Academic & Law Serials

Guidelines for the Authors

Preparation of Copy

Submitted manuscripts should contain some definable and original contribution. Articles should be 12 to 15 typed double spaced pages including footnotes and references. The peer-review process of evaluating the manuscript normally takes maximum of 3 to 6 months time. Before submitting the paper, please prepare copy according to the journal which includes the following :
  1. Please submit your articles / research works online or through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , including  indented matter, footnotes, and references, double spaced, and on one side of the page or send a CD by post. 
  2. All major headings should be capitalized and centered. All sub-headings should be on left hand and underlined. Text immediately follows the sub-heading.
  3. Provide inside page heading of the article.
  4. Capitalize all letters of the title of tables and figures. Insert a location note in numerical order in the text, e.g., “ Table 1 about here”.
  5. References must be mentioned in the text and marked like ‘(Plauth et al., 2009)’ and so on. But references should be typed in the end with full details. 
  6. References which are not mentioned in text will be deleted.
  7. Papers where references are mentioned in the text and not found in references will not be published and sent back for corrections / amendments.
  8. According to the NAAS guidelines, the appearing references of the research article should be within the period of 10 years from the current year (now 2019) for example the references taken should be within the year 2009-2019, in some cases 1 or 2 reference older than 10 years can be taken provided they are formulas / standard scales. Secondly the references used should be mentioned in the main text for example if you are giving a reference, "John (2008)", it should be mentioned at the relevant place where it relates in the text.
Format of References in Text

Identify all reference to books, monographs, articles, and statistical sources at an appropriate point  in the main text by author’s last name, year of publication, within parentheses and pagination where appropriate.
  1. If author’s name is in the text, use only year of publication in parentheses, e.g. Lipset  (2014). If the author’s name is not in the text, include both author’s name and year of publication separated by a comma within the parentheses e.g., (Dahrendorf, 2012).
  2. Pagination follows year, separated by a colon, e.g., (Domhoff, 2011 : 45-46).
  3. With dual authorship give both names; for three or more use “et al.” e.g., (Lipset and Solari, 2015) and Rosen et al., 2014).
  4. If more than one reference to the same author and year, distinguish between them by use of letter “a, b......” attached to year of publication; (Moskos, 2017a).
  5. Enclose within a single pair of parentheses a series of references, separated by semicolons, e.g. (Lang, 2013; Lopreato, 2012; Olsen, 2013).
  6. For institutional / Organisational authorship provide minimum identification from the beginning of the complete citation, e.g., (Am. Pol. Sc. Asso. 1971 : 85 and (US Bureau of the Census, 1972).
NOTE : Kindly send your articles online or at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .