• The journal of Arts & Social Sciences (JASS) welcomes original papers, written either in Arabic or English, in the broad field of Humanities and Social Sciences. The journal also accepts book reviews.
  • Contributors should confirm in writing that they adhere to publication requirements that the submitted paper is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published entirely or partially elsewhere , or are under consideration by other journals.
  • All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and the authors are notified of the assessment results. Unaccepted papers are not returned to authors.
  • Authors should obtain the permission and acknowledgement of copyright holders in order to publish tables, figures, pictures and extensive quotations which are not their own.
  • Papers should be e-mailed to the journal in the form of a Word format attachment. They should be typed double-spaced, using Times New Roman, size 12. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words, including references, tables, maps, appendices, etc. Book reviews should not exceed 1,500 words.
  • Authors must include an Arabic and an English abstract, each one not exceeding 200 words, typed double-spaced and on a separate sheet. Up to five keywords should be listed at the end of each abstract.
  • The cover page of the manuscript should have the title of the paper, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), along with contact addresses, (e-mail, fax and telephone).
  • Figures and diagrams should be on A4 glossy paper. Maps and charts should be on tracing paper, drawn in black Chinese ink.
  • The reference system is the APA. The reference section, listed in an alphabetical order, should have all the works cited in the paper and no others.References should be presented as in the following examples:

    - Book
    Pegrum, M. (2009). From blogs to bombs: The future of electronic technologies in education. Crawley, W.A: UWA Publishing.

    - Edited Book
    Hallinan, M. T. (Ed.). (2006). Handbook of the sociology of education. New York: Springer.

    - Chapter/article from a book
    Groundwater-Smith, S. (2007). As rain is to fields, so good teachers are to students. In S. Knipe (Ed.), Middle years schooling: Reframing adolescence (pp. 151-170). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Education Australia.

    - Journal 
    Whitcomb, D. (1975). The archaeology of Oman: a preliminary discussion of the Islamic periods. Journal of Omani Studies, 1, 123-157.

    - Unpublished work 
    Howell, R. W. (1967). Linguistic choice as an index of social change. (Unpublished PhD dissertation). University of California. Berkeley.

    - Translated work 
    Laplace, P. S. (1814). A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities. F. W. Truscott and F. L. Emory (Trans.) 1951. Dover. New York.

    - Internet sources 
    Name of author.(Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n,d,). Title of document. Retrieved date, URL of document.


  • The journal retains full copyright of any published material. It also reserves the right to publish any submission in edited or translated form. 
  • The views and opinions expressed in published papers represent their authors and not the journal. Upon publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of the issue.