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Journal of Social Inclusion Studies

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies

Published in Association with Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
Other Titles in:
Social Problems

eISSN: 25166123 | ISSN: 23944811 | Current volume: 8 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually

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Journal of Social Inclusion Studies
is a peer reviewed academic journal of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. The journal aims to focus of the following issues-

  • To provide a forum for informed, evidence based debate and discussion on the issues related to social exclusion and discrimination as experienced by persons from the excluded groups and policies to promote social inclusion and equal rights and entitlement.
  • To research, document and disseminate the nature, forms and mechanism of social exclusion and discrimination in social, economic, political and cultural spheres based on the group identity such as caste, ethnicity, religion, gender, colour, disability and regional identity.
  • To develop an understanding of the consequences of social exclusion and discrimination on poverty, education, health, political participation and well-being of the marginalised groups. 
  • To provide knowledge support and policy input to policy makers to formulate socially inclusive policies.
  • To engage academicians, national and international funding agencies and civil society organisations on the issues of social exclusion, discrimination and inclusive development.

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies provides multi-disciplinary approach to the academic contribution published in the journal.

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

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies is a peer reviewed academic journal of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. The journal aims to focus of the following issues-

  • To provide a forum for informed, evidence based debate and discussion on the issues related to social exclusion and discrimination as experienced by persons from the excluded groups and policies to promote social inclusion and equal rights and entitlement.
  • To research, document and disseminate the nature, forms and mechanism of social exclusion and discrimination in social, economic, political and cultural spheres based on the group identity such as caste, ethnicity, religion, gender, colour, disability and regional identity.
  • To develop an understanding of the consequences of social exclusion and discrimination on poverty, education, health, political participation and well-being of the marginalised groups.
  • To provide knowledge support and policy input to policy makers to formulate socially inclusive policies.
  • To engage academicians, national and international funding agencies and civil society organisations on the issues of social exclusion, discrimination and inclusive development.

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies provides multi-disciplinary approach to the academic contribution published in the journal.

Editors
R P Mamgain Professor, Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, India
Aseem Prakash Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, India
Chief Editor
Sukhadeo Thorat Chairman, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Managing Editor
Vinod Kumar Mishra Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi
Editorial Advisory Board
Amaresh Dubey Professor, Centre for Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Arjan De Haan Program Leader, Supporting Inclusive Growth, International Development Research Centre, Canada
Ashwani Deshpande Professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Barbara Harriss-White Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, Senior Research Fellow in SIAS, University of Oxford, UK
Ghanshyam Shah National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Kausik Basu Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University, USA
Naila Kabeer Professor of Gender and Development, Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
R S Deshpande National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Samuel L Myers Professor, Chair of Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, University of Minnesota, USA
Shenggen Fan International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
Sushrut Jadhav University College London, UK
Valerian Rodrigues Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Laurence Simon Professor, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Vidhu Verma Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
William Darity Jr. Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics and Director, Duke Consortium on Social Equality, USA
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    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies is hosted on SAGE Peer Review, a web-based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below, and then visit  https://peerreview.sagepub.com/sis to login and submit your article online. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Social Inclusion 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, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, 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. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Journal of Social Inclusion Studies will consider submissions of papers that have been posted on preprint servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the Journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the Journal's author archiving policy.

    If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

    If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal

    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
    2.6 Research data

    3. Publishing policies
    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 Supplemental material
    4.4 Reference style

    5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 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 Journal of Social Inclusion Studies, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    Full-fledged papers may be of 5,000 to 8,000 words. Brief write-ups of 1,000 to 2,500 words (research reports, commentaries, theoretical notes, and data-based profiles) may also be sent; these will be considered for inclusion in sections titled research papers, research notes, book reviews, and occasionally documents and interviews/ dialogues.

    1.3 Writing your paper

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

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Journal of Social Inclusion 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.

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Journal of Social Inclusion Studies can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    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

    Journal of Social Inclusion 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

    Journal of Social Inclusion 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

    2.6. Research data

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Journal of Social Inclusion Studies encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.

