Guidelines for contributors, Ethic Policy and Peer Review

All manuscripts should be sent in electronic format (word document) and addressed to the Editor at>. Each contribution should be accompanied by an abstract/summary not exceeding 150 - 200 words and short biographical note/s on the author/s. Papers/articles can be submitted for any of the following categories with the following range of word limit. Articles: 7000 – 8000 words
Perspectives: 4000-6000 words
Notes/Commentaries: 2000-3000 words
Book Reviews: 1500-4000 words

Broad guidelines: All submissions must be original and ensure that the manuscripts are complete including all elements: (i) the name(s) of the author(s), (ii) the latter’s professional affiliations, (iii) an abstract of the paper in 150-200 words, (iv) 4-5 Keywords (v) notes, if any, in the form of endnotes, (vi) all Tables and Figures to be included in the main text or as appendices, which should be properly formatted to avoid confusion, and (vii) a Reference list at the end containing details of all and only the References cited in the paper viii) title of the article

Ethics Policy: IASSI Quarterly only publishes original material written by the submitting author(s) and not published, forthcoming or submitted to other publications. Submitted articles will be checked with plagiarism software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take appropriate action. Further, the authors will be responsible for any such violation.

Peer-review policy: IASSI Quarterly operates a high-quality, double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer's name is withheld from the author and the author's name from the reviewer. All submissions to IASSI Quarterly are submitted to double-blind peer review.

Style guidelines: Please ensure that the article subscribes to the format and style requirements of the Journal as delineated below.

Author names: The names of the authors should be in title case, 10 pt, and center aligned. The bibliographical reference must include the full details of the author(s) including their designations, professional status and the organisation/institute, etc. to which they are affiliated, and their email addresses. Biographical reference/author’s affiliation should be added as a footnote on the title page, using the following special (footnote) symbols in the same sequence: First Author: * (Ex: Susan Watkins*)
^: Second author
†: Third author
‡: Fourth author
#: Fifth Author

Additional details about the article including history of previous publication or acknowledged should be added as the footnote on the Title page. All other notes should be added as Endnotes. The Abstract of the paper should come immediately after the author’s name and should be in italics.

Keywords for the article should come after the abstract. For example: Keywords: Women, Employment, Labour market, Services sector, Kerala

Notes in the text should be numbered (english numbers only) and expanded at the end of the text in the form of Endnotes. This section must be titled only Notes. These should be numbered serially in the text and expanded in the same chronological order at the end of the text. The notes should not contain merely a reference. The title Notes to come in title case, italics, bold. The entries under notes should be running text, roman and normal. All notes should be hyperlinked with the corresponding data in the text. The font size of the Notes should be 10 pts.

Fonts and paragraph spacing: The body of the article should be in times new roman font, sentence case, 12 pt., left aligned, and justified. The article should have one-and- a-half inch margin on the right. There is no spacing between paragraphs. Two paragraphs should be separated by enter (¶). The main body should have line spacing of 1.5

Title and headings: Title: The title of the article should be Title case, bold, centre aligned
A Level Head: Title case, bold, centre aligned, marked with capital Roman numerals (e.g. I, II, III, etc.)
B Level Head: title case, centre aligned, marked with numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc.)
C Level Head: title case, left aligned, marked with small Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, etc.)
D Level Head: Sentence case,, italics, normal, run on with text.

Tables and figures
Important figures and tables should appear at the relevant places in the text and others may appear in Appendix at the end before References.

Boxes/Figures: All Boxes and Figures should be at the centre of the text area. The word Box/Figure (and its number) should be normal and the title of the box/figure should be title case and italicized. Units appearing at the end of the title should not be italicized such as per cent or in ‘000s etc. The table number and title should be in the same line.

No paragraph space between table title and the table
The table text should also be single spaced
Each Table and Figure should have a Source, which should be given at the bottom of the table or figure, alongside the Notes, if any. Sources and Notes must appear at the bottom of the table. The word source and notes must be italicized followed by the text (not italicized). The font should Pt 10.

Column Heads in the Tables should be in Title case and in italics. All figures and tables should be referred to by their numbers in the text (for instance, ‘Refer to Table 1’, ‘Please see Figure 3’). The titles of the tables and figures should be brief and to the point. Within the table or figure, numbers should be given in digits, not spelt out. Symbols like % can be used, where required, within the table or figure.

In-text references/citations: References should be embedded in the text in a consistent style within brackets in the following order: (Last name of the author/s, year of publication: page numbers) Ex: Deshpande, 2003: 20-24 or Dixit and Prasad, 2002: 256). In case of more than two authors, et al. may be used for the relevant reference within the text (Ex: Rodgers et al, 2012: 130-39).

Reference List: The full details of this Reference should then be provided in the Reference list in alphabetical order starting with the author(s)' surname(s) in the following format. Please do not include any reference that has not been cited in the article. Also, make sure that all cited references are included in the reference list at the end of the article.

The last name of the author should be given first, followed by a comma, and then the first name or initials. In case of more than one author, the names of the subsequent authors should be in chronological order, with the first name preceding the surname. In case of more than two authors, there should be a comma (,) to separate each author’s name, except the penultimate author’s name, which should be preceded by ‘and’. For example: Djurfeldt, Göran, Athreya, Venkatesh, Jayakumar, N., Lindberg, Staffan, Rajagopal, A., and Vidyasagar, R., (2008), “Agrarian Change and Social Mobility in Tamil Nadu”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 43, No. 45, pp. 50-61.

