Preparation of Manuscript
Submitted manuscripts should contain some definable contribution to
title fund of social scientific knowledge.
Short and quality articles (preferably not to exceed 30 typed double
spaced pages) including footnotes and references would be preferable to
long ones. The final criteria would be quality over quantity, excellence
over mediocrity, and originality over redundancy. Manuscripts are
evaluated by the editor and selected referees.
The manuscript should include a title page bearing the title of
the paper, the authorís name and institutional affiliation and address
(including e-mail address). This should be followed on a separate page
by an abstract of 100-150 words with the title of the paper noted on the
top of the abstract page.
In selecting articles for publication, the editor relies on the
interpretation and recommendations of the reviewers although they do not
bind the editor in the selection process, and the editor makes the final
decision. The manuscript review process normally takes 10-12 weeks, and
unless the author provides an appropriate self-addressed stamped
envelope, hard copy manuscripts are not returned. Manuscripts accepted
for publication are subject to editing.
Before submitting the paper, please prepare a copy according to our
journalsí format, which includes the following:
1. Type all copies, including indented matter, footnotes, and
references, on white bond 8.5 x 11 inch paper, double-spaced, and on one
side of the page. Lines should not exceed six inches with one inch
margin at top and bottom of the page.
2. All major headings should be capitalized and centered. All
sub-headings should be indented five spaces, underlined, and followed by
a period. Text immediately follows the sub-heading.
3. Draw each figure in India ink and type each on separate pages. Send
copies of figures and tables but retain the originals for transmission
to the editor as camera-ready copy when the paper is accepted.
Capitalize all letters of the titles of tables and figures. Insert a
location note in numerical order in the text, e.g., "Table 1 about
4. Footnotes should be used only for substantive comments not included
in the main text. They should be numbered serially and typed
double-spaced on separate sheets at the end of the text before
Format of References in Text
Identify all references to books, monographs, articles, and statistical
sources at an appropriate point in the main text by author's last name,
year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, all within
parentheses. Specify subsequent citations of the same source similarly;
do not use "ibid." "op. cit." or "loc. cit"
1. If author's name is in the text, use only year of publication in
parentheses, e.g., Lipset (1963). If the author's name is not in the
text, include both author's name and year of publication separated by a
comma within the parentheses, e.g., (Dahrendorf, 1959).
2. Pagination follows year, separated by a colon, e.g., (Domhoff', 1970:
3. With dual authorship give both names; for three or more use "et. al."
e.g., (Lipset and Solari, J967) and (Rosen et. al., 1969).
4. If more than one reference to the same author and year, distinguish
them by use of letters "a,b,. . . ." attached to year of publication: (Moskos,
5. Enclose within a single pair of parentheses a series of references,
separated by semi-colons, e.g., (Lang, 1971; Lopreato, 1972; Olsen,
6. For institutional/organizational authorship provide minimum
identification from the beginning of the complete citation, e.g."
(American Political Science Association, 1971: 85) and (United States
Bureau of the Census, 1972).
Format of References in Appendix
List all entries cited in the text or any other items used to prepare
the manuscript alphabetically by author and year of publication in an
appendix entitled "REFERENCES". If there is more than one publication by
the same author, use year of publication for subsequent citations.
Identify books by authorís last name, his first name and middle initial
(where appropriate); below author's last name, place, year of
publication; title of monograph/book; place of publication and name of
publisher. In case of multiple authorship give full entry including
names of all authors. Similarly identify articles by author's name, year
of publication, title or article, name of journal, volume number and
For typing format see examples below:
Lewis, Robert A. 1977. A technique for the cross-cultural
measurement of a dyadic formation. International Journal of Sociology of
the Family, 3 (September): 137-144.
Book With Single Author:
Atkinson, John W. 1958. Motives in Fantasy; Action, and
Society, Princeton, N.J.: Van Nostrand.
Chapter in Edited Volume:
Sears, R.R. 1961. Transcultural variables and conceptual
equivalence. In Kaplan (Ed.), Studying Personality Crofs culturally,
(pp. 445-446).Evanston, Illinois: Row, Peterson and Company.
Hard Copy Submissions should be sent to:
Department of Comparative Sociology (CMB 1092)
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA 98416
Electronic submissions (in WORD
format) should be sent to
Sunil Kukreja (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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