Studies in Indian Politics
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Studies in Indian Politics


Editor
Suhas Vasant Palshikar Retired Professor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Managing Editor
K C Suri University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India


eISSN: 23217472 | ISSN: 23210230 | Current volume: 4 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually
Call for Papers

The journal Studies in Indian Politics (SIP) will be a blind peer-reviewed bi-annual journal.

SIP will publish research writings that seek to explain different aspects of Indian politics. The Journal adopts a multi-method approach and will publish articles based on primary data in the qualitative and quantitative traditions, archival research, interpretation of texts and documents, and secondary data. The Journal will cover a wide variety of sub-fields in politics, such as political ideas and thought in India, political institutions and processes, Indian democracy and politics in a comparative perspective particularly with reference to the global South and South Asia, India in world affairs, and public policies. While such a scope will make it accessible to a large number of readers, keeping India at the centre of the focus will make it target-specific.

SIP is a forum for those engaged in the pursuit of generating new knowledge and analyses of Indian politics based on original research. By way of making such a knowledge and analyses accessible to the public, it will cater to the needs of a large number of social and political scientists engaged in teaching and research at educational and research institutions in India and abroad.

SIP expects readership mainly from academics and students (both post-graduate and research level) in higher education institutions and research institutes in India and abroad. We also expect a few interested journalists, NGO functionaries, political analysts and commentators and policy makers to read the journal.

The proposed journal will more generally cater to the needs of researchers and students in Political Science, and within political science, its emphasis will be on Indian politics, state politics in India, political thinking in India and comparative politics with India/global South as the focus.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The journal Studies in Indian Politics (SIP) will be a blind peer-reviewed bi-annual journal.

SIP will publish research writings that seek to explain different aspects of Indian politics. The Journal adopts a multi-method approach and will publish articles based on primary data in the qualitative and quantitative traditions, archival research, interpretation of texts and documents, and secondary data. The Journal will cover a wide variety of sub-fields in politics, such as political ideas and thought in India, political institutions and processes, Indian democracy and politics in a comparative perspective particularly with reference to the global South and South Asia, India in world affairs, and public policies. While such a scope will make it accessible to a large number of readers, keeping India at the centre of the focus will make it target-specific.

SIP is a forum for those engaged in the pursuit of generating new knowledge and analyses of Indian politics based on original research. By way of making such a knowledge and analyses accessible to the public, it will cater to the needs of a large number of social and political scientists engaged in teaching and research at educational and research institutions in India and abroad.

SIP expects readership mainly from academics and students (both post-graduate and research level) in higher education institutions and research institutes in India and abroad. We also expect a few interested journalists, NGO functionaries, political analysts and commentators and policy makers to read the journal.

The proposed journal will more generally cater to the needs of researchers and students in Political Science, and within political science, its emphasis will be on Indian politics, state politics in India, political thinking in India and comparative politics with India/global South as the focus.

Review Editors
Philip Oldenburg University of Columbia, New York, USA
Ujjwal Kumar Singh University of Delhi, India
Assistant Editor
Abhay Datar People`s College, Nanded, Maharashtra, India
Editorial Managing Team
Pradeep Chhibber University of California, Berkeley, USA
Rajeshwari Deshpande Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India
Alistair McMillan University of Sheffield, UK
Irfan Nooruddin Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University, USA
Sandeep Shastri Jain University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Yogendra Yadav Formerly Senior Fellow, CSDS, Delhi, India
Editorial Board
Hilal Ahmed CSDS, Delhi, India
Mukulika Banerjee London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Sanjib Baruah Bard College, New York, USA
Rekha Chowdhary Jammu University, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Gopal Guru Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Niraja Gopal Jayal Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Rob Jenkins Hunter College & The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, USA
Sunil Khilnani Kings` India Institute, King`s College London, UK
Pratap Bhanu Mehta Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India
Valerian Rodrigues ICSSR National Fellow, Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Arild Ruud University of Oslo, Norway
Akio Tanabe Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Ashutosh Varshney Brown University, USA
Advisory Board
Imtiaz Ahmad Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Pranab Bardhan University of California, Berkeley, USA
Rajeev Bhargava Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
Partha Chatterjee Columbia University, USA
Christophe Jaffrelot Center for International Studies and Research, Paris, France
Sudipta Kaviraj Columbia University, New York, USA
James Manor University of London, London, UK
Ghanshyam Shah Centre for Social Studies, Surat, Gujarat, India
D L Sheth Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
V B Singh Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
Alfred Stepan Columbia University, New York, USA
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  • Submission Guidelines for Studies in Indian Politics

