Instructions for authors

The instructions for authors include information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Net Journal of Social Sciences, criteria for publication and the online submission process.

Online submission of manuscript

Microsoft Word formats may be submitted online as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial office at: or


Authors must give assurance that no part of manuscript reporting original work is being considered for publication in whole or in part elsewhere. The corresponding author must affirm that all of the other authors have read and approved of the manuscript.

Style of manuscript

The manuscript should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English. Arial font style with 12 font size should be used. The entire manuscript should be typed single spaced, with margins of 1 inch each side. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom centre. Indent new paragraphs. The style of heading and subheading should be as follows:

1. The first heading should be left, justified bold and in uppercase letters.

2. The first sub-heading should be left justified, bold and title case.

3. Sub-sub-headings should be left justified, bold, italics and title case.

4. Sub-sub-sub-headings should be left justified, bold, italics and title case.

Order of Manuscript

The manuscript should be presented in the following order.

Title Page

This should contain the title of the manuscript and the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s). The full postal address, e-mail address, telephone and fax number(s) of the author who will receive correspondence and check the proofs should be included.


All manuscripts must include a brief but informative Abstract. It should not exceed 300 words and should describe the scope, hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings. The abstract should allow the reader to quickly have a clear idea about the rational for the work, the experiments conducted and the results of those experiments before reading the rest of the manuscript. Both common and scientific names should be included; the authorities are not given if they appear in the title. References to the literature and mathematical symbols/equations should not be included.


Key words (3-7) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article.


The introduction should articulate the problem being addressed. It should provide sufficient background information on the subject allowing the reader to have more insight into what will be presented in the rest of the paper. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated.

Materials and Methods

This section should be concise but provide sufficient detail of the material used and equipment and the procedure followed to allow the work to be repeated by others.


Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures. Repetitive presentation of the same data in tables and figures should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion. All tables, graphs, statistical analyses and sample calculations should be presented in this section.


The results should be discussed in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction. Comment on results and indicate possible sources of error. Place the study in the context of other work reported in the literature. Only in exceptional cases should the "Results and Discussion" sections be combined. Refer to graphs, tables and figures by number (for example Figure 5 or Table 5). This helps tie the data into the text in a very effective manner.


The main conclusions of the experimental work should be presented. The contribution of the work to the scientific community and its economic implications should be emphasized.


The source of financial support must be acknowledged. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest in the covering letter submitted with the manuscript. Technical assistance may also be acknowledged.


All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript.

A. Citation in Text

Use the author/date system of references. In the text, refer to the author(s) name (without initials) and year of publication.

1. Examples for a single author

Jameson (2003) has shown that ... This is in agreement with the results obtained by several authors (Kramer, 1994; Smith, 1995; Brown, 1999).

2. Examples for two authors

Smith and White (1999) reported that... This was later found to be incorrect (Amir and Ahmed, 2000).

3. Examples for three or more authors (use the first author’s name and then et al.)

Moore et al. (1990) stated that... Similar results were reported recently (Smith et al., 2003).

B. List of References

The list of references should include only those cited in the manuscript and arranged alphabetically by authors’ names. Titles of journals should not be abbreviated. 'In press' can only be used to cite manuscripts actually accepted for publication in a journal. Citations such as manuscript in preparation' or manuscript submitted' are not permitted. The following format should be adhered to:

Journal Papers

Marko, G. (2013). Human capital and knowledge audit as the competitive advantage of companies. Net Journal of Social Sciences, 1:1-4.
Keong, G. C., Shariff, A. A. M., Rajamanickam, R., and Manap, N. A. (2016). The Provision of Remedies for Enforcement of Fundamental Rights in Malaysia: Challenges and Prospects. 7(2):30-35..

Text Book

Alexie, S. (1992). The business of fancydancing: Stories and poems. Brooklyn, NY: Hang Loose Press.
Strunk, W., Jr., and White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Book Chapter

Booth-LaForce, C., and Kerns, K. A. (2009). Child-parent attachment relationships, peer relationships, and peer-group functioning. In K. H. Rubin, W. M. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups (pp. 490-507). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Online Publications

Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (2001, May 23). Individual-group continuity in cooperation and competition under varying communication conditions. Current Issues in Social Psychology, 6(12), 166-182. Retrieved from (Accessed on March 17, 2011)
Kenney, G. M., Cook, A., & Pelletier, J. (2009). Prospects for reducing uninsured rates among children: How much can premium assistance programs help? Retrieved from Urban Institute website:

Galley Proofs

Once the final review is completed, the author will be required to resubmit the revised manuscript using a journal template. The final Galley Proof will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Alterations to the text and figures (other than the essential correction of errors) are unacceptable at proof stage.

Page Charges

Net Journal of Social Sciences levies an article-processing charge of $400 for each article accepted for publication.