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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed

Author Guidelines


I. Format Guide for Authors:



Jordan Journal of Social Sciences (JJSS) is an international refereed journal, approved by the Higher Scientific Research Committee in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and is quarterly published by the Deanship of Research/The University of Jordan.

JJSS publishes:  

  1. Authentic and intellectual articles in Arabic, English, French, and any other languages agreed upon by the Editorial Board.
  2. Case Studies and Scientific Notes.
  3. Book Reviews of books related to the Journal interests.

JJSS welcomes manuscripts in the fields of Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Criminology, Geography, Demography, Anthropology, or any other field of Social Sciences. Submitted articles will be blindly and rigorously reviewed by distinguished specialists in their fields.

Aims and Objectives:

JJSS aims at:

  1. Disseminating refereed and prominent research in the social sciences to the widest possible base of researchers and students.
  2. Expanding its reach and visibility internationally.
  3. Accepting theoretical and methodological, and quantitative and qualitative research papers in all fields of social sciences.
  4. Promoting interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research across the fields of social sciences.
  5. Abiding by the highest standards of academic competence, which are guaranteed by the International Advisory Board and the Editorial Board, through refereeing all research papers based on international standards bases.
  6. Providing a scientific platform to all social sciences scholars.


  1. Format Guide for Authors:


    • Authors should submit an electronic copy via the journal’s website:
    • The manuscript should not be less than 8000 words and should not exceed 10000 words. The font size should be 14. A4 page setting should be used, and numbers should be placed at the bottom of the page.
    • Author(s) name(s), (first, middle initial and last) should be listed on the first page under the title with full contact information, i.e., affiliation, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address.


  1. Abstract: An abstract of no more than 200 words should be provided in Arabic and English and in the research language if it is not Arabic and English, as well as a list of up to 6 keywords.


  1. Language: Words that might be interpreted as discriminant to gender, ethnicity of other groups, religion and color should be avoided.


  1. Tables and Figures: Every figure ought to be on a separate page, with a clear indication of the figure number and name, and the Author’s name (Authors’ names). A list of figures should be provided on a separate page. Tables would be numbered in an ascending order, according to their presence in the manuscript, with a suitable title.   


  1. Research instruments: Because of space limitations, questionnaires and other research instruments may sometimes not be fully reproduced in the published paper. When not fully reproduced, a note must be inserted in the text of the paper indicating the address at which copies of the complete instruments are available.


  1. Text: Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgement, Appendices, References, Figure Captions and then Tables. Figures and Tables should be supplied as separate files. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with subscript Arabic numerals.


  1. References: Sources, references and notes, if any, should be listed in an alphabetical order at the end of the article. This list should include only works that have been cited in the paper.



  1. The Journal adopts an in-text citation style with the Author’s family name and year of publication between brackets.
  2. If an author or a reference has been cited within a paragraph, or if there is an idea that is known to be of a certain author, an in-text citation should be present.
  3. To explain or clarify an unclear concept, footnotes may be used. Reference to footnotes in the text should appear in brackets in the form of superscript numbers immediately after the said concept.
  4. Alphabetize references by the last name of a sole author, a first author, or an editor, or by the name of a corporate author ( ) or periodical (  ). If there is no authoring of editing person(s), order works by an identical author by the year of publication, listing the earliest first. If the years of publication are the same, differentiate entries by adding small letters ("a," "b," … etc.) after the years. Repeat the author's name for each entry.




Follow this form: Last names, Initials (separated by a space), Year, Title (boldface italic. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word and the first word after a long dash or colon), City where published: Name of publisher.



  • Cartwright, Nancy, 1989, Nature’s capacities and their measurement, Oxford, Oxford University Press.



Follow this form: Author's last name, Initials, Year, Title (Regular type; same single-capital rule as for books). Name of Periodical (boldface italic, title style capitalization), volume number (issue number, if needed) (see below): page numbers.


  • Okasha, Samir, 2002, Underdetermination, holism and the theory/data distinction, The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 208, pp 303 – 319.


Chapters of Books:

Follow this form: Authors’ last name, Initials, Year, Title of Chapter, In Editors' initials and last names (Eds.) Title of book: Page numbers, city (same rules as above): publisher.


  • Hempel, Carl, 2002, Two models of scientific explanation, in Balashov, Yuri, and Alex Rosenberg (Eds.), Philosophy of science: Contemporary readings, London, Routledge.


Unpublished Works:

These include working papers, dissertations, and papers presented at meetings, seminars and conferences.


  1. Copyright:

The JJSS owns the copyright of each article it publishes. The author(s) has to get the approval of the Editor-in-Chief for any other uses of the article.



III.      Biographical Note:

Each author of an accepted article is asked to submit a biographical note of about 50 words. The biographical note should identify where the highest degree was earned, present affiliation and position, and current research interests. The first author should include an e-mail address, which is optional for the authors.



  1. Miscellaneous:

            -           Arranging articles in JJSS is based on the editorial policy.

            -           Opinions expressed in JJSS are solely those of the author.

            -           The author should submit a written consent that his/her article(s) has 

not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

-           Published articles will be stored on the University's online database. Retrieving is subject to the database policy.

-           The editorial board reserves all rights to make stylistic and/or grammatical changes.

-           The editorial board's decisions regarding suitability for publication are final. The board reserves the right not to justify these decisions.

-           If the author chooses to withdraw his/her article after it has been assessed, he/she shall reimburse JJSS for the cost of reviewing the paper.


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