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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • This is a Single Authored contribution (collaborative research papers should not have more than 2 authors maximum)
  • In case of co-authored paper (not more than 2 authors) email address of the second author has been provided in the contributor's check box
  • Similarity Index does not exceed 10% overall and 2% from a single source.
  • Research Paper/Article is not less than 4000-6000 words including footnotes.
  • Research Article is accompanied by an Abstract in a separate word document.
  • Abstract is 200 - 250 words
  • Key words not more than 5 to 7 have been provided in the Research Article
  • Book Review being submitted is for the current year publications ONLY (1000-2000 words including footnotes).
  • For Book Reviews following details have been clearly provided: Subject of the review, Author, title, publisher, year and pages of the book.
  • This is an original work and not published anywhere.
  • Originality Declaration form has been submitted by the Author(s) along with the Research Article
  • The Research Article / Book Review is in MS Word format (.doc or .docx extensions).
  • The contributions do not have borders, cover pages, or title pages. Title is mentioned only in the beginning of the piece, followed by the author’s name.
  • American English spellings have been followed
  • References have been footnoted according to Chicago manual 16th edition.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Number
  • Qualification and Institutional Affiliation
  • Mailing Address.
  • Standard Structure of the Research Article has been followed with Article Title relevant to the Journal theme, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Review of Literature, Methodology, Main body/Analysis, and Conclusion
  • JSSA accepts research papers on the following themes ONLY:
    Peace and conflict studies, human security, energy security, terrorism/counter terrorism, internal and external security, international security, geopolitical issues, security and strategic studies, nuclear deterrence, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear safety and security, strategic stability, and doctrines.
  • Submissions pertaining to domestic politics, social/ethnic/racial/religion and economic domains do not fall within the purview of JSSA, and will not be considered for publication.

Author Guidelines

  1. Single Authored contributions will be given preference (collaborative research papers should not have more than 2 authors maximum)
  2. In case of co-authored paper (not more than 2 authors) email address of the second author must be provided in the contributor's check box
  3. Similarity Index must not exceed 10% overall and 2% from a single source
  4. Papers/Articles may have 4000-6000 words including footnotes
  5. Each Article must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words. The abstract must be in a separate word document
  6. Please provide Author details with your paper, which must include qualifications and institutional affiliations. These details are to be provided in the first footnote of the paper.
  7. Book Reviews – current year publications ONLY (1000-2000 words including footnotes)
  8. For Book Reviews, please describe the subject of the review clearly, including the author, title, publisher, year and pages of the book.
  9. All work must be original and not published anywhere. Articles must be submitted along with Originality Declaration Form.
    (Filled by hand in eligible writing along with Signture)
  10. All articles must be submitted only in MS Word format (.doc or .docx extensions).
  11. No border cover pages or title pages are required. Mention the title of the submission once in the beginning of the piece, followed by the author’s name.
  12. American English spellings should be used
  13. References must be footnoted according to Chicago manual 16th edition. Please follow the link: Chicago-Style Citation All references must be cited in simple text. No formatting is required for the citations.
  14. Structure of the Research Article

    1. Article Title (Must be relevant to the Journal theme)
    2. Author Name, Affiliation, Email & Mobile Number.
    3. Abstract (between 200 to 250 words)
    4. Keywords ( 5 to 7 words)
    5. Introduction ( Up to 500 words)
    6. Review of Literature (Reference to the existing literature, data sources used, criteria/mechanism followed in selection of sources, research gap)
    7. Methodology
    8. Main body
    9. Conclusion

     

    JSSA accepts research papers on the following theme:
    Peace and conflict studies, human security, energy security, terrorism/counter terrorism, internal and external security, international security, geopolitical issues, security and strategic studies, nuclear deterrence, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear safety and security, strategic stability, and doctrines.

    However, issues pertaining to domestic politics, social/ethnic/racial/religion and economic domains do not fall within the purview of JSSA, and will not be considered for publication.

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