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Instruction for authors

1. About the Journal

The Journal of Social Studies Education in Asia (JSSEA) is an international, peer reviewed journal, publishing high-quality, original research.

JSSEA consists of four parts:

  • Special Issues
  • Articles
  • Reviews of Policy and Practice
  • Book/Journal Reviews

Please see “Call for Paper” for information about the focus of JSSEA.

JSSEA publishes manuscripts only in English. Articles must be written clearly and concisely and follow the guidelines.

Please note that at least ONE member of the ISSA membership organization must be included as an author.

2. Peer review

Editors read through every manuscript submission and only those that are deemed suitable for the journal will be considered for peer review. Such manuscripts will be sent to three peer reviewers, who are independent, anonymous expert referees. The editorial board will make the final decision of either accepting or rejecting a manuscript that has been submitted.

3. Preparing your manuscript

i. Word limits

The word length for “Special issues” and “Articles” is up to 8000 words, and that for “Reviews of Policy and Practice” and “Book/Journal Reviews” is 500 to 5000 words (excluding abstract, appendices, notes, reference list, and tables/charts).

ii. Formatting and template

Manuscripts must be prepared in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman, 11-point font, and double-spacing on A4 size paper. Templates for JSSEA can be downloaded from its homepage. Please use US English spelling or British English spelling consistently throughout the manuscript. Word templates(for Windows / for Mac) are available for this journal. Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use.

iii. Tables and Figures (including Lesson plans)

Tables and Figures must not be embedded in the text, but should be submitted as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should be provided above each Table. Figures should be labeled completely. If Figures and Tables include characters, the font size must be at least 8 points.

Please note that if tables or figures are reproduced from another book or journal, then it is the authors’ responsibility to obtain consent for publication, either from the publishing company of the book/journal or from the original authors of the work.

iv. Reference style

Please use the Reference Guide when preparing your paper. All materials submitted for publication must follow the style of the publication: Manuals of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010).

Titles of references published in languages other than English should be translated into English, or existing translations should be used if available. Otherwise, the title should be written in the original language (Romanized where needed). English translations may be given in parentheses, but this is optional.

Check list: before submitting

  • Submission of a paper that has been published, or has been submitted for publication, in a journal or book in English or any other language is not allowed. If there are published/submitted articles written by contributors to this issue on a related subject, they should be sent alongside the new article for review.
  • Any information that would identify the author/contributor should be excluded from the body of the text. Citations to the author’s published work should be made in the third person (e.g.,“In earlier work, Johnson (2015) investigated that…), not in the first person (e.g., “In earlier work, I investigated that…).

Submission of manuscripts

Please access submission page and follow the instructions. Before submitting your paper, you will need to provide some personal information.

you must fill in the following information
  • -name
  • -institutional affiliation
  • -email address
  • -shipping address
  • -the category of the articles
  • -title
  • -abstract (only for special issues and articles)
  • -key words

The submission deadline is November 30.

Publication Charges

There are no submission fees or page charges for this journal.

Charges for printing are $100(US dollar)per article but applying only to Articles.

*There are no printing fees for Special Issues, Reviews of Policy and Practice, and Book/Journal Reviews.


Copyright clearance must be indicated by the contributor and is always the responsibility of the contributor. Unless a specific agreement has been made, accepted articles become the copyright of the journal.

Office of ISSA

Department of Social Studies Education, Graduate School of Education Hiroshima University 1-1-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima,Hiroshima 739-8524, JAPAN
【TEL】 082-424-4670
【FAX】 082-424-5083