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  • 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

GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

The Rajagiri Journal of Social Development publishes original articles on the theme of social development — on theoretical or field based topics related to social development, social issues, or programmes of development. Academic articles may be of 6000-10000 words. Shorter papers on development initiatives or anecdotes of social intervention “from the field” are also welcome. Articles will be accepted for publication on the recommendation of peer-referees.

A copy of the article together with an abstract in 150-200 words may be sent in the form of soft copy in Microsoft Word (as email attachment) with the signed declaration that its contents have not been published earlier and it has not been sent anywhere else for publication.

Notes are serially numbered as they appear in the text of the article and placed at the end of the text.

References: Within the text of the article reference is made in parenthesis using the last name of the author and the year of publication as for example (Gore, 2003). If more than one work of the same author are cited, the years of publication of the works are separated with coma as (Gore, 1982, 2003). If two or more works of the same author in the same year are cited, they are distinguished with the alphabets a, b, etc. as (Gore, 1998a, 1998b). When more than one author are cited, the authors are separated with semicolon, as (Gore, 2003; Mukherji, 2004). For works authored by three or more authors, et al. is used after the first author, as (Gore et al., 1999). Page number of the citation is given after the year of publication followed by colon as (Gore, 2003: 84).

The list of References at the end of the article will have all and only those sources (books, articles in journals, contributions in edited volumes and online documents) that are cited within the text. Names of all the authors of a work are given in the list of References at the end; ef al. is used only within the text. Details of the sources in alphabetical order of the last name of the (first) author are given as follows. In the case of books: author’s name, year of publication, title of the book in italics, place of publication and name of publishers. For example: Gore, M. S. (2003). Challenges Faced in an Unequal and Plural Society. Jaipur: Rawat Publications. In the case of articles, published in journals: author’s name, year of publication, title of the article in inverted comas, name of the journal in italics, volume number with issue number, and the beginning and ending page numbers. For example: Bhandari, Mala. (2004). “Women in Two Work Roles and the Quality of Their Life”. Sociological Bulletin-53 (1): 94-104. In the case of contributions in edited books: author’s name, year of publication, title of the contribution in inverted comas, editor’s name, title of the book in italics, the beginning and ending page numbers of the contribution in the book, place of publication and name of publishers. For example: Oommen, T. K. (2004). “Institution Building in South Asia: Dilemmas and Experiences”. in Partha Nath Mukherji and Chandan Sengupta (eds.). Indigeneity and Universality in Social Science (255-267). New Delhi: Sage Publications. Online sources may contain author’s name, year, title of the document, URL and date of accessing the reference. For example: Wikipedia (2009). Caste System in India. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste_system_in_India. accessed on [November 2009.

Editorial correspondence is to be addressed to the Editor, Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, Kochi — 683104 (India). Email: journal @rajagiri.edu

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