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    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
    Journal of Social Inclusion 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 plagiarized 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

    Journal of Social Inclusion 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.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. A LaTex template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    The manuscript should be structured as follows:

    • Cover page, showing title of the paper, name of author, author’s affiliation and institutional address with pin code, email id and a 100–150 word abstract. Authors’ names and references should not be used in the text in order to keep authors’ anonymity (e.g., ‘as the author has written elsewhere’ should be avoided). In case there are two or more authors, then corresponding author’s name and address details must be clearly specified on the first page itself.
    • The contributors should also provide 4–5 keywords for online searchability. 
    • Text should start on a new page, and must not contain the names of authors. 
    • References should come at the end of the manuscript. 
    • Tables and figures should be provided in editable format and should be referred to in the text by number separately (e.g., Table 1) not by placement (e.g., see Table below). They should each be submitted on a separate page following the article, numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. They will be inserted in the final text as indicated by the author. Source citations with tables and figures are required irrespective of whether or not they require permissions. 
    • Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Permissions to reprint should be obtained for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (The Publisher is a profit-making endeavour). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately in a folder along with the main article. 
    • Mathematical formulae, methodological details etc. should be given separately as an appendix, unless their mention in the main body of the text becomes essential.

    Language

    • The language and spellings used should be British (U.K.), with ‘s’ variant, e.g., globalisation instead of globalization, labour instead of labor. For non-English and uncommon words and phrases, use italics only for the first time. Meaning of non-English words should be given in parenthesis just after the word when it is used for the first time. 
    • Articles should use non-sexist and non-racist language. 
    • Spell out numbers from one to ninety nine, 100 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurement (e.g., China’s GDP growth rate 9.8 per cent) use numbers. Very large round numbers, especially sums of money, may be expressed by a mixture of numerals and spelled-out numbers (India’s population 1.2 billion). Follow thousand, million, billion number metric system instead of lacks and crores. 
    • Single quotes should be used throughout. Double quote marks are to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text. 
    • Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference. 
    • Ibid. should be used. 
    • Use ‘per cent’ instead of % in the text. In tables, graphs etc, % can be used. Use ‘20th century’, ‘1990s’. 
    • Number ranges should not be truncated. 
    • Initials with full points and no spaces. 
    • The journal does not encourage frequent use of capital letters. They should be used selectively and consistently. Only the first word of title and subtitle should start with capitals. Although proper names are capitalised, many words derived from or associated with proper names, as well as the names of significant offices are lowercased. While the names of ethnic, religious and national groups are capitalised (the Muslims, the Gurkhas, the Germans), designations based loosely on colour (black people) and terms denoting socio-economic classes or groups (the middle class, the dalits, the adivasis, the african-american) are lowercased. All caste, tribe and community names (the Santhals, the Jatavs) are to be capitalised but generic terms (the kayasths) are to be lower cased. Civil, military, religious, and professional titles (the president) and institutions (the parliament, the united nations) are to be put in lower case, but names of organisations (the Labour Party, the Students Federation of India) are to be capitalised. The names of political tendencies (the marxists, the socialists) should remain in lower case. 
    • Abbreviations are spelled out at first occurrence. Very common ones (US, GDP, BBC) need not be spelled out. Other commonly used abbreviations (am, pm, cm, kg, ha) can be used in lower case, without spaces.

    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, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. Tables and charts should have self-explanatory titles and numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1,500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. 
    • Tables, figures, pictures and charts should appear at their original place in the text where they appear. They should not be provided at the end or in a separate file.
    • Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavour).
    • Please Note: All figures and tables should be cited in the text and should have the source (a specific URL, a reference or, if it is author’s own work, ‘The Author’) mentioned at the bottom of the tables/charts/graphs irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

    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 Supplemental 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 supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies is hosted on SAGE Peer Review, a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the manuscript submission guidelines, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/sis to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. 

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this Journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more. 

    5.2 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. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. 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).

    5.3 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.

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    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 made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us 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.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Social Inclusion Studies editorial office as follows:

    Dr. Vinod Mishra
    Assistant Professor,
    Indian Institute of Dalit Studies,
    D-II/I, Road No- 4
    Andrews Ganj
    New Delhi-110049
    Tel: +91-11-25262082
    Fax: +91-11-25262082 
    E-mail: vinodkmishra@dalitstudies.org.in

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