About the Name
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) is a non-profit non-commercial open access journal, featuring peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on interdisciplinary cross-currents in the humanities. The Journal 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.
Why Open Access?
Rupkatha started as an 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 the 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.
Why Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities?
We have selected Interdisciplinary Studies because we think it “is the need of the hour”. “The fundamental idea for interdisciplinarity derives” as our Chief Editor Explains, “from an evolutionary necessity; namely the need to confront and interpret complex systems. To put it simply this means that [a] the entities that we investigate within the environment of contemporary science are perceived to be more like organic or inter-related complexes. The entity that is studied [say like one from logistics, or psychiatry, or dietary cuisine, for examples] can no longer be analyzed in terms of an object of ‘biology’ or ‘chemistry’, but as a contending hierarchy of components which could be studied under the rubric of multiple or variable branches of knowledge.” We publish original works and critical writings on the following area:
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, Literature and Environment , Visual Arts, Digital Art, Photography, History of Art
All the materials submitted with Rupkatha go through Double Blind Peer Review Process and suitable writings are referred by the reviewers.
Call for Papers
Calls for publications are advertised on the international CFP sites for scholars from all over the world. The call for papers 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.
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Our Exclusive Archive with Archive-It
Rupkatha Journal is a Partner of Archive-It and the contents of the journal are permanently archived by it with copies on different servers in the USA and Egypt (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) for averting server mishap. We are the “first Indian user” of Archive-It, which runs “a subscription service developed in 2005 by the Internet Archive ( http://www.archive.org) and currently has over 110 partners all over the world”, including Library of Congress, US National Archives and the National Library of Australia.
The Internet Archive, as an ‘Internet library,’ offers “permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to collections that exist in digital format.”
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Indexing and Abstracting
The journal has been included into the following prestigious directories and the contents are indexed/abstracted there for wider dissemination and access:
MLA International Directory
Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com)
Ulrichs Web Global Serials Directory ( http://www.ulrichsweb.com)
Universia Biblioteca.Net ( http://biblioteca.universia.net)
Rupkatha is being steadily recognised as a scholarly space and it has been included in the digital libraries of the following universities:
University of Rochester, University of Nevada, Reno, José State University, Utrecht University,
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Queensland, University of Tsukuba, Instituto Cervantes and the Ministry of Culture, York University , Toronto, George Town University, Wittenberg University, Ohio, National Ilan University, Taiwan, University of Groningen
National Cheng Kung University, Chung Yuan Christian University, Feng Chia University
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