Jagannath University Journal of Arts
ISSN 2519-5816

Submission Guidelines/ Authors Guidelines

Instructions for contributors


Jagannath University Journal of Arts has moved to online submissions along with mailing the hard copy. If there are any difficulties please contact the editorial office at dmsalim71@gmail.com.

Contributors are referred to our Ethical Standards policy. The Journal takes instances of plagiarism very seriously. Papers are randomly selected and reviewed using anti-plagiarism software.

Contributors should remove their name from the manuscript and should ensure that their manuscript is fully anonymised. Submission of any article will be taken to imply that it has not been previously published and that it is not on offer to any other publisher. Authors of articles published in the journal assign copyright to Jagannath University. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in both print and electronic media, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript.

Number of contributors for a single article must not be more than two. The Editor welcomes expression of all shades of opinion, but responsibility for them rests with their author. The Editorial Board regrets that it is not able to relay reports for articles not accepted for publication.

All correspondence should be addressed to: Professor Dr. Mohammad Salim at dmsalim71@gmail.com.

Text and Manuscript Preparation

All articles (text and footnotes) must be clearly typed in double spacing throughout, including footnotes and endnotes. The use of diacritical marks, italics and capital letters should be kept to a minimum. References repeated in the footnotes should be by author and short title. Spelling, dates, references and footnote numbers should be checked for accuracy.

An abstract of between 100 and 250 words summarising the contents of the article should be typed summarizing the content of the paper before the main text. Sub headings must be used for long articles. Do not use Roman Numerals to divide papers into sections. Main text should be size 12 point, Times Roman font Left and right should be justified. Abstract and footnotes should be size 10 point, Times Roman font with left and right justified. The title of the article (initial upper case only), as well as a ‘short’ title (no more than 40 characters, including spaces, to be used as the running header in the published paper), the author's name, affiliation, and email address, should be typed at the beginning of the article (all centred 12 point Times Roman Font).

Tables should be clearly laid out and numbered consecutively. Vertical lines between columns should be omitted. All figures and totals should be checked for accuracy.

Figures should be supplied as electronic files in either TIFF or EPS format, scanned at a minimum of 320dpi. They should be clearly numbered with an accompanying figure legend. Each figure should be cited at least once in the text. The spelling of place names should be consistent with that used in the text.

With footnote/endnotes layout, please follow rules below, and maintain consistency

  •   Please use ‘and’ rather than ‘&’, especially in references between authors.
  •  Please spell out all acronyms and initialisms, except for the most international, e.g. the UN. Bear in mind that what is familiar to a Western eye might not be to readers in Asia, and vice versa.
  •  Long quotations should be size 11 point, Times Roman font. Left and right justified, with one line spacing above and below main text. Paragraphs should be flush left with one line space between each, and not enclosed in quotation marks. All quotations must be acknowledged and fully referenced within a footnote.
  •  Use single inverted commas for short quotations and phrases within the main text, then double quotations for quotes-within-quotes.
  •  Tables should be clearly laid out and numbered consecutively. Vertical lines between columns should be omitted.
  •  All English spellings, ‘z’ rather than ‘s’ for …ize/ization (materialize, constitutionalize, etc.), and, e.g., ‘analyse’ not ‘analyze’, ‘colour’ not ‘color’, ‘programme’ not ‘program’.
  •  Please use the phrase ‘this article’ rather than ‘this essay’ or ‘this paper’.
  •  Dates: English format please, i.e. day, month, year—14 July 2009.
  •  Figures, and totals in tables, references and footnote numbers should be checked for accuracy.
  •  Paragraphs (except directly under a heading, where they should be flush left) should be indented by 4mm, with no line space.
  •  Headings should be 12 point, bold, centred, with one line space above and below, with initial upper case only except for proper nouns.
  •  Footnote numbers and text (10 point) should be indented paragraphs (4mm), one space between footnote number and its text.
  •  No line separator between main text and footnotes.

Ø  Word document follows these general rules, has been thoroughly checked for accuracy, and includes the following:

•           Full title and short title (no more than 40 characters, including spaces)

•           Author name, affiliation, town, country and email address

•           Abstract of 100–250 words

•           Automatic endnotes and footnotes numbering and placement of note texts at the end of the article

•           Sub-section headings

•     All figures and tables, with captions, consecutively numbered, with appropriate ‘marker’ in square brackets.


You should provide bibliographic information (information about the source). This includes:

1.      Author(s) initial(s) and surname(s)

2.      Name of the article, book or journal

3.      Editors (if applicable)

4.      Publisher name and location

5.      Year published

You should give exact page numbers if your reference is a direct quotation, a paraphrase, an idea, or is otherwise directly drawn from the source:

Mark Lake, ‘Intimate strangers’ in Making a Life: a People’s History of Australia Since 1788, V. Burgman and J. Lee (eds), Penguin, Victoria, 1988, p. 155.

