Himalayan Journal of Contemporary Research
UGC approved and listed Journal
Call for Research Papers for publication in Himalayan Journal of Contemporary Research (HJCR) ISSN 2319-3174 (Printed Journal):
Greetings from the Editor, HJCR, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla takes immense pleasure in inviting original unpublished Research Papers for the Volume 7, Issue 1 of Bi-annual refereed, UGC approved and listed journal, Himalayan Journal of Contemporary Research from academicians, research scholars, policy makers and consultants. The journal proposes to cover quality research papers pertaining to issues of current interest in all spheres of social sciences. Each paper published in the journal will be selected through a rigorous reviewing and screening
Dates to remember:
Issue:January- June, 2018, Volume-7, Issue-1
Deadline to submit full paper: 30 April, 2018.
Notification of accepted papers / reviewed papers: 15 May,2018
Instructions for Contributors
The editor invites original, scholarly articles and research papers within the aim and scope of the journal. Articles , etc that have not been published previously or submitted elsewhere, and that are not under review for another publication in any medium (e.g. printed journal, conference proceedings, electronic or optical medium) should be submitted to the Editor, Himalayan Journal of Contemporary Research. Copyright clearance for materials used in the articles should be obtained by the author(s). It will be assumed that submission of articles to this journal implies that all the foregoing conditions are applicable Organization: The general organization of research paper should be as follows: The nature and scope of the study should be stated first, and then the details of the methods, materials, tools, procedures and/ or equipments used; followed by findings, discussion and conclusion. Appendices may be used to amplify details where appropriate. Scholarly papers should have introduction, main sections and sub-sections and conclusion.
- Paper should be typed on a computer and should be print out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper.
- Double-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). Whatever font you choose, MLA recommends that the regular and italics type styles contrast enough that they are recognizable one from another. The font size should be 12 pt.
- Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks (unless otherwise instructed by your instructor). • Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.
- Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. MLA recommends that you use the Tab key as opposed to pushing the Space Bar five times.
- Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. (Note: Your instructor may ask that you omit the number on your first page. Always follow your instructor’s guidelines.)
- Use italics throughout your essay for the titles of longer works and, only when absolutely necessary, providing emphasis.
- If you have any endnotes, include them on a separate page before your Works Cited page. Entitle the section Notes (centered, unformatted).
- In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor’s name, the course, and the date. Again, be sure to use double-spaced text.
- Double space again and center the title. Do not underline, italicize, or place your title in quotation marks; write the title in Title Case (standard capitalization), not in all capital letters.
- Use quotation marks and/or italics when referring to other works in your title, just as you would in your text: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as Morality Play; Human Weariness in “After Apple Picking”
- Double space between the title and the first line of the text.
- Create a header in the upper right-hand corner that includes your last name, followed by a space with a page number; number all pages consecutively with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. (Note: Your instructor or other readers may ask that you omit last name/page number header on your first page. Always follow instructor guidelines.)
- Manuscripts to be submitted online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to steps mentioned below for online submission.
- Maximum length of the manuscript should be between 3000-5000 words.
- Main attachment should contain full text contain including title of the manuscript at the top, an abstract of no more than 100 words.
- Authors names should not appear on anywhere on the body of the manuscript to facilitate the referred and blind review process.
Abstract: The abstract is to be in fully-justified italicized text as it is here, below the author information. Use the word “Abstract” as the title, in 12-point Times New Roman, boldface type, cantered relative to the column, initially capitalized. The abstract is to be in 11-point, single-spaced type, and may be up to 3 in. (18 picas or 7.62 cm) long. Leave two blank lines after the abstract, then begin the main text. All manuscripts must be in English. References: List and number all bibliographical references in 9-point Times New Roman, single-spaced with 10-point interlining spacing, at the end of your paper. When referenced in the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example . Where appropriate, include the name(s) of editors of referenced books. Journal Article Author, A. A., Author, B. B. & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages. Example: Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896. Book Surname, Initials (Year), Book Title, publisher, Place. Example: Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11,7-10. Chapter in a Book Author, A. A., and Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor and B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher. Example: O’ Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer. Conference Proceedings Last Name, First Name, ed. Conference Title that Includes Conference Date and Location. City of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Print. Example: Black, L.(1998, February), The Development of sign language in hearing children, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Professional Linguistics Society, Munich, Germany. Unpublished doctoral dissertation Last Name, F. N. (Year). Title of Dissertation. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Name of Institution, Location. Example: Smith, A. (2001), Analysis of non union American companies in the late 1990s, Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Georgetown University, Washington.
- The contributors are advised to refer to the previous issues of the HJCR for choosing their research topic in order to avoid repetition unless the researcher is looking at research problem from a completely different perspective.
- The reviewer’s report after scrutiny of research paper should be taken seriously by the contributor and research paper amended accordingly.
- All the references to secondary materials in the research paper must be meticulously cited and included in the Bibliography. This also holds true for all the statistical publications e.g. Census Reports, World Bank Reports, Statistical Reports etc.
- All the citations/references in the paper should be in strict accordance with MLA Handbook 7th edition or look up http://www.owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01 for detailed guidelines on submitting a publishable paper.
- Contributions that don’t adhere to the above mentioned norms will be summarily rejected by the Editor.