India Quarterly is a refereed journal of international affairs. Originally when it was launched in 1945, its focus was on India and Asia. But as India has changed over the decades, and so has the texture of global politics, the journal now solicits papers on themes that concern the possible variations in global politics that are likely to impact India’s interests. The phenomenon of globalisation makes the scope of the journal wider with every passing day.
India Quarterly is the flagship publication of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in collaboration with M/s SAGE Publications, New Delhi (since January 2009). The aim of the Journal has been to encourage scholars, journalists and other freelance intellectuals to contribute original articles on matters concerning international relations and national foreign policies. The Council invites articles on International Affairs from scholars both from India and abroad. The idea is to promote critical and objective analysis on any theme of importance for international understanding. Though we do not totally discourage theoretical writings, by and large we prefer empirical and policy-oriented articles. Falling within our special purview are such future global concerns as environmental issues, energy security, identity-centric conflicts and their international ramifications, cross-border movements of people and such related concerns as human trafficking, gun-running, terrorist networking, migration of diseases, and international economic crime cartels.
The Council, as such, does not use the journal, India Quarterly, to express its opinion on any aspects of Indian and international affairs. The opinions expressed in India Quarterly are those of the authors and need not necessarily be in conformity with the outlook of the ICWA. Freedom of thought is our motto. A book review section is a regular feature of the journal.
This prestigious Quarterly is also indexed in ‘International Political Science Abstracts’ and ‘ABC of Political Science’.
The copyright and all rights of reproduction and translation of material published in India Quarterly are reserved by the Council. Application for permission to translate or reproduce any material contained in them should be made to the Editor, India Quarterly.
Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, India Quarterly, at Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, 01, Barakhambha Road, New Delhi 110 001.
India Quarterly is a peer reviewed journal of international affairs. When launched in 1945, its focus was primarily on India and Asia. However, as India’s interests have expanded so too has the mandate of the journal to include submissions on varied themes that are likely to impact India’s global interests.
As the flagship publication of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the India Quarterly aims to encourage scholars, journalists and other intellectuals to contribute original articles on matters concerning international relations and national foreign policies. It promotes objective analysis on themes of critical importance for understanding international affairs. Conceptually sound, empirically grounded and policy-oriented articles are particularly encouraged. Falling within its purview are regional and global concerns such as environmental issues, energy security, identity-centric conflicts and their international ramifications, cross-border movements of people and related concerns of human trafficking, gun-running, terrorist networking, migration of diseases, and global and regional political economy.
The opinions expressed in India Quarterly are those of the authors and need not necessarily be in conformity with the outlook of the ICWA. Apart from articles, the journal also features a book review section and often, commentaries.
|T C A Raghavan||Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, India|
|Madhu Bhalla||Former Head and Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India|
|Rukmani Gupta||Defense and Security Analyst, New Delhi, India|
|G Balachandran||Consulting Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India|
|Abanti Bhattacharya||Associate Professor, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India|
|Deepak Bhojwani||Former Ambassador, Government of India, India|
|Aparajita Biswas||Professor, Bombay University, Mumbai, India|
|Sanjay Chaturvedi||Professor, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India|
|S Kalyanraman||Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India|
|Nandan Unnikrishnan||Vice- President, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India|
|Isher Judge Ahluwalia||Chairperson, Board of Governors, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India|
|Stephen P Cohen||Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA|
|Rajen Harshe||Visiting Professor, Department of International Relations, South Asian University, New Delhi, India|
|Jorge Heine||Distinguished Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation, Ontario, Canada|
|Christophe Jaffrelot||Senior Research Fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS, Paris, France|
|Lalit Mansingh||Former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, India|
|Amitabh Mattoo||Professor, School of International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India|
|C Raja Mohan||Director, Carnegie India, New Delhi, India|
|Pushpesh Pant||Professor (Retd.), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India|
|K Raghunath||Former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, India|
|Ranabir Samaddar||Director, Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India|
|Siddhartha Varadarajan||Founding Editor, The Wire, New Delhi, India|
|Hiroichi Yamaguchi||Professor (Retd.), Bunkyo University, Japan|
Submission Guidelines for India Quarterly
Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, IndiaQuarterly, at Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, Barakhambha Road, New Delhi 110 001. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Contributors must provide their affiliation; complete postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. In case there are two or more authors of an article, the corresponding author’s name and affiliation details should be clearly specified.
Please submit a two-sentence brief bio stating the author's current affiliation, primary research interests and/or most notable publications.
It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the manuscript.
Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.
Preferred length of an article is between 7,500 and 8,000 words including references. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words together with approximately six keywords.
Book reviews should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words with full details of the book reviewed including the subtitle, the name of the author, place of publication, name of publisher, year of publication, number of pages and the price. Notes should be numbered serially and presented as endnotes. Notes, other than website sources (with access date), must contain more than a mere reference.
All figures, i.e., diagrams, images, photographs and tables should be placed at the end of the contribution and numbered in the order they appear in text. Table and figure locations should be indicated in text by callouts (e.g., ‘[See Table 1]’) inserted after the respective paragraphs. Each table or figure should have a heading, an explanatory caption, if necessary, and a source or reference.
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Limit the levels of heading within an article to two, or at most three. Avoid lengthy headings and do not number them.
British spellings throughout (‘labour’ not ‘labor’, ‘centre’ not ‘center’); universal ‘s’ in ‘-ise’ and ‘-isation’ words.
Single quotes throughout; double quotes 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 and indented with one space with a line space above and below supported by specific page source.
Use ‘nineteenth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use thousands, millions and billions, not lakhs and crores.
Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently. Avoid excessive use of italics for emphasis, but use them for book titles, journal names, as well as foreign words.
Authors who submit articles to the India Quarterly can generally expect to hear back from IQ within eight weeks. Articles go through an initial preliminary review and an external blind review process. The process of publication takes twelve weeks from the date of submission of the issue to SAGE. Authors are encouraged to keep instructions on style and submission schedules in mind when submitting articles.
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A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.
Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.
Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.
Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.
Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).
Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.
Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). We will consider manuscripts for publication only if they are written in accordance with this style.
In text citations:
One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among the epidemiological samples..’.
One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that.
One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].
Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).
Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).
Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).
If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.
Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)
Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)
Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).
Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.
Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.
Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.
Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation. (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.
Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5),1−17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6184.108.40.206 [Doi number optional]
Newsletter article, no author:
Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from http://www.ncrjs.gov/html
Note: Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.
Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.
Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from http://cogprints.org/5780/1/ECSRAP.F07.pdf
Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.
Special issue or section in a journal:
Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1−17.
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