About

Introduction

The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935)  derives its name from ‘rup’ (form) and ‘katha’ (words), which, when combined, mean ‘myth’ in Bengali. The journal gets its inspiration from the etymology and goes by the principle that anything which has a form, visual or mental, can come under focus. Rupkatha started as  a non-profit non-commercial open access initiative in India in 2008 and continues to support and spread awareness about OA in India and abroad. We have firm conviction in Open Access philosophy and strongly support Open Access Initiatives. Rupkatha has signed on to the Budapest Open access Initiative. In conformity with this, the content of publications is primarily guided by the open nature of knowledge, and the journal is free to access from any corner of the world. As a matter of principle, we are strongly against making PROFIT  from charges imposed on authors through whatever means and condemn such practices. We DONT CHARGE  authors any kind of FEES.

Scope

Why Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities?

“The fundamental idea for interdisciplinarity derives” as our Chief Editor Explains, “from an evolutionary necessity; namely the need to confront and interpret complex systems…An entity that is studied can no longer be analyzed in terms of an object of just single discipline, but as a contending hierarchy of components which could be studied under the rubric of multiple or variable branches of knowledge.” Following this, we encourage authors to engage themselves in interdisciplinary discussion of topics from the broad areas listed below and apply interdsiciplinary perspectives from other areas of the humanities and/or the sciences wherever applicable. We discourage submission with singular perspective and without scholarly values. Authors must be first sure of high value of their papers in the international standards and then submit their papers.   

Areas of Discussion

  • English Literature
  • Literature Written in other Languages
  • New Literature in English
  • Indian Writings in English
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Critical Theories
  • Aesthetic Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Animal Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Rock Art Studies
  • Digital Art
  • Molecular Aesthetics
  • Photography
  • History of Art.

Frequency

Triannual: (April, August, December)

Peer Review

All the materials submitted with Rupkatha go through Double Blind Peer Review Process and suitable writings are recommended by the reviewers.

Submission Schedule

Submission can be made any point of time for General Issues. Special Calls are advertized for Special Issues with a time-limit. Authors need to have patience for long process of peer review, recommendations and publications.

Call for Papers

Calls for publications are advertised on the international CFP sites for scholars from all over the world. The CFP can be posted, reposted, forwarded and advertised by anybody on any form of the media. For getting CFPs automatically at your mail box, subscribe with us for free here. Contact us for submission of articles at editor@rupkatha.com. Read detailed guidelines or Download the guidelines

Site Administration

Rupkatha Journal has been designed, configured and optimized by Tarun Tapas Mukherjee. The entire work of publishing is coordinated by him with the help of our team members.

Publisher

Sreecheta Mukherjee
Email: publisher@rupkatha.com