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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Publishing Schedule:

Journal of Research in Humanities (JRH) is a biannual journal that publishes one volume with two issues per annum. The Publication Schedule is

1st Issue: January-June

2nd Issue: July- December 

If a submission’s manuscript is considered suitable and apt as per the requirements of the journal, it will be sent for peer review. After receiving review feedback, the decision to either accept or reject the manuscript for the further process will be made. The editorial board is under no obligation to justify its decision. This whole process normally takes 2-3 months. 

 

Terms of Services:

Journal of Research in Humanities expects all manuscripts to agree upon the given terms that

  • the manuscript is your own original work and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to  Journal of Research in Humanities; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication in the press or published elsewhere. 
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libelous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.
  • Journal of Research in Humanities will not accept articles from the same author for two consecutive issues of the same volume. 

Publication Charges:

There are no submission fees, publication fees, or page charges for this journal. Color figures will be reproduced in color in your online article free of charge.

Open Access

You have the option to publish open access in this journal via our Open Journal Systems publishing program. Publishing open access means that your article will be free to access online immediately upon publication, increasing the visibility, readership, and impact of your research. Articles published in OJS typically receive more citations and downloads compared to those that are not published in OJS.

General Instructions and Formatting

Manuscript Preparation

1. Language

The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not a mixture of both).

2. Length of Paper

The length of the paper should not exceed 25 pages. Paper containing more than 25 pages words will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

3. Title Page

The title page is a separate page before the text. It should include the following information:

Title:

The title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Authors' name and Affiliation:

Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.

Corresponding Author:

Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

Sponsoring Information:

Please indicate if the research is sponsored or supported by an organization.

4. Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list.

5. Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').

6. Subdivision of the Articles

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in the section numbering.

7. Table and Figures

Present tables and figures in line with the text. Please note that the article will be published in black and white.

8. References

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of MLA style in referencing.

9. Submission Preparation Checklist

Before submitting the manuscript, the author(s) should check the following list:

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. Published manuscripts require a reference.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file/ PDF format.
  3. The manuscript has been made in the light of the Journal’s author guidelines
  4. The author (s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text
  5. The author (s) has read all the guidelines of the journal.

Articles

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Ethical Statement: 

The Journal of Research in Humanities is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all aspects of its operations. As a platform for disseminating scholarly research in the humanities, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of integrity, transparency, and respect for all stakeholders involved in the publication process.

  1. Authorship and Originality:

Authors submitting manuscripts to the Journal of Research in Humanities affirm that their work is original and that any sources or ideas from others are appropriately cited. Submitted manuscripts should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere simultaneously. All authors listed in the manuscript have made significant contributions to the research and are in agreement with its submission.

  1. Plagiarism and Attribution:

Plagiarism in any form is considered a serious breach of academic integrity. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their work is free from plagiarism and that proper attribution is given to the sources. The journal employs plagiarism detection tools to identify potential instances of plagiarism.

iii. Conflicts of Interest:

Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence their objectivity. This includes financial, personal, or institutional relationships that may affect their judgment or decision-making during the publication process.

  1. Peer Review Process:

The peer review process of the Journal of Research in Humanities is designed to be fair, unbiased, and constructive. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise and are expected to provide thoughtful and objective feedback to help authors improve their work. Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscripts they review.

  1. Editorial Decisions:

Editorial decisions are based on the scholarly merit of the submitted manuscripts, their alignment with the journal's scope, and the recommendations of peer reviewers. The editor's decision will be communicated clearly to the authors, along with the rationale for that decision.

  1. Transparency and Corrections:

The journal is committed to transparency in its processes. If errors are identified in published works, the journal will promptly publish corrections, clarifications, or retractions as needed. Authors are encouraged to cooperate in addressing any concerns related to published content.

vii. Data Integrity and Research Ethics:

Authors must adhere to recognized standards of research ethics and data integrity. Research involving human subjects must have received appropriate ethical approval, and any potential risks to participants should be appropriately addressed.

viii. Open Access and Licensing:

The Journal of Research in Humanities follows open-access principles, aiming to make research freely accessible to the global community. Authors retain the copyright of their work and agree to publish under a Creative Commons license that allows others to share and adapt the work with proper attribution.