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Call for Papers/Guidelines
Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences (JSBS)
Manuscripts Guidelines

The Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences (JSBS) seeks manuscripts of creative thought in the social and behavioral sciences. The JSBS was founded in 1935 by the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists. It is a referred Journal published by the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc.

Three copies of the manuscript should be submitted with a separate cover page listing the (a) author(s) and their titles; (b) institutional affiliation; (c) the individual to whom all correspondence should be directed (the contact person) and his/her complete mailing address and telephone and fax numbers; and (d) the paper title. A 50-word abstract should be submitted which presents the principal or theoretical points of the manuscript. All manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by at least three referees from the Publisher's Committee. The paper must not be submitted elsewhere while under review by the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For questions regarding JSBS, contact Dr. Gail Fulgham at


  1. Length of paper

    1. The length of the paper should not exceed 15 pages (Times New Roman, 12 Font) excluding tables, figures, references and appendices (if any). Paper containing more than 15 pages will be returned to the author(s). Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references).  Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity. 

  2. Title Page

    1. The title page should include:
      (i) The name(s) of the author(s) (ii) A concise and informative title (iii) The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s) (iv) The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

  3. Abstract

    1. Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

  4. Keywords

    1. Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

  5. Acknowledgement 

    1. The author may use acknowledgement section in the title page of the paper (if any).

  6. Subdivision of the article 

    1. Divide your article into clearly defined sections according to the Chicago Style Manual.   

  7. Table and Figures 

    1. Present tables and figures within the article, not at the end of the article. Please note that the article will be published in black and white (print).

  8. References

    1. Author(s) should follow the latest edition of Chicago style in referencing. Please visit to learn more about Chicago style.

  9. Citations in the text

    1. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

  10. Reference List

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. 


Submission Fees

When submitting manuscript for review, a $50 submission fee is required. Checks should be made payable to the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists. A decision will be made on manuscript acceptance not more than four (6) weeks from the date received (unless received during the summer session).


How to submit the paper

The author should submit the paper via e-mail to the editor at and mail applicable submission fee(s) to:​

Gail G.  Fulgham, Editor

Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Economics, Finance and General Business

Jackson State University 

P.O. Box 17760 

Jackson, MS 39217

Publication Fee

The publication processing fee for the manuscript is $50.  The author/corresponding author will get one print copy. However, the author may order additional print copies. The charge for each additional print copy is $30. The publication fee is charged only for accepted paper. 

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