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Indian Historical Review

Indian Historical Review

Published in Association with Indian Council of Historical Research

Editor-in-Chief
Arvind P Jamkhedkar Chairman, Indian Council of Historical Research, India

Other Titles in:
Asian History | South Asia Studies

eISSN: 09755977 | ISSN: 03769836 | Current volume: 46 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually
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The Indian Historical Review (IHR)
, a peer reviewed journal, addresses research interest in all areas of historical studies, ranging from early times to contemporary history. While its focus is on the Indian subcontinent, it has carried historical writings on other parts of the world as well. Committed to excellence in scholarship and accessibility in style, the IHR welcomes articles which deal with recent advancements in the study of history and discussion of method in relation to empirical research. All articles, including those which are commissioned, are independently and confidentially refereed. The IHR will aim to promote the work of new scholars in the field. In order to create a forum for discussion, it will be interested in particular in writings which critically respond to articles previously published in this journal. The IHR has been published since 1974 by the Indian Council of Historical Research. It is edited by an Editorial Board appointed by the Council. The Council also obtains the advice and support of the journal`s Advisory Committee, which consists of eminent scholars working in the area of Indian historical studies in India and abroad.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Indian Historical Review (IHR), a peer reviewed journal, addresses research interest in all areas of historical studies, ranging from early times to contemporary history. While its focus is on the Indian subcontinent, it has carried historical writings on other parts of the world as well. Committed to excellence in scholarship and accessibility in style, the IHR welcomes articles which deal with recent advancements in the study of history and discussion of method in relation to empirical research. All articles, including those which are commissioned, are independently and confidentially refereed. The IHR will aim to promote the work of new scholars in the field. In order to create a forum for discussion, it will be interested in particular in writings which critically respond to articles previously published in this journal. The IHR has been published since 1974 by the Indian Council of Historical Research. It is edited by an Editorial Board appointed by the Council. The Council also obtains the advice and support of an Advisory Committee which comprises those members of the Council who are not members of the editorial board.

Editorial Board
S M alias Raja Dixit Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
Umesh Kadam Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
M Kotresh Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Kapil Kumar Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Tamo Mibang Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Raghuvendra Tanwar Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Kumar Ratnam Member Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
Rajesh Kumar Director (Journal, Publication & Library) and Editor, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
Naushad Ali Deputy Director (Publication) and Co-Editor, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
Om Jee Upadhyay Director (Research & Administration), Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
Saurabh Kumar Mishra Editor-cum-Project Officer, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
Advisory Committee
Rahman Ali Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, India
Arun Bhosle Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Satish Chandra Mittal Retired, Kurukshetra University
Himanshu Kumar Chaturvedi Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
G B Deglukar Deccan College, Pune
Ajay Dubey Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Arvind Ganachari Mumbai University, Mumbai
Sujit Kumar Ghosh Chairman, MAKAIAS, Kolkata
K S Gupta M.L.S. University, Udaipur
Neeraja A Gupta Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
C I Issac Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Suman Jain Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
S V Jani Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat
Surjit Kaur Jolly Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Gyaneshwar Khurana Retired, Kurukshetra University
Nanditha Krishna Chennai
Baidyanath labh Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Makrand Mehta Retired, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
R N Mishra Mizoram University, Mizoram
Saradindu Mukherji Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, India
K Paddayya Deccan College, India
Veenu Pant Sikkim University, Gangtok, India
Rajeev Ranjan Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Narayan Rao Odisha
V Kishan Rao Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
V H Sonawane The Maharaja Sayajirav University (MSU), Baroda
K K Thapliyal Lucknow University, Lucknow
Vibha Upadhyay Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Vijay Kumar Vashishtha Retired, M D S University, Rajasthan
T P Vijay Kannada University, Hampi, Karnataka
Ishwar Sharan Vishwakarma Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Indian Historical Review

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    The Indian Historical Review welcomes well-researched and detailed articles of 7,000 to 10,000 words on any aspect of South Asian History. The articles and/or research notes must conform to the journal style. Correspondence in this regard may please be made with the Editorial Consultant, editor@ichr.ac.in. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Indian Historical Review will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information   

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Indian Historical Review please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    Types of manuscripts that can be submitted to Indian Historical Review are:

