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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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

Competitive Social Science Research Journal (CSSRJ) follows the APA 6th edition guidelines for the format of the article.

The journal recommends for submission of articles falling within the word range between 5000 to 7000 words including references and appendices if any.

The authors must be sure that the manuscript makes a significant contribution to the existing body of knowledge.

In case of theoretical articles, the article must advance some theoretical idea, aim at criticizing an existing theory or present a new theory

In case of empirical articles, the data must present interesting, unique and worthwhile findings.

The literature presented in the article must cover the context as well as global scenario both on theoretical as well as empirical aspect of existing resources.

There must be clarity in the presentation of ideas with reference to the organization as well as language aspects of the article.

The article must involve rigorous work with deep understanding and insight from the relevant discipline in order to qualify for the review and selection.

Contemporary Social Science Research Journal (CSSRJ) follows a rigorous review process to ensure quality. In the first stage, the Editor in Chief and the managing editors analyze the contribution of the work in the field and the quality of its various components. If the article is able to pass the initial review, it is sent for detailed review to the concerned experts in the field. At least two experts in the field review the article and comment on the quality of the manuscript. These review reports help the journal to decide with regards to one of these possibilities:

1. Publish as it is

2. Publish after minor modifications

3. Publish after major revisions

4. Review again after major changes

5. Reject

There is article processing fee (APC) to cover for the operational cost of the journal, but it has been waived off for the year 2020.


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