General Information and Instruction to Reviewer
SUST Journal of
Social Sciences, ISSN 1682-895X (print and online) is a peer reviewed, official
journal of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Perpetuating the tradition of high quality research conducted at Shahjalal
University of Science and Technology, this journal encourages multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary
submissions which provide and sustain healthy academic debate. Our commitment
is to create a vibrant academic space to explore and publish truly
interdisciplinary up-to-date, high-quality, and original scholarship across the
social sciences, humanities and business.
You could help us to achieve the said objectives by reviewing the
manuscript sent to you. Below are some guidelines for
you to consider in assessing the manuscript:
paper must be relevant to all social sciences, arts, and business studies
disciplines. Please consider the paper's importance to the disciplines and/or
recognised specialty areas.
Title: Is it clear what
the article is about? The title should represent the paper's main point and be
correctly phrased. It must be succinct, descriptive, and provide the most
important keywords. Abbreviations should not be included in the title.
Abstract: Is it
accurate in terms of the article's content? Each article must have an abstract, which should not
exceed 250 words. Abstract should be a concise statement of the intention,
results and conclusions of the paper.
Keywords: The paper must contain
to six keywords.
The paper needs to be based on a theory or a group of theories. The author(s)
is supposed to articulate such a theory and provide a case for why it is agreed
over other potential explanatory theories, as well as make a persuasive
argument in support of the topic under investigation. Any hypothesis or
proposition must be presented in the correct format.
Is the author explaining how the data was gathered in a clear and concise
manner? Is the design appropriate for answering the question posed? The paper must adhere to the latest “methodology.” It must
cover all aspects of the methodology, including data collection, processing,
and analysis, as well as results discussion, sampling techniques, and so on. The
appropriateness of the statistical techniques used must be determined. Tables,
graphs, and other supporting materials should be numbered and arranged in the
correct order in the text or as an annexure at the end.
This is where
the author/s can write down what he/she found in the research. It should be
well-organized and in a logical order. You'll need to think about whether or
not the proper research was done.
Is the author(s) able to defend what he or she began to do? Is the application
of theory and technique justified by the outcomes?
Is the paper meaningful in terms of adding to the body of knowledge? Please
feel free to reject a paper if it is a rehash of previously published research
or does not add anything to the body of knowledge on the topic, even if it is
Please check to see if the language used is clear, concise, and to the point,
Format: The paper
should adhere to the APA 7th edition (for language and social sciences) or MLA
8th edition (for literature).
Reference format: List references should be in
alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each
text citation should be listed in the References section. Footnotes are discouraged
but may be used occasionally to bring home a point which cannot be covered in
Please give us your final assessment of the paper in the following terms -
paper may be published in its present form.
2. The paper is publishable but needs some
minor changes. Please state the changes.
3. The paper merits consideration but needs
major corrections, in which case the paper may be sent back to the author(s)
for improvements. Please state the corrections in as much detail as possible to
assist the author(s) to improve the paper.
4. The paper does not merit further
consideration and/or is not fit for publication.
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