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Author Guidelines

The procedure for reviewing the articles in the journal «Central Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities»

The editorial board of journal decides which of the articles submitted to the editorial board, should be published, on base of the test results for compliance with the requirements for registration and review of the results.

The decision to accept a manuscript for publication, return it to the author for revision or rejection of publication is accepted by the editorial board on the basis of the review results.

When deciding on the publication of a manuscript edition of the journal is guided by the journal policy and does not allow the publication of articles with signs of defamation, insult, plagiarism or copyright infringement. If after checking the articles will be discovered the existence of plagiarism to the author (authors) will be sent a notification of refusal in the publication for the above reason.

The final decision about the publication of articles or refusal of such will accept the editor in chief.

The editorial board ensures that materials of manuscript which are rejected from publication will not be used in their own goals to the editorial board members without the written consent of the author.


Publication requirements for a scientific article in the "Central Asia Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities" journal

Requirement for authors:

The editorial board accepts previously unpublished articles on the scientific directions of the journal.

The article is submitted in electronic format (in the formats .doc, .docx, .rtf) ONLY by downloading it through the functionality of the journal's website (Open Journal System or Editorial Manager).

The size of the font is 12, the font is Times New Roman, the alignment is the width of the text, the interval is single, the paragraph is 1 cm, the margins are upper and lower - 2 cm, the left one - 3 cm, the right one - 1 cm.

 The volume of the article (not including the title, information about authors, annotations and keywords) should be at least 3,000 words and not exceed 7,000 words for social and humanitarian purposes.

 Authors in obligatory order should indicate in the cover letter in the Open Journal System or Editorial Manager system, that the article / manuscript was not published anywhere, and that there are no borrowed fragments of the text from other works without references to them.

Structure of the article:

First page:

The first line is the UDC number, the alignment is on the left, the font is bold.

 The title of the article (headline) should reflect the essence and content of the article and attract the attention of the reader. The title should be short, informative and not contain jargons or abbreviations. The optimal length of the headline is 5-7 words (in some cases 10-12 words). The title of the article should be presented in Russian, Kazakh and English. The title of the article is shown in bold in lowercase letters, alignment - in the center.

The author (s) of the article - indicating the name and surname, academic degree, academic title, position held, place of work, city, country, contact phone number, email - in Russian, Kazakh and English. Information about authors is represented in ordinary type in lowercase letters, alignment in the center.

 Abstract in the volume of 150-500 words in Russian, Kazakh and English.

The structure of the annotation includes the following OBLIGATORY items:

  • Introduction to the research topic.
  • Purpose, main directions and ideas of scientific research.
  • Brief description of the scientific and practical significance of the work.
  • Brief description of the research methodology.• Main results and analysis, conclusions of research work.
  • The value of the study (contribution of this work to the relevant field of knowledge).
  • The practical significance of the results of the work. Key words / word combinations - 3-5 in Russian, Kazakh and English.

Next page (new):

1) The introduction consists of the following main elements:

  • Justification of the choice of topic; The urgency of the topic or problem. In substantiating the choice of the topic based on the description of the experience of predecessors, a problem situation is reported (the absence of any studies, the appearance of a new object, etc.). The relevance of the topic is determined by the general interest in the study of this object, but by the lack of exhaustive answers to existing questions, it is proved by the theoretical or practical significance of the topic.
  • Definition of an object or subject, goals, tasks, methods, approaches, hypotheses and the meaning of your work. The purpose of the study is related to the proof of the thesis, that is, the presentation of the subject of research in the author's chosen aspect.

2) Material and Methods - should consist of a description of the materials and the progress of the work, as well as a complete description of the methods used.

The characteristic or description of the research material includes its presentation in qualitative and quantitative terms. The characteristic of the material is one of the factors determining the reliability of the conclusions and methods of investigation.

This section describes how the problem was studied: detailed information without repeating previously published established procedures; the identification of equipment (software) and the description of materials are used, with the obligatory introduction of novelty when using materials and methods.

 The scientific methodology should include:

- Research question (s);

- Put forward hypothesis (thesis);

- Stages of research;

- Research methods;

- Results of the study.

3) In the literature review section, the fundamental and new works on the topic of foreign authors in English should be covered (at least 15 works), the analysis of the given works in terms of their scientific contribution, and the research gaps that you supplement in your Article. It is IMPOSSIBLE to have a lot of links that are not relevant to work, or inappropriate judgments about your own achievements, references to your previous work.

4) In the Results and Discussion section, you analyze and discuss the results of your research. The conclusion is drawn on the results obtained during the research, the main essence is revealed. And this is one of the most important sections of the article. It is necessary to analyze the results of your work and discuss the relevant results in comparison with previous works, analyzes and conclusions.

5) Conclusion, deductions – summarize and wrap-up the work at this stage; Confirmation of the truth of the assertion made by the author, and the author's conclusion about the change in scientific knowledge, taking into account the results obtained. The conclusions should not be abstract; they should be used to summarize the results of research in a particular scientific field, with a description of proposals or the possibilities for further work.

The structure of the conclusion should contain the following questions: What are the aims and methods of the study? What are the results? What are the conclusions? What are the prospects and opportunities for implementing, applying the development?

