Instructions for Authors


JSHC acknowledges originality, and welcomes articles and research papers dealing with the broader spectrum of social sciences and humanities.

The contributor is expected to follow The Chicago Manual of Style Method for their submissions. The abstract however, should be within 300 words. The contributor should essentially provide the following information on the first page of the document:

The title of the paper: The contrlhutor’s identity- inclusive of his/her name, legit contact detaüs viz. an email id and phone number, academic affiliation, and designation.

The abstract: Articles should be written in English; and the word limit for each article should range within 7,000- 10,000 words. The word limit is inclusive of list of citations, footnotes and endnotes

For a review article, the word limit should range between 4,000-5,000 words. The method of formatting and citation of the article/researchpaper is elucidated below.

Times New Roman 12 typeface; Margins. maximum 1.5″ — minimum 1″ . Consistent double spacing to be maintained with exceptions of figure and table captions, and block quotations, which are to be single-spaced. The Title of the paper should be centre aligned, one-third down the page, Times New Roman, 14, Bold.

The name and other information together should appear below the title, maintaining a considerable amount of space between the two, on the first page. Subheadings to be underlined, and left-aligned. Titles within the text, of books and journals to be italicized; of articles to be mentioned within quotation marks. Each page should have page number mentioned on the upper-right side corner of the page. Specialist and technical expressions should be kept to a minimum, and whenever necessary, proper definition should be provided thereafter.

Footnotes to be given throughout the paper, commencing from “1” and followed accordingly. The numbers are to be superscripted with the corresponding / consequent text Eg. Prince Gerald. Narrative as Theme: Studies in French Fiction. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992. p. 30.

Each paper should have a proper works cited list. An example of the desired format is given below. Das, Sisir Kumar. A History of Indian Literature 1911 — 1956. New Delhi: SahityaAkademi, 1995 Images only in the JPEG format wül be accepted.


Peer Review Process 

The selection procedure involves a ‘double-blind’, peer review procedure. Here we consult two experts of the specific/intended discipline to perform the peer review for us. We will get back to the author only after the decision is taken. The entire procedure shouldn’t take more than three months, maximum, or might even take lesser than four weeks.

We do not encourage informal conversations between the editors and contributors during the review procedure. The author therefore is prohibited from stating his/her name, identity, affiliation, acknowledgements, or any personal information whatsoever in the main body of the document. Instead, the first page should feature all the personal details, which is removed by the editors before the paper is sent out for the double-blind review.

Incorporation of acknowledgements and other relevant citation by the author is allowed, once the paper has been approved for publication.


Book Review Guide 

We normally do not accept unsolicited book reviews. However, if there is any particular book that you are interested in reviewing and think it is an important work of scholarship drop us a line at either or


Submit your work 

To submit your work, simply email it to  us at . Note that all future correspondence from our end concerning your submission will be forwarded to the mail address we receive the submission from.