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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. Please be reminded that GIAP Journals follow Zero Plagiarism policy. Maximum permitted similarity index is 10%.
  • This journal charges 425$ as Article Publication Charges (APC) per article irrespective of Nationality. See author menu for more details and fees waver options. Exceptionally high-quality articles (7000 words and above, 50 DOI references, very strong methodology, new contribution to the society ) will receive attractive fees waiver.
    Approximate duration from submission till publication is 3 to 4 months. We are not a fast track publication.
  • Number of Authors: Strictly not more than 5 authors in an article. Kindly mention the clear contribution made by all co-authors.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document with a minimum word limit of 5000 words excluding references.
  • Abstract is written within 300 words with following subheadings: Purpose of the study, Methodology, Main findings, Social Implications, Originality/Novelty of the study.
  • Minimum 5 quality keywords separated by (;) are given. 2 or 3 keywords are present in the title of the article as well.
  • Main text body is in font size 10. It contain, Introduction, Literature survey, Hypothesis, Methodology, Limitations, Findings, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, and Future Scope of the work.
  • All tables and images are correctly numbered, and kept at the proper place inside the article or after the reference list. Tables and images carry proper caption (in bold) and quoted/cited/referred within the main text.
  • Minimum 30 good quality references [reference from doi enabled journals, Elsevier journals, Scopus indexed journals] should be given in APA 6th edition style.
    For each in-text citation, a detailed reference should be given in the list of references. Similarly, all references of the end list should be given as in-text citations inside the main text.
  • This journal takes approximately 3 months from submission till publication, If the manuscript is not prepared strictly as per author guidelines, (https://giapjournals.com/index.php/hssr/manuscriptpreparation) it will be returned and the author will be responsible for the delay.

The editor will select your article if:

  • The manuscript is original, unpublished, plagiarism-free [acceptable Similarity Index is maximum 10%] {Tested by iThenticate Turnitin}
  • It highlights a major issue related to the journal's scope, theme, and subthemes.
  • The research issue discussed in the article is useful to the readers, and researchers.
  • The research is used to develop a new framework or theory or advancing an existing one.
  • The study stimulates new, relevant questions in the mind of readers.
  • The methods employed in the study to explore the issue are appropriate (for example, data collection and analysis of data).
  • The methods used are applied rigorously and explain why and how the data support the conclusions.
  • Connections to prior work in the field or from other areas are made and serve to make the article's arguments clear. Minimum 20 references of books, journals should be used.
  • The article tells a good story, saying it is well written and user-friendly, the arguments are logical and not internally contradictory.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Authors are STRONGLY advised to prepare the manuscript as per the following guidelines otherwise it will come back to you and delay the publication. 

Various headings and subheading of the study can be decided by authors. Here we present one sample style. Your headings may be different depending on the nature of the study. But Red colour instructions are compulsory.

As per new guidelines in APA 7th edition writing Language should be inclusive and bias-free such as gender, age, disability, racial and ethnic identity, and sexual orientation, as well as being sensitive to labels and describing individuals at the appropriate level of specificity. 


Title of the study should be written in 15 to 20 words. A title should be short, simple, easy to understand, and should be commonly searchable in Google. Avoid words like 'A study', 'Review study', 'Comparative study', etc 

Word Limit:

5000 words and/or above, excluding references. 


Not more than 5 authors. All authors have to mention the clear cut contribution in the article. 


It should be strictly written within 300 words under the following subheadings. So that article can be easily followed by readers. If abstract quality not satisfactory, it will be returned for revision.

i. Purpose of the study: In simple words tell to readers about the aim of this study. No discussion, no story only aim of this study [50-60 words]

ii. Methodology: Give name, brand, type of tools, methods, software, review, and survey that has been used to do this study. No discussion or explanation. [50-60 words]

iii. Main Findings: Write only the main results in few words. No discussion or explanation. [50-60 words]

iv. Applications of this study: where this study can be useful, give the name of area, disciplines etc [50-60 words]

v. Novelty/Originality of this study: what is new in this study that may benefit readers and how it is advancing the existing knowledge or creating new knowledge in this subject.  [50-60 words]


5 to 6 very specific keywords should be given.  Avoid big phrases. Google will never find your article. Take 2 or 3 keywords from the title. Keywords should be commonly Google searchable terms. 

