Authorship Policies


The corresponding (submitting) author is solely responsible for communicating with the journal and with managing communication between co-authors. Before submission, the corresponding author ensures that all authors are included in the author list, its order has been agreed by all authors, and that all authors are aware that the paper was submitted.

Change of Authorship

Journal of Social Studies (JSS)’s policy on authorship does not support adding or removing of names once the article has been submitted to Journal of Social Studies (JSS)  and has completed the review process. However, a request for a change to the authorship can be considered by the Chief in Editor if the Corresponding author of the manuscript addresses the following concerns:

For Adding new Author(s):

a. Reason why new author(s) names have been added?

b. What relevance these newly suggested author(s) have on this article? Provide their background.

c. What have these new authors contributed to this research you intend to publish in Journal of Social Studies (JSS)?

d. Why weren’t their name(s) included at the time of initial submission of your article?

In addition, a letter must also be provided from all the authors stating that they have no objection to the additional names to be added.

For Removal of Author(s):

Reason why the author(s) names that were initially given have now to be removed? In addition, a letter must also be provided from all the authors stating that they have no objection to the removal of their names.

Authors’ Affiliation

The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved to another institution, the current address may also be stated.


All Co-Authors of papers should have made significant contributions to the work and share accountability for the results. Authorship and credit should be shared in proportion to the various parties' contributions. Authors should take responsibility and credit, including authorship credit, only for work they have actually performed or to which they have contributed. Other contributions should be cited in the manuscript's Acknowledgements or an endnote.

Authors should normally list a student as the principal Co-Author on multiple-authored publications that substantially derive from the student's dissertation or thesis.

Authors who analyze data from others should explicitly acknowledge the contribution of the initial researchers.

The Corresponding Author who submits a manuscript to Journal of Social Studies (JSS) should have sent all living Co-Authors a draft and obtained their assent to submission and publication.