    1. The Journal invites contributions for all its sections. All submissions of research papers, and all other editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Chief Editor, Studies in Indian Politics. E-mail: lokniti.journal@csds.in

    2. Book reviews and book review essays are commissioned and edited by Philip Oldenburg (philip.oldenburg@columbia.edu) and Ujjwal Kumar Singh (ujjwalksingh@gmail.com). Prospective reviewers may write to them giving their qualifications and areas of expertise and interest within political science.

    3. SIP publishes short write ups on Methods and Teaching-Learning of Political Science. Write ups for the section Teaching-Learning Political Science are commissioned by Rajeshwari Deshpande (rajeshwari.deshpande@gmail.com) and write ups for the section Notes on Methods are commissioned by Divay Vaid (divya.vaid09@gmail.com).

    4. Institutional affiliation and designation with complete contact address information, including e-mail address, must be provided along with the soft copies of the submission. A few sentences of biographical details of the authors will be appreciated. In case there are two or more authors, then corresponding author’s name and address details must be clearly specified on the first page itself.

    5. Only the title of the article should appear on the manuscript, followed by an abstract of not more than 150 words and 4–6 keywords.

    6. Manuscripts of articles should not exceed 7,000 words in length, inclusive of references, tables and figures. Notes, commentaries (under teaching-learning section or research methods section) and book review essays should not exceed 3,000 words in length. Book Reviews should not ordinarily exceed 1,000 words. All Submissions should be sent only in soft copy, preferably in MS Word, double-spaced throughout (even for quotations, notes, references).

    7. Along with the submission, authors also need to send an undertaking that the same article is not submitted to any other publication.

    8. If accepted, SIP will retain the copyright for the submission and authors will be required to send in signed agreement assigning the copyright to Director CSDS, for the purposes of publication in the journal. . The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received.

    9. Tables and figures with short titles should be indicated by number (e.g., see Table 1), and not by placement (e.g. see Table below). The units of measurement should be stated at the relevant places either above the main body of the table or in the relevant column headings. Sources should be cited at the foot of the table. Notes relating to the table should be placed immediately below the Table, followed by the source. All tables and figures must be cited in the text of the article.

    10. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately.

    11. British spellings should be used throughout; universal ‘z’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.

    12. Single quotes should be used throughout. Double quote marks are to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text.

    13. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above should remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use Indian number system (i.e. thousands, lakhs, crores etc.). When referring to a century it should be in words, e.g., ‘twentieth century’ and when reference is being made to a decade use numbers, e.g.,’1980s’.

    14. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.

    15. A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.

    · Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.

    · Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

    · Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.

    · Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).

    · Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.

    16. Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

    In text citations:

    · One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among the epidemiological samples..’.

    · One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..

    · One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].

    · Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or

    University of Pittsburgh (2007).

    · Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).

    · Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).

    If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.

    · Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)

    · Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)

    · Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).

    References:

    · Books:

    Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

    · Edited Books:

    Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.

    · Translated books:

    Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

    · Book chapters:

    Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.

    · Journal articles:

    Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]

    · Newsletter article, no author:

    Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from                                                                 http://www.ncrjs.gov/html
    [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]

    · Newspaper article:

    Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

    · In-press article:

    Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from http://cogprints.org/5780/1/ECSRAP.F07.pdf

    · Non-English reference book, title translated into English:

    Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.

    · Special issue or section in a journal:

    Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1-17.

    17. Book Reviews: Book reviews must contain the name of the author and title/subtitle of the book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, date of publication, number of pages and price.

    For more information, please contact Editors: Suhas Palshikar (suhaspalshikar@gmail.com), K. C. Suri (surikc@ gmail.com) or Assistant Editor: Abhay Datar (abhaydatar@hotmail.com)

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