Submission

Submission Fees

  • As per our policy we do not charge authors who do not have institutional funding, any fee for publication and they need not bother with APC etc. They can publish for free.
  • However, we look forward to funding from institutions, libraries, Govt. agencies and other funding sources for upgrading our publication platform with new tools and services. We are starting Institutional Membership for Open Access Sponsorship. More details>>

Submission Process

We accept only electronic submissions via e-mail as attached documents. Online Submission System will be there soon. Authors are requested to preserve one copy of soft file and send the same file as attachment both to the Chief Editor and the Editor at: chiefeditor@rupkatha.com and editor@rupkatha.com. If no reply comes within three days, please resend it to rupkathajournal@gmail.com. The authors need to send a declaration via e-mail that they have read the Terms and Conditions and will go by the same, and that the attached article is not being currently considered for publication by other publishing agencies.

Formatting

File Types:
We process the following doc (text) and image files:

  • Text formats: Ms Word 97—2007, Open Office Documents.
  • Image format: Jpeg.

Format of the Articles:
We want authors to follow strictly the APA style (http://www.apastyle.org) while preparing the articles (Quick guidelines can be found here). Authors are requested to include the following in the format of their articles:

  • Full Title with subtitle, if any.
  • An abstract of the article of about 100-150 words.
  • Heading, sub-headings, illustrations should be well accommodated within the main body of the article.
  • 5000, inclusive of notes and references.
  • Please use Footnotes, not Endnotes. Referencing must follow APA style.
  • Please download the following SAMPLE ARTICLE TEMPLATE for preparing your article.

Book Review

  • Word-limit: 1500-2000 words
  • Format: APA

Editorial Help
We help authors in preparing their articles. For this, author needs to specify this in advance. Our editorial staff will contact the author and try to solve problem.

Language
The journal is published in the English language and we accept both UK and US spellings. Authors should refrain themselves from using racist and sexist terms.

Visual Images
We encourage the authors to incorporate visual images like diagram, maps and pictures in their writings in innovative ways so that the reader get some sort of multimedia experience. All kinds of visual images should be treated as ‘Figures’, and if possible, authors are requested to present the figures in hyperlinked state.
Authors should note that they should get, before submission, the permission from the concerned person or authority for reproducing the visual images. We will not remain responsible for any kind of copyright violation on the part of the authors.

Peer Review Process:

We follow a strict double-blind reviewing of the submitted works. We promise to conceal always the identity of both the reviewers and the author from both parties. Primarily the submitted articles will be considered by the editors for the confirmation of the standard and the scope of the journal. If any submitted article fails to fulfil primary standard, the same will be rejected and the author will be communicated the decision promptly. If the editors are satisfied, they will select two or more reviewers for detailed consideration of the articles. Receipt of works is acknowledged as soon as possible (within 3 days). If you do not get any reply, resend the mail . Decision on a submitted article along with reviewers’ comments will be communicated to the author within 3 months. The editors may advise the author to revise the article for publication.

Plagiarism Policy and Article Removal Policy:

We hate plagiarism. In case any article is found to be plagiarised before publication, we will blacklist the author. Even after publication if any article is found to be plagiarised or reported by anybody to be plagiarised, we will REMOVE the article with a notice for the misdeed of the author.

Updated on 25 November, 2015.

Spring Magazine on English Literature

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Call for Papers: Vol. 8, No. 2, 2016 on “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Education in the 21st Century”

In collaboration with

School of Education

Lovely Professional University

Phagwara, Punjab (India)

To be guestedited by Dr. Mihir Kumar Mallick Professor & Head, School of Education Lovely Professional University

