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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

 


Contributions and Editorial Correspondence


Completed article manuscripts, and correspondence regarding material for possible publication and editorial matters should be submitted at https://journals.library.unt.edu/index.php/indicstudies/about.


The Journal uses a double-blind review. In the double-blind review, both the authors and the reviewers are anonymous. Article manuscripts submitted to the Journal are expected not to have been published elsewhere and not be under review for possible publication elsewhere.


 


Manuscript Preparation and Style


 


Article manuscripts should not exceed 40 pages in length and should be accompanied by an abstract of 100–150 words. All submitted work (without any author identification) should be double-spaced, including abstract, extracts, notes, and references. Footnotes should be as few as possible and typed double-spaced at the end of the text. Documentation should follow the style recommended in sections 16.3 through 16.28 of the Chicago Manual of Style, 14 ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), pp. 641–51.


 


Direct  quotations


Direct quotations must reproduce exactly not only the wording but the spelling, capitalization,  and internal punctuation and diacritics of the original, except that the initial letter may be changed to a capital or a lowercase letter, the final punctuation mark may be changed and punctuation marks may be omitted where ellipsis points are used, and single quotation marks may be changed to double quotation marks.


 


Text references


Each in-text citation must appear in the reference list, but not any works not cited. Each fact should be reproduced exactly as they appear on the title page.


 


Bibliographic   forms


 


For a book these facts should be given:


Full name of the author, or authors, or the editors Date of publication


If not the original edition (a revised edition, a translation, a new edition), then give the original date in parentheses


Full title of the book, including the subtitle, if any If a translation, full name of the translator


Volume number and the title of the volume; or total number of volumes of a multivolume work City of publication


Publisher’s name


 


Dumont, Louis. 1970 [1966]. Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications (trans.


Mark Sainsbury). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


 


For a chapter in a book these facts should be given:


Full name of the author(s) Date of publication


If not the original edition (a revised edition, a translation, a new edition), then give the original date in parentheses


Title of the chapter


Full names of the editors


Full title of the book, including the subtitle, if any Pages occupied by the chapter


City of publication Publisher’s name


 


Ramanujan, A.K. 1991. “Repetition in the Mahåbhårata.” In Arvind Sharma, ed., Essays on the Mahåbhårata, 419–43. Leiden: E.J. Brill.


 


 


For an article in a periodical these facts should be given:


Full name of the author(s) Date of publication


Title of the article Title of the periodical Volume  number Issue number


Pages occupied by the article


 


Poole, Fitz John Porter. 1986. “Metaphors and Maps: Towards Comparison in the Anthropology of Religion.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 54, 3: 411–57.


 


For a primary source these facts should be given: Title of the book in standard transliteration, with diacritics Date of publication


If not the original edition (a revised edition, a new edition), then give the original date in parentheses


Full title of the book, including subtitle, if any, as they appear on the title page Full names of the editors and/or translators


Full title of the book, including the subtitle City of publication


Publisher’s name


 


Jaimin⁄ya Bråhma~a. 1986 [1954]. Jaimin⁄ya Bråhma~a of the Såmaveda (eds. Raghu Vira and Lokesh Chandra). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.