Each
table should a separate set of footnotes.
- Spell out all
abbreviations and acronyms when they are first mentioned in the text. This
rule does not apply for the commonly known and exceptionally long
abbreviation. Do not use abbreviations and acronyms in titles and
headings. Abbreviations in tables and figures are allowed provided these
are spelled out in a footnote.
- Place appendixes
at the end of the paper and number them as Appendix 1, Appendix 2, and so
on. Appendixes should carry complete titles.
- Refer to all
graphs, diagrams, and charts as “figures” and number them consecutively in
the text with Arabic numerals. Place all figures on the page where they
are first cited.
- Authors should be
careful to ensure accuracy and consistency in the use of mathematical
material. Discussions in the text must be consistent with figures given in
tables and appendixes. In cases where the derivation of formulas has been
abbreviated, present the full derivation on a separate page or as an
appendix. Encode formulas using MS Word Equation Editor.
- Present all notes
as footnotes. Keep footnotes to a minimum, ensuring that they carry
substantive related material. Do not place reference details in the
footnotes; rather present all bibliographic details in a Reference List.
Number footnotes consecutively throughout the text with Arabic numerals.
Use a size 9 point for footnotes.
- Reference lists
are strictly required of all submissions. A one-to-one correspondence
between text citations and the bibliography must be observed. The
reference list appears at the end of the main text (after Appendixes).
References should carry complete information.
- Table values
should be rounded to one decimal place. Number tables consecutively in the
text using Arabic numerals. Present tables on the page where they are
first cited. All tables should carry the table number and title. Use a
size 9 to 11 point within tables, and size 7.5 point for table footnotes.
- Manuscripts (hard
copy) of articles, comments, rejoinders, notes and book reviews in English
only should be sent in triplicate together with a soft copy on CD to the
Managing Editor, NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of
Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Sciences and
Technology (NUST), Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan. Submissions via
e-mail (as attachment in MS Word only) are acceptable for consideration.
Submissions and queries regarding submission may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For further detail
please, do visit www.nust.edu.pk.
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