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Indian Journal of Gender Studies

Indian Journal of Gender Studies

2017 Impact Factor: 0.238
2017 Ranking: 36/42 in Women's Studies
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product
Published in Association with Centre for Women's Development Studies

Malavika Karlekar Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Leela Kasturi Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India

eISSN: 09730672 | ISSN: 09715215 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

The Indian Journal of Gender Studies is geared towards providing a more holistic understanding of society. Women and men are not compared mechanically. Rather, gender categories are analysed with a view to changing social attitudes and academic biases which obstruct a holistic understanding of contributions to the family, community and a wider polity. The journal focuses, among other issues, on violence as a phenomenon, the social organisation of the family, the invisibility of women's work, institutional and policy analyses, women and politics, and motherhood and child care.

Electronic Access:
Indian Journal of Gender Studies is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at

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

The Indian Journal of Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It aims at providing a holistic understanding of society. Its objective is to encourage and publish research, analysis and informed discussion on issues relating to gender. Often, contributions challenge existing social attitudes and academic biases that obstruct a holistic understanding of the role of the family, particularly of its women members, community and a wider polity. In recent years, the journal has focused on women in politics, violence as a phenomenon, disability, the social organization of the family, women’s livelihood matters, institutional, legal and policy questions, and motherhood and child care.

The journal has published a number of well-received guest-edited special issues that contribute to its overall objectives.

Editorial Assistants
Ravinder Pillai Centre for Womens Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Swapna Guha Centre for Womens Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Editorial Advisory Board
Bina Agarwal University of Manchester, UK and Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India
Indu Agnihotri Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Malathi de Alwis University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Aparna Basu All-India Women`s Conference, New Delhi, India
Melani Budianta University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Antoinette Burton University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Uma Chakravarti Feminist historian, Miranda House, University of Delhi.
J Devika Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Anita Ghai School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, New Delhi, India
Mary E John Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India
Laxmi Murthy HIMAL, bangalore, India
Pramod K Nayar University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Shirin M Rai University of Warwick, Warwick, UK
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan New York University, USA
Saraswati Raju Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Kalpana Ram Macquarie University, Australia
Mohan Rao Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Nitya Rao University of East Anglia, UK
Kumkum Roy Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Samita Sen Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Padmini Swaminathan Professor & Chairperson, School of Livelihoods and Development, Tata Institute of Social Science, Hyderabad, India
Patricia Uberoi Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, India
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    1.  Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editors, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Centre for Women’s Development Studies, 25, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, Gole Market, New Delhi 110 001, India. Tel.: 91-11-23345530, 23365541, 23366930. Fax: 91-11-23346044. E-mail:
    2.  Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their articles.
    3. All articles should be typed on one side of the paper (preferably A4) and double-spaced throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Manuscripts should be accompanied by a CD-ROM or floppy disc in IBM com­patible format, preferably in MS Word, and identical in every respect to the hard copy.
    4. All articles must be accompanied by 4–6 keywords and an abstract of 150–200 words. Notes should be numbered serially and pre­sented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    5. British spellings throughout; universal ‘s’ in ‘-ise’, ‘-isation’ words.
    6. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only 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 and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
    7. Use ‘19th century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores. Avoid saying ‘recently’ but rather give the year.
    8. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used con­sistently. Use italics only for the first time the word or phrase is used. Do not italicize abbreviations like etc., et al., and ibid. An exception is sic, which should be italicized and placed in square brackets.
    9. Tables and figures to be indicated by number separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. All figures and tables should be cited in the text. Source for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
    10. 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.

      Peer review policy operates a strictly blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

      Inverted names: 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.

      Indian Journal of Gender Studies

      Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work

      Chronological listing: If you have more than one work by the same author(s), list them in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

      Sentence case: In references, follow sentence case for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc. For example, APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication

      Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case. For example, Indian Journal of Gender Studies

      Reference styles:

      Calfee, R.C., & Valencia, R.R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manu­scripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

      Article in an edited book
      O’Neil, J.M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition and transformation. In B.R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.

      Conference Proceedings
      Schnase, J.L., & Cunnius, E.L. (Eds). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL ’95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

      Article from the web
      Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from

      Journal Article
      Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(30), 5–13.

      Newspaper Article
      Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.

    11. The reference to other works should be provided in the text using citations written in the author-date method.

      Author-date method: Follow the author-date method of in-text citation, e.g., (Jones, 1998).

      Quotes: When directly quoting from a work, include the page number in the citation.

      Citation styles:

      One Work by One Author: (Walker, 2000)

      One Work by Multiple Authors: (Walker and Wasserstein, 2000)

      One Work by Three or More Authors: The surnames of all the authors have to be cited in the first instance. Thenceforth, only the surname of the first author should be cited, followed by et al. For example: First instance: (Wasserstein, Zappulla, Rosen, Gerstman and Rock, 1994). After that: (Wasserstein et al., 1994)

      One Work by Six or More Authors: Only the surname of the first author followed by et al. is to be cited even in the first citation.

      Works with No Author: Cite the fist few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year, for example, (‘Study Finds’, 1982).

      Two or More Works by Different authors in One Citation: (Balda, 1980; Kamil, 1988; Pepperberg and Funk, 1990)

      Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation: (Edeline and Weinberger, 1991, 1993)

      Two or More Works Published in the Same Year by the Same Author(s): (Johnson, 1991a, 1991b, 1991c)

      Authors with the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names: (E. Johnson, 2001; L. Johnson, 1998).

      Work discussed in secondary source: In the text, name the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source. For example, if Seidenberg and McClelland’s work is cited in Coltheart et al. and you did not read the original work, list the Coltheart et al. reference in the References. In the text, use the following citation: In Seidenberg and McClelland’s study (as cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins and Haller, 1993)....

    12. Book reviews must contain name of author/editor and book re­viewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.

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