Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines for Authors

Submission of articles on subjects with relevance (multidisciplinary) to the journal are welcomed but limited to the six issues per year ( February, April, June, August, October and December). The submission should adhere to our guidelines in the template.

The manuscripts are preferably written in English but when written in another language (Eg: Malay), provision of English title, abstract and keywords are compulsory. Kindly place all submissions into ScholarOne at

Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that they have not been and will not be published elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. The editors have the final decision on publication. Accepted manuscripts become the copyright of the journal. Onward year 2019, the journal published all manuscripts with an eISSN number.

The manuscript that is accepted to publish in this journal will be charged USD $150.00.


JSSM accepts research/original articleshort communication, letter to editor, monograph and review article. All paper should adhere to the scope and policy of JSSM and should relate to social sustainability and management.

Manuscripts should be typed (with a wide margin and double-spaced, Times New Roman (Font 12) on one side of A4 (30 x 21 cm) paper. A full-length research paper is between 8,000 to 15,000 words, a review paper may range between 8,000 to 20,000 words, short communication, monograph or commentary is about 2,000 to 3,000 words, letter to editor is less than 2,000 words,  and book review is about 500 to 1,000 words.

In the text, scientific names should be italicised; do not underline any words. Avoid excessive use of italics to emphasize text. In general, manuscripts should be organised in the following order:

Research/Original Article

Title (should be clear, descriptive and concise)

Name of authors

Complete postal address of affiliations

E-mail address of the corresponding author


Keywords (indexing terms): Sustainability (must include this word), 3-5 items


Material studied, area descriptions, methods and techniques

Results and discussion


Acknowledgements (additional information concerning research grants)



Review Article (It does not have a method or result section, no study to describe & no data to be analysed)

Title (should be clear, descriptive and concise)

Introduction (where the topic or problem is introduced & previous research is described)

Discussion (main points are discussed)

Conclusion (article’s strengths & weaknesses)