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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Anyone who wishes to submit a manuscript for publication in Indi@logs must previously check that the text conforms strictly to the following norms:

1. Manuscripts should be written in Spanish or English.

2. The journal accepts two types of contribution:

  • Articles: original, academic articles with bibliography.
  • Miscellanea:  this includes brief texts that discuss an article or a book, or that make a contribution of special interest for India studies. This section also accepts personal reminiscences, memoirs or work-in-progress.

3. Manuscripts should be sent in Microsoft Word (doc) format through the journal’s website. The journal will not accept manuscripts sent by any other method or in any other format, and will not maintain correspondence about them.

4. Manuscripts cannot have been previously published and should not be under consideration in any other journal while they are being considered for publication in Indi@logs . As an exception, and for reasons of scientific interest or diffusion of outstanding contributions, the Editorial Team may decide to publish and/or translate an already published text.

5. Articles and proposals for Miscellanea will be preceded by a cover sheet in which authors will specify the following information:

  • Title, in both Spanish and English.
  • Complete name of the author/s.
  • Institutional affiliation: university or centre, department, city and country.
  • E-mail address. All correspondence will be sent to this address. If the manuscript is co-authored, a contact address should be specified in order to maintain correspondence with the journal.
  • Brief biographical note (max. 60 words) which should specify the highest academic degree achieved (and from which university), the current position, and the main research interests of the author/s. Indialogs may publish this note as additional information.

6. The text of articles will be preceded by an abstract of no more than 200 words, and 7-8 keywords. Both the abstract and the keywords should be provided in Spanish and English.

7. The text of articles should be sent in an anonymized version: the author/s will suppress (under the label of *anonymized*) any quotes, acknowledgements, references and allusions that may facilitate their identification either directly or indirectly. The Editorial Team will ensure that the manuscripts conform to this condition before sending them to be peer reviewed. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author/s will then send a non-anonymized version, in case it differs from the one already sent.

8. Articles will have a maximum length of 7,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography. Texts sent to the Miscellanea section should not exceed 5,000 words.

9. The text format should conform to the following rules:

  • Font type and size: Times New Roman 12.
  • Text should be justified and 1,5 spaced, except footnotes.
  • Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and situated at the bottom of the corresponding page, not at the end of the manuscript. They should be used sparingly for clarifying and explanatory purposes, and not for bibliographical reference.

10. In-text citations should respect the following rules:

  • Citations should appear in the main text; the use of footnotes only for bibliographic reference are to be avoided.
  • Citations should be bracketed, including author’s surname, year of publication, and the page or pages quoted; for example (Ruthven, 1990: 145).
  • When an author has two different works published the same year, they will be distinguished with small letters after the year; for example, (Teelock, 2005a: 42).
  • When there are two authors, the citation will include their surnames separated by “&”: (Maillard & Pujol, 2007); when there are more than two authors, it will be enough to cite the first author’s surname followed by “et al.” (Sundaram, Vivan et al., 1972), though the complete reference in the bibliographical list should include all the authors’ names.
  • Literal quotations should be in inverted commas and followed by the corresponding citation within brackets; this citation must include necessarily the pages numbers. When literal quotations exceed  four lines, they will be separated from the main text, without inverted commas, with bigger indentation and smaller font size (11).

11. The complete list of bibliographical references will be placed at the end of the manuscript, under the heading “Works Cited”. The reference list will respect the following rules:

  • All the works quoted in the text should be referenced in the list, and the list will only include those works quoted in the text.
  • They must be in alphabetical order according to the authors’ surnames. When several references have the same author, they should be ordered chronologically by year. The references of an author alone should be listed in the first place, then the works edited by that author, and, finally, co-authored works.
  • Authors should include the DOI (digital object identifier) for all the works cited, whenever possible.
  • The format of the references should respect the following norms:
  • Books: author’s surname in CAPITAL LETTERS, author’s name, year of publication between brackets, title in italics, city of publication, and publisher; for example:
    • DICKEY, SARA (1993). Cinema and the Urban Poor in South India, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • BOEHMER, ELLEKE & ROSINKA CHAUDHURI (eds) (2011). The Indian Postcolonial. A Critical Reader, London: Routledge.
  • Book chapters: author’s surname in capital letters, author’s  name, year of publication between brackets, title of the  chapter in inverted commas, “In:”, name of the author of the  book, title of the book in italics, city of publication, and  publisher; for example:
    • BACHMAN, MONICA (2002). “After the Fire”, In: Ruth Vanita (ed). Queering India. Same-Sex Love in Indian Culture and Society, London: Routledge: 234-243.
  • Journal’s articles: author’s surname in capital letters,  author’s name, year of publication between brackets, title of  the article in inverted commas, journal’s name in italics,  volume, issue or number between brackets, and pages  (initial and final); for example:
    • HOGAN, Patrick Colm (2001). “Midnight’s Children: Kashmir and the Politics of Identity”, Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 47, Nº4, Winter: 510-544.
  • Original editions: when the year of the original edition is different from that of the quoted one, the in-text citation will reference the original edition year, and the year of the quoted edition will be included at the end of the complete reference. For example:
    • FORSTER,  E. M. (1924).  A Passage to India, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985.
  • Internet articles:  internet articles should be cited in the same way as print articles with the addition of the URL and the date accessed.  For example:


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright.
  2. The texts published in this journal are – unless indicated otherwise – covered by the Creative Commons Spain Attribution 3.0 licence. You may copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work, provided you attribute it (authorship, journal name, publisher) in the manner specified by the author(s) or licensor(s). The full text of the licence can be consulted here:
  3. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  4. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).