Updated 4 January 2018

1. Manuscript Preparation

The Asian International Journal of Social Sciences accepts two types of research articles for publication.  There are no fees associated with submission, acceptance, or publication as the journal supports ‘Open Access’. Policies can be found on the home page. Also, please review the AIJSS publishing ethics policy and what is a creative commons license.

Research Brief

A research brief – This paper is limited to approximately 3,000-5,000 words, using 1.5 line spacing with Times New Roman size 12 font. All papers are expected to be prepared in standard APA v.6 format with slight adjustments to style as required for AIJSS online publication.

A research study – This paper is between to 6,000-12,000 words.  It has the same formatting requirements of a research brief and uses 1.5 line spacing with Times New Roman size 12 font.  All papers are expected to be prepared in standard APA v.6 format with slight adjustments to style as required for AIJSS online publication. A high standard of English is expected.

See the following documents and templates:

A. Word submission guidelines.

B. APA citation and reference guide.

C.  Title page template.

D. AIJSS 2018 Submission Checklist & Cover Letter 

E. Free English grammar checking website.

F. Check your paper’s title to see which journal it firs (JANE).

G. Academic Writing and Publishing Tips Workshop

2. English language requirements

All articles must be written in clear UK or US English. Whichever you choose, it must be consistent through the document. If English is not your first language, please seek out the help of a professional English editor. This practice is NOT unethical and is recommended by every major publisher in the world (e.g. Taylor & Francis, Springer, Elseiver, Wiley, etc.).

3. Why the importance on English?  The following is a paragraph from the Web of Science’s Internet site. Please note that Web of Science, Scopus and SJR are three critical indexing services for journals that are approved for publishing of papers to meet the requirements for obtaining most PhDs in Thailand. Here is a link to the full article: http://wokinfo.com/essays/journal-selection-process/

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Full Text English

English is the universal language of science. For this reason our focus is on journals that publish full text in English or, at the very least, bibliographic information in English. There are many journals covered in Web of Science Core Collection that publish articles with bibliographic information in English and full text in another language. However, it is clear that the journals most important to the international research community are publishing full text in English. This is especially true in the natural sciences. There are notable exceptions to this rule in the arts & humanities and in social sciences topics. This is discussed further below. Nonetheless, full text English is highly desirable, especially if the journal intends to serve an international community of researchers. In addition, all journals must have cited references in the Roman alphabet.

AIJSS however wishes to work with and mentor new doctoral students whose English skills are less than perfect. Every attempt will be made to assist and develop new scholars achieve their goal of academic publishing.

Copyright © 2014-2018, Asian International Journal of Social Sciences. All papers are open access articles under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
by-nc-nd/4.0/).