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Writing Style

Journal of People’s Studies would mandatory follow the below mentioned writing style. All authors are instructed to follow it in order to have uniformity in all the articles and papers. While you write, use English (UK) (not US) spelling convention. In ‘Set Language’ option in your word-processing programme, opt and set English (UK) as default. We have worked on a feasible manual for authors in order to submit their articles. We request you all to kindly follow this so that there is uniformity in all the articles and papers.

Language – English (UK)
The content language followed shall be English (UK). This has to do with spellings than grammar.

For example, with spellings such as ‘neighbour’ than ‘neighbor’, ‘labour’ than ‘labor’ would be followed. Where inter-changeable, use ‘s’ instead of ‘z’. For example ‘globalisation’ instead of ‘globalization’ or ‘recognise’ instead of ‘recognize’

Font -Times New Roman
The fonts for the entire article/ paper/ report shall be Times New Roman

Font size of Title
The title of the article/ paper should be in Times New Roman, 16 pt size (all caps) bold

Font size of Sub-headings
The article/paper may have multiple levels of sub-headings. Follow the below mentioned guidelines for the same.

level-1 (principal or primary), Times New Roman 14 bold
level-2 (secondary), Times New Roman 13 bold
level-3 (tertiary), Times New Roman 12 bold
level-4 (quaternary), Times New Roman 11 bold
level-5 (quinary), Times New Roman 11 bold, italics.

Normal Text
The entire text of the article/paper should be in Times New Roman with font size of 11 pt.

Line spacing
For better readability and presentation, kindly use 1.5 pt line spacing.

Indented matter/ block quotations
For better readability and presentation, kindly use single-line spacing with font size of 10 and with half-inch indent at both the ends.

Footnotes should be with single-line spacing and font size of 10 pt.

In text referencing
All referencing in the text would start with the last name of the author. See examples below.

a) single author

(George 2005) or
(George 2005: 110)
According to George (2005) or
According to George (2005: 115);

b) two author

(Noble and Mohammed 2010) or
(Noble and Mohammed 2010: 234)
Noble and Mohammed (2010) opines or
Noble and Mohammed (2010: 234) opines;

c) three authors

Venkat, Kapan and Stephen 2012) or
(Venkat, Kapan and Stephen 2012: 144-47)
Venkat, Kapan and Stephen (2012) theorise or
(Venkat, Kapan and Stephen (2012: 144-47) theorise…. ;

d) more than three authors

(Sakpal et al. 2014) or
(Sakpal et al. 2014: 121)
Sakpal and others (2014) note…. or
Sakpal and others (2014: 121) note….

e) one author multiple work in different years

(Maria 1995; 2004; 2013) or
(Maria 1995: 8-9; 2004: 149-50; 2013: 199-200)
Maria (1995; 2004; 2013) says…… or
Maria (1995: 8-9; 2004: 149-50; 2013: 199-200) says……

f) one author multiple work in the same year

(Vugt 2014A; 2014B; 2014C) or
(Vugt 2014A: 35; 2014B: 113; 2014C: 9-10)
Vugt (2014A; 2014B; 2014C) justifies the argument…….. or
Vugt (2014A: 35; 2014B: 113; 2014C: 9-10) justifies the argument…

g) more than one author in different years (note the chronology of year)

(Suryapalli 1999; Wangari 2005) or
(Suryapalli 1999: 65-66; Wangari 2005: 145)
Theoretically Suryapalli (1999) and Wangari (2005) opine differently…. or
Theoretically Suryapalli (1999: 65-66) and Wangari (2005: 145) opine differently…..

h) more than one person with the same last name use initials

N. Kamble and M. Kamble {the remain would be the same as above}

i) in case the initials are also the same then write the full name

Pragya Mishra and Pratima Mishra

j) in case of the year of publication not known then (Raghuvanshi nd)

k) in case of government documents or documents by an institution or NGO/ INGO/

(GoI 2014) or
(GoI 2014: 210-11) or
According to the Government of India (2014) report….. or
According to the Government of India (2014: 210-11) report….. or
(AI 1996) or
(AI 1996: 44)
According to Amnesty International (1996) disappearance in Kashmir….. or
According to Amnesty International (1996: 44) disappearance in Kashmir….. or
Important Note: These acronyms should be mentioned in the references accordingly. The mention of Governments should be carefully done in accordance with government, whether it is the central or state/ provincial.

List of References
For list of references use single-line spacing with font size 11 and half-inch hanging indent. This should be at the end of the article. A few examples are given below.

Single author book
Clarke, S. (1998). Pariayas Ellaiyamman as an Iconic Symbol of Collective Resistance and Emancipatory Mythography. In G. Robinson (Ed.), Religions of the Marginalised: Towards a Phenomenology and the Methodology of Study. Delhi: ISPCK.

Single author article in journal
Lourdunathan, S. (2011). Philosophy of Human Rights: For or against Dalits. Social Action, 61, 1-15.

Bogopa, D. (2010). Health and Ancestors: The Case of South Africa and Beyond. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 10 (1).

Two authors book
Davids, T. W. R. and W. Stede. (1993). Pali-English Dictionary. (First Indian edition) Varanasi: Motilal Banarsidas

Two authors articles in journal
Phyllis, P. and H. Abramovitch (1984). Death: A cross-cultural perspective. Annual Review of Anthropology, 13, 385-417.

Paper authored by more than three persons
Putnam F. W. et. al. (1986). The clinical phenomenology of multiple personality disorder: Review of 100 recent cases.
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 47, 285-93.

One author different work different years
Raj, M. C. (2001). Dalitology – The book of the Dalit people. Tumkur: Ambedkar Resource Centre.

______. (2006). Dalithink – An Adventure into Dalit Philosophy. Tumkur: Ambedkar Resource Centre.

One author different work in the same year
Sunani, B. (2009A). Dalita Sanskrutik Itihâs (Odia). Nuapada: Eeshan Ankit Prakashanee.

______. (2009B). Aboriginals of Mahanadi valley. Paper presentation in a seminar held at Bhubaneswar on October 4.

Edited Book
Leach, E. (Ed.). (1967). Structural Study of Myth and Totemism. London: ASA Monographs Vol. 5.

Two authors with same name and initials
Racine, Jean-Luc and Josiane Racine (1998). Dalit identities and the dialectics of oppression and emancipation in the changing India: The Tamil case and beyond. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East Vol. 17 (1).

Government or institutional references
Government of India [GoI]. (2013A). Elementary Education in India – Where do we stand? District Report Cards 2012-13, Vol. 1.Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi: National University of Education Planning and Administration.

PRAXIS. (2001). The Politics of Poverty: A tale of the Living Dead in Bolangir. Bangalore: Books for Change.

Kindly follow the above mentioned guidelines for speedy publication of your article/paper/report.