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Innovare Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) is dedicated to publishing good quality work. IJSS is a peer-reviewed open-access journal started in April 2013 and regularly published bimonthly (Onwards Jan 2019). The scope of the journal is focused on Social Sciences in the following areas of interest:

  • History
  • Sociology
  • Religious
  • Economics
  • Linguistics
  • Geography
  • Population
  • Archaeology
  • Area Studies
  • Political Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Communication Studies
  • Management, Philosophy
  • Cultural and Ethnic Studies
  • Anthropology, Law, Psychology
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice, 
  • physiology, education, Sociology & Social Work

Research works are published as research articles or as short communication. Comprehensive reviews, critical reviews, book reviews/essays, and case studies are also considered for publication. Languages of publications are only English & Hindi.

*Type-written manuscripts prepared using MS Word should be submitted by online submission system ( or email to

(Article should be submitted through any one of the mode - email or online submission system).

Manuscripts will be subjected to peer review process to determine their suitability for publication provided they fulfill the requirements of the journal as laid out in the instructions to authors. After the review, manuscripts will be returned for revision along with the reviewer’s and/or editor’s comments.

Prepare the manuscript in Times New Roman font using a font size 11. There shall not be any decorative borders anywhere in the text, including the title page. 

All the tables and figures should be in the text at a suitable place.

Submission of a manuscript to Innovare Journal of Education for publication implies that the same work has not been either published or under consideration for publication in another Journal. Authors, in their cover note to the Editor (if submitted by email), have to clearly mention whether the manuscript shall be considered as a Research Paper, Short Communication or Review Article and also confirm that the manuscript has not been submitted to any other Journal for publication.

Manuscript should be divided into Title page, Abstract, Introduction/Review of the related literature, Objectives/Research questions/Hypotheses, Methodology, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Authors contributions, Conflict of interest and References. Please add funding source, if any.

Onward Jan 2022, manuscript publication will be as per APA 7th guidelines. Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association using the 7th edition. For guidance and quick learning, download FULL PAPER Template/Sample Paper.

Introduction- It should provide brief information about the subject/work. Please do not include any results or the conclusion of the study.

Review of the related literature- It should provide previous research carried out in the field of study.

Objectives- It should give the objective of study within 2-3 sentences.

Research questions/Hypotheses- It should be provided clearly.

Methodology- All the ethical permission associated in the research work must be specified. It should provide technical information about the study. Published methodological details are not needed to describe that have been published previously.

Results- It should reveal the findings of works.

Discussion- It should be with the interpretation of the results and their comparison with those of other studies. No need to repeat the results, review literature, textbook knowledge or cite references that do not have a close relationship with the present result.

Conclusion- conclude the study linking back to the aim of the study.

Acknowledgement- It should provide enable you to thank all those who have helped in carrying out the research.  The general advice is to express your appreciation in a concise manner and to avoid strong emotive language.

Authors contributions- It should be mentioned briefly in the manuscript.

Conflict of interest- It must be declared by authors.

Funding source- Please include, if any.

Abbreviations- At the first appearance in the abstract and the text, abbreviations should be preceded by words for which they stand.

Tables- Tables must be concise and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text (Table 1, Table 2...etc.). The title of the table should clearly indicate the nature of the contents and sufficient detail should be included in the footnote to facilitate interpretation without reference to the text.

Table format- Download Table Template

Figures- Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts) should be clear, easily legible and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text(fig. 1, fig. 2...etc.). Please supply figures 1.5 to 2 times the size at which they will be finally reproduced. For line work, submit black-ink drawings of professional quality. Micrographs or other glossy photographs must be of the highest quality. Use standard symbols: ○, ●, ×, □, ■, △, ▲. Freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable. If a figure comprises more than one glossy photograph, these should be marked A, B, C...etc. Figure legends should be marked clearly with their correspond letters. Legends should contain sufficient detail to permit figure interpretation without reference to the text. Scale markers should be indicated in the photographs. Color plates are also welcome. The choice of cover art illustration will be made by the Editor.

Figure format- Download Figure Template

References- Authors should follow the APA 7th edition style, whereas the citation of references should be by authors only. For quick guidance/examples, visit 

Review Articles

Should be about 18 pages long, contain up-to-date information, comprehensively cover relevant literature and preferably be written by scientist who have in-depth knowledge on the topic. All format requirements are same as those applicable to full papers. Review articles need not be divided into sections such as Materials and Methods and Results and Discussion, but should definitely have an Abstract and Introduction, if necessary.

Short Communication

The journal publishes exciting findings, preliminary data or studies that did not yield enough information to make a full paper as short communications. These have the same format requirements as full papers but are only up to 5 pages in length. Short Communications should not have subtitles such as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion - all these have to be merged into the running text. Short Communications preferably should have only 3-4 illustrations.

Book Reviews/Essays

It should have main points and over all opinion of the book. Book Review needs to be divided into sections such as Introduction, Summary, Opinion, Conclusion and References (if required).

Case Study

It should be about 2-5 pages in length, contain up-to-date information. Case study should be divided into sections such as Abstract, Introduction, Background, Evaluation of the Case, Proposed Solution/Changes (with discussion), Conclusion, Recommendations and References.


IJSS is an open access journal, free to access, read and print. There is no pay-per-view, pay-per-print fee for the published articles. There are no editorial/peer review charges being solicited from the authors. However, the journal charges minimum amount towards author registration (on accepted article, after peer review) for publishing and maintaining the content online, outsourcing facilities, tools and resources towards publication of the article. The amount will be as follows:


Indian authors

Foreign authors

Original Research Article, 
Short Communication, 
Case Study, 
Review Article 
Letter to Editor etc.

Rs. 3000

US$ 100