Guidelines for Contributors to the International Journal of Rural Management
1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be
addressed to: The Editor, International Journal of Rural Management,
IRMA Campus, Anand 388 001,
2. Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their papers.
3. Format: All articles should be typed on one side of the paper (preferably A4) and double-spaced throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, notes, references and all other matter). Manuscripts should be accompanied by a CD-ROM or floppy disc in IBM compatible format, preferably in MS Word, and identical in every respect to the hard copy. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150-200 words. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
4. Spellings: British spellings throughout; universal 'z' in '-ize' and '-ization' words.
5. Quotation: Single quotes throughout. Double quote marks 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 one space with a line space above and below.
6. Numbers: Use 'nineteenth century', '1980s'. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
7. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but consistent.
8. Tables and figures: Tables and figures should be indicated in the text 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.
9. References: A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays and theses referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided. It should be typed in double-spacing and will be printed at the end of the article. All articles, books and theses should be listed in alphabetical order of author, giving the author's surname followed by initials. If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order. References should be embedded in text in the anthropological style. For example: '(Sarkar 1987: 145)'. Citations should be first alphabetical and then chronological, for example, '(Ahmed 1987; Sarkar 1987; Wignaraja1960)'. The detailed style of referencing is as follows:
Korten, D. 1995. When Corporations Rule the
Moon, C. 1994. 'Changing Patterns of
Business-Government Relations in
Parke, B., Y. Zeira and T. Hatem. 1996. 'International Joint Venture Managers', Journal of International Management, 2 (1): 1-29.
Sandee, H. 1995. 'Innovations in Production', unpublished Ph.D. thesis.
Bajaj. M. (15 June 2004). Mobile Creches. http://www.indianngos.com/issue/education/interviews/mridulabajaj/fullinterview.htm
10. Book reviews: Should contain name of author and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.
11. For a more detailed stylesheet, please write to
SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd
Tel: 91-11-4053 4222; Fax: 91-11-4053 234