Submission Checklist

Before submitting your manuscript, check your submission for the following:

  • All co-authors are listed and correct e-mail addresses are provided
  • Journal style has been followed according to the journal’s Author Guidelines.
  • All co-authors have been notified that the manuscript is being submitted.
  • All changes noted in “track revisions” have been accepted.


  • Title should be very specific. Uncommon acronyms and words like “First” and “Novel” are avoided.


  • Abstract should meet the word count dictated by the journal’s guidelines (typically 150-200 words maximum).
  • Reference citations should be avoided.
  • Abbreviations and acronyms, if any, are defined upon first usage.


  • 4-6 Keywords should be provided.

Main Text

  • Manuscript must be prepared in the appropriate document template.


  • References are complete and adhere to APA 7th Edition Guidelines.

Graphics and Tables

  • Figures and tables should have captions. Figure insets, if any, are described in the caption. They should be mentioned in the text appropriately.
  • Graphs ought to have clearly labeled axes, legends, and data points.
  • It is preferred that graphics are embedded within the text.

Supporting Information

  • If any supporting information for publication or for review is available,  please upload them as separate files. Do not place them directly in the manuscript.

Permission to Re-Use Previously Published Material

  • Written permission has been obtained for all content and graphics for which the authors or AJSS do not hold copyright.

Funder Reporting Requirement

  • Authors are required to report funding received, if any, for the preparation of the paper or research/data collection leading to the same.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

  • A statement describing any financial conflicts of interest or lack thereof is published with each manuscript.
  • During the submission process, the Corresponding Author must provide this statement on behalf of all authors of the manuscript.
  • The statement should describe all potential sources of bias, including affiliations, funding sources, and financial or management relationships, that may constitute conflicts of interest.
  • The statement will be published in the final article. If no conflict of interest in declared, the following statement will be published in the article: ”The authors declare no conflict of interest.”

 Statement of Human Rights

When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. “All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards”

Statement on the Welfare of Animals

The Welfare of animals used for research must be respected. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research ethics committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted (where such a committee exists). Ethical approval: This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.