Notes for Contributors
1. The journal invites contributions for all its sections. Articles (6,000–8,000 words), Perspectives and Commentaries (2,000–4,000 words), Reports (2,000–3,000 words) and Book Reviews (1,000–1,800 words) can be submitted. All submissions should be prepared using double-spacing throughout (i.e., including quotations, notes, references and any other matter).
2. All submissions should be made electronically using Microsoft Word. Submissions should include an abstract of 120–150 words and keywords (from four to seven). Contributors’ names, affiliation(s) and complete postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and telephone numbers should be mentioned on a separate sheet. Please send submissions as attachments simultaneously to the following e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
3. Books for review should be sent to: The Managing Editor, History and Sociology of South Asia, Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Noam Chomsky Complex, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110 025.
4. Submissions will be internally evaluated by the Editorial Team and, in the normal course, sent for refereeing. As we follow a double-blind system of refereeing, all references by which an author might be identified should be removed or suitably modified. A submission cannot be sent to referees if the author’s identity is indicated in any way, either in the main body of the article, or in footnotes.
5. The Editorial Board regrets that it is not able to relay reports for articles not accepted for publication.
6. Use British spellings rather than American (‘programme’ not ‘program’; ‘labour’ not ‘labor’). Where alternate forms exist, choose ‘ise’ spellings instead of ‘ize’.
7. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes should only be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with a line space above and below.
8. Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘1960s’. Spell out numbers from one to ninety-nine, 100 and above to remain in figures. However, for numbers followed by units of measurement, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %).
9. Use of italics and diacritics should be minimised, but made consistently. Avoid excessive use of italics for emphasis, but use it for book titles, journal names and foreign words.
10. All figures, i.e., diagrams, images, photographs and tables should be provided separate from the text at the end and numbered in the order they appear in the text. Tables and figures to be indicated by number separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. Each figure and table should have a heading, an explanatory caption and the complete source reference.
11. Book reviews must contain name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.
12. Notes should be consecutively numbered and placed at the foot of each page (footnotes). If a reference to some work is made in the text, a note cue should be placed at the relevant place in the text and the corresponding note should provide the full reference to that work. The complete source references for tables, figures and maps should be cited below each respective table, figure or map, under the section ‘Source’.
13. We follow the Chicago Manual of Style in the formatting of the reference details for articles, books, essays, theses and other publications in the footnotes and the source citations for tables, figures and maps. Following is an encapsulated list of the formatting styles for some of the frequently used types of references.
Salman Rushdie, The Ground beneath Her Feet (New York: Henry Holt, 1999).
• Article from a book:
Anne Carr and Douglas J. Schuurman, ‘Religion and Feminism: A Reformist Christian Analysis’, in Religion, Feminism, and the Family, ed. Anne Carr and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996), 11–32.
Philip Kitcher, ‘Essence and Perfection’, Ethics 110, no. 1 (1999): 60.
• Unpublished material:
Dorothy Ross, ‘The Irish-Catholic Immigrant, 1880–1900: A Study in Social Mobility’ (master’s thesis, Columbia University, n.d.), 142–55.
• Website content:
Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees, ‘Evanston Public Library Strategic Plan, 2000–2010: A Decade of Outreach’, Evanston Public Library, http://www.epl.org/library/strategic-plan-00.html (accessed 18 July 2002).