Introduction [500-1000 words]:

This section should provide the background of the study in easy words. In this section, the author should discuss the research problem in very clear words. Also, discuss the motivation of the study. Provide in-text references in APA 7th style for all the facts that are presented here.

Literature Review [1000-1500]:

Review of literature can be written as per the requirement of your study i,e argumentive or systematic or methodological related to the work of previous researchers should be presented. For help see the link - https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/literaturereview 

Minimum 15-20 good and recent works should be presented. This section can be merged with the introduction section as well. Here the author can discuss the research gap that this study is going or willing to cover. Provide in-text citation in APA style as follows:

  • An earlier study in which X and Y were compared revealed that … (Smith, 2017).
  • Smith (2017) shows how, in the past, research into X was mainly concerned with …
  • In 2017, research was carried out by Smith that indicated that 

You can follow this link for free citation  - https://www.scribbr.com/apa-citation-generator/?scr_source=Apa+Generator+cta&scr_medium=Scribbr+services+cta&scr_campaign=Knowledgebase+sidebar&frm=#/

Methodology [500-1000 words]:

For the quantitative study: Present the materials, methods, survey, questionnaire, etc used for the study. The author should explain whether this study is experimental, or review study, or simulation-based or survey-based. Discuss software, hardware’s used during the study with their brand names. Mention all research conditions, assumptions, theories followed. This section should be easy enough for any reader to repeat the study under similar conditions.

For the qualitative study: Include methodological orientation [grounded theory, discourse analysis, ethnography, phenomenology, content analysis] Sampling [number of participant, Method of approach, where the data was collected] Data collection [interview, Audiovisual, field notes] and data analysis [number of data coders, software, etc.]

Helpful links - https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/article/19/6/349/1791966, https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/qualitative

For the Systematic Review Literature: Clear questions, method of collecting secondary data, nature of review [qualitative, Overviews of Systematic Reviews (OoRs)] and review tool.

Result/Findings [500-1000 words]:

Presents the data, the facts – what you found, calculated, discovered, observed

Use good quality image and give caption below the image Fig 1:………….

The caption for the table should be above the table. Table 1: …….

 [Different table and figure can't be used parallelly in MS word page, they must be sequential with proper table/figure name and number]

Conclusion [1000-1500 words]:

Provide logical, and scientific analysis of findings of the study. Present evidence to support your analysis by citing the work of earlier researchers or existing theories. [How your results agree to disagree with previous studies, and why]. 5 to 10 citations can be given to support arguments.

Limitations and Study Forward:

No study covers all aspect of the research problem. The author should discuss the limitations or gaps of this study. And also present future scope or plan of the study.


The author should present a list of acknowledgement at the end. Any financial or nonfinancial support for the study should be acknowledged.

Co-authors Contribution:

All co-authors should clearly mention their sizeable contribution to the article. Simply saying all author contribute equally will not be accepted. 


All references should be cited inside the body and hyperlinked with corresponding in-text citations.

  1. Minimum 30 good quality references required with Crossref DOI.
  2. Website, newspaper references, should be limited to no more than 5.
  3. All references should be in APA 7th edition and present inside the main body of the article. Don’t put extra references which are not cited.
  4. All references should be cited inside the article at the proper place in APA 7th style. Youtube video for hyperlinking citations with references https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Oi0Xhkd8c&t=2s
  5. You are free to add a list of further readings and put add extra references, websites, books etc in that section.

Samples for APA 7th edition referencing. (Detail at http://owll.massey.ac.nz/referencing/apa-6th-vs-7th-edition.php)

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

Offline Journal article

Harris, M., Karper, E., Stacks, G., Hoffman, D., De Niro, R., Cruz, P., et al. (2001). Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film Writing, 44(3), 213–245.

Article by DOI

Gelkopf, M., Ryan, P., Cotton, S., & Berger, R. (2008). The impact of “training the trainers” for helping tsunami-survivor children on Sri Lankan disaster volunteer workers. International Journal of Stress Management, 15(2), 117-135. https://doi.org/10.1037/1072-5245.15.2.117


Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. American Psychological Association.


Forsyth, D. (2018). Probability and statistics for computer science. Springer Publishing Company. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319644097


Lawson, J. F. (2019). The impacts of plastic on Indonesian migratory birds. Department of Conservation. https://www.doc.govt.nz/reports/birds/indonesiaplastic/

Organization Reports

Ministry of Education. (2009). Research ethics in New Zealand: A student guide.

How to Hyperlink within  a word document: 


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