For a single author provide all the necessary information in the first note. If you want to refer to the same source again, a simple method is to give the author’s name, the year of publication or a shortened version of the book’s title and the page number. For example:

Ian Reid, Higher Education or Education for Hire? Language and Values in Australian Universities, CQU Press, Rockhampton, 1996, p. 87.

Note formatting

1.      Titles of publications should be italicized.

2.      Use minimum capitalization for publication titles.

3.      Use minimal capitalization for journal or book article titles.

4.      Article titles should be enclosed between single quotation marks.

5.      Use commas to separate each item of the citation and end with a full stop.

If two or more works by the same author are referred to in the text, include the title:

Anthony Gaskell, North and South, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1970, p. 228.

Anthony Gaskell, The Life of Charlotte Brontë, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1975, p. 53.

Gaskell, North and South, p. 222.

Second and subsequent references to the same source do not need to be as detailed as the first note—they just need the minimum information to clearly indicate which text is being referred to.

Reid, p. 98.

Subsequent references to articles are done in a similar way:

Mark Doyle, ‘Captain Mbaye Diagne’, Granta, vol. 48, August 1994, pp. 99–103.

Doyle, ‘Captain Mbaye Diagne’, p. 101.

Abbreviations for subsequent footnotes

Another way to shorten second or subsequent references is with Latin abbreviations. For example:

Ibid = same as last entry

Use ibid when two references in a row are from the same source.

Op. cit. = as previously cited

Use op. cit. when you have already given full details of that source in an earlier note. When using op. cit. you still need to provide information such as the author’s name to make the source clear. These abbreviations should be in lowercase, even when they appear at the beginning of a note.


Ian Reid, Higher Education or Education for Hire? Language and Values in Australian Universities, CQU Press, Rockhampton, 1996, p. 87.

Ibid., p. 26.

M. C. Doyle, ‘Captain Mbaye Diagne’, Granta, vol. 48, August 1994, p. 99.

Reid, op. cit., p. 147.



Citing Different Sources (Bibliographical details):

Bibliographical details include the names of the author, the title of the publication, the date of publication, the name of the publisher and the place of publication.


List information in the following order:

1.      Author's surname(s) and initial(s)

2.      Title of book (italicized)

3.      Publisher

4.      Place of publication

5.      Year of publication

6.      Page number(s)

Mark Henninger, Don't Just Surf: Effective Research Strategies for the Net, UNSW Press, Sydney, 1997, p. 91.

Article/Chapter in a Book Collection List information in the following order:

1 author's surname(s) and initial(s)

2 title of article (between single quotation marks)

3 title of book (italicized) 4 editor(s) name

5 publisher

6 place of publication

7 year of publication

8 page number(s)

Mark Blaxter, 'Social class and health inequalities', in Equalities and Inequalities in Health, C. Carter and J. Peel (eds), Academic Press, London, 1976, pp. 6–7.

Journal Article

List information in the following order:

1.      Author's surname(s) and initial(s)

2.      Title of article (between single quotation marks)

3.      Title of journal or periodical (italicized)

4.      Volume number

5.      Issue number

6.      Month of publication (if applicable)

7.      Year of publication

8.      Page number(s)

Abdus Samad, 'The Politics over Ganges Waters and its Nationalist Metaphors'. Jagannath University Journal of Arts, Vol. 6, No. 2, December 2016, pp. 124–139.

Electronic Source

A Website

1.      Author

2.      Name & place of sponsor of site

3.      Date site was created or updated

4.      URL

5.      [date of accessing, i.e. ‘accessed 22 January 2017’]

A Document within a Website

1.      Author/editor

2.      Title

3.      Name of sponsor of site

4.      Last date site updated 5 URL

5.      [date of accessing]

North Curthoys, ‘Future directions for rhetoric—invention and ethos in public critique’, in Australian Humanities Review. March-April 2001,htttp:// www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/AHR/archive/ Issue-April-2001/curthoys.html, [accessed, 11 April 2011].

Figures and Illustrations

1. Figures should be supplied final size, and be no larger than 110mm x 180mm, as separate electronic files, in either TIFF or EPS format, scanned at a minimum of 320dpi for black and white halftone, or colour artwork, at 1200 dpi for black and white line art, and at 800 dpi for combination artwork (line/halftone). Figures embedded into the word document will not be accepted.

2. The separate tiff/eps files containing Figures and Illustrations should be saved individually with their Figure/Picture number being the file name: (‘[author surname]Fig_1.tif’, ‘[author surname]Pic_2.eps’, etc).

3. (Please do not include legends, sources and general text in the figure files; these should be included in your Word document underneath the position marker text, i.e. Figure 1. The handbill calling the Nishads to support Ramraj and the BJP. Source: The Government texts 1954…] ’.


4. Each figure must be cited at least once in the text. The spelling of place names should be consistent with those used in the text. If there are more than five table/figures/ illustrations, please provide a separate word document listing them, in the order they are to appear in the main text, with full titles, legends and sources. Pictures may be embedded in this Word document, but for information only. They cannot be used for final publication.