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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Social Studies Education Research (JSSER) is an internationally recognized double-blind peer-reviewed electronic journal.
Manuscript must align with the mission and purpose of The Journal of Social Studies Education Research
Authors must adhere to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed).
Manuscripts must be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) and must be 1.5 spaced using a 12-point font in Times New Roman; employ 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.
Recommended manuscript length is 2500 to 8000 words, including references.
Include an abstract of 300 words or less.
Include a title page with author/s contact information. If the manuscript has more than one author, please indicate which author is acting as the contact person.
Include a statement indicating that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Include a statement saying that the copyright will be given to The Journal of Social Studies Education Research should it be published in JSSER.
The manuscript must be submitted via the journal's web site located at
Paper copies will not be accepted.

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Global or Self Plagiarism

Authors cannot use other researchers’ opinions or thoughts as their own. Similarly, authors cannot use thoughts, opinions, and parts of research from their own previous work without citing properly. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using a Turnitin/ iThenticate/Grammarly software. 

Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal need to be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software. Please cross-check your document for plagiarism using anti-plagiarism software like Turnitin/ iThenticate before it is submitted for publication to JSSER. Please also report/upload the software result as a supplementary file along with your Cover Letter during the submission of your paper. Please note that fast track review option is available for interested authors. However, choosing this fast track review option does not necessarily mean that the manuscript will be automatically accepted. It has to go through the same rigorous double blind review process. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief to get information about the cost of the fast track review option.


-The APA style calls for three kinds of information to be included in in-text citations.

-The author's last name and the work's date of publication must always appear, and these items must match exactly the corresponding entry in the references list.

-The third kind of information, the page number, appears only in a citation to a direct quotation.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 1.5 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors alone are responsible for the contents of their articles. The journal owns the copyright of the articles. Authors need to include a statement saying that the copyright will be given to The Journal of Social Studies Education Research should it be published in JSSER. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand, or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of the research material.

The content of Journal of Social Studies Education Research (JSSER)is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).  Users are free to reuse the published material if proper citation of the original publication is given.

Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license.



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