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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines:

Word Limit

The recommended length for articles is 4000-8000 words while the same for review essays is 1000-2000 words.

Permissions for Images

Do arrange for the permissions to carry/reproduce any visuals.

Submission

In order to send your submissions, Register or Login. In the covering letter, declare that the article/review has not been published elsewhere or submitted elsewhere for consideration for publication. Attach 2 documents. The first document should have an abstract of not more than 300 words. Add up to 5 keywords. Include author’s name, designation, institutional affiliation, and a short bio not of up to 100 words. The second document should have the article/review. Omit any details that identify the author.

Citation Style

All submissions must be written as per the latest edition of MLA style. 

Use in-text citations with a list of works cited at the end. Endnotes to be used sparingly and only when providing explanatory notes regarding sources.

Examples:

Book with 1 author

Mitra, Durba. Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought. Princeton University Press, 2020.

Book with 2 authors

Gordon, Peter, and Juan José Morales. Painter and Patron: The Maritime Silk Road in the Códice Casanatense. Abbreviated Press, 2020.

Book/Edited book with more than 2 authors

Bray, Joe, et al. The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature. Routledge, 2012.

Republished book

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble. 1990. Routledge, 1999.

Book more than 1 edition

Crowley, Sharon, and Debra Hawhee. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. 3rd ed., Pearson, 2004.

Chapter in a book

Hannerz, Ulf. “Notes on the Global Ecumene”. The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader, edited by Jonathan Xavier Inda and Renato Rosaldo, Blackwell, 2002, pp. 37-45.

Journal article

Skipper, Robert Boyd. “What Good is Ancient Philosophy?”. Philosophy and Literature, vol. 43, no. 2, October 2019, pp.535-542. Project Muse, doi: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/737259

Translated book

Murugan, Perumal. Estuary. Translated by Nandini Krishnan, Eka, 2020.

Entire Website

Asian Review of Books. https://asianreviewofbooks.com/content/. Accessed 12 September 2020.

Article on a Website

Butler, John. “A Double Helping of Contemporary Chinese Poetry: Wu Sheng and Ya Shi.” Asian Review of Books, 17 Aug. 2020, https://asianreviewofbooks.com/content/. Accessed 12 September 2020.

Video

Brown, Bill. “Big Think Interview With Bill Brown.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 24 April 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W41fUUbPnOw&t=58s. 

Formatting of Articles/Reviews

  1. Font: Times New Roman, 12-point type
  2. Spacing: Double
  3. Margin: 1-inch on all sides
  4. Headings & subheadings: Not needed
  5. Numbers: use figures, not spelling
  6. Spelling: British English
  7. Foreign-language words: For first mention, use in single quotes. Drop the quotes in subsequent uses.
  8. Quotations: 1-inch indentation for quotes longer than 4 lines. For quotes shorter than 4 lines, use double quotation marks.
  9. Paragraphs: First line indented – 1/2 inch or 5 spaces

Articles

Submissions that take South Asian literature, history, culture, and popular culture as subjects of inquiry are invited. Contributions from various disciplines in social sciences and humanities are welcome. Articles must identify new perspectives of looking at issues pertaining to political and physical geography of South Asia, and relate them to issues and debates about identity/community, politics/representation, transnationalism/transculturalism, border studies, gender/sexuality, economy/policy, urban/rural binary, cultural/human geography, physical/digital environment, post/colonialism, languages/literature, art/culture, medical/digital humanities, disability studies, museums/heritage, film/media studies, history/philosophy of science, and critical/social theory. 

The recommended length for articles is 4000-8000 words.

Book Reviews

SINDHU is interested in physical geography of South Asia and issues and debates about identity/community, politics/representation, transnationalism/transculturalism, border studies, gender/sexuality, economy/policy, urban/rural binary, cultural/human geography, physical/digital environment, post/colonialism, languages/literature, art/culture, medical/digital humanities, disability studies, museums/heritage, film/media studies, history/philosophy of science, and critical/social theory. 

Review essays on books, art exhibitions, films, and digital works must locate a work being reviewed in the larger context of ideas and debates around the areas mentioned above.

Publishers may write to the editors at sindhuthejournal@gmail.org to request reviews of new books.

Authors interested in writing book reviews should get in touch at the same email. The suggested length for the review essays is 1000-2000 words. Authors are also encouraged to suggest any new books related to South Asian humanities and submit the same for consideration if they have read/arranged a book by themselves.

 

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