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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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • 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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Submission

The Journal accepts research articles, case studies, book reviews for publication throughout the year.

Publication Protocol

  1. Every contribution should be accompanied by a declaration that the article is original and has not been published nor submitted elsewhere for publication.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Every author will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which one’s paper appears.


  1. 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.
  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. British English spelling and grammar is to be used throughout manuscript.
  4. 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.

  1. 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


  1. 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. No footnote system is to be followed. Endnotes are optional.
  2. The list of references should be placed after the endnotes. 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 seventh edition of Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA).
  3. Multiple references should be ordered alphabetically, separated by semicolons, i.e., (Miller, 1967; Sagan, 1983)
  4. If the same author is cited as multiple references for the same year, the entries should be separated by an alphabet in their order of appearance in the text as well as in the list of references, i.e., (Miller, 1967a; Miller, 1967b).

Categories of publication

  1. 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.
  2. Commentary (less than 2000-3000 words) are articles that are expository essays on issues related to philosophy and allied disciplines.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Peer Review Policy: Tattva Journal of Philosophy is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal.

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