INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS
AIM: The Journal of Psychology (J Psychology) is designed for the prompt publications of original and important articles related to contemporary society.
EDITORIAL POLICY: It contains original papers on current research and practical programmes, short notes, news items, book reviews, reports of meetings and professional announcements. Constructive critiques and discussions of published papers and letters, which are of relevance and of interest to the readership, are published at the discretion of the Editor. The journal is published in English; spelling and usage conforms to the Oxford English Dictionary; for consistency and simplicity in style because for many subscribers English is a second language. Place names should be spelled in the form officially used in the country under discussion; where this differs from the commonly known name of the English-language name, the other name should be written in parentheses. For practical purposes, accents may be omitted on non-English names.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT: For the initial submission of manuscripts for consideration, submit it to Administrative Editor, B-2 (Ground Floor), South City II, Gurgaon 122 018, Haryana, India via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Prepare the manuscript as per style of the Journal. Manuscripts, which do not fully confirm to Journal style, will be returned to the Authors.
©TO REPRODUCE COPYRIGHT MATERIAL: In the paper Author should not use any copyright material (Figure/Tables etc.). However he/she may write about that in the form of text in the paper.
FORMALITIES: The contributors may send the papers to the Administrative Editor. The paper will be screened only (not reviewed) by the Members of the Editorial Board for its suitability to be considered for publication and If it is observed suitable than the Corresponding Author is asked to complete the initial formalities as follow:
1. Review of Paper: The contributors may provide the names of at least three Referees in the field of specialisation as the subject of the paper demands, to whom we may request for review of the paper (Please provide separate List of Referees for each paper) The Referees should be other than the Members of Editorial Board of the Journal, who are known to you and aware of the research activities of your Department/Institute, but are not from yours’ Department/ Institute (Please provide their postal & e-mail address and field of specialisation). The possible exceptions are in the case of occasional invited papers and editorials, or where a partial or entire volume is devoted to a special theme.
2. Plagiarism Check: Paper will be checked for Plagiarism.
3. Paper Charges: Pay the charges of the paper and for Black and White and Coloured Photographs, if any in the paper (Not for Line Drawings/Graphs in Black and White only), which is mandatory. Please check that the payment of Paper Charges is not a guarantee that the paper may be accepted as it is.
ACCEPTED PAPER: After final acceptance, the disk along with the final and exactly matching printed versions with the underlining clearly marked should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptance of paper will be acknowledged via e-mail.
AUTHORISATION AND DECLARATION: Authors must accept full responsibility for the content of their articles. The Members of the Editorial Board and the Publisher of the journal are not responsible for the statements and opinions expressed by the authors in their articles/write-up published in the journal. While submitting the paper the author (s) must give a declaration that, “the article has not been published or sent for publication elsewhere”.
SIZE: An article should not generally exceed twelve printed pages (18 double spaced typed pages of MS Word). The authors would be charged for additional pages, even if a longer article is accepted for publication. Reporting of frequency data may be accepted in the form of small report. Such reports should generally not exceed four pages, including tables/figures.
TITLE: The paper title, author’s name, affiliation, complete address, Fax number, and e-mail address should appear on the first page of the article. When there is more than one author, the correspondence will be sent to the first author, unless otherwise requested.
RUNNING HEAD: Not more than 40 characters (including spaces) should be identified on the title page.
ABSTRACT: Not exceeding 250 words.
KEYWORDS: Not exceeding six should accompany the manuscript.
TABLE: Each table should be typed separately and marked in the text in numerical order.
ILLUSTRATION: It should be clear, concise, and good for reproduc-tion (maximum size for illustrations is 120 x 180 mm/80x160mm).
PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph should be sharp for reproduction (maximum size for photographs is 120 x 180mm/80x160 mm).
LIST: A separate list of tables, figures, and illustrations with captions should accompany the manuscript.
METRIC SYSTEM: The metric system should conform to the International System of Units (S. I.).
REFERENCES: These should be listed at the end of article, arranged alphabetically according to the surnames of the authors and then chronologically. Following are examples of the proper reference style of various sources:
Journals: Maddi SR, Kobasa SC 1979. An alienation test. J Human Psychology, 19: 73-76.
Books: Orenstein P 1994. School Girls: Young Women, Self-esteem, and the Confidence Gap. New York: Doubleday.
Sections of Books: Eccles JS, Roeser RW 2003. Schools as developmental contexts. In: GR Adams, MD Erzonsky (Eds.): Handbook of Adolescence. Malden, MA: Blackwell, pp. 129–148.
Newspaper / Magazine: Oyenusi W 2008. A Collective Responsibility. Vanguard Daily Newspaper, Wednesday, June, 4, P. 39.
Radio/Television Talk: Bhasin Veena 1986. Radio Talk - Gaddis of Himachal Pradesh. All India Radio ‘Yuv Vani’ - 1st July, 1986.
Meeting Paper: Bhasin V, Bhasin MK, Singh IP 1978. Some problems in the education of Gaddis of Bharmour, Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh. Paper presented in Seminar on Education and Social Change in Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) in H.P. University, Shimla, November 13 to 16, 1978.
Report: Bradburn EM, Carroll CD 2002. Short-term Enrollment in Postsecondary Education: Student Background and Institutional
Differences in Reasons for Early Departure, 1996–1998 Pittman and Richmond 359.Report No. NCES 2003-153. Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.
Thesis / Dissertation: Odoemelam AL 1994. The Effects of Selected Treatment Programmes on the Behaviour Problems of Primary School Children in Owerri Urban, Imo State. Ph.D. Thesis, Unpublished. Nsukka: University of Nigeria.
Work “in press”: Chauhan Anita, Pirta S 2009. Agonistic Interactions between Humans and Two Species of Monkeys (Rhesus Monkey Macaca mulatta and Hanuman Langur Semnopithecus entellus) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. J Psychology (in press)
Website: Adlina S, Suthahar A, Ramli M, Edariah AB, Soe-Soe-Aye, Ariff FM et al. 2007. Pilot Study on Depression among Secondary School Students in Selangor. From http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 18246911 (Retrieved on 28 October 2008).
When there are more than five authors use et al. in place of rest of the authors.
REFERENCES IN THE TEXT: References citations in the text should be in parentheses and include author name(s) and year of publication. Text citations of two or more works at the time should be given in chronological order. When citing a paper written by three or more authors, write the name of the first author plus “et al.” (However, all authors must be given in the Reference section). Where there are two or more papers by the same author in one year, distinguishing letter (a, b, c....) should be added to year. All references should be carefully crosschecked; it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that references are correct.
PROOFS: The galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author via email for correction of typographical errors only; alterations other than correction of printer errors will be charged to the author. All corrections should be marked clearly, directly on page proofs.
OFFPRINT: These may be ordered at prices shown on the order blank accompanying proofs. No free reprints are supplied, but any number in excess of 100, with or without covers, may be purchased. The order, along with payment, for reprints and extra printed pages (if paper exceeds twelve printed pages) should be sent to the Administrative Editor.
SPECIAL ISSUE/VOLUME: Scholars are welcome to edit an entire Special Issue/Volume of the journal in their field of specialisation as a Guest Editor. For details write to the Administrative Editor, B-2 (Ground Floor), South City II, Gurgaon 122 018, Haryana, India via e-mail to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COPYRIGHTS ©: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher © Kamla-Raj Enterprises. Journal Author Publishing Agreements will also need to be signed by all authors. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to The Administrative Editor, B-2 (Ground Floor), South City II, Gurgaon 122 018, Haryana, India; via e-mail to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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