Formatting Guidelines

  1. SHSS does not entertain papers that are strictly empirical in their nature or papers that have localized import. It, however, does entertain papers that engage with empirical data to unfold or substantiate a conceptual point.

  2. Though SHSS does not strictly follow a word-limit for the submissions, the Articles are preferred to be within the range of 6000-9000 words, inclusive of the endnotes.

  1. SHSS follows the usage of endnotes rather than footnotes. The number system used for numbering endnotes follows roman numerals in small case (i, ii…) that are superscripted. Endnotes are to be used for a further elaboration of a point and not for the citing a reference.

  1. SHSS follows an in-text parenthetical citation style both for the main body of the manuscript submitted as well as the Endnotes that follow the main body. For the citation style followed by the SHSS the authors are requested to visit the SHSS Citation Sheet Page.

  2. The submitted manuscript should be typed in MS-Word format (.doc or .docx), 1.5-spaced, A-4 sheet, with margins of 1 inch on all the four sides. The font used should be “Times New Roman” with a font size of 12pts. Paragraphs should not be indented and should be spaced from the previous paragraph by 12pts space.

  3. All Diagrams, Tables, Pictures and Figures used should be labelled appropriately as Fig. 1, Pic. 1, or Table 1., with proper citation in place, if borrowed from other sources. These should also be submitted separately as annexures to the manuscript with appropriate labels. Please note that all pictures will be printed in black-and-white or grayscale.

  4. The name, and the institutional affiliation (if any), of the author should appear only in the separate title page that precedes the main body of the manuscript submitted and should not feature anywhere within the body of the manuscript. Therefore, all references to other works by the author within the main body of the text submitted should be treated as works by an independent scholar with the relevant citations in place. For instance, (‘Jung, 2008: 42’, rather than, ‘see my other work…’ or ‘As I have argued elsewhere…).

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