The Theme The Rupkatha Journal (www.rupkatha.com) is cordially inviting papers for a Special Issue on “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Education in the 21st Century”. In our postglobal and postdigital world, all aspects teaching, learning, research and publication have underwent unprecendented changes in the past few decades and will continue to face bigger challenges and cope up with the intervention of economy and technology in future. As a dynamic process, our education systems will adapt to and cope up with the situations surely. But the scope and challenges of the present demand our immediate critical academic attention. In this issue we want to engage critically with the emerging trends in education in the new century to assess the past, understand the present and anticipate the future. We invite articles and book reviews on wide-ranging topics relating to the theme. Topics

  • Innovations and Research in Teacher Education
  • Pedagogy for promoting Analysis and Critical Thinking
  • Policy initiatives in Teacher Education
  • Educational Planning and Economic Development
  • Teacher Accreditation and Certification
  • Strengthening morality and tolerance through Education
  • Bridging digital divides
  • Innovative Assessment Approaches
  • New Educational Technology
  • Questioning the Streams (Arts, Commerce, Science) and Disciplines
  • Disciplines at Interdisciplinary Cross-roads
  • The Future of the Subjects (you teach)
  • Coloniality, Postcoloniality and the Disciplines
  • The Issue of the Medium of Instruction
  • Religion and Politics in Higher Education
  • State of Research in various subjects
  • Research methodologies
  • The issues of “Publish or Perish” & “Publish or Not to Publish”, Open Access Movements, Quality markers with metrics, ethics of publishing
  • The Issues with Ranking and Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions
  • Capital Investment in Higher Education
  • Codes of Conduct in higher education
  • Management in Higher Education
  • Any topic you think appropriate (please contact the editor)
Word Limit: Papers should be between 3000-5000 words Style Sheet: APA Submission Deadline: February 20 Tentative Publication: March 15, 2016 Contact: Please send your submission to Prof. Mihir Mallick at mihir.malick@lpu.co.in and to the publisher at submission@rupkatha.com. See Submission Guidelines: http://rupkatha.com/submissionguidelines.php
Authors are requested to read the following “Terms and Conditions” very carefully. If authors submit anything for publication, it will be taken for granted that they have read the “Terms and Conditions” and agreed to the same:
  • While submitting any piece of writing or illustration with us for publication, the authors understand that the same has not been sent or is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • The authors give Aesthetics Media Services exclusive, all-language-use copyright to publish, reproduce, distribute and grant reprinting permission to any other publishing agency or company to publish/distribute the articles, diagrams, maps and images online and in hard paper formats, wireless and all electronic digital formats and media like CD/DVD/Blue-ray disc and all other formats and media to be invented in future and for any number of copies at any time.
  • Authors are responsible for getting the permission from the Copyright Holders for the reproduction of articles, long quotations, diagrams, maps and images in the articles, essays, illustration that they submit for publication in the journal.
  • In case of copyright violation or/and plagiarism solely the author/s will remain responsible and the Rupkatha Journal cannot be held responsible and made a party for such cases.
  • The authors and artists should understand that they will NOT be paid for their writings/works. They should consider this as a free service to the open access knowledge community.
  • Sharing: Contributors can share links, abstracts anywhere on any format. They can share the final published papers via email on non-commercial basis.
  • Self-archiving: Authors who want preserve a copy of their article in published form in their institutional depository or any depository should note that the institution needs to be a collaborating institution or its staff will have to seek written permission from Aesthetics Media Services for archival.
  • Authors and contributors should understand that Aesthetics Media Services reserves the right to change/modify the terms and conditions of the journal at any time.

Updated on 25 November, 2015.

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  • Authors who need to submit pre-publication copy after acceptance, can deposit the material in any directory provided that the institution is a collaborating member.
  • Authors who want preserve a copy of their article in published form in their institutional depository or any depository, should note that the institution needs to be a collaborating institution and needs to wait for a period of one month after the publication of the material.
  • If an author's institution is not a collaborating institution, it will have to seek permission of the publisher Aesthetics Media Services through the librarian or any designated staff for archival after a period of one month.
  • Authors can submit or publish the Abstract of a published article anywhere in any format with links to the website of the journal and to the article.

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