Submission of Final Papers for IJHSS

Submission of Final Papers for IJHSS

Please take note that the submission of completed papers for IJHSS accepted abstracts is on Monday, 31st of July 2017. You are welcome to email to us the papers to journal@miu.lk on or before the said deadline. In case of difficulties in submitting the paper, please let us know well ahead as we can extend the deadline for you.

 Make sure that your completed papers adhere to the guidelines mentioned below.

Submission Instructions


The IJHSS welcomes submission of original articles on all aspects of Humanities and Social Sciences. The articles must be high-quality research and analyses from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.

Manuscripts will be sent anonymously for review by independent referees. Manuscripts should be 1.5-spaced throughout (including tables), and each page should be numbered consecutively. Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 (five thousand) words and should have an Abstract of 250-300 words. The font used should be Times New Roman – size 12, and all margins should be at least 2.5 cm.

Authors should preferably prepare their manuscripts in Chicago Style.

Manuscripts should be submitted in English in Word format.

Each manuscript will be evaluated by the Editorial Board based on its relevance, clarity, originality, and suitability for the journal.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations.

Figures and Tables should be included in the body of the manuscript in a place considered adequate by the author(s). These must be elaborated according to the Chicago  Style norms, with the respective legends and titles. The authors should use Word’s Insert Table function when you create tables.

Authors should also declare (if it is the case) that all ethical local regulations have been fully met and that the manuscript has not been submitted to another journal.


Title Page

Author’s Name
Author’s Contact, Affiliation, and Mailing Address (Department, Institution, City, State, E-Mail, Phone)
Abstract 150- 300words
Maximum 5 keywords

List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section. Here are some examples of basic reference formats:

  1. Authored book

Author’s last name, Initials. (Publication year). Complete title (edition, if not the first). Publication location: Publishing company.

Curtis, S. (2004), Health and Inequality: Geographical Perspectives, London: Sage.

  1. Chapter in an edited book

Author’s last name, Initials. (Publication date). Title of the chapter. Initials and last name of the Editor (Ed.), Complete title of the book (first-final page numbers). Publication location: Publishing company.

Jones, L.  (2000), What is Health?. In Katz, J., Peberdy, A., Douglas, J. (eds.), Promoting Health: Knowledge and Practice, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

  1. Print journal article

Author’s last name, Initials (Publication date). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume, first-final page numbers.

Lang, T. (1998). The New Globalization, Food and Health: Is Public Health Receiving its Due Emphasis? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 52 (9), 538-39.

  1. Article in an online journal

Include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the journal lists one. If no DOI is available, list a URL.

  1. Dissertation or thesis

Author’s last name, Initials (Year of defense). Title of work. Indication of the type of work, Institution, Location.

Anderson, G. (2006). Crisis Resolution and Community Mental Health: An Ethnography of Two Teams. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Durham, Durham.

  1. Article in a newspaper or popular magazine

Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in running text instead of in a note, and they are commonly omitted from a bibliography.

If you consulted the article online, include a URL; an access date only if your publisher or discipline requires one.

If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title.

  1. Website

A citation to website content can often be limited to a mention in the text or in a note. Because such content is subject to change, include an access date or, if available, a date that the site was last modified.

  1. Blog entry or comment

Blog entries or comments may be cited in running text instead of in a note, and they are commonly omitted from a bibliography. There is no need to add pseud. after an apparently fictitious or informal name.

  1. Citations

Citations in the text should indicate the author’s last name, followed by the publication year between parentheses. When a citation refers to a work by three, four or five authors, list all the last names the first time a reference to the work appears, and in subsequent references give only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” and the publication year. If a work has six or more authors, give only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” in the first as well as in all subsequent citations. The names of all authors should be mentioned in the references.

  1. Tables

Each table should appear on a separate page with a brief descriptive title. The tables should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the manuscript following references. Placement in text must be indicated by a phrase such as ‘Insert Table 1 about here’ set off from the rest of the text. Sources for more information in a table should be given in endnotes below the title.

  1. Figures

All illustrations and charts should be referred to as Figures in the text. They must be finished drawings not needing further artwork or typesetting, and originals will be required if the manuscript is accepted. Placement must be indicated in text.


Reviews for  IJHSS

The course of the review procedure:

Each paper submitted to IJHSS is sent to two reviewers for review. We apply a policy of neutrality from the beginning by choosing open-calls for articles and reviews. Anonymity is maintained between the authors and the reviewers.

Length of the review procedure

The standard length of time for the review procedure is eight weeks, beginning from the date on which the manuscript for review arrives to the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Confirmation of acceptance for publication

The IJHSS confirms acceptance of a manuscript for publication only once the decision has been approved by the Editorial Board. The journal will provide the author with confirmation of receipt of a submission and also the letter of acceptance or rejection of an article.