6) The list of used literature (References) consists of at least 30 titles of literature and 50% of them in English. If there are works presented in Cyrillic in the list of literature, it is necessary to present the list of literature in two versions: first in the original, and second in the romanized alphabet (transliteration).

The Romanized list of literature should look like this: author (s) (transliteration) → (year in parentheses) → title of the article in transliterated version [translation of article title into English in square brackets], name of Russian source (transliteration, or The English name - if any), the output is with the notation in English.

For example: Gokhberg L., Kuznetsova T. (2011) Strategiya-2020: novye kontury rossiiskoi innovatsionnoi politiki [Strategy 2020: New Outlines of Innovation Policy]. Foresight-Russia, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 8-30.

The list of literature is presented in alphabetical order, and ONLY those works that are cited in the text. The style of design of the list of literature for social and humanitarian directions represented in the American Psychological Association (APA) (http://www.apastyle.org/).

In this section it is necessary to take into account:

  • Cite the main scientific publications, advanced research methods that are used in this field of science and on which your work is based.
  • Study the material you refer to, and do not rely on excerpts or individual sentences of these works in other works.
  • Avoid excessive self-citation.
  • Avoid excessive references to publications of CIS / USSR authors, use the world experience.
  • The list of bibliographies should contain fundamental and most relevant works published by well-known foreign authors and researchers on the topic of the article.

7) References to quoted works in the paper are given in parentheses, indicating the first author of the work, year of publication: page number (s). For example, (Zaleski 1991: 25). If there are several works of the same author published in one year in the list of references, then in addition to the year of publication, the letter "a", "b", etc. is added. For example, (Saduova, 2001a: 15), (Saduova, 2001b, 22).

Figures, tables, graphs, diagrams are represented directly in the paper with the indication of numbering (For example, Fig. 1, Table 1). The number of figures, tables, graphs and diagrams should not exceed 20% of the total volume of the article (in some cases up to 30%).


The list of reference submission guidelines in the style of APA

Please include by The APA style a reference list, not a bibliography from your article. The reference list consists of all sources cited in the newspaper's text, listed in alphabetical order by the author's surname.

1) Reference list includes sources used, without specifying the part of the text that was used.

2) In the center of the sheet, write - References. Do not use italics or underlines. Also, do not use quotation marks or period indications.

3) If the source used has two authors, then indicate the name of the author, the first written on the title page. According to the rules of the 2010 APA, the list can include no more than 7 names for one source. For 8 or more authors, the first 6 and the ellipsis are indicated. If the book does not have an author, then in this case the editor's name is indicated. If no author is specified, use the first word of the title to include in the list (the English version does not include "The" or "An").

4) For each source, outline the list of authors by last name and initials, separated by commas. For example: Smith, M.A.

5) After the author's name, indicate the date of publication in brackets. For example (2005).

  • Enter the month using the abbreviation, except May, June or July. January for example Jan.
  • Indicate the full date. Both options "4 Jan. 2007" and "Jan 4, 2007" will be correct.

6) Enter the title of the article. From the capital letter, only the first word is written, unless the title contains proper names. In the end, put a point. Do not enter the title in quotes or italic.

7) Indicate the names of the works (books or journals) in uppercase text, followed by the period. If this is a book (or any other source than the journal), you should write only the first word with a capital letter, unless there are proper names in the title, at the end, put full point. For example: How to write a bibliographic list in the style of APA. If this is a magazine, write each word with a capital letter, put a comma and specify the publication date, edition number, again comma, then the page number and the dot. For example, Arguments and Facts, 59 (4), 286-295.

8) Indicate the place of publication (region or city) and then the name of the publishing house. After put a point. For example, Boston, MA: Random House.



Morales, L. (1987).The history of Cuba. New York: Franklin Watts.


Ellington, W., Jr., &Henrickson, E.B. (1995).The elements of dance (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Oregon State University Soil Ecology Center (1982). A directory of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms. Columbus, OH: Natural Resources Institute.

Chapter of a book

Tizol, W.P. (1976). Brain function and memory. In J.M.O. Corney& H.L. Center (Eds.), An inside look at what we think we know. (pp. 154-184). Springfield, IL: American Psychiatric Press.

Journal Articles

Bauzá, R.H. (1982). Manitoba nematodes. Journal of Cool Nematodes, 10, 252-264.

Gillespie, R.C., & Tupac, R.M. (1976). How confident people dance. American Dancing, 225, 82-90.

The lamb business. (11 Sept. 1992). Willamette Valley Lamb, 97, 47-48.

Journal Articles

Pozo, E. R. (19 Nov. 2008). The way she loved me. Personal Literature, 290, 1113-1120.

Newspaper Articles

Amazing women. (12 Jan. 1955). The Journal News, pp. D11, D14.

Record of electronic articles

Tjader, J.W., Coltrane, J.A., & Taylor, A.A. (1995). A history of mockery. American Psychologist, 50, 750-765. Retrieved from PsycINFO database.

Online-magazines (printed version)

Rodriguez, G., Puente, S., &Mayfield ,J. (2001). Role of upbringing in family attitudes.[Electronic version].Journal of Family Research, 5, 117-123.


Summers, M. (2007) Cool scenes.RetrievedAugust 27, 2007.