Instructions to the Contributors
Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN 2249-8389) welcomes contributions in all areas of research proposed by the Centre. All articles are sent to experts who evaluate each paper on several dimensions such as originality of the work, scientific argument, and English style, format of the paper, references, citations and finally they comment on suitability of the article for the particular Journal. In case of review articles the importance of the subject and the extent of the review is comprehensive, are assessed. Prospective authors are expected that before submitting any article for publication they should see that it fulfils these criteria. The improvement of article may be achieved in two ways (i) more attention to language (ii) more attention to the sections of the article.
Major Components of the Paper
Title: Title should be short and accurate, avoid abbreviations in the title.
Author/s: The paper contains author(s)/contributor's name and his/her institutional affiliation along with the complete mailing address etc. and provided with the abstract /summary of the paper on a separate page.
Abstract/summary: The abstract/summary should be short not more than 150-200 words, mention essential facts only and submitted on a separate paper. The formatting of the abstract is given below:
Title of the paper=(14"point bold), Abstract title =12" point bold), Text=12" point , Name and Address: 12" point .
Introduction: Introduction should not be a long review of the subject area and details of history, it should pertain to specific area of study and should cover only relevant researches and do not give “Introduction as heading”.
Explanation: Explanation is an important aspect of the paper and it should be drafted carefully and should be with a concluding remark.
Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements may be given at the end of the paper by the author.
Format of Submission: The paper should be typewritten preferably in Times New Roman with 12 font size (English) and Kruti Dev (10) with 14 font size (Hindi) in MS-Word 2003 to 2010 and between 2500 to 3000 words. They should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced with ample margins. The authors should submit the hard copy along with a CD and a copyright form to be sent to the editorial address.
Originality of Work: Only papers which have not been published elsewhere will be considered. Proofs will be sent to the authors if there is sufficient time to do so. An undertaking via a “Forwarding Letter” be submitted alongwith the paper.
The last dates of submission of the manuscript are as follows:
For April to September Issue: 31stAugust every year.
For October to March Issue: 31st January every year.
Notes and references should appear at the end of the research paper/chapter. Citations in the text and references must correspond to each other; do not over reference by giving the obvious/old classic studies or the irrelevant. CPPIS follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars. The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities. The author-date system has long been used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences. CPPIS follows the first system i.e. Notes and Bibliography.
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