Submission of Papers

It must be appropriate to the spirit and purpose of the journal. This could be succinctly put as ‘a critical analysis of the processes underlying the political, socio-economic and cultural transformation of societies’. An enunciation of policy imperatives is also desired.
All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:
Dr. Vikash Kumar
Editorial Research and Publication Officer
Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID)

Address: Plot No. 2A, Sector 19A, Chandigarh – 110019
Telephones (Office): +91-172-2725059 / 2725406
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Manuscripts should be submitted via email to:
Approval and publication of all manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to double blind peer review process, and subsequent revision by the author, if suggested.

Publication Ethics

a. Publication Ethics

Author/s are required to provide a declaration that ‘the paper is original, and has not been simultaneously submitted elsewhere. It should also be stated that the paper shall not be submitted elsewhere till the decision from the ‘Man & Development’ is received’.
Material taken directly from a copyrighted source should be clearly identified, and the copyright holder’s written permission to reproduce it must be submitted in a separate file.
Note: Obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may request.

b. Academic Integrity

Man & Development Journal strives to uphold highest levels of academic integrity of its contents. Authors are expected to aware themselves with the standard ethical practices of writing a paper. In case of misconduct, authors would be liable of consequences under the law.
It is expected from authors to refrain from plagiarism, redundant publication, copyright infringement and render due credit/acknowledgment through citations.

Specifications of Manuscripts:

  • Contributors must provide their affiliation; complete postal and e-mail addresses and telephonenumbers.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding themanuscript.
  • Preferred length of an article is between 6000 and 7500 words including references. All articlesmust be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words as a single paragraph together with approximately sixkeywords must accompany the paper.  It should state the objective, scope (theme, study area and time frame), methodology, main findings and the derived message of the paper.
  • Book reviews should be between 1200 and 1500 words with full details of the book reviewedincluding the subtitle, the name of the author, place of publication, name of publisher, year ofpublication, number of pages and the price. Notes should be numbered serially and presented asfootnotes. Notes, other than website sources (with access date), must contain more than a merereference.
  • All figures, i.e., diagrams, images, photographs and tables should be placed at the end of thecontribution and numbered in the order they appear in text. Table and figure locations should beindicated in text by callouts (e.g., “[See Table 1]”) inserted after the respective paragraphs. Eachtable or figure should have a heading, an explanatory caption, if necessary, and a source orreference.
  • Tables should be submitted in MS Excel or MS Word. All figures should have a resolution ofminimum 300 dpi, 1500 pixels, min width 4 inches and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Donot provide an excessive formatting for tables and figures.
  • Avoid lengthy headings and sub-heading as also do not number them.
  • British spellings throughout the article (‘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 quotationsshould not be changed.
  • Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one spacewith a line space above and below supported by specific page source.
  • Use ‘nineteenth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain infigures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use thousands,millions and billions, not lakhs and crores.
  • Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently. Avoid excessive use ofitalics for emphasis, but use them for book titles, journal names, as well as foreign words.


References and Citations

We will consider manuscripts for publication only if they are written in accordance with the Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA; 6th edition), style.All references are to be placed at the end of the main text. An alphabetical reference list of all books, articles, essays and theses referred to in the text should beprovided. References for tables and figures should accompany the table or figure. If more than onepublication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order. Referencesshould be embedded in text in the author-date method of citation. For example: (author/s, year, p. or pp.).


Acknowledgements, Notes and References should be placed at the end of the text.


Copy Editing and Copyright

Paper accepted for publication would be copyedited. The author’s concurrence to the copy-edited version is assumed. The author has the choice to indicate otherwise at the time of submission of the paper.
The copyright of a paper published in the Man & Development would rest with the journal. It can be reproduced with the prior permission of the Editor.
Author/s alone are responsible for the content and ideas expressed in the paper.

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