Instructions for Authors


Declaration and Verification of Submission:

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection software.

Changes to Authorship:

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts and only is available before the accepted manuscript is published in printed issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal’s Editorial office from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged, and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal’s Editorial Office to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal’s Editorial Office will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests, and (2) Publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.

Language and Language Editing Services:

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Prior to submission, authors who believe their manuscripts would benefit from professional editing, especially from non-English speaking countries, are encouraged to use a language-editing service.


The full manuscript has to be submitted online via Open Journal Systems (SJSS) at website address­­­­­­­­­­­. A successful electronic submission of a manuscript will be followed by a system-generated acknowledgement to the principal/corresponding author.

Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The principal/corresponding author will be required to submit a Copyright Letter along with the manuscript, on behalf of all the co-authors (if any). The author(s) will confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, any illustration, structure or table that has been published elsewhere must be reported, and copyright permission for reproduction must be obtained.

The submission of a paper shall be deemed to imply that it contains original unpublished work in the field of economics, finance, accounting management, political economy, money and banking. The Editor will not be held liable for damages or paper losses submitted. It is imperative that before submission, authors should carefully proofread the files for special characters, mathematical symbols, Greek letters, equations, tables and images, to ensure that they appear in proper format. References, figures, tables, structures, etc. should be referred to in the text at the place where they have been discussed. Figure legends/caption should also be provided.

Any questions with regards to the preparation of and submission of your manuscript to the RADS Spectrum Journal of Social Sciences should be addressed to e-mail i.d


Authors who publish in RADS Spectrum Journal of Social Sciences retain copyright to their work. It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the authors agree that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors, if plagiarism or unlawful, defamatory, fabricated information is discovered. Once submitted to the journal, the author may not withdraw their manuscript at any stage prior to publication.

Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (web address of license), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Copyright Letter:  

it is a mandatory requirement that a signed copyright letter also be submitted along with the manuscript by the corresponding author, delineating the scope of the submitted article declaring the potential competing interests, acknowledging contributions from authors and funding agencies, and certifying that the paper is prepared according to the ‘Instructions for Authors’. All inconsistencies in the text and in the reference section, and any typographical errors must be carefully checked and corrected before the submission of the manuscript.


Article Structure

  • Manuscript should be provided in MS Word (.doc & .docx) format with double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), justified alignment, and leave at least a 3-cm margin on left & right sides and a 2.5-cm margin on top & bottom. Page limitation for a manuscript is allowed up to 35-45 pages.
  • A manuscript for a research note should be assembled in the following order: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), and Corresponding Author (if the principle/senior author is not the corresponding order, this is indicated), Abstract, Keywords, Abbreviations, Manuscript text, Acknowledgements, References and Appendix.
  • Important formulas (displayed) should be numbered consecutively on the right side of the page throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. Where the derivation of formulae has been abbreviated, it is of great help to referees if the full derivation can be presented on a separate sheet (not to be published).
  • Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals superscripts throughout the text.

Essential Information of Manuscript Sections for Papers

Manuscripts submitted in the RADS Spectrum Journal of Social Sciences (SJSS) should be divided into the following sections:


Concise and informative and must not be more than 120 characters. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Title Page:

Title page should include paper title, author(s) full name and affiliation, corresponding author(s) names complete affiliation/address, along with phone, fax and email. If available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding Author:

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contract details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.


The abstract of an article should be concise and accurate summary, having no more than 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations and the references should not be cited in the abstract. Usually, the abstract summarizes the work reported and does not contain background information or speculative statements.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords.

Text Organization:

The manuscript should begin with the title page and abstract followed by the main text, which must be structured into separate sections as follows:


This section should outline only essential background in a comprehensive manner that ague the case for your study, but should not include either the findings or the conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed. Please provide a context for the report with respect to previous work done in the field. The literature should be cited.

Materials and Methods:

This section should provide sufficient methodological details used along with information on any previous efforts with corresponding references. Any details for further modifications and research should be included.


This section should highlight the results and the significance of the results and place them in the context of other work. The final paragraph ought to provide a resume of the main conclusions.


A comprehensive discussion section is required to justify the results. Generally, a comparison between your results and results from previous works should be given in the Discussion.


Tables, Graphs and Figures should be placed at after-and-near they are referred in the article. For Figures and Graphs or illustrations just use Figure 1, Figure 2, ……………. etc. For Tables just use Table 2, …………. etc.


A small paragraph summarizing the contents and overall results of an experimental procedure of the article, presenting the final outcome of the research or proposing further study on the subject, may be given at the end of the article under the Conclusion section.


If abbreviations are used in the text either they should be defined in the text where first used, or a list alphabetically arranged abbreviations should be provided.


Authors are responsible for recognizing and disclosing any duality of interest that could be perceived to bias their work, acknowledging all financial support and any other personal connections. All funding sources, including the research funder and grant number, must be given in the acknowledgements section.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those supporters and individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).


The references in texts and bibliography) used in a paper should follow the rules set out in the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual. List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order of the authors.


Appendix is allowed for supplement tables and figures. It can be as additional information provided by the authors.


Manuscripts should be checked for plagiarism before submission and not more than 19% of plagiarized matter should be present. The editorial team also scrutinizes the manuscripts for plagiarism by the originality detection software Turnitin and if found more than 19%, the respective authors are informed and required to modify the content of the manuscript.


All manuscripts submitted for publication are subjected to double-blind peer review by, usually three, neutral eminent experts; one is an editorial board member and the other two are external reviewers. Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. This ensures objective and unbiased assessment of the manuscript by the reviewers. The review process may take 30-40 days. Decisions are made as fast as possible, and reviewer(s) comments sent to the author immediately for revision.

The Chief Editor may recommend the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript after considering the opinions of the independent referees, or he/she may take assistance and advice from other experts in the field, if needed. After reviewing of the manuscript by at least two independent experts, in addition to the assessment of the Editor, the decision is conveyed to the authors, which may be: (i) Accept without changes, (ii) Revisions required, or (iii) Reject.

The manuscripts accepted for publication are typeset and proofs are dispatched to the authors for any corrections prior to final publication.