Sumerianz Journal of Social Science
Instructions for Authors
SUMERIANZ PUBLICATION (SP) is dedicated to serve the worldwide academic communities. It aims to contribute by publishing the progress of knowledge and its application. Sumerianz Publication offers an open access policy which enables you to have online access to all the original research papers permanently without any cost. In the best interest of educated community Sumeriaz Publication provide an open access to all its published research papers by levying the minimal charges from the authors.
SUMERIANZ PUBLICATION accepts only original work free from plagiarism. Authors can submit original and plagiarism free unpublished work in any other journals. The submitted manuscript, or its translation, must not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. In case of violation of these rules, manuscripts will be rejected without prior notice.
Manuscripts must be written in English and should have an abstract consisting of 150-300 words. SUMERIANZ PUBLICATION welcomes the following contributions:
* Original research articles
* Review articles, providing a comprehensive review on a scientific topic.
It is very simple to submit your research paper with us.
a. Go to the desired journal’s webpage.
b. Click Submit Manuscript button located on the left side of the page.
c. Fill online submission form, attach manuscript and then click Submit button at the end of the page.
Note: You are requested to submit the manuscript in MS Word format only. You may also submit your manuscripts by email as an attachment at email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com .
The authors are asked to submit the manuscript written in the English language. Manuscripts written in another language are not acceptable.
Authors should suggest two potential reviewers. The editor may contact the potential reviewers but it is not sure. While suggesting potential reviewers authors must keep some points in mind.
Authors should suggest two potential reviewers who may be contacted by the editor if needed. While suggesting potential reviewers authors must keep some points in mind.
a. Suggested reviewers should not be from co-authors.
b. Suggested reviewers should not be from the authors’ university.
c. Suggested reviewers should not have any publication with authors during the last 5 years.
d. Suggested reviewers must have expertise in the respective field of study.
Submission Acknowledgement: After submission, the editorial team will acknowledge the submission and send an email to the corresponding author with Paper ID.
General Review: After submission the manuscript undergoes general review process for format, plagiarism scanning and data completion. If a manuscript is accepted for review, it is forwarded for peer review process.
Double Blind Peer Review Process: After general review process the manuscript undergoes double blind peer review process. The editor in chief sends it to the reviewers for blind review. The whole process takes 4-6 weeks’ time.
Review Report: When the review process is complete, the editor collects reports from the reviewers and decides to accept or reject the manuscript in the light of comments by the reviewers. Finally, the letter of acceptance or rejection or revision is sent to the author.
Revised Version of Manuscript: In the case of revision, the script again undergoes the same peer-review process (Whenever necessary).
Acceptance: If the article is accepted after the peer review process, an invoice is sent to the author for the publication fee. When payment is received from the author, the manuscript is forwarded to the production department for further process of publication
Typesetting and Proofreading: The author is asked to format the manuscript according to the template provided by SUMERIANZ PUBLICATION in the guideline for the authors. Then, it goes for typesetting and proofreading with the publisher. SUMERIANZ PUBLICATION will send the script to the author in PDF before it is published online. In case of an error in the published script, the author is responsible to report the issue to the editor or publisher for correction.
After the submission author may inquire about the status of the submission by sending an email to anyone of the above ids. For status inquiry, authors need to send the title of the manuscript and mention the journal in which they have submitted the manuscript. The authors’ email will be responded in a short time.
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
Title: Paper must contain the full title, author’s full name, email address, affiliation, and contact number.
Abstract: The Abstract of the manuscript should state the scope of the experiment and indicate significant data and point out major findings and conclusions. The submitted manuscript should be in MS Word and must have an abstract, not more than 350 words. The abstract should include background, experiment, and conclusion.
Keywords: After abstract 4-6 keywords must be added.
Introduction: An introduction should include a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be easy and understandable.
Materials and Methods: There should be clearly explained Materials and methods to allow possible replication of the research. The true new research method should be described in detail; previously published methods should be cited and important modifications of published methods should be mentioned in detail.
Results: The results should be presented clearly and precisely. The results should be written in the past tense when describing the author’s findings. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense.
Discussion: The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in the past studies on this topic.
Conclusion: State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion section may include subheadings, and if appropriate, both sections can be combined.
Abbreviation: Abbreviated words should be written in full by mentioning in the parenthesis.
Illustration: Illustrations should be submitted sequentially with numbered figures. It should not be inserted in the manuscript but supplied after the main body of the text.
Tables: Tables should be added with numbers and short heading.
Footnotes: These should be numbered consecutively in the text.
Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments should be included at the end of the paper and before the references.
Appendix: It should be added at the end of the manuscript.
Reference: All references should be listed at the end of the paper. All references should be completed as quoted in the following examples:
Example for Journal Reference:
Buckner, V. J. E., Castille, C. M.and Sheets, T. L. (2012). The Five Factor Model of personality and employees’ excessive use of technology. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(5): 1947-53.
Example for Book Reference:
Iucu, R. and PÄƒcurari, O. (2001). Initial and continuous training. Humanitas: Bucharest.
Example for Conference Reference:
Enache, R. and Herseni, I. (2010)."Reform and quality in Romanian teacher training".UNESCO Sub-regional Conference of the Countries from South East Europe Quality Education for All Through Improving Teacher Training, 22-24 aprilie 2010.Sofia. ISBN: 978-954-326-120-8. pp: 74-84.