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Instructions to Authors

This journal aims to provide a snapshot of the latest research and advances in the field of Social Exclusion Studies. The journal addresses what is new, significant and practicable. Journal of Exclusion Studies is published twice a year (January and July) by IndianJournals.Com, New Delhi. The Journal has both print and online versions. Being peer-reviewed, the journal publishes original research reports, review papers and communications screened by national and international researchers who are experts in their respective fields.

The original manuscripts that enhance the level of research and contribute new developments to the social exclusion studies are encouraged. The work belonging to the fields of Economics, Education, History, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Social Anthropology and allied disciplines are invited. The journal is expected to help researchers, policy makers and social activists in the social sectors for social development to enhance their understanding of it. The manuscripts must be unpublished and should not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. There are no Publication Charges.

Editorial contact: amatinamu@gmail.com

Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts for publishing in "Journal of Exclusion Studies"

The authors should submit their manuscript in MS-Word (2003/2007) in single column, double line spacing as per the following guidelines. The manuscript should be organized to have Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Material & Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusion, and Acknowledgement. The manuscript normally should not exceed 16 pages in double line spacing.

Take margin of 1 inch (Left, Right, Top & Bottom) on A4 paper.

The Title of the paper should be in bold and in Title case.

Keywords: About 5-6 keywords to be indicated

The next item of the paper should be the author's name followed by the co-authors.

Name of the corresponding author should be highlighted by putting an asterisk, with whom all the future correspondence shall be made.

This should be followed by an affiliation and complete official addresses.

Providing e-mail id is must.

Please keep the title, author's name and affiliation center aligned.

Use the following font sizes:
Title: 14 point bold (Title Case), Author's name(s): 12-point bold, Author's Affiliations: 10-point normal, Headings: 11-point bold & caps, Sub-headings: 11-point normal & caps, Body Text: 10-point normal.

The manuscript must be in English.

Manuscripts should not normally exceed 12 printed pages, including illustrations.

Manuscripts are accepted on the basis that they may be edited for style and language.

Use Times new roman as the font.

Words used in a special context should appear between single quotation marks the first time they appear.

Lines must be double-spaced (plus one additional line between paragraphs).

Tables and figures must be included in the same file as the text in the end of the manuscript. Figures must be inserted into the document in JPEG or Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) format.

Abbreviations should be spelt out in full for the first time they appear and their abbreviated form included in brackets immediately after.

Communicating author will receive a soft copy of his/her published paper at free of cost.

Diagrams and Figures: Only black & white figures are accepted. Figures should be entered in one column (center aligned) and should not exceed 6-inch total width. A minimum line width of 1 point is required at actual size. Annotations should be in Times New Roman 12 point with only the first letter capitalized. The figure caption should be preceded by 'Figure' followed by the figure number. For example, 'Figure 10.

Photographs and illustrations: No color photographs are allowed. Image files should be optimized to the minimum possible size without compromising the quality. The figures should have a resolution of 300 dpi.

Equations: Using the appropriate editor, each equation should appear on a new line. The equations referred to in the text, should be numbered sequentially with their identifier enclosed in parenthesis, right justified. The symbols, where referred to in the text, should be italicized.

E=mc2 --(1)

Within the text, adopt the author-date method of citation minus the comma, for example, (Kundu 2006). If more than one work of an author is cited, separate the years of publication with comma (Castells 2000, 2006?). Separate the page numbers of citations by a colon (Castells 2002: 264?) and hyphenate the inclusive numbers (Castells 2002: 264-65?). When more than one author is cited, the entries should be chronological with works of different authors separate by a semicolon (Kundu 2006; Castells 2000; Thorat 2007). For co-authored works, cites works, cite both names (Silver and Miller 2003); for works authored by three or more authors, use 'et al.' after the first (Thorat et al. 2007). If a citation is repeated within a paragraph without intervening citations, use ibid., instead of repeating the author's name again, and provide the relevant page number(s) (ibid.; 32). If gazetteers, reports and works of governmental organization and other institutions are cited, mention the name of the organization/institution sponsoring the publication in the citation, fully spelt out at its first occurrence (Government of India 2006), and use its abbreviation/acronym in subsequent citations (GoI 2006).

Give separately the bibliography details of all works cited in the article under References in the following sequence: (a) article: the name(s) of the author(s); the year of publication; title of the article (within single inverted commas); the name of the journal (italicized); and the volume number, the issue number, and the beginning and ending page numbers. (b) Chapter in an edited work or compilation: the name(s); of the author(s); the year of publication; title of the chapter (within single inverted commas); the name(s) of the editor(s)/compiler(s); title of the book (italicized); the beginning and ending page numbers of the chapter; place of publication; and the name of the publisher. The listing in References must follow the alphabetical order of the last name of the (first) author. For illustrations, see any recent issue of the Journal of Exclusion Studies.

Journal of Exclusion Studies follows the endnote pattern: Serialise all explanatory notes in the sequence in they are referred to in the text (using numbered superscripts) and place them at the end of the text under Notes, but before References. Endnotes must not be used for bibliographic purposes.

Tables, charts maps, figures, etc. are to be placed separately at the end of the article. Number these serially, with appropriate titles/captions. Refer to them in the text by their number- Table 7, figure 5, Map 3, etc. - and not by their location- for example, the above table the figure below, etc.

Cite sentences or words taken from other works with single quotation marks; use double quotation marks only within quotations. Separate quotation exceeding fifty words from the text and indent them on the left. Unless the entire sentence is part of the quotation, the punctuation must remain outside the quotation marks.

Use British, rather than American, spellings (Colour, not color; programme, not program). Similarly use 's', rather than 'z', in 'ise', 'ising', 'isation' words. Italicisaltion needs to be consistent in the article.

Write numerals between one and ninety-nine in words, and 100 and above in figures. However, the following are to be figures only: distance: 3km; age: 32 years old; percentage: 64 per cent; and years; 1990s.

Submission of Manuscript:

The manuscript must be submitted in doc or pdf to the Editor-in-Chief as an email attachment to amatinamu@gmail.com. The author(s) should send a signed declaration form mentioning that, the matter embodied in the manuscript is original and copyrighted material used during the preparation of the manuscript and has been duly acknowledged. The declaration should also carry consent of all the authors for its submission to Journal of Exclusion Studies. It is the responsibility of corresponding author to secure requisite permission from his or her employer that all papers submitted are understood to have received clearance(s) for publication. The authors shall also assign the copyright of the manuscript to the publisher IndianJournals.Com (India).

Peer Review Policy:

Review System: Every article is processed by a masked peer review of double blind or by three referees and edited accordingly before publication. The criteria used for the acceptance of article are: policy and planning, contemporary relevance, updated literature, logical analysis, relevance to the global / national / regional / local problem, sound methodology, contribution to knowledge and fairly good English. Selection of articles will be purely based on the experts' views and opinion. Authors will be communicated within Two months from the date of receipt of the manuscript. The editorial office will endeavor to assist where necessary with English language editing but authors are hereby requested to seek local editing assistance as far as possible before submission. Papers with immediate relevance would be considered for early publication. The possible expectations will be in the case of occasional invited papers and editorials, or where a partial or entire issue is devoted to a special theme under the guidance of a Guest Editor.

The Editor-in-Chief may be reached at: amatinamu@gmail.com

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