Guidelines for the Authors

Authors can submit the manuscript provided it contains original work not published either in any print or online journal or books. Also it must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are expected to meet the following guidelines:

Manuscript/paper sent for publication should be in one file containing cover page (Page 1), Abstract (Page 2), and manuscript (Page 3 onwards).Manuscript should be in typed in 12 point Times New Roman Font. It should be in MS Word format in double space. Manuscript should not exceed 10-12 pages in all, A4 size pages. It should ideally contain not less than 2500 and not more than 3500 words. The page numbers should at centre of every page. All headings and sub-headings must be bold – faced, aligned left and in sentence case only.

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal, or as a part in any book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors, their institutions, and HSSS publishers, it is necessary that authors provide formal written consent to transfer copyright (Copyright Form) prior to the publication of their work. Please note that this form may be signed by the first author on behalf of all authors.

We only accept the manuscripts written in English. Authors can use both American and British version of English but avoid using the mixture of both. Make sure there are no grammatical errors and sentence composition issues.

It should contain article title and author’s description with designations, official address, phone/mobile numbers and e-mail addresses. It will be limited only to one page length. Article title should be concise and informative reflecting true sense of the manuscript. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible in title and limit within 3 lines.

The abstract should be concise and factual with maximum (200 words). It should state briefly the purpose of the research, methodology employed and findings of the study. Since abstracts are often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should be avoided in abstract section.

Provide a maximum of 8 keywords that best describes your research paper.

A short introduction of the research problem followed by a brief review of literature and objective of the research.

Describe the sample, materials used in the study, site etc. Describe the methods employed for collection of data in short.

This segment should focus on the fulfillment of stated objectives as given in the introduction. It should contain the findings presented in the form of tables, figures and photographs.Interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of earlier findings , theories, concepts and models about the research problem being investigated, and to explain any new understanding or insights about the problem coming as an outcome of the findings of present research.

Major findings, generalizations and application in real world should be presented as exclusive outcomes of the study. Suggestions and future direction may also be included.

Tables and Figures can be included in the manuscript and include titles and explanatory legends where appropriate. Titles for Tables and Figures must be short but informative. Tables and Figures should not duplicate information presented in the text and their meaning should be understandable without reference to textual information.

Where appropriate, submitted manuscripts can include an acknowledgments section, which briefly recognizes important contributions of other parties to either the empirical research (e.g., funding, analyses) or to the production of the manuscript (e.g., administrative duties, proof reading).

References at the end of the manuscript should be arranged in an alphabetical sequence at the first and then further sorted chronologically. It must be single spaced. The Journal will review manuscripts in any standard academic style. The authors are advised to use referencing system in APA / or any standard style of subject area style and mention only those references actually used in their research article/paper.

Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.),Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

The manuscript adhering to all the above guidelines should be submitted for review to the editorial board. It should only be in Microsoft Word File (.doc or .docx) and uploaded in call for paper section.

Acceptance of a manuscript for publication in the Journal shall automatically mean transfer of copyright to the editor. The Editorial Board takes no responsibility for the fact or the opinion expressed in the Article, it rests entirely with the author(s) thereof.

Plagiarism is a serious issue around the world in the arena of manuscript writing. Plagiarism means “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of the one’s own original work”. This is generally noticed that, authors are simply copying scientific data and information from the other published papers, which is an awful practice in academic fraternity. Therefore I request to the all our author(s) please adopt the holistic & pragmatic approach to design the manuscript of interest. Hence HSSS will not be responsible for further action on Plagiarism issue. The author will be solely responsible for plagiarism issue.

No responsibility is assumed by the publisher for damage, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. The respective individual author(s) are responsible for the facts and views expressed in their articles. Authors are solely responsible for their manuscripts and data published in the journals and any mistakes in the published articles. The publisher does not take any such responsibilities. Copying and reproducing any parts of the published articles should be duly acknowledged, otherwise, it will be considered as an offence as per law.

Common causes for the papers being rejected are:
  1. that they report a single small or incomplete experiment that makes a minor or uncertain contribution to new knowledge or understanding;
  2. that the data are statistically insignificant and /or do not support the claims being made;
  3. they are written so poorly, without references to these and the more detailed instructions for authors, that they are incomprehensible.