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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details (email, phone numbers).

  • All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain keywords, all figure captions, all tables (including caption, description, footnotes).

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in 'Comments to the Editor').

  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF document file format.

  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'.

  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.

  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).

  • Authors may choose to have their manuscripts professionally edited before submission either with Scholarly Communication or elsewhere.

  • Check for plagiarism has been done using an online tool e.g., Scan my Essay.

It is for general information to all the scholars that Journal Space and Culture, India publishes three regular issues supported by high levels of mentoring and pastoral care in addition to rigorous peer review. While we encourage submissions from a wide range of scholars from across the globe on topics linked to space, culture and socio-economic development, but the scholars should note that the period from submission to publication could take more than 5-10 months. 

Authors should follow the rules stated here for submission of the manuscripts.  Please note that the submitted articles cannot be sent to other journals simultaneously or published somewhere else before. So, the authors must submit a declaration of the same along with the article.

While submitting the manuscripts, scholars should strictly adhere to the following rules.

Language

All articles should be written in British English. SI units should be used.

Typescripts

Typescripts should be double-spaced with normal margins on all sides.  Use 12-point Times New Roman font for easy readability. Manuscripts not conforming to this style may be sent back to authors.

Length of the manuscripts

All manuscripts must be composed in MS Word.  Authors must clearly outline in the declaration as to what kind of manuscripts their paper is: regular, commentaries, reviews or observations. Length of the regular papers must be approximately 5000 words including notes and references. In addition, in between 1500-2000 words in the case of observations, commentaries and reviews, this includes book reviews.  Manuscripts exceeding the target length will be sent back to the authors.

While submitting a book review, the reviewer must mention the name of the concerned book, the name of the author/editor, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages, ISBN and the price of the concerned book.

Also, a typical research manuscript should not exceed five figures and five tables. The manuscripts containing more than five figures and five tables will not be processed for peer review.

Title page

The title of the paper, name(s),  professional/academic affiliation(s) and full postal address(es), including email, phone numbers of the author(s) should appear on a separate title page, as manuscript will be submitted for anonymous reviews.

Abstract and keywords

All papers must be accompanied by an abstract in between 250-300 words. Five keywords should follow immediately after the abstract on a separate line. Wherever appropriate, these should include one for the locality, one for the topic, one for the method and two others relevant to the paper.

Figures, Table and Maps

Authors are solely responsible for providing the highest quality figure format possible. All figures need a caption. Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour. Tables and figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals. The Figures should be labelled as Figure 1, Figure 2 and so on. Please embed the figure(s) in the word file. Similarly, Tables should bear captions too and be labelled as Table 1, Table 2 and so on. Please ensure that Tables are embedded in the file too. Maps (with a scale) are accepted. Maps must have a scale, a key/legend and compass direction and embedded in the word file.

Footnotes

Authors may use footnotes sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list. In the case of Table, footnotes-please indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

Anonymous Review

In order to follow a completely anonymous review process, there must not be any references to you or your work. When there are references to you, please replace your name and the names of your co-authors with (Author/ Author et al.).

Referencing

Follow the latest of APA Style® of referencing, checking for that all references cited in the text are cited in the reference list and vice-versa. The APA Style® is detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style® Web Guide is available here ).

Academic Ethics

Space and Culture, India expects that all submitting authors must stick to academic ethics.

Please ensure that the article submitted to the journal is free from plagiarism. All ideas and quotes used in the article must be properly referenced.

The article submitted to the journal must be original, and should not wholly or in part be previously published anywhere else.

All copyrighted material(s) used in the article must have clearance for publication.

The journal checks for all these and uses online plagiarism checker software to identify plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Breaching these standards will be treated seriously and the Editorial Board will be compelled to inform to the author's institution.

Publication Fee

Article Publication Fee: INR 6000.00 (South Asia), £300 (Outside South Asia)

This is an 'Open Access' journal, universally and freely accessible via the Internet, and, as such, no subscription fee or article download fee is charged. If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay a processing fee as above to cover the cost to the following accounts:

Prag Foundation for Capacity Building
State Bank of India (GMC Branch, Bhangagarh, Guwahati, Assam)
A/C No. 30045901385/ IFSC SBIN000770

Alternatively, payment can be made from outside India by credit card via PayPal to the account admin@accb.org.uk or to the following account:
Alliance for Community Capacity Building in North East India
HSBC Bank PLC, United Kingdom, 279 Whitley Rd, Whitley Bay NE262SW
IBAN:GB97HBUK40467221140604 | BIC:HBUKGB4171D
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