Formatting Manuscript

 Formatting Your Manuscript


 Our online submission system guides you stepwise by entering your article details and uploading your files. Editable files (e.g., Word, LaTeX) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by email.

 JSSR's editorial style conforms to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Manuscripts that do not conform may be returned for adjustment. The manuscript should not exceed 5000 words and should be written with double lining spaced.

 Section of Research Article

Research articles should present innovative research that clearly addresses the selected hypothesis or question. A research article should be divided into the following sections:

  1. Title Page
  2. Abtract Page
  3. Introduction (but not with the title)
  4. Literature Review
  5. Methodology
  6. Results and Discussion
  7. Conclusions
  8. Acknowledgment (if any)
  9. References

Title page

  • An English article title
  • Bold font. The first letter is capitalized for an important word.
  • Centered, Times New Roman 12pt, double line spacing (see APA 6th Ed.).

Author Names

Author names - Bold font. Author names are spelled out in full and separated by commas - Family name (surname) appears last, e.g., Shiepsumon Rungsayatorn - Affiliations are indicated by a superscripted letter placed next to each author names. - If an author has more than one affiliation, the superscript letter is separated by a comma (closed up) - The corresponding author should be mentioned in the Authors Note section. If authors are two, the "and" should be given in between; if there are three authors, the "and" should be given before the third author. 


Donnie Adams1, Muhammad Ali2 and Patricia John3

Author affiliations

Each affiliation starts a new line and has complete details, including the city, postcode, and country - There is NO street address in this section.


1Department of Education, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Dir upper 18000, Pakistan

2Institute of Research and Development, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan 23370, Pakistan

An English Abstract

There is an "Abstract" heading - Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words in English Abstract - Where a term/definition is continually referred to, it is written in full when it first appears, followed by the subsequent abbreviation in parentheses; after that, the abbreviation is used. The abstract heading should be Boldface, 12 pt, Times New Roman.


Note "keywords:" as the heading (left-align, indented, and italic note there is a terminal colon) - Keywords are in alphabetical order and separated by commas - There is NO period after the last keyword - 5 keywords are allowed - Keywords are in lower case only (unless it is a proper noun, species name)


Main text

Section Headings –

Original articles generally use these Level I headings (bold): Introduction, Literature Reviews, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and References - Depending on the manuscript, there may be Level II headings (Bold left-aligned) Depending on the manuscript, there may be Level III headings indented.

(1st level heading)


Literature Reviews



Heading (2nd  level heading; left aligned)

Heading. (3rd level heading; left indented)

Heading. (4th Level heading; left indented with an end.)

Heading. (5th level heading; left indented with an end)

Data Collection

Data Analysis


Discussion (Results and Discussion)

Conclusion and Recommendation

Acknowledgments (if any)

References –

Review Articles do not have restricted section headings but should be appropriate to each section of the article

- Level I headings: the first letter of each word is capitalized, bold font, top-centric, to get its own paragraph—double line spacing.

- Level II headings: the first letter of each word is capitalized, in bold font, left-aligned, not-italic.

- Level III headings: it is written as intended, bold (Not italic), and the first letter of each word is capitalized, Include a period (.) at the end of a run-in heading. Note that you can include consecutive paragraphs with their heading, where appropriate. 

(Note: for more information, download APA 6th Edition from the given link below)


- All paragraphs under any level of section headings are indented – between the paragraphs, there should be no line spacing.

o Download APA Style Reference Here

o Download APA_Template Here

o Download APA Format Template Here

o Download APA Sample Paper and Style Guide 6th Edition Here