INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

TYPE OF ARTICLE

• News and Views: not more than 1000 words and can cover important research topics or any research news of interest to the academic community.
• Review Article: not more than 6000 words, with reference list of not more 100 papers expected for survey and discussion of current developments in the chosen field. Articles should be well focused and organized.
• Research Article: not more than 4000 words and should report results of major significance in the chosen field. Articles should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph, and brief subheads.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

All manuscripts should be addressed to the Editor, Journal Title “HansShodhSudha”. Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically to hansshodhsudha@hrc.du.ac.in with a letter of transmittal, giving (i) names and complete addresses (including telephone numbers, e-mail i.d. etc.) of all the authors and (ii) title of the contribution. Submission of an article implies that it has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and further, that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. Acknowledgement to the organizations/agencies funding the submitted research work must be mentioned. Any other conflict of interest must be declared while submitting the manuscripts.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

The manuscript should be in MS Word format docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions). All manuscripts should be in double-space and 12 point Times New Roman font. The pages should be serially numbered starting from Title page till the end of the manuscript and should include abstract, text, references, tables, figures. Automatic page numbering function should be used for page numbering. For indenting text, tab stops key should be used and not the space bar. The tables presented in the manuscript should be made using the Table function in MS Word. Excel spreadsheet tables should not be used. Manuscripts with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTeX. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention in manuscript and used consistently thereafter

The manuscript must be arranged in the following sequence: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Text, Acknowledgements, References, Table(s) and Figure(s). The title page should contain Title, Authors, Institutional Affiliations, and Corresponding author and address including phone/fax/email of corresponding author. The title of the manuscript should be short and informative. Not more than five keywords should be indicated separately. These should not overlap with the title. An abstract of 150 to 250 words should be provided which should provide an overview of the manuscript and outline the major results and their significance. The abstract should not have any abbreviations or citation references.

Different sections in the text should be numbered in serial order. Tables and Figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals and shall follow the sequence of reference in the text, separate for each category i.e. Tables and Figures. Each table and figure should be on a separate page with complete labelling/annotation and legend. Authors quoting figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

The Acknowledgements and Declarations section will be after the text of the manuscript and before References section. The Declaration as applicable, on funding, conflict of interest, authors contribution, data source, ethics approval etc. must be provided.

Citation of references in the text shall follow name and year in parentheses format. For eg. (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999). The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Reference list entries should be in alphabetic order by the last names of the first author of each work.

Journal names and book titles should be italicized.
Journal article Battaglini, M., & Patacchini, E. (2018). Influencing Connected Legislators. Journal of Political Economy, 126(6), 2277–2322.
• Article by DOI Duarte, A.A., Waechter, S.R., Pedrotti, M.F., et al., (2020) Microwave-Induced Combustion in Disposable Vessels: A Novel Perspective for Sample Digestion. Analytical Chemistry,
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c01017
• Book Smith, T.M., & Smith, R.L. (2015). Elements of Ecology. Virginia: Pearson Press.
• Book chapter Grainger, J., & Konkel, J. (2018). Flow Cytometry. In A. Hoffman and S. Clokie (Ed.), Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (pp. 287-312). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
• Online document Utkina, I. (2020). Traditional bamboo cultivation system in the Republic of Korea earns place on global agricultural heritage sites list. News. Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations. http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1295510/icode/. Accessed 26 June 2020.

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