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Journal of Social Inclusion Studies

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies

Published in Association with Indian Institute of Dalit Studies

Chief Editor
Sukhadeo Thorat Chairman, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Editors
R P Mamgain Professor, Girl Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, India
Aseem Prakash Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, India
Managing Editor
Vinod Kumar Mishra Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi

Other Titles in:
Social Problems

eISSN: 25166123 | ISSN: 23944811 | Current volume: 5 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

Call for Papers

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies
is a peer reviewed academic journal of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. The journal aims to focus of the following issues-

  • To provide a forum for informed, evidence based debate and discussion on the issues related to social exclusion and discrimination as experienced by persons from the excluded groups and policies to promote social inclusion and equal rights and entitlement.
  • To research, document and disseminate the nature, forms and mechanism of social exclusion and discrimination in social, economic, political and cultural spheres based on the group identity such as caste, ethnicity, religion, gender, colour, disability and regional identity.
  • To develop an understanding of the consequences of social exclusion and discrimination on poverty, education, health, political participation and well-being of the marginalised groups. 
  • To provide knowledge support and policy input to policy makers to formulate socially inclusive policies.
  • To engage academicians, national and international funding agencies and civil society organisations on the issues of social exclusion, discrimination and inclusive development.

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies provides multi-disciplinary approach to the academic contribution published in the journal.

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

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies is a peer reviewed academic journal of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. The journal aims to focus of the following issues-

  • To provide a forum for informed, evidence based debate and discussion on the issues related to social exclusion and discrimination as experienced by persons from the excluded groups and policies to promote social inclusion and equal rights and entitlement.
  • To research, document and disseminate the nature, forms and mechanism of social exclusion and discrimination in social, economic, political and cultural spheres based on the group identity such as caste, ethnicity, religion, gender, colour, disability and regional identity.
  • To develop an understanding of the consequences of social exclusion and discrimination on poverty, education, health, political participation and well-being of the marginalised groups.
  • To provide knowledge support and policy input to policy makers to formulate socially inclusive policies.
  • To engage academicians, national and international funding agencies and civil society organisations on the issues of social exclusion, discrimination and inclusive development.

Journal of Social Inclusion Studies provides multi-disciplinary approach to the academic contribution published in the journal.

Editorial Advisory Board
Amaresh Dubey Professor, Centre for Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Arjan De Haan Program Leader, Supporting Inclusive Growth, International Development Research Centre, Canada
Ashwani Deshpande Professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Barbara Harriss-White Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, Senior Research Fellow in SIAS, University of Oxford, UK
Ghanshyam Shah National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Kausik Basu Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University, USA
Naila Kabeer Professor of Gender and Development, Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
R S Deshpande National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Samuel L Myers Professor, Chair of Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, University of Minnesota, USA
Shenggen Fan International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
Sushrut Jadhav University College London, UK
Valerian Rodrigues Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Laurence Simon Professor, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Vidhu Verma Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
William Darity Jr. Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics and Director, Duke Consortium on Social Equality, USA
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Social Inclusion Studies

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://peerreview.sagepub.com/sis to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Social Inclusion Studies will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Social Inclusion Studies, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    Full-fledged papers may be of 5,000 to 8,000 words. Brief write-ups of 1,000 to 2,500 words (research reports, commentaries, theoretical notes, and data-based profiles) may also be sent; these will be considered for inclusion in sections titled research papers, research notes, book reviews, and occasionally documents and interviews/ dialogues.

    Manuscripts should be submitted in soft copy via the peer-review and submission system https://peerreview.sagepub.com/sis. Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if written in accordance with the American Psychological Association (6th Edition, 2009).
    Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received.

    The manuscript should be structured as follows:

    • Cover page, showing title of the paper, name of author, author’s affiliation and institutional address with pin code, email id and a 100–150 word abstract. Authors’ names and references should not be used in the text in order to keep authors’ anonymity (e.g., ‘as the author has written elsewhere’ should be avoided). . 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.
       
    • The contributors should also provide 4–5 keywords for online searchability.
       
