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Instructions to Authors

 

Manuscripts submitted for review and consideration should include: a brief introduction highlighting the research problem, objectives, research questions or hypotheses, literature review, the methodology describing the framework, the population/sample, data collection instruments, the results and discussion, and a list of references.

Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts

  -Authors should include a statement that the manuscript has not been published previously in any publication means, is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and has been read and approved by all authors.

Manuscript Word Limit :The manuscript should not exceed 8000 words, which includes figures and tables, appendices, references, and footnotes.

- The text should be typed (1.5 spaced) on A4 paper, the font size is 14 Times New Roman .

-All pages should be numbered, including tables and appendices.

Title Word Limit : Manuscript must not exceed 15 words.

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- The first page should list the title of the article, the name of the author(s), their affiliation and contact details (e-mail, phone number, address), and a brief running title.

- Abstract Word Limit : An abstract in English up to 200 words should be provided on the second page. The abstract should include the aim of the study, the methodology, and the most important results.

-A brief abstract in Arabic should also be provided at the end of the manuscript, with the same conditions. The Journal may help in providing the abstract to non-Arabic speakers.

   Up to five keywords should be added at the end of the abstracts.

Text should start on page four, with the title but without the name(s) of the author(s).

Large tables and figures should be inserted on separate pages, with numbers in Arabic numerals and self-explanatory headings.

-    Brief vitae of the author(s), should also be included with the manuscript.

-Copyright transfer agreement form.

 

Example of an abstract

 
Abstract
Objective: The problem-solving process has been the focus of examination for many years in clinical social work. It is important to explore a technique to help social workers in Kuwait improve their interventions with clients. Methods: Among a sample of 313 couples from the Family Consultations Center in the Ministry of Justice in Kuwait, this study examined the relationship between the three approaches of a problem-solving inventory and the following variables: nationality, income, and occupation. In addition, the study investigated whether or not the participants perceive themselves as effective in problem-solving activities.  This study compared participants who used either effective- or ineffective problem-solving strategies and the participants’ age and area of residence. Results: The results showed that a significant relationship between (personal control and income, nationality) – (problem-solving confidence and income, occupation) and (approach-avoidance style and occupation). The findings revealed that a significant relationship between personal control and age and between problem-solving confidence and area of residence. The results also illustrated that the participants of this study perceived their problem-solving abilities as ineffective. Conclusion: Understanding the importance of the three approaches (problem-solving confidence, approach-avoidance style, and personal control) on working with clients would help to improve the social work field in Kuwait.

Keywords: Clinical Social Work, Problem-Solving, Social Worker

 

Citation of Sources in the Text:

·          Last name of author and year of publication separated by comma should be given in parenthesis e.g. (Atkins, 2006), and (Hensley & Valela, 2008).

For more than three authors, use (et al.) with the last name of the first author e.g. (Kaplan, et al., 2010).

·Two references by two different authors should be arranged alphabetically e.g. (Al-Awadhi, 2009, Hanifah, 2011).

·          Two sources for one author in the same year should be as (Smith, 2009a, 2009b).

·          Citation to books should also contain the number of page(s) as (Dressler, 2010: 16).

·          Date for the edition should be provided if new edition of an old book is cited e.g. (Piaget, 1924/1990:7).

·          Corporate publications should be cited under the name of the organization e.g. (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, 2008).

List of References

·          Works cited in the text should be listed at the end of the paper with complete bibliographic details. The following guidelines should be followed:

·          Arrange entries alphabetically by the name of the author.

Printed Book (authored):

-Al-Awadhi, S. (2009). E-government, attitudes and perceptions. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 269 p.

E-Book:

-   Moorcrof, W. H. (2005). Understanding sleep and dreaming. Doi: 10.1007/0-387-28698.5.

Printed Journal Article:

One author:

-   Al-Asfour, T. (2006). Characteristics and morphology of nebkas in An-Nigayat Adh-Dhuba'iyah area on the southern coast of Kuwait. Bulletin of the Egyptian Geographical Society, 77, 1-12.

Two authors:

-   Epstein, L.G & Schneider, M. (2008). Ambiguity, information quality and asset pricing. Journal of Finance, 63,197-228.

More than two authors:

-   Scholze, M., Knorr, W., Arnell, N.W., & Prentic, I.C. (2006). A climate change risk analysis for world ecosystems. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science, 103(35), 13116-20.

Article from an online source:

-   Hanifah, S. (2011). Why people prefer internet? Online Information Review, 35(2):21. Retrieved from

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.httm?issm=1468-4527

Website:

-   Ismail, B. (2006). Child healthcare services: Learning disability assessment for children and adults. Retrieved from http://www.newfoundlandandpsychology.com/

Dissertation or Thesis:

-   AL-Ghamdi, N. (2010). 'An Investigation into perceptions of the actual and ideal role of school counsellors in Saudi Arabia girls schools.  Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

Dissertation or Thesis (on line):

-   Rashmi, L. C. (2011). The Impact of models of depression on sigma and treatment seeking. (Document ID 1965759061).

 

Acceptance and Reviewing Process

-   The Journal of Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal. All submissions are subjected to two or more blind reviews.

-   Authors are notified about the acceptance of their manuscript after completion of reviews by the referees selected by the journal.

-  Names of referees are kept confidential.

-   The Journal of Social Sciences reserves the right to edit the manuscript accepted for publication.

Copyright

-   Copyrights of all material published are owned by The Journal of Social Sciences.

-   Five complimentary copies of the issue, carrying the article, are provided to the authors. All authors receive 25 copies of re-prints of their articles.

 

 

 

 

 

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