Author Guideline

Instructions to the Authors

Man in India, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal considers original writings in the form of broad-based papers, review articles, notes and communications on biological and socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and folk-culture. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the following guidelines for prompt action.
Type-Scripts: Two complete and distinct double-spaced copies should be submitted. The paper should be concise, clear and in readable style, and it must be accompanied by an abstract written within 200 or less words. Papers without abstract will not be considered for publication. Contributors are requested to type their official designations and personal addresses at the foot of the first page of the type-script.  
The authors are solely responsible for the views expressed in their concerned papers, and Man In India would not necessarily be liable for any interpretation made therein.
Line diagrams and Graphs: These should be prepared on separate sheets; they must be drawn on white paper with Indian Ink. Letterings, if any, must be clear and of high quality.  

Photographs: Photographs intended for half tone reproduction should be supplied on glossy papers. For proper reproduction clearly contrasted and focused prints are requested. Explanatory but brief captions are to be given on the opposite sides of the photoplates preferably in soft wood-pencils.  

Tables: The tables should be submitted in separate pages and these must be utilised only in focusing of the essential data. The tables should be numbered with the putting of titles or caption.  

References: References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order, and they should include only works referred to the text. These should be cited in the following way:

(a) For Periodicals–Surname and initial or the author(s), year of publication, title, name of the Journal, volume, number with pagination.

(b) For Books – Surname and initial of the author(s), year of publications, title, edition, place of publication, name of publisher.  

The following are the concrete example of citing references in respect of books, edited volumes and periodicals:  

(a)   Articles in Journals:

Heyzer, N. (1989). ‘Asian Women Wage Earners’, World Development, 17(7): 110-23.

(b)   Articles in Edited Books:

Sen, Amiya (1990). ‘Gender and Cooperative Conflicts’, in H. Tinker (ed.), Persistent Inequalities, pp.123-49. Delhi : Oxford University Press.

(c)    Books:

Srinivas, M. N. (1968). Social Change in Modern India . Berkeley : University of California Press.
Please follow this system very strictly to help maintain a particular pattern in the journal.  

Footnotes: Should not be used. In exceptional cases these should be given at the end of the paper with consecutive numbers pointing out their exact location in the text.  

Editing: All types of papers are subject to editing by the editor to suit the Journal and no correspondence is to be entertained on this issue. Please do not send any such article which has already been sent to some other Journals for consideration.  

Unaccepted articles will be returned to the concerned authors if they send stamped, self-addressed envelopes.  

Proofs: Generally proofs are not sent to the authors except on special circumstances. Proof corrections are done by the management to maintain the strict time schedule of the journal.  

Contributors are requested to send their original papers, reviewed articles, books for review and all other correspondence relating to these directly to Dr. R.M. Sarkar, Editor, Man in India, MAYURAKSHI, 15 Teachers Housing Estate, Baghajatin Park, Kolkata 700 094, INDIA, Phone (033)2432-9392/8553, 09830828325 (M).



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Submission and Copyright declaration

Submission of a manuscript to Man in India for publication implies that the same work has not been either published or under consideration for publication in another Journal.


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This form duly completed and signed by all author’s should be submitted online while submitting manuscript.


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