Guidelines for Reviewers

The main purpose of introducing the Peer-Review system is to assess objectively the quality and relevance of particular articles / papers, etc. for inclusion in the Journal for publication as well as soliciting advices and guidelines continuously for quality enhancement keeping in view the current developments and trends in the fields of social sciences in particular and in the academic world in general.

The Board of Editors is sincerely committed to having such instructions and advices as and when available from the review board and for this purpose ‘Peer-Review Board’ will also act as Board of Advisors until Board of Advisors is formally constituted.

With a view to attaining the purpose stated above, the editors will remain in constant touch with the reviewers while doing their jobs.

  1. This assignment is purely honorary at this stage and hence, the editors will contact individual member(s) keeping in mind the areas of interest of the reviewer concerned so to ascertain his availability (in consideration of his pre-occupations) before sending manuscripts to him with the identification of the contributors concealed.
  2. Postal and related expenses (both ways) in this respect will always be borne by the publisher.
  3. The reviewers are entitled and authorised to send their views and suggestions objectively and independently to the board of editors directly within a month in any manner, they think appropriate.
  4. The reviewers may also suggest changes in styles and referencing and such suggestions will be gladly considered.
  5. The reviewers may also ask established contributors to contribute theirs papers / articles to the journal for qualitative improvement of the journal and also for benefits of students and learners.
  6. Contribution of articles and papers from the reviewers themselves are always welcome by the board of editors.
  7. A complimentary copy (hard copy/soft copy, if desired) of the Journal will be sent to each of the reviewers within a week or so, once the journal is published by the publisher.

Guidelines for Contributors

  1. Research oriented articles, papers, original writings, Book Reviews, Research notes etc. (within 4000 / 5000 words) in Bengali falling in the category of Social sciences are accepted for consideration of publication and may be published after endorsement from the Peer-Review Board concerned.Relevanceof the subject matter and quality of articles / papers are the only criteria for inclusion in the journal.

  2. Articles/papers etc. published in any form previously are not accepted for publication.

  3. The decision of the Board of Editors inselectionof materials for publication is final in consideration of the views of the Peer Reviewers.

  4. Manuscripts (2 copies) sent by the author(s) for consideration of publication must be typed in Bengali on one side and signed. Utmost care should be taken by the contributors in maintaining uniformity in styles and spelling formats.

  5. Articles/papers etc must accompany the following particulars clearly stated by the authors: Name of the article and author(s), Designation of the author(s) and postal address of the first/ sole author withphonenumber and email id.

  6. No publication charges or levies for submission of articles etc. to be paid by the author(s). One copy of the journal will be sent to the author(s) free of cost by the publisher within two weeks of publication of the journal.

  7. The author/authors will have to clearly inform the editor at the time of sending writings, if interested in getting back their papers not selected for publication and in such cases, they are required to sendself-addressedenvelope with required postal stamps.

  8. Individual author(s) concerned shall be solely responsible for opinions and views expressed in an article and the editors shall not be held accountable in any manner in this respect.

  9. The author(s) are requested to avoiduseof graphs, charts, figures, maps etc. to the possible extent for logistic reasons.

  10. The Author date system  recommended by the Chicago Manual of style (Sixteenth Edition) is mostly followed in the journal in respect of presentation, editing, referencing  and text citations:  Notes and references are given in the ‘end notes’ ( at the end of each article) with ‘in-text-citation’ of reference numbers appearing as superior figures following numbered reference system(vide 14.3,p.675 of the Manual of style) in addition to the author’s last name, date of publication of work cited and  page number if needed (all usually in brackets) to avoid confusions and accordingly the reference list is to be arranged numerically (not alphabetically) as given in text citations. In case of confusions, authors are requested to contact the editors of the journal.

Styles and Referencing

The Author date system (with in-text-citation of Reference numbers) recommended by the Chicago Manual of style (Sixteenth Edition, p. 675) is mostly followed in the journal in respect of presentation, editing, referencing and text citations: Notes and references are given in the end notes' (at the end of each article) with in-text-citation' of reference numbers appearing as superior figures in addition to the author's last name, date of publication of work cited and a page number if needed (all usually in brackets) to avoid confusions and accordingly the reference list is to be arranged numerically (not alphabetically) as given in text citations. In case of confusions, authors are requested to contact the editors or consult the guidelines printed in the journal itself.

