Haridra Guideline for Writing the Research Paper

The submission can be done in many formats but the most preferred format of manuscript is in Microsoft word only. All manuscripts submitted for publication, follows strict Double-blind Peer Review Process which is dually conducted by the Department of Publication. The time frame required for peer review process is something between 8 to 12 weeks. The most accurate review would be best done in this time frame only. 

The decision maker conveys the rejection (if rejected) within 4 weeks from the date of submission. Most of the communication is done via mail only to keep the communication formal and recorded. If the manuscripts require some correction or any other details need to be changed, it is conveyed to the writer via mail. Moreover, if the manuscripts are accepted, they are further processed for the final process, i.e., Publication. The role of editors in publishing material is independent and not affecting author’s views. 

Norms and criteria to be followed – 

  • Paper size – Manuscript should be prepared in A4 size paper with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margin round the page.
  • Abstract – This should not be more than 250 words
  • Keywords – Include between 3 and 7 keywords for indexing purposes. No extra keyword stuffing should be done. 
  • Font – For English language Ariel font size: 13 and for Hindi/Sanskrit langauge Krutidev 10 font size 13
  • Spacing – With right spacing, the manuscript can be enhanced more. Each manuscript should be typed single-spaced on A4 (8.5″ × 11″) paper size with 1 inch margins. It should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, keynotes, Introduction, Experiment or Methodology, Observations & Results, Discussion, Conclusion(s), Acknowledgements, conflict of interest, Contribution of Authors, and References.
  • Tables – These should be numbered with Arabic numerals and ending in a column, and in bold print (e.g., Table 1:, Table 2:) Any footnote if ever need to be added should be mentioned at the top and bottom of the table in Italic. 
  • Illustrations – While using any kind of illustrations or figures or diagrams, it should be properly drawn and professionally inserted at the right place. Proper positioning of the data or any diagrams make it more effective and easier to evaluate. 
  • Acknowledgements – All the people or authors whose ideas were taken or who made the contribution in the work should be properly acknowledged. 
  • References – Writing accurate & appropriate references is important for proper framing and make it satisfactory. Using set of examples and other reference format helps in successful publication. All the references like Book name, Author name, Publisher name, Year of publication, Place of publication, Page number should be mentioned properly

Important points to consider before submission – 

  • Read all the instructions properly and follow all the instructions. 
  • Follow all the data sets, ethics and statements. 
  • Refer to all the material available to you.
  • Read every detail thoroughly and clearly. 
  • Name all authors on the paper, and the online submission form.
  • Carefully check all data and include any supplemental data required by the journal.
  • Declare any relevant competing interests to the journal.
  • Obtained (written) permission to reuse any figures, tables, and data sets.
  • Only submitted the paper to one journal at a time. 

Finally, but most important, notify all the co-authors once you have submitted the paper.