Guidelines for Special Issue Proposal

Rupkatha publishes quality special issues apart from the regular and themed issues. Special issues are arranged at the request of institutions, departments, societies or individuals fulfilling the scope of the journal on the following areas:

  • 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
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Language Teaching and Education

We Do Not Publish

We do not publish conference/events proceedings directly as they are presented in the event or published in some form.

We Publish

We publish Special Issues under the guest-editorship of editor/s who may not belong to the Editorial Board. Any person can send proposal for a Special Issue justifying the scholarly importance of the special theme. Organizers of conference may contact us for Special Issues before or after the conference in the form of institutional collaborative initiative.

Responsibility of Guest Editor/s of a Special Issue:

  • The guest editors will be responsible for all official transaction and communication with the Rupkatha Journal.
  • The editors must conform to the standards, guidelines, ethical norms and terms and conditions of the journal.
  • Guest editors need to send a brief CV including qualifications, a summary of expertise in the area of the special issue, a summary of previous editing/reviewing/authoring experience.
  • An open Call for Papers should be prepared and published clearly indicating that submissions are invited openly for the special issue and it is not limited to speakers of the conference/seminar.
  • If submitted papers were published elsewhere as proceedings, the same need to be thoroughly revised and expanded and the place of first publication must be properly acknowledged.
  • The guest editors will collect articles and conduct first round of screening and Peer Review. The second and final round of review will be done by the internal review board of the Rupkatha Journal. The guest editors must accept the final review results from the Rupkatha team.
  • Not more than 30% of authors from a single institution should be published.
  • Authors resorting to unethical practices will have to accept the actions taken against them as per the policy of the Journal.

Online Post-publication

Print versions as author copies can be arranged. Cost of publication and courier charges will have to be borne by the institution/department/society.


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Journal Rank

Rupkatha has been ranked by Scopus and Scimago:

  • World Rank: 66 (Arts and Humanities)
  • Rank in the Asiatic Region: 13 (Arts and Humanities)