Guidelines and requirements
Journal articles must be a minimum of 5000 words in length (not including notes, references, bibliography etc). There is no strict upper limit, it may be whatever the author thinks necessary for the argument, or for the subject under consideration. However, articles over 15000 words may be divided over multiple issues. An abstract of 100 words or less and a biographical note of 150–200 words is also required along with the article.
Articles must be in English, and should be submitted as text documents by email to the contact address provided in Annexure-1 below. No special formatting is demanded of the author, however all articles will be edited, where required, to follow Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) style guide. (http://www.mhra.org.uk/pdf/MHRA-Style-Guide-3rd-Edn.pdf)
Authors should use footnotes/endnotes to any extent that suits their purpose. Where quotations are used or reference is made to any published material, full citation and bibliographic information must be provided following MHRA style. The text of article should not use the Author-Date system, references should be added as notes only.
Authors are encouraged to make use of images and visual material, and discuss the possibilities of the same with us. Please be aware that it is not possible for us to pay for image permissions with substantial fees but we may be able to cover some costs where the illustrations make a significant difference to the content of the article. In other cases, images and illustrations of our own may accompany the text, and we may also have to reconfigure those supplied by the author in keeping with the overall design.
The journal aims for intellectually engaging, accessible, and jargon-free style of writing, while maintaining full academic rigour and thoroughness. It aims to address a broad cross-disciplinary as well as non-academic readership. The text of the article should, therefore, use as few discipline-specific/technical terms as possible, and provide full explanations for a non-specialist reader if such terms are used. The intent is not to limit complexity of ideas but to provide intellectually challenging content in terms that can engage a broad section of the literate public.
The journal aims for wide-ranging analysis and critical inquiry. We are interested in sharp reasoning, informed arguments, fresh perspectives, and a light touch, preferring rational doubt and dissent over statements of belief or tenets of any one discipline.