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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The two submission files are in Microsoft Word document file format. Title page with author names and affiliation must be a separate file and Title, Abstract, Body of the manuscript and References must be another file.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The list of references are placed after the endnotes, and arranged in the alphabetical order, on the basis of surnames. Only the works cited or referred to in the main text should are cited under the references. Intext citation and references adhere to the sixth edition of Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA).
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Artha Journal of Social Sciences (ISSN: 0975-329X) invites original quality articles and reviews on topics of current concern in any of the fields under social sciences and humanities, namely, economics, history, political science, sociology, social work, anthropology, psychology, education, media studies, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, cultural studies, fine arts, and cinema. Given below are the general guidelines for the contributors:

  1. The manuscript should be of an average length of 6,000 words, neatly typed in MS Word, with 1.5 line space, 12 point book antiqua font.
  2. The manuscript should carry an abstract of about 150-200 words with not more than eight keywords. Both the abstract and keywords are mandatory
  3. Title page with author names and affiliation must be a separate file (File 1) and the rest of the manuscript starting with abstract must be another file (File 2). Do not inlcude author names on File 2. Submit two files (File 1 and File 2) for a complete submission.
  4. The tables and figures in the text should be centred
  5. Endnotes: All notes should be indicated by serial numbers in the text and the detailed reference should be given as endnotes at the end of the document, following the corresponding numbers before the references and explanation. No footnote system is to be followed. Endnotes are optional
  6. References: The list of references should be placed after the endnotes, and arranged in the alphabetical order, on the basis of surnames. Only the works cited or referred to in the main text should be cited under the references. Intext citation and references should adhere to the sixth edition of Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA).
  7. British English spelling and grammar is to be used throughout manuscript
  8. Double quotes should be used throughout. Single quotes should be used only for quotes within quotes
  9. Every contribution should be accompanied by a declaration that the article is original and has not been published nor submitted elsewhere for publication
  10. Every accepted article will be copy-edited. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make necessary revisions to the text.
  11. Whenever a copyrighted material is used, contributors should accurately reproduce, and obtain permission from the copyright holders, and the same should be acknowledged in the article.
  12. 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.
  13. Comments shall be of an average length of 1500 words
  14. All submitted articles will be double blind reviewed. Acceptance of articles is subject to recommendation by the review panel.
  15. Every author will receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which one’s paper appears
  16. All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

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