    • Text should start on a new page, and must not contain the names of authors.
       
    • References should come at the end of the manuscript.
       
    • Tables and figures should be provided in editable format and should be referred to in the text by number separately (e.g., Table 1) not by placement (e.g., see Table below). They should each be submitted on a separate page following the article, numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. They will be inserted in the final text as indicated by the author. Source citations with tables and figures are required irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
       
    • Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Permissions to reprint should be obtained 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 (The Publisher is a profit-making endeavour). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately in a folder along with the main article.
       
    • Mathematical formulae, methodological details etc. should be given separately as an appendix, unless their mention in the main body of the text becomes essential.

    Language

    • The language and spellings used should be British (U.K.), with ‘s’ variant, e.g., globalisation instead of globalization, labour instead of labor. For non-English and uncommon words and phrases, use italics only for the first time. Meaning of non-English words should be given in parenthesis just after the word when it is used for the first time.
       
    • Articles should use non-sexist and non-racist language.
       
    • Spell out numbers from one to ninety nine, 100 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurement (e.g., China’s GDP growth rate 9.8 per cent) use numbers. Very large round numbers, especially sums of money, may be expressed by a mixture of numerals and spelled-out numbers (India’s population 1.2 billion). Follow thousand, million, billion number metric system instead of lacks and crores.
       
    • 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.
       
    • Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
       
    • Ibid. should be used.
       
    • Use ‘per cent’ instead of % in the text. In tables, graphs etc, % can be used. Use ‘20th century’, ‘1990s’.
       
    • Number ranges should not be truncated.
       
    • Initials with full points and no spaces.
       
    • The journal does not encourage frequent use of capital letters. They should be used selectively and consistently. Only the first word of title and subtitle should start with capitals. Although proper names are capitalised, many words derived from or associated with proper names, as well as the names of significant offices are lowercased. While the names of ethnic, religious and national groups are capitalised (the Muslims, the Gurkhas, the Germans), designations based loosely on colour (black people) and terms denoting socio-economic classes or groups (the middle class, the dalits, the adivasis, the african-american) are lowercased. All caste, tribe and community names (the Santhals, the Jatavs) are to be capitalised but generic terms (the kayasths) are to be lower cased. Civil, military, religious, and professional titles (the president) and institutions (the parliament, the united nations) are to be put in lower case, but names of organisations (the Labour Party, the Students Federation of India) are to be capitalised. The names of political tendencies (the marxists, the socialists) should remain in lower case.
       
    • Abbreviations are spelled out at first occurrence. Very common ones (US, GDP, BBC) need not be spelled out. Other commonly used abbreviations (am, pm, cm, kg, ha) can be used in lower case, without spaces.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    The Journal of Social Inclusion Studies adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the editor(s) and only those papers that meet the editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. Only in case of a strong difference of opinion about the quality of a submission between the referee and the editor, the item would be referred for a second review to the reviewer. Reviewer will first be sounded among the editorial board members and only in case of necessity will a reference made to an expert outside this circle.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway. 

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                         

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    Guidelines specified in American Psychological Association (6th Edition, 2009) must be followed.

    • References: 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.
       
    • Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the American Psychological Association (6th Edition, 2009). 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).
       
    • Films: (Name of the Director, Year of release)

    References:

    • Books:
      Patnaik, U. (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.
       
    • Edited Books:
      Amanor, K. S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London/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 Review62(5), 1−17.
       
    • 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 Law10(4), 1−17.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of Social Inclusion Studies is hosted on SAGE Track SAGE, a web based online submission and peer review system. Visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/sis to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permissionfrom copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Social Inclusion Studies editorial office as follows:

    Dr. Vinod Mishra
    Assistant Professor,
    Indian Institute of Dalit Studies,
    D-II/I, Road No- 4
    Andrews Ganj
    New Delhi-110049
    Tel: +91-11-25262082
    Fax: +91-11-25262082 
    E-mail: vinodkmishra@dalitstudies.org.in

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