    • Articles
    • Report
    • Book Review
    • Review Article
    • Short Notice
    • All articles must be printed on one side of A4 paper with margins on all sides and double spaced throughout (i.e., including quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Please provide two hard copies and an identical electronic copy as an e-mail attachment. Manuscripts should be in MS Word format. Contributions in PDF format will not be accepted.
    •  All articles must include 4–6 keywords, an abstract of about 200 words and carry contributors’ affiliation(s) and complete postal and e-mail addresses.
    • Indian Historical Review carries articles written in British English with ‘s’ spellings.
    • Diacritical marks may be used in articles on pre-modern history. Italicised words can have diacritics as required. For Arabo-Persian vocabulary, please fol-low F. Steingass, A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary. For Dravidian languages, the Madras University Tamil Lexicon or some standard equivalent may be used. For other languages, the system used should be clearly specified early in the article. Where diacritical marks are not used, the word should be spelt phonetically, e.g., bhut and bhoot (unless in a quotation, where the original spelling should be used).
    • Use ‘nineteenth century’ and ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to ninety-nine, 100 and above to remain in figures.
    • Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes should only be used within single quotes. Quotations of 45 words or more should be indented from the text with a line space above and below.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online 

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Indian Historical Review adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.  

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Indian Historical Review requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Indian Historical Review encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Indian Historical Review and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Indian Historical Review offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                               

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Indian Historical Review adheres to the CMS reference style. View the CMS guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    • Citations for all the references should be provided in the article. While citing works, insert a note cue in the text where the citation is to be read and provide details in the footnote. Please mention the author’s name and title of the work in the footnote as follows:
      Hughes, Networks of Power. [For Books]
      Nair, ‘Civic and Public Services’, p. 237. [For Articles]
    • In the footnotes, books, articles, theses and official publications should be referred to in abbreviated form (i.e., using short titles), with the precise page reference if applicable. Short titles should be capable of standing alone and similar titles by an individual author should be clearly distinguished. Additional information can also be mentioned in the footnotes. An acknowledgement or statement about the background of the article, if any, will be set as an unnumbered footnote, before the other footnotes.
    • A complete list of all references cited in the article, including any tables, graphs and maps, should be provided. Do not distinguish between Primary and Secondary references; they must all be included in one alphabetical list. The details in references will be sufficient enough to distinguish the reference in the composite reference list.
    • In listing primary materials, please mention the name of the archives, location, including the town and, if necessary, the country, and the major series used. In case of materials in a private collection, the name and location of the collection should be mentioned. Where recorded oral materials stored in audio archives are used, the location of the recordings should be specified. Please retain the original names of archives but also translate them into English, for example, Rigsarkivet (National Archives). Names of archives and major series should be accompanied by the abbreviations used to refer to them in the notes: e.g., Tamil Nadu State Archives (TNSA) or Board of Revenue Proceedings (BRP). In references to primary materials produced by authors with Arabic or Persian names, alphabetise according to author, but do not reconfigure their names by placing ‘last names’ first.
    • Secondary References should be listed in alphabetical order of author, giving the surname first followed by initials or first name. Where more than one publication by the same author is referred to, please list them in chronological order.

    The following examples illustrate the style to be followed:

    Books:
    Masters, B. The Origins of Western Economic Dominance in the Middle East: Mercantilism and the Islamic Economy in Aleppo, 1600–1750, New York, 1988.
    (Note: Publishers’ names are not to be cited. If a book is published simultaneously at different places, one or at most two of them may be cited.)

    Edited Volumes:
    Troll, C.W., ed., Muslim Shrines in India: Their Character, History and Significance, Delhi, 1989.

    Articles in Journals:
    Hambly, G. ‘A Note on the Trade in Eunuchs in Mughal Bengal’, Journal of the American Oriental Society (hereafter JAOS), Vol. 94 (1), 1974, pp. 125–29.

    Articles in Edited Volumes:
    Gaeffke, P. ‘Alexander and the Bengal Sufis’, in Alan W. Entwistle and Francoise Mallison, eds, Studies in South Asian Devotional Literature, Research Papers, 1988–1991, New Delhi/Paris, 1994, pp. 278–84.

    • All tables and figures should be numbered and cited in the text. Source details for all tables and figures should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Submissions to the journal should be sent to:  editor@ichr.ac.in

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permissionfrom copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Indian Historical Review editorial office as follows:

    editor@ichr.ac.in

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