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India Quarterly

India Quarterly

A Journal of International Affairs
Published in Association with Indian Council of World Affairs

Editor-in-Chief
T C A Raghavan Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, India
Editor
Madhu Bhalla Former Head and Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India


eISSN: 09752684 | ISSN: 09749284 | Current volume: 75 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Call for Papers
Special issue on china
Deadline date for submission is 1 February 2019.

India Quarterly is a refereed journal of international affairs. Originally when it was launched in 1945, its focus was on India and Asia. But as India has changed over the decades, and so has the texture of global politics, the journal now solicits papers on themes that concern the possible variations in global politics that are likely to impact India’s interests. The phenomenon of globalisation makes the scope of the journal wider with every passing day.

India Quarterly is the flagship publication of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in collaboration with M/s SAGE Publications, New Delhi (since January 2009). The aim of the Journal has been to encourage scholars, journalists and other freelance intellectuals to contribute original articles on matters concerning international relations and national foreign policies. The Council invites articles on International Affairs from scholars both from India and abroad. The idea is to promote critical and objective analysis on any theme of importance for international understanding. Though we do not totally discourage theoretical writings, by and large we prefer empirical and policy-oriented articles. Falling within our special purview are such future global concerns as environmental issues, energy security, identity-centric conflicts and their international ramifications, cross-border movements of people and such related concerns as human trafficking, gun-running, terrorist networking, migration of diseases, and international economic crime cartels.

The Council, as such, does not use the journal, India Quarterly, to express its opinion on any aspects of Indian and international affairs. The opinions expressed in India Quarterly are those of the authors and need not necessarily be in conformity with the outlook of the ICWA. Freedom of thought is our motto. A book review section is a regular feature of the journal.

This prestigious Quarterly is also indexed in ‘International Political Science Abstracts’ and ‘ABC of Political Science’.

The copyright and all rights of reproduction and translation of material published in India Quarterly are reserved by the Council. Application for permission to translate or reproduce any material contained in them should be made to the Editor, India Quarterly.

Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, India Quarterly, at Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, 01, Barakhambha Road, New Delhi 110 001.

Please refer to our Guidelines for Contributors to India Quarterly before submission of your manuscript. Manuscripts should be submitted via email only to editorindiaquarterly@gmail.com 

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

India Quarterly is a peer reviewed journal of international affairs. When launched in 1945, its focus was primarily on India and Asia. However, as India’s interests have expanded so too has the mandate of the journal to include submissions on varied themes that are likely to impact India’s global interests.

As the flagship publication of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the India Quarterly aims to encourage scholars, journalists and other intellectuals to contribute original articles on matters concerning international relations, national foreign policies and diplomatic history. It promotes objective analysis on themes of critical importance for understanding international affairs. Conceptually sound, empirically grounded and policy-oriented articles are particularly encouraged. Falling within its purview are regional and global concerns such as environmental issues, energy security, identity-centric conflicts and their international ramifications, cross-border movements of people and related concerns of human trafficking, gun-running, terrorist networking, migration of diseases, and global and regional political economy.

The opinions expressed in India Quarterly are those of the authors and need not necessarily be in conformity with the outlook of the ICWA. Apart from articles, the journal also features a book review section and often, commentaries.

Editor-in- Chief
T C A Raghavan Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, India
Editor
Madhu Bhalla Former Head and Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Associate Editor
Rukmani Gupta Defense and Security Analyst, New Delhi, India
Editorial Committee
G Balachandran Consulting Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India
Abanti Bhattacharya Associate Professor, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Deepak Bhojwani Former Ambassador, Government of India, India
Aparajita Biswas Professor, Bombay University, Mumbai, India
Sanjay Chaturvedi Professor, South Asian University, New Delhi
S Kalyanraman Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India
Nandan Unnikrishnan Vice- President, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India
Editorial Adisory Board
Amitabh Mattoo Professor, School of International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
C Raja Mohan Director, Carnegie India, New Delhi, India
Dhruv Raina Professor, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Dirk Messner Professor, United Nations University, Bonn
Fyodor Lukyanov Research Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University, Moscow, Russia
Gilbert Khadiagala Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Gopalan Balachandran Professor, International History and Politics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Hari Vasudevan Professor (Retd.), University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Ibrahim Awad American University, Cairo, Egypt
Indivar Kamtekar Professor,Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
K Raghunath Former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, India
Kanti Bajpai Professor and Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lalit Mansingh Former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, India
Rajen Harshe President, Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, India
Rajesh Rajagopalan Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Ranabir Samaddar  
Yan Xuetong Professor and Director, Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines:  India Quarterly

