Studies in Indian Politics is a double-blind peer-reviewed bi-annual journal. The journal publishes research writings that seek to explain different aspects of Indian politics. It adopts a multi-method approach and publishes articles based on primary data in the qualitative and quantitative traditions, archival research, interpretation of texts and documents, and secondary data.
The Journal covers a wide variety of sub-fields in politics, such as political ideas and thought in India, political institutions and processes, Indian democracy, and politics from a comparative perspective particularly with reference to the global South and South Asia, India in the world affairs, and public policies. While such a scope makes it accessible to a large number of readers, keeping India at the center of the focus makes it target-specific.
Categories of Submissions
The journal publishes research writings that seek to explain different aspects of Indian politics.
Articles: Should not ordinarily exceed 7,000 words in length, inclusive of references, tables and figures
Notes, commentaries and book review essays: Should not exceed 3,000 words in length
Book Reviews: Should not ordinarily exceed 1,000 words
Abstract of not more than 150 words and 4–6 keywords for articles
Manuscripts should adhere to the word limit mentioned before.
All Submissions should be sent only in soft copy, preferably in MS Word, double-spaced throughout (even for quotations, notes, references).
Along with the submission, authors also need to send an undertaking that the same article is not submitted to any other publication.
There is no limit on the number of references allowed.
Authorship: All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors.
Acknowledgments: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section.
Submission of the Manuscripts
Manuscripts must be submitted at
lokniti.journal[at]csds.in for Research Papers
philip.oldenburg[at]columbia.edu for Book Reviews
ujjwalksingh[at]gmail.com for Book Reviews
rajeshwari.deshpande[at]gmail.com for Teaching-Learning Political Science
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