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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

All manuscript submissions must be in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced with one-inch margins and numbered pages. Each submission must conform to the most recent edition (8th) of the Publication Manual of the Modern Language Association.

A cover page must be submitted as a separate supplementary file. It should include

  • title of manuscript
  • all authors' names, affiliations, and contact information for the lead author
  • indication of submission type
  • declaration that the manuscript is original and has not been published before in part or whole
  • declaration that the manuscript is not currently under review by another journal or publishing outlet
  • declaration that all authors approve and agree to submit the manuscript to this journal
  • disclosure of competing interests if applicable (a financial, commercial, legal, or affiliation -professional, organizational - that could influence your research)
  • acknowledgement of financial support with grant numbers (if applicable, must be included in the main text)
  • suggestions for potential reviewers with contact information (must have earned doctorate in related area)

To facilitate the double-blind review process for full-length manuscripts,

  • the author's name must be removed from the main text, the in-text citations, the reference list, and any running heads.
  • Please replace the author's name with Author. If there are multiple authors, please use Author1, Author2, etc. and any identifying information such as name of publication, issue of publication, etc. from the reference list
  • Remove any identifying metadata from Microsoft Word Files
    • How to Remove Metadata from Microsoft Word Files
      1. Select the File menu tab and then select Info , if necessary.
      2. Select Check for Issues and then select Inspect Document .
      3. In the Document Inspector dialog box, check the boxes to inspect for certain data and then click Inspect .
      4. In the results, select Remove All to remove any found data.
  • If the author's name(s) is not removed, the manuscript will be returned without review.


1)    Reflections on curated works or reviews of books/ performances/ dance festivals (1500-2000 words including notes and references)

2)    Rolling submissions (theoretical reflections, poetic writing, autoethnographic notes, artistic vignettes) on relevant topics concerning South Asia (6000-8000 words including notes and references)

All full-length manuscripts should conform to the following general structure:

  • Cover Page
  • Abstract (not to exceed 150 words)
  • Keywords (no more than 5)
  • Denotation of manuscript category (theoretical, empirical research-based, practice, policy)
  • Body of Manuscript (6000-8000; includes references, tables, figures, acknowledgments, appendices)
  • Acknowledgments (if any, ie financial support, written copyright permissions, IRB approval)
  • References (included in the word count)
  • Appendices (if any)
  • Manuscripts are double-blind peer-reviewed. Please remove all identifying author information from the text and references. Please submit the cover page and image file separately as supplementary files.

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.