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An international biannual journal, the International Journal of Regulation and Governance is published by The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi.


Three good-quality hard copies of the manuscripts have to be submitted to the editor. Electronic version of documents are also accepted.

Presentation of manuscripts

Manuscripts must be in English and the length of original articles should not exceed 6000 words. They must be typed on one side only, on international standard A4 size paper, with a left-hand margin of 40 mm (1.5 inches). The main text should be double-spaced with headings and sub-headings clearly indicated and placed on the left-hand side of the text. All tables, figures, and equations should be numbered with Arabic numerals and the measurements should be given in metric (SI) units. The manuscript should be arranged in the order given below.

  1. Short title (10 words is the desired maximum length), subtitle (if desired)

  2. Author’s name, affiliation, full postal address, and e-mail, telephone, and fax numbers (respective affiliations and addresses for co-authors should also be clearly indicated)

  3. Abstract (not exceeding 200 words)

  4. Main body of the text, suitably divided under headings

  5. Acknowledgements

  6. References

  7. Appendices/annexures (each on a separate sheet)

  8. Tables (each on a separate sheet)

  9. Figures (each on a separate sheet)

Shorter items

The following short items are also welcome and must be typed in the same way as major papers.

  • Viewpoints (research notes and short communications) and case studies (maximum 1500 words)

  • Book reviews (maximum 1000 words)

  • Comments to editors


In the text, the surname of the author(s) followed by the year of publication of the reference is to be given, e.g. (Hall 1993). Where there are several publications by the same author(s) in the same year, use notations ‘1993a’, ‘1993b’, etc. Up to three authors can be mentioned in text references; four or more authors should be shortened to the first three authors’ names followed by et al. References must be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper (double spaced) and should conform to the following style.

For journals: Davis G R. 1990. Energy for planet earth. Scientific American 263(3): 55–62.

For books: Carmichael J B and Strzepek K M. 1987. Industrial Water Use and Treatment Practices. London: Cassell Tycooly.

For chapters of edited books: Sintak Y. 1992. Models and projections of energy use in the Soviet Union. pp. 1–53. In International Energy Economics, edited by T Steiner. London: Chapman and Hall.

For grey literature: Togeby M and Jacobsen U. 1996. How conflicting goals concerning environment and transport influence the policy process? Paper presented at the Conference on Transport, Energy and Environment, 3–4 October, Helsingor, Denmark.


Footnotes should be minimized, and where unavoidable, should be indicated in the text by superior Arabic numerals, which run consecutively through the paper. They should be grouped in order of appearance at the bottom of the concerned page in numerical order and must be double-spaced.


  • Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors, not upon the editor or the publisher.

  • Papers are accepted for refereeing on the understanding that they have been submitted only to this journal and to no other journal.

  • The author must not publish the same manuscript subsequently in another journal. However, selected portions of the published paper may be reproduced, provided that written approval has been received from the publisher.

Electronic manuscripts

On acceptance, contributors are requested to supply the revised manuscript in electronic format, on computer disc (3.5 inches) containing the final version of the paper as well as the final hard copy. Make sure that the disc and hard copy match exactly. Please observe the following criteria.

  • Specify what software was used, including which release, e.g. WordPerfect 6.1.

  • Specify what computer was used (either IBM compatible PC or Apple Macintosh).

  • Include the text file (saved in double spacing) and separate the table, figures, and illustration files.

  • Keep a back-up disc for reference and safety.


All authors must sign the Transfer of Copyright agreement before the paper can be published by TERI. This transfer agreement enables TERI to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not affect the authors’ proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the papers, including reprints, photographic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations, and includes the right to adapt the paper for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. Authors are responsible for obtaining, from the copyright holder, permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.


One set of proofs will be sent to the author before publication, which should be returned promptly within 48 hours of receipt. The publishers reserve the right to charge for any changes made at the proof stage (other than printer’s errors) as the insertion or deletion of a single word may necessitate the resetting of whole paragraphs. Please note that authors are urged to check their proofs carefully before return, since late corrections cannot be accepted.


Apart from one free copy of the journal to the authors, 10 free off-prints will be supplied to the first author. A copy of the paper in PDF (portable document format) will also be sent to the author.

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