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Indian Journal of Gender Studies

Indian Journal of Gender Studies

2017 Impact Factor: 0.238
2017 Ranking: 36/42 in Women's Studies
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product
Published in Association with Centre for Women's Development Studies

Editors
Malavika Karlekar Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Leela Kasturi Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India


eISSN: 09730672 | ISSN: 09715215 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

The Indian Journal of Gender Studies is geared towards providing a more holistic understanding of society. Women and men are not compared mechanically. Rather, gender categories are analysed with a view to changing social attitudes and academic biases which obstruct a holistic understanding of contributions to the family, community and a wider polity. The journal focuses, among other issues, on violence as a phenomenon, the social organisation of the family, the invisibility of women's work, institutional and policy analyses, women and politics, and motherhood and child care.

Electronic Access:
Indian Journal of Gender Studies is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://journals.sagepub.com/home/IJG

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

The Indian Journal of Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It aims at providing a holistic understanding of society. Its objective is to encourage and publish research, analysis and informed discussion on issues relating to gender. Often, contributions challenge existing social attitudes and academic biases that obstruct a holistic understanding of the role of the family, particularly of its women members, community and a wider polity. In recent years, the journal has focused on women in politics, violence as a phenomenon, disability, the social organization of the family, women’s livelihood matters, institutional, legal and policy questions, and motherhood and child care.

The journal has published a number of well-received guest-edited special issues that contribute to its overall objectives.

Editorial Assistants
Ravinder Pillai Centre for Womens Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Swapna Guha Centre for Womens Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Editorial Advisory Board
Bina Agarwal University of Manchester, UK and Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India
Indu Agnihotri Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Malathi de Alwis University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Aparna Basu All-India Women`s Conference, New Delhi, India
Melani Budianta University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Antoinette Burton University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Uma Chakravarti Feminist historian, Miranda House, University of Delhi.
J Devika Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Anita Ghai School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, New Delhi, India
Mary E John Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Laxmi Murthy HIMAL, bangalore, India
Pramod K Nayar University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Shirin M Rai University of Warwick, Warwick, UK
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan New York University, USA
Saraswati Raju Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Kalpana Ram Macquarie University, Australia
Mohan Rao Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Nitya Rao University of East Anglia, UK
Kumkum Roy Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Samita Sen Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Padmini Swaminathan Professor & Chairperson, School of Livelihoods and Development, Tata Institute of Social Science, Hyderabad, India
Patricia Uberoi Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, India
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: The Indian Journal of Gender Studies

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to:
    Ms Ravinder Pillai. E-mail: ijgs@cwds.ac.in 

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of The Indian Journal of Gender Studies 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 The Indian Journal of Gender Studies, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    • The word limit of manuscripts is as follows:

    Articles – not more than 8000 words including notes and references
    Research notes – not more than 3000 words including notes and references
    Book reviews  -   not more than 1500 words

    • Along with the submission, authors also need to send an undertaking that the same article is not submitted to any other publication.
    • Provide an abstract of not more than 150 words and 4–6 keywords for articles.
    • British spellings should be used throughout; universal ‘z’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.
    • Single quotes should be used throughout. Double quote marks are to be used within single quotes.
    • Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above should remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %).
    • Notes should be numbered serially and presented as endnotes. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.

    There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

    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

    The Indian Journal of Gender Studies 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

    The Indian Journal of Gender Studies 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

    The Indian Journal of Gender Studies 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
    The Indian Journal of Gender Studies 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

    The Indian Journal of Gender Studies 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

    The Indian Journal of Gender Studies adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    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

    Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to Ms Ravinder Pillai. E-mail: ijgs@cwds.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 permission from 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

    For more information, please contact:
    Ms Ravinder Pillai.
    E-mail: ijgs@cwds.ac.in

     

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