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, India Quarterly, at the Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, Barakhambha Road, New Delhi 110 001. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to editorindiaquarterly@gmail.com.

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. The  Journal is also indexed in  SCOPUS.

    Only manuscripts that meet the aims and scope and research expectations of India Quarterly will be reviewed.

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

    As part of the submission process authors will be required to warrant that theyare submitting  original work, that they have the rights in the work, that tjey 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 they have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by them..

    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 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 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 IndiaQuarterly, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    • India Quarterly aims to encourage scholars,policy makers.  journalists and analysts  to contribute original articles on matters concerning international relations and national foreign policies. It promotes objective analysis on themes of critical importance for understanding international affairs. Conceptually sound, empirically grounded and policy-oriented articles are particularly encouraged. Falling within its purview are regional and global concerns such as environmental issues, energy security, identity-centric conflicts and their international ramifications, cross-border movements of people and related concerns of human trafficking, gun-running, terrorist networking, migration of diseases, and global and regional political economy and  diplomatic history. The opinions expressed in the India Quarterly are those of the authors and need not necessarily be in conformity with that of the ICWA. Apart from articles, the journal also features a book review section and often, commentaries.
    • Contributors must provide complete postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. In case there are two or more authors of an article, the corresponding author’s name and affiliation details should be clearly specified.
    • Please submit a two-sentence brief bio stating the author's current affiliation, primary research interests and/or most notable publications.
    •  It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the manuscript.
    •  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. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.
    • Preferred length of an article is between 7,500 and 8,000 words including references. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words together with approximately six keywords. Footnotes should be avoided. Endnotes, when used, should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the paper. An endnote must contain more than a mere reference. There is no limit on the number of references allowed.
    • Book reviews should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words with full details of the book reviewed including the subtitle, the name of the author, place of publication, name of publisher, year of publication, number of pages and the price. Notes should be numbered serially and presented as endnotes. Notes, other than website sources (with access date), must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Tables should be submitted in MS Excel or MS Word. All figures should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi, 1,500 pixels, min width 4 inches and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Do not provide an excessive formatting for tables and figures. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images.
    • British spellings must be used  throughout (‘labour’ not ‘labor’, ‘centre’ not ‘center’); universal ‘s’ in ‘-ise’ and ‘-isation’ words.
    • Single quotes throughout; double quotes used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed.
    • For numbers use ‘nineteenth 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, millions and billions, not lakhs and crores. 

    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
    India Quarterly adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. The reviewers are told to opine whether the article contributes new knowledge; its research questions make sense; language is clear; methodology is unassailable and premises go with the conclusion.

    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
    India Quarterly 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
    India Quarterly 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
    India Quarterly 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
    India Quarterly 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
    India Quarterly adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    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
    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, IndiaQuarterly, at Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, Barakhambha Road, New Delhi 110 001. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to editorindiaquarterly@gmail.com

    5.1 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).

    5.2 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
    The SAGE Production Editor will keep authors  informed as to the 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!Authors  can help disseminate thier paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help authors promote their work. Visit thePromote 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 India Quarterly editorial office as follows:

    The Editor, India Quarterly, at Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, Barakhambha Road, New Delhi 110 001. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to editorindiaquarterly@gmail.com

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