Authors Guidelines

Authors Guidelines:


The Journal of Ravishankar University (JRU) Part-A (Social Science) is published biannually by the Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India. The main aim of the journal is to publish any aspects of research, both basic and applied, emanating from various branches of social science, arts and humanities. The JRU (Part-A) welcomes submission of original empirical research papers, review papers, short communications, book reviews related to subjects of social science, arts and humanities like:

  • Ancient Indian History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Literature and Languages
  • Management
  • Philosophy and Yoga
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Social Work

The Editorial Board of the JRU (Part-A) conducts an initial scrutiny of all submitted manuscripts. All suitable manuscripts are sent to peers for vetting. The process of peer review is double blind. The journal encourages submission of manuscripts via submission system in the web portal.


The Editorial Board of the JRU (Part-A) and Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University [the publisher] while make all possible efforts to ensure the accuracy of all the information in published articles, the authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information included in their manuscripts. Any views expressed in the publication are the views of the authors only, but not of the Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India. The onus is on the authors regarding their indulgence in plagiarism.


Research paper(s) should be submitted via submission system in the web portal of JRU (Part-A). Authors should submit research paper in MS-WORD. The submission of paper will be held to imply that it represents the result of original research not previously published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and that if accepted for the Journal of Ravishankar University, it will not be published elsewhere. Papers should not normally exceed 10000 words. Once the article is accepted for publication the authors have to sign a copyright transfer agreement and submit along with the corrected proof of the manuscript.

Figures, maps, graphs and drawing should be in JPEG format having resolution of 300 dpi & 1500 pixels and should be numbered. For copyright protected images authors have to take due permission. All tables and figures must be numbered consecutively in the order of appearance in the text and should be indicated by numbers separately (eg. Table 1, Figure 1). All figures and tables should be described in the text. Source for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions. The tables should be self-contained and have a descriptive title. Column headings of tables should be brief. Footnotes to the tables, if any, should be identified by superscript letters and placed at the bottom of the page containing the table.

TYPESCRIPT (Manuscript)

Papers must be written clearly and concisely in English/ Hindi. Articles should be typed in single line spacing with "Times New Roman/KrutiDev 010" font pattern with ample margin on all sides on white bond paper of Size (292 x 210) mm2. Main text should be written in the following format:

  • Title of the MS: Times New Roman, Bold, 14 font size
  • Author(s) name: Times New Roman, Bold, 12 font size
  • Affiliation: Times New Roman, Normal, 9 font size
  • Main text: Times New Roman, Normal, 10 font size
  • Heading: Times New Roman, Bold, 12 font size
  • Sub-heading: Times New Roman, Bold, 10 font size
  • Sub sub-heading: Times New Roman, Normal, 10 font size
  • Keywords, Tables, Figure captions, References and acknowledgement: Times New Roman, Normal, 9 font size

The following order should be strictly followed while submitting the manuscript: Title Page, name of author (s), Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Literature Review, Objectives of the Study, Rationale of the Study, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Limitations, Direction for Future Research, Acknowledgements (if necessary), Declaration of Conflicting Interests, Funding and References.

Title page
The first page must bear: (a) the title of the paper, (b) the initials and names of the authors, (c) the name and address of institution where the work was carried out, and (d) a footnote with permanent or present address of the authors, if different from (c). Authors should suggest an abbreviated running title of not more than 50 characters. Title must be specific and should contain words useful for indexing.

All papers must have an abstract of not more than 250 words of the significant result reported in the paper. Each paper requires 5 key words for indexing purpose, which should be typed in a separate line following the abstract.

This part should define the background and significance of the study.

Literature Review
The study context should be supported through relevant literature especially the recent publications.

Objectives of the Study
The researcher should present in brief the objectives of the research paper.

Rationale of the Study
The researcher should present in brief the rationale of the study while addressing uniqueness of the study.

Material and Methods
Please provide concise but complete information about the material and methods used in the paper especially provide brief account of data source, data collection method, sample size, sampling method, research instrument used, reliability and validity of the research instrument, statistical techniques used for analysing data. Results and Discussion In this part, authors are supposed to present the findings of the research work in tabular form and discuss in brief the findings in light of earlier research work. Avoid repetition of the statements in previous sections of the paper (eg. Introduction, Literature Review).

In this part the author should conclude the research work carried out by him/her in brief.

In this part the author should mention the various limitation faced by him/ her during the research work.

Directions for Future Research
In this part the author should mention the various points which were left untouched by the researcher and also provide direction to the future researchers to carry out similar type of research.

If necessary, a brief Acknowledgements section may be included to acknowledge the contributors who do not meet the criteria of authorship but helped in preparation of manuscript through technical assistance as well as authors should also acknowledge the anonymous referees.
The authors are grateful to the anonymous referees of the journal for their extremely useful suggestions to improve the quality of the article. Usual disclaimers apply.

Declaration of Conflicting Interests / Plagiarism
The authors should declared potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship and/or publication of their article before references section. The author(s) shall provide plagiarism report at the time of submission of manuscript by the use of any free plagiarism checker.

The authors should disclose the financial support if received for the research, authorship and/or publication of the article

JRU (Part-A) follows APA style of referencing. In-text citation should be mentioned by author and year, not by number, e.g. as Taylor (1980) has observed that…. (Taylor, 1988) (Taylor et al., 1988). If there are more than two authors, in-text citation should be the first author followed by et al., in the text but names of all authors must be given in the list of references at the end. The references should be cited at the end of the manuscript in the order of their appearance in the text (in-text citation). References to journal articles, books, chapters in books, etc. should be cited, as follows:

Journal Articles
Journal article Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title. Journal Name, vol. no.(issue no.), page range. DOI or URL
• Verma, M. and Rajiv, Pratima. (2020). Study of Lotka’s Law and Authorship Pattern in the Conference Proceedings of COLLNET: an International Conference Covering Exclusively Bibliometric Study. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 26(1), 1-8.

Book Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Book title. Publisher
• Schiffman, L.G., Kanuk, L. L. & Kumar, S. R. (2010). Consumer Behavior. Pearson Education P. Ltd., New Delhi

Book Chapter
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Chapter title. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Book title (pp. xxx–xxx). Publisher.
• Deshmukh, G. K., Indurkar, S. K. (2014). Mobile Number Portability in Indian Perspective. In Wagh, Ajay; Bhadouria, Shailendra Singh (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Business and Management (pp. 1-7). Himalaya Publishing House, New Delhi.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (date). Title of work. Site Name. URL
• Avramova, N. (2019, January 3). The secret to a long, happy, healthy life? Think age positive. CNN.
• World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety.

Conference Paper
Contributor, A. A., Contributor, B. B., & Contributor, C. C. (date). Title of contribution [Type of contribution]. Conference name, location. DOI or URL
Fistek, A., Jester, E., & Sonnenberg, K. (2017, July 12–15). Everybody’s got a little music in them: Using music therapy to connect, engage, and motivate [Conference session]. Autism Society National Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.

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