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Author Guidelines

Qlantic Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information. The quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review. Author(s) are directed to submit their articles using the online OJS submission. Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (version 2007 or higher). Author(s) should follow the Criteria mentioned below before submitting their Manuscript:

Plagiarism (Similarity Index)

Qlantic Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities accepts articles with a maximum of 19% Plagiarism as per the criteria of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Those papers with a higher percentage of Plagiarism than 19% are accepted only in such a case, if the paper has been extracted from the author(s) thesis (BS, M.Phil. or Ph.D.) and the total Plagiarism percentage minus the percentage of work submitted to HEC falls below 19%.

Title of the Manuscript

The Title should be Concise and Informative. Titles should be descriptive of the main findings, ideas or arguments presented, giving the reader a clear sense of the paper's content. Verbose or opaque titles should be avoided.

Author(s) Information

Author(s) should provide the below-mentioned information.

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • Designation of the authors
  • Department/Faculty
  • Institution/University
  • City/State/Province and Country Name
  • An active e-mail address of the Corresponding Author
  • If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s).

For authors that are (temporarily) unaffiliated, we will only display their city and country of residence, not their e-mail address unless specifically requested. Authors should not include: Certificates, Awards, qualifications and biographies.


Please provide an abstract of 100 to 200 words. Abbreviations in the Abstract should be clearly described. It should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. All submissions must include an abstract on the first page of the manuscript file. The abstract must be identical to that included in the submission system. Abstracts can take different forms and we are happy for authors to adopt a structure that best conveys the essence of the paper in question. They should be clear, concise, and provide sufficient detail to be understood in isolation of the paper. In abstracts, we request that the ‘first person’ be avoided, even for single-authored papers. This does not apply to the main body of papers. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts. The abstract should clearly depict the following.

  • Background & Objective
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion


Please provide 5 to 9 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Manuscript Preparation

Author(s) should provide their paper that meet the following Standards.

  1. Length of the Paper

Length of the paper should not exceed 7500 words. Limit of the paper is from 3000 – 9000 words (All inclusive)

  1. Text

Please ensure your submitted files are in an accepted format. If a paper is submitted in an unsupported file type it may be returned to you after an initial screening (Pre-editorial Review) by the editorial team.

  1. Headings

Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.

  1. Abbreviations

Abbreviations, particularly those that are not standard, should also be kept to a minimum. Where unavoidable, abbreviations should be defined in the text or legends at their first occurrence, and abbreviations should be used thereafter

  1. References
  • Citation

Follow American Psychological Association (APA 7th) style for References.

  • Reference list

In-text Citation is very important. Work cited at the end of the paper (Endnotes) and not mentioned in-text would be considered incomplete leading to deletion of that specific Reference.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

If available, please always include DOIs as full DOI links in your reference list (e.g. “https://doi.org/abc”).

Some of the Examples are given below.

  1. Print Journal article

Example: Lowrie, T., & Diezmann, C. M. (2009). National numeracy tests: A graphic tells a thousand words. Australian Journal of Education, 53(2), 141-158.

  1. Article by DOI

Example: Osman, M. (2010). Controlling uncertainty: A review of human behavior in complex dynamic environments. Psychological Bulletin, 136(1), 65-86. doi:10.1037/a0017815

  1. Book

Example: Gazda, G. M., Balzer, F. J., Childers, W. C., Nealy, A. U., Phelps, R. E., & Walters, R. P. (2005). Human relations development: A manual for educators (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Educational.


  1. Book chapter

Example: Baker, F. M., & Lightfoot, O. B. (1993). Psychiatric care of ethnic elders. In A. C. Gaw (Ed.), Culture, ethnicity, and mental illness (pp. 517-552). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

  1. Online document

Example: Government of Dubai, Dubai Statistics Center. (2008). Population – Emirate of Dubai 2008. Retrieved from Dubai Statistics Center website: http://www.dsc.gov.ae/Publication/Dubai_Population_08_english.pdf

  1. Court Case

Example: Thorne v. Deas, 4 Johns. 84 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1809). https://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/torts/torts-keyed-to-dobbs/contract-and-duty/thorne-v-deas/

  1. Tables

Please submit tables in your main article document in an editable format, and not as images.

  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
  1. Figures

Figures that do not meaningfully complement or amplify ideas discussed in the main body of the article should not be included.

  1. Figure Numbering
  • All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
  • If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures,"A1, A2, A3, etc
  1. Figure Captions
  • Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
  • Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.
  • No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.
  • Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.

Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

  1. Language

The journal is read by academics and researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Many are not native English speakers. Authors should, therefore, give careful thought to communicating their findings and ideas clearly. Although a basic knowledge may be assumed, please bear in mind that the language and concepts that are standard in one field may be unfamiliar to non-specialists. Thus, technical jargon should be avoided as far as possible and clearly explained where its use is unavoidable. Similarly ambiguous details should be avoided.

  1. Tips and suggestions

After the Paper is reviewed and Changes (Major/Minor) are suggested by the Reviewers, the authors should follow the below mentioned criteria.

  • Mark all revisions in your paper in colour or bold text. If you use multiple colours for different referees, make clear in the letter to which referees each colour refers.
  • In your overview, be sure to address any points that were specifically flagged by the Editor in the decision letter;
  • Make sure to respond to all points. If you were unable to address a particular point, provide a clear and well-reasoned rationale for why;
  • You may not agree with all of the reviewers’ points, and it is fine to provide your perspective on the issues raised provided you keep the tone of your response professional and constructive and your arguments grounded in academic reasoning.
  1. Ethical approval

When reporting a study that involved human participants, their data or biological material, authors should include a statement that confirms that the study was approved (or granted exemption) by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee (including the name of the ethics committee) and certify that the study was performed in accordance with the ethical standards.

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