Book titles: Ferguson, James (1990), The Anti-politics Machine: “Development,” Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Chapters within books: Chari, Sharad (1997), “Agrarian questions in the Making of the Knitwear Industry in Tirupur, India: A Historical Geography of the Industrial Present", in David Goodman and Michael Watts (1997) (eds.), Globalising Food: Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring, Routledge, London, pp. 58 – 77. .
In case of more than one reference to an edited book in the same Reference list, the name of the book will be given only at the instance of first usage. For every subsequent usage, only the name(s) of the editor(s) will be given.

Articles: Chandavarkar, Rajnarayan (1985), “Industrialization in India before 1947: Conventional Approaches and Alternative Perspectives”, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 623-68.

>Reports: National Sample Survey Office (2013), “Key Indicators of Employment Unemployment in India: Results of the 68th Round”, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, New Delhi. .

Working paper: Mazumdar, Dipak (1984), “The Issue of Small Versus Large in the Indian Textile Industry: An Analytical and Historical Survey” World Bank Working Paper Number 645, The World Bank.

Ph. D thesis: Duran, Rosa, L. (2016). Three Essays on Women's Land Rights in Rural Peru (Ph. D thesis), University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Mimeo: Deininger, Klaus and Lyn Squire (1996). “New Ways of Looking at Old Issues: Inequality and Growth” (Mimeo).

Newspaper report: Damodaran, Harish (2017), “Crops of Wrath” in The Indian Express, 12 June.

Internet resources: Rodrik, Dani (2005), “Why We Learn Nothing from Regressing Economic Growth on Policies”, available at http://ksghome.harvard.Edu/~drodrik/policy%20regressions.pdf, site accessed on 5th April, 2005.

In case of reference to more than one publication by the same author, the author’s name will be given only once with the name of the first publication. The subsequent publications/books will be listed in chronological order of the years of publication, and the author’s name will be replaced by 3 M-dashes for each subsequent publication. For example: Sen, Amartya (1978), “Poverty: An Ordinal Approach to Measurement”, Econometrica, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 219-31.

——— (1987), "Gender and Cooperative Conflicts, Working Paper No. 18, WIDER Working Papers, Helsinki.

——— (1995), Inequality Re-examined, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.

Spellings: Use British spellings throughout, not American spellings. Thus the words ‘programme’, ‘labour’, ‘colour’ should be spelt likewise, and not as ‘program’, ‘labor’, ‘color’. Also use ‘s’ spellings for words like ‘civilisation’ and ‘organisation’. For any spelling, please refer to the Oxford English Dictionary and take it as accepted usage. This holds true for hyphenated words as well. Make sure the spellings are standardized in the entire text.

Quotations: Use double quotation marks for the entire quotation, reserving single quotation marks for quoted words within a quotation or for a specific term/special usage. The spellings of words in the quotation should be retained as in the original. In case of long quotations (50 or more words), the quotation is to be broken off from the text and indented 2 pica space on the left and right, with a 1.5 line space above and below the quotation. Quote within a text should carry author/s surname, year of publication and the page numbers (Dutt and Rao, 2001, pp. 23). A full reference of the quoted section with details about author’s name, year of publication, publisher’s name and place of publication has to come separately in the Reference section as per the Reference style.

Italics: In the text, italics should be used sparingly. Only words of foreign origin that are not found in the Oxford English Dictionary should be italicised. All book titles, however, should be in italics.

Capital: Capital letters should be used sparingly throughout the article as that affects readability.

Numbers: Generally, numbers from one to ten should be spelt out. Numbers above ten should be given in figures. However, if several numbers occur in a sentence or paragraph, all of them should be in figures, for easy readability. In case of units or percentages, all numbers should be in figures. For instance, 3 km., 5 kg., 8 per cent, etc. In case of percentages, the word ‘per cent’ should be spelt out in the text, but the symbol % can be used in tables, graphs, figures and equations. In case of large numbers, the terms ‘millions’, ‘lakhs’ and ‘crores’ may be used, as the case may be.

Abbreviations: All abbreviations such as ‘pp.’, ‘Vol.’, ‘No.’, ‘Dr.’, ‘Mr.’, ‘edn.’, ‘eds.’, etc. must end with a full stop. There should also be full stops between initials of names, such as V.K. Seth, G.K. Chadha, D.N. Reddy. However, in case of well known acronyms like USA, UK, NATO, UNO, UNESCO, ILO, WTO, GATT, INTUC, AITUC, BJP, etc. there should not be full stops between the initials. All acronyms should be spelt out at the place of first occurrence with the acronym given in brackets. Subsequently only the acronym can be used. For instance, at the place of first usage, write Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY), but subsequently, write only JRY.

b>Dates: Specific dates should be written as, for instance, November 09, 2002. Decades should be referred to as the 1980s, 1990s. The names of years should be in figures (1998, 2002), but the names of centuries should be spelt out (twentieth century, twenty-first century).

Place Names: The spellings of place names should correspond to the names given in the Oxford University Press atlas, and to common usage in case a particular place is a small hamlet or village and has not been included in any atlas. Please thoroughly cross-check the spellings of all place names cited in the article, before submitting it for publication

Language: Shorter concise sentences and use active voice where possible Avoid the use of unnecessary words/jargon in a sentence

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