Guidelines for Submission
The Journal accepts research articles, case studies, book reviews for publication throughout the year.
- Every contribution should be accompanied by a declaration that the article is original and has not been published nor submitted elsewhere for publication.
- All submitted articles will be double blind reviewed. Acceptance of articles is subject to recommendation by the review panel and subsequent acceptance by the editor.
- Every accepted article will be copy-edited. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make necessary revisions to the text in keeping with the journal style sheet and standard.
- Every author will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which one’s paper appears.
- The manuscript should be of an average length of 6,000 words, typed in MS Word, with 1.5 line space, 12 point, Book Antiqua font.
- The manuscript should carry an abstract of about 150-200 words with not more than eight keywords. Both the abstract and keywords are mandatory.
- British English spelling and grammar is to be used throughout manuscript.
- The tables and figures in the text should be centred and should have a caption. For figures, a number, a title with a legend and caption is required. They will appear below the visual display.
E.g., Figure 1. How to write academic articles. This figure describes important components of an academic article.
- For tables, titles are required. Each table must have a brief and complete title.
Example: Comparison of Service Learning Curriculum of Universities in India v. Universities of China
Categories of publication
- Original research articles [not exceeding 6000 words] are articles that discuss current trends in research in a field that would be of interest to readers outside the field. These could be from interrelated disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, linguistics, history, theology to name a few. The articles should demonstrate research results or analyses that reflect a clear research problem, the theoretical framework, methodology, analyses and discussion. The article should have an abstract, keywords, headings, in text references and bibliography.
- Commentary (less than 2000-3000 words) are articles that are expository essays on issues related to philosophy and allied disciplines.
- Book reviews shall be of around 1000 words, and should carry the following details in the order as below: Name of the author, title of the book reviewed, place of publication, name of the publisher, year of publication, number of pages in Roman and Arabic figures to include preliminary pages, and price, with binding specifications as to whether it is paperback or hardcover.
- Interviews with philosophers, social scientists, human rights activists for communication and discussion of important issues that concern philosophy as a discipline but extend to social and cultural issues shall be around 1000-1500 words and should have details about the interviewee, current affiliation, brief profile, questions and responses in coherent order. The interviews should be submitted along with a consent form by the interviewee stating that he/she has no objection to us publishing the interview.