Instruction For Authors

  • Articles may be submitted in one of the following languages : English and Hindi
  • Standard –length article should not exceed 8000 words ,including text ,footnotes /endnotes, bibliographic references , tables and figures.
  • Standard 12-point type font (Times New Roman ) for English and Standard 10 -point type font (Kruti Dev) for Hindi
  • Every line (excluding tables and figures ) should be double –spaced with generous margins on both sides of the pages and pages numbered consecutively,
  • Every research paper is to be preceded by a concise abstract of 200 words.
  • Footnotes should be numbered sequentially
  • MLA style of referencing need to be followed uniformly throughout the text
  • Appendices should be clearly marked.
  • Quoted material should be in single quotes, whether in text or notes
  • Double quotes should be used for a quote within a quotes.
  • Type headings and sub-headings at the left margin, using the following pattern:
    • First -level headings in bold, with an initial capital or any proper noun
    • Second-level headings in bold italics ,with an initial capital or any proper noun
    • Third –level headings (if necessary) in italics with an initial capital or any proper noun
  • Articles should be furnished as hard copy and as well as in editable file formats like  MS Word
  • Likewise a PDF file should be submitted when the manuscript is finally accepted

For more detailed information on stylistic requirements , authors can also consult the most recent edition of The Journal of Acharya Narendra Dev Institute.