The font of the submitted papers should be Times New Roman, 12 point and double space for English paper and Unicode, 12 point for Hindi paper.
Name(s) of author(s) along with their affiliation and institutional address with pin code and email id must be provided.
A 150–200 word Abstract along with 4 to 5 relevant keywords should be a part of the content.
There is no word limit in a paper, but the paper should ideally not exceed 10000 words in length.
All notes must be listed as endnotes.
All sources cited in text must appear in the reference list, and all items in the reference list must be cited in text.
All the references should be in 7th/8th MLA/APA referencing format.
The language and spellings (in English paper) used should be British (UK), with ‘-ise’ variant, e.g., globalisation instead of globalization, labour instead of labor.
Non-English and uncommon words and phrases (in English paper) should be italicized. Meaning of non-English words should be given in parenthesis just after the word when it is used for the first time.
Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed to British; however, glaring mistakes in spellings can be rectified using (sic.).
Numbers from one to nine should be spelt out, and 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurement (e.g., India’s GDP growth rate 3.8 per cent; 14-year-old boy, etc.) numbers should be used.
Quotations of 60 words or more should be separated from the text and set as block quotes.
Use ‘per cent’ instead of % in the text. In tables, graphs, and within parenthesis, % symbol can be used.
Use ‘20th century’, ‘the 1990s’.
Initials in names of people used in the text must have spaces in them and dots (e.g., B. R. Ambedkar, G. B. Pant, etc.).
Fuller/non-truncated number ranges should be used (e.g., 1987–1988, 2012–2015, etc.).
Use of boldface or all capital letters should be avoided. Quotes/italics must be used for emphasis. Capitalisation of different words—proper nouns, names of castes, regions, etc.—must be made consistent in the text.
Abbreviations should be spelled out at the first occurrence: some common ones (US, GDP, BBC) being exceptions.
Format of Research Paper
Author’s affiliation (Author Name, Department, College, State, Country, Mobile Number and E-Mail should be provided).