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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.
  • ORCID: The author has ORCID number.
  • Author's name(s) and Affiliation(s): The manuscript includes the author's current/leading affiliation.
  • Corresponding author: Contact information.
  • Originality Standards: This article has not been published elsewhere, nor has it been sent to a publisher for publication in the English language.
  • Language: Manuscript is prepared in the English language.
  • File Format: The manuscript has been written in Microsoft Word format and does not exceed 3 MB size.
  • Article Length: Article length is between 3.000 (min) and 5.000 (max) words including references, tables and appendices. Number of pages in the article is not more than 20.
  • Article Title: The length of the Article Title is not more than 10 words.
  • Abstract: The length of the abstract is not more than 150 words.
  • Keywords: Maximum 5 keywords have been identified.
  • Font Type, Size and Spacing: Times New Roman font with the size of 12 and double spacing.
  • Page Margins: Margin standards are applied as 1 inch (2.54 cm) on the top, bottom, the right and left.
  • Headings: First level headings are capitalized and the lower rank headings are italics. The sizes for first level headings and lower rank headings are 16 and 12, respectively.
  • Main Document Includes: Introduction, method, results, discussion, and references.
  • Article Format: The Article Format and References are prepared in APA style.
  • Tables and Figures: Tables and Figures contain descriptive Titles, Numbers and Legends referenced within the text. Figures are in tif, .jpeg, or .bmp formats with at least 300dpi resolution and minimum 10cm wide.

Author Guidelines

Authors should submit articles that have not been previously published, except articles previously published in a language other than English. Authors should also submit articles that have not been submitted to other journals. Authors should have ORCID in order to submit their article.


Authors should submit manuscripts in English with English abstracts of at most 250 words. Papers should be concise. Manuscripts written in poor English will be sent back to the author for correction.

Word Limit


Manuscript Categories

  • Research papers
  • Theoretical articles
  • Scholarly critiques
  • Commentary articles
  • Review articles

Review Process Stages

Authors send manuscripts to the Managing Editor. The Managing Editor introduces the manuscript to the Editorial Board members.

Articles selected for preliminary consideration by the Editorial board will be sent to subject matter experts for review. The names of authors and reviewers are kept confidential.

The experts revise the manuscript, make comments and notes, and give recommendations if necessary. As soon as the revision process is finished, the manuscript is sent back to the authors for further changes, if necessary.

The author sends the final revised manuscript to the Chief Editor. The Editorial Board members review the article to ensure the manuscript is revised according to the recommendations, comments, and notes.

After successful peer review, the manuscript is sent to editorial and formatting reviews.

Style Requirements

The Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences has adopted the American Psychological Association (APA) publication style manual as the guide for submitting manuscripts.

Only papers that follow APA style will be considered.

Those interested in submitting papers to the CJSS may contact the editor for more information about Style Requirements or visit APA Style Web Resources.

Research papers

In this main section articles (12-13 per issue) peer reviewed by at least two referees are published.

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