Guidelines for Contributors to the
Journal of Infrastructure Development
All papers will go through a summary review process at the editorial office in India. When they pass that test, they will only then go out to members of the editorial board. All refereeing will be ‘double-blind’.
1 Manuscripts: All articles should be typewritten using double-spacing throughout, including tables, references and footnotes. Submission of manuscripts should be made both electronically and as a hard copy. The electronic version of the article should be e-mailed to the Managing Editor, Journal of Infrastructure Development at email@example.com.
2 Abstracts: An abstract of not more than 180 words should follow the title page.
3 Headings: Effort should be made to limit the level of headings within each article. However, should the need arise, clearly number all headings, e.g.: 1, 1.1; 2, 2.1.
4 Style: Where alternative forms exist, choose ‘-ise’ spellings instead of ‘ize’. Use British spellings rather than American (‘programme’ not ‘program’; ‘labour’ not ‘labor’ etc.).
5 Quotations: Double quotes must be used within single quotation marks. Do not change the spellings of words in quotations. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text with a line space above and below and indented from the left margin.
6 Hyphenation: Pay attention to consistency in the hyphenation of words. Do not alternate, for example, between ‘macro-economic’ and ‘macroeconomic’. A distinction is, however, made between noun and attributive adjective: ‘the middle class’ but ‘the middle-class ethics’.
7 Abbreviations: No stops are needed between capitals, e.g., CPI, UNESCO, MP. Include a final full stop in abbreviations (words shortened by omitting the end), such as , vol. and ed., but not in contractions (words shortened by omitting the middle), such as Mr and Dr.
8 Numbers: Write numbers in figures (not words) for exact measurements, quantities and percentages. Use thousands, millions, billions and not crores and lakhs. In text, use ‘per cent’; in tables ‘%’. In the case of decimals, use ‘0.8’ rather than ‘.8’. Maintain consistency in the number of decimal places after the decimal point. Thus, use either ‘7.8’ and ‘10.0’ or ‘7.89’ and ‘10.00’ throughout the article. In more general description, numbers below 10 should be spelt out in words and above 10 in figures.
9 Figures and tables: Tables should be typewritten, each on a separate page and numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals. Distinguish between figures (diagrams) and tables (statistical material) and number them in separate sequences. Each table/figure should have a brief and descriptive title.
10 Equations: All but the very short mathematical equations should be displayed on a separate line and centred. Equations must be numbered consecutively on the right margin, using Arabic numerals in parentheses. To reduce errors in typesetting, please differentiate clearly between the letter l (ell) and the numeral 1 (one), the letter o (oh) and the numeral 0 (zero) and marginal notations.
11 Notes: Notes should be consecutively numbered and presented at the end of the article, not at the foot of the page. An acknowledgement or statement about the background of the article will be set as an unnumbered footnote at the foot of the first page of the article. In general, footnotes should contain more than a mere reference. They should be referred to in the text by numerical superscripts.
12 References: References in the text should follow the author-date system—for example: ‘Smith (1999: 21)’. The complete references should be given at the end of the article, typed double-spaced and begin on a separate page. They should be in alphabetical order, unnumbered and follow the samples below:
13 Book reviews: Book reviews must contain the name of the author and title/subtitle of the book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, date of publication, number of pages and price. Please use the following style: Ric Shand (ed.), Economic Liberalization in South Asia. Delhi: Macmillan, 1999, 536 pages, Rs 550.
Books: Hirschman, A.O. (1961), Strategy of Economic Development. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Edited volumes: Shand, Ric (ed.). (1999), Economic Liberalization in South Asia. Delhi: Macmillan.
Articles from edited volumes: Lakshman,W.D. (1989),‘Lineages of Dependent Development: From State Control to the Open Economy in Sri Lanka’, in Ponna Wignaraja and Akmal Hussain (eds), The Challenge in South Asia: Development, Democracy and Regional Cooperation, pp. 105–63. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
Articles from journals: Rao, M.G., K.P. Kalirajan and R.T. Shand (1999),‘Convergence of Income across Indian States:A Divergent View’, Economic and Political Weekly, 34(13): 769–78.
Unpublished works: Sandee, H. (1995), ‘Innovations in Production’, unpublished Ph.D. thesis. Amsterdam: Free University.