টীকা, টীকা ও তথ্যসূত্র

টীকা, টীকা ও তথ্যসুত্র, ও সুত্র নির্দেশ বা পাদটীকাইত্যাদি রচনার মধ্যে থাকবে না; রচনার শেষে ‘end note’ হিসাবে উল্লিখিত হবে। The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edn.) অনুযায়ী Author Date System with in-text-citation of reference numbers (ওপরদিকে বাংলা বা ইংরাজীতে উল্লেখ-সংখ্যা – (১), (২) / (I), (2) ইত্যাদি ) এবং তার ঠিক পরে ব্রাকেটের মধ্যে সুত্র-সংক্ষেপ যেমন, (ত্রিপাঠী, ১৯৯৭, ১৫১৯/ Dreze and Sen, 2002, 21-29) যথারীতি দিতে হবে।

নিম্নোক্ত নমুনা অনুযায়ী তথ্যসূত্র ইত্যাদি রচনার শেষে রেফারেন্স- ব্যবহার করতে হবে

ক) বই ও মনােগ্রাফ ইত্যাদির ক্ষেত্রে : ত্রিপাঠী,অমলেশ, ১৯৯৭. স্বাধীনতা সংগ্রামে ভারতীয় জাতীয় কংগ্রেস (১৮৮৫-১৯৪৭)। কলকাতা: আনন্দ পাবলিশার্স, পৃ. ১৫-১৯। Dreze, Jean and Amartya Sen, 2002. India-Development and Participation. New Delhi: Oxford, pp. 21- 29. পুনরায় উল্লখের ক্ষেত্রে : ত্রিপাঠী, ১৯৯৭, ১৫-১৯ / Dreze and Sen, 2002, 21-29. অথবা 0pcit. / প্রাগুক্ত (আগের উল্লেখ-সংখ্যা), page no.) = প্রাগুক্ত, (উল্লেখ-সংখ্যা-১১), পূ১৭। একেবারে পূর্বে উল্লিখিত হয়ে থাকলে Ibid / তদেব (আগের উল্লেখ-সংখ্যা লাগবে না),শুধু page no. হলে চলবে।

খ) সম্পাদিত পুস্তকের ক্ষেত্রে : লেখকের নাম প্রকাশ কাল,“প্রবন্ধের নাম”, সম্পাদকের নাম (সম্পাদিত), বই এর নরম. প্রকাশনার স্থান: প্রকাশক, পৃ. ৩৩-৪৭।

গ) পত্রিকায় প্রকাশিত প্রবন্ধের ক্ষেত্রে : লেখকের নাম, ২০০১. “প্রবন্ধের নাম”, বাঁকা হরফে পত্রিকার নাম ,বর্ষ/ভলু, (সংখ্যা) । প্রকাশনার স্থান : প্রকাশক, পৃ.১৩ -১৬ | মাস ও বছর থাকলে, ২০০৬ (আগষ্ট)।

ঘ) অনলাইন পত্রিকার ক্ষেত্রে : লেখকের নাম, প্রকাশকাল.“প্রবন্ধের নাম”। বাঁকা হরফে পত্রিকার নাম, ভলু, পৃষ্ঠা সংখ্যা | Dol or URL (or browser's address bar (http://www ... (Date of Access)

ঙ) সেমিনার ইত্যাদি সূত্র :  লেখকের নাম, সেমিনার সময়, “প্রবন্ধের নাম”. সেমিনারের নাম, বিবরণ । স্থান। চ), ইন্টারনেট সূত্র: লেখকের নাম, প্রকাশ কাল. “প্রবন্ধের নাম” । (Date of Access),

চ) দৈনিক পত্রিকা : লেখকের নাম, “প্রবন্ধের নাম” , দি টেলিগ্রাফ। আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা, তারিখ. (প্রকাশনার স্থান), পৃ.৭।

Subscriptions and Complimentary Policy

  1. The members of the Peer-Board will be provided with printed copies / soft copies, if necessary, as complimentary copies so that they may constantly guide the editors for continuous enhancement of quality of the journal. The National Library, Kolkata, the NISCAIR, New Delhi, Vidyasagar University Central Library and District Library, Midnapore will also be provided with copies of the journal as and when published.

  2. Authors and contributors are not required to pay subscriptions or donations in any manner for inciusion of their articles/ papers to the Journal. The centre is also not in a position to make payment of honorarium to them for contributing papers etc. to the journal at this stage. Complimentary copies will be sent to each of them within two  weeks of publication at the cost of the centre and efforts will be made so that they may get their copies in due

  3. There is no provision at this stage to enroll regular subscribers of the journal. However, copies of the journal will be available from the office of the Centre and from Bhurjapatra (a book store) located at Vidyasagar University Road, Tantigeria, PO-Vidyasagar University (721102), Midnapore  ( Contact No-  03222-271357) on cash.

  4. Copies may also be sent to interested readers outside, if requested, by post and in such cases, they will have to bear the postal charges in addition to the cost of the journal after consulting the publisher.

  5. The Students and life members of the centre will be supplied one copy each with reduction of Rs. 10/- in sale price provided that they collect copies from the publisher/ secretary of the Centre directly.

Access Policy

Current issue of the Journal shall be available to open access after 3 months of publication. Back issues are available in the Archives for three year