GUIDELINES

For paper submission

Authors should ensure that the manuscripts submitted to IJCSR are original. Send your soft copy to editor.dcj@gmail.com. Acknowledgements will be sent immediately.

Format:

Times New Roman, 12 point font size, double space.

Cover page:

Manuscript of a paper should have a cover copy providing the title of the paper, the name(s), affiliation, address (s), phone, fax numbers and email of all the authors, to facilitate anonymous review of the papers.

Abstract:

Abstracts may be sent not exceeding three hundred words. Only selected abstracts will be encouraged to follow with full papers.

Full Paper:

Full papers word length should not exceed three thousand. Authors are requested to adhere to style sheet APA (American Psychological Association) 6th and latest Edition published in 2012.

Citation examples:

Quotation: As Rubin and Mc Hugh (1987) concluded, “interpersonal and mediated relationships appear to follow a similar process of development” (p.288).

Paraphrase:Rubin and Mc Hugh (1987) argued that interpersonal relationships follow a similar developmental pattern.

Idea:The way people develop relationships with others is very much like theway they develop relationships with television characters (Rubin & Mc Hugh, 1987).

References:

At the end of the text, references should be listed in the alphabetical order of the last names of the authors, with a title ‘References’. Examples of how the references are to be listed at the end of the paper are given below.

Book: Porter, M.E. & Walker, J. E. (1980). Competitive strategy. New York: free press.

Article in a journal:Hannan, M.T. & Freeman, J. (1977). The population ecology of organizations. American Journal of Sociology, 82 (5): 929-964.

Article in an edited book:Kanter, R. M. (1988). When a thousand flowers bloom, In B. staw & L. Cummings (Eds.), Research in Organizational Behavior (pp.169-211). Greenwich, CT: Jai press.

For many more references, please refer the APA (6th Edition) Style sheet. www.apastyle.org

Figures and tables:

Each figure/table should be printed on a separate sheet and separately numbered, titled and attached at the end of the text serially. The position of the figure or table should be indicated in the text on a separate line with the words “table 1 about here”.

Notes:

Use footnotes in rare cases only. Minimize end notes. If they are unavoidable, number them serially in the text using super script and list them together on a separate sheet under the heading NOTES immediately following the text of the paper. Notes are not for citing a reference but for offering a significant explanation, which is important for understanding the text, but is tangential to the main idea discussed there in.

Review Policy:

All papers submitted to our journals go through a rigorous blind review process. The Editor-in-Chief is the first to see an author’s work. He is to forward the paper to experts in the specific field discussed in the paper for review. After review, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal will look over the reviewer’s comments. If two reviewers seem to hold opposite opinions of the same paper, the Editor-in-Chief will resolve the controversy and ultimately, he makes the final decision. There exist four possible outcomes for each paper submitted and reviewed:acceptance, acceptance after minor revision, major revision and re-submission, or rejection. This prevents the promulgation of pseudoscience and insures intellectual and scientific integrity of the findings published by IJCSR. On acceptance, the authors are expected to incorporate the modifications suggested by the reviewers, if any, and submit a soft copy of the final revised manuscript.

Policy against simultaneous submission:

Authors should ensure that the manuscripts submitted to IJCSR are not simultaneously submitted to any other journal or publisher. Similarly, it should not be submitted anywhere else during the pendency of the review process which will take about 3 to 6 months. Once manuscript is accepted by or published in IJCSR, it becomes the property of International Journal of Communication and Social Research (IJCSR), whose permission is required for any operations covered by the copyright act. The author has to give a declaration that paper/ article has not been published elsewhere.

Copyright notice:

Authors are responsible for making sure that they have not duplicated an article already published or accepted. Authors should certify that the material is not published, copyrighted, accepted or under review elsewhere. The copyright of the contribution submitted is transferred to IJCSR as and when it has
been accepted for publication. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the contribution, includes reprints, translations, photographic microforms, electronic form (offline, online), or any other reproductions of similar nature. The views expressed by the authors are their own and the Editorial Team is
not responsible for any inconsistency.

 

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