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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 was founded as  a non-profit non-commercial open access initiative in India in 2008 by Dr. Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay and Tarun Tapas Mukherjee 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.

In November 2015 the Journal was acquired by Aesthetics Media Services for implementing international standardization in scholarly communication on the condition that new policies of the new publisher will not contradict the earlier policies of the journal. New policies will be announced soon. We appeal to the institutes of higher education, libraries and concerned agencies to participate in our Open Access publication by joining as funding organizations.

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

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Arts
  • Digital Humanities: Arts, Literature and the Digital Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Emerging Critical Theories involving Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Gender Studies: critical discussion, case study, survey.
  • Aesthetic Studies: critical discussion, casestudy, computational analysis
  • Astro-aesthetics, Architecture and Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy.
  • Environmental Studies and the theories of Evolution
  • Animal Studies: Ethics, Aesthetics, Sports, Civilization and Biodiversity
  • Visual Arts (including photograhy )
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Education
  • Megalith & Rock Art Studies
  • Molecular Aesthetics

Frequency

Quarterly: Regular Issues: March, June, September, December. Besides Special Issues may be published.

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 advertised 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

Publisher

AMS3

Aesthetics Media Services

Email: contact@aesthetixms.com.


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Indexing and Archiving

The Rupkatha Journal is a widely recognized scholarly journal from India and steps are taken regularly to ensure its international standard in truest sense of the term. It has been included into the following prestigious directories, databases and lists:
  • EBSCO Database
  • Elsevier
  • MLA International Directory
  • DOAJ
  • Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources
  • Google Scholar
  • The Keepers Registry
  • J-Gate
  • JournalSeek
  • ResearchGate
  • Ulrichs Web Global Serials Directory
  • Universia Biblioteca.Net
  • Index Copernicus
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Journal Indicator/Factor Values

Metrics 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
SJR 0.101 0.100 0.100 0.107 0.101
SNIP 0.304 0.271 0.061
IPP 0.034 0.038 0.007
RIP 0.03 0.04 NF
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Archive

Rupkatha Journal is a Partner of Archive-Itand the contents of the journal are permanently archived by it with copies on different servers in the USA and Egypt (Bibliotheca Alexandria) for averting server mishap. Volume 1, 2009 Volume 2, 2010
  • Number 1 (Special Issue on Visual Arts)
  • Number 2 (New Literatures in English)
  • Number 3 (Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence)
  • Number 4 (Special Issue on Rabindranath Tagore, 150 Years)
Volume 3, 2011
  • Number 1 (Special Issue on the Interdisciplinary Relationship between Science and Art)
  • Number 2 (Contemporary Poetry in English)
  • Number 3 (Hierarchical Economy)
  • Number 4 (Open Issue)
Volume 4, 2012 Volume 5, 2013 Volume 6, 2014 Volume 7, 2015
  • Number 1 (Special Issue on Digital Humanities)

Report Plagiarism

All submitted articles are checked for potential unethical practices. In case any article is found to be plagiarized before publication, we will reject the submission and blacklist the author. If any article is found to be plagiarized or reported by anybody to have been plagiarized even after publication, we will REMOVE the article with a notice for the misdeed of the author. Please report plagiarism at editor@rupkatha.com.

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