RGU Research Journal

Invitation of articles for Rajiv Gandhi University Research Journal (RGURJ), Vol. XI. No. 1

Rajiv Gandhi University Research Journal Invites original full-length articles, short communications, book reviews for its Vol. XI, No. 1, January – July 2012 issue. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they are not published elsewhere except as an abstract. All manuscripts are subject to peer review.

The Rajiv Gandhi University Research Journal is a peer reviewed bi-annual research journal published in July and December. It is dedicated to the publication of research papers / articles in the field of social sciences, general sciences, language and literature. The Journal also publishes research notes, comments, book reviews and short communications.

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Date of submission of manuscripts

The research articles, sort communications, book review, research notes, etc. should reach to the editor on or before 25th May 2012

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Address for communication

Contributions shall be sent as email attachment to editorrgurj@gmail.com
The hard copy shall be sent to

Dr. M.C. Behera
Editor, RGURJ
Rajiv Gandhi University
Rono Hills, Doimukh
Itanagar – 791112
Arunachal Pradesh

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  1. All contributions should be submitted in a hard copy, typed on A4 size paper in double space and with adequate margin on the left side along with soft copy to the email account of the journal. (See address for communication). Where internet facility is not available a CD shall be sent using word processing softwares such as MS Word X 6.0 or Word perfect Y.5.0.

2.         The cover page of the manuscript should contain (i) title of the paper which should be concise and informative, (ii) name(s) of authors(s), (iii) professional affiliation (include postal address,  E-          mail, tel. and fax numbers), (iv) an abstract of the paper in less than 150 words, (v) keywords, and (vi) acknowledgements, if any. The first page of the article must also provide the title, but not the rest of the items of cover page. A short running title should also be suggested.

3.         The contributors shall provide page no. for any citation on the body of articles to avoid the possibility of plagiarism.
4.         The author of the article / corresponding author has to submit a declaration to the effect that the article is original with proper references and that the article is not submitted for publication anywhere.
5.         The length of the articles should be within 6000 words including tables, appendices, notes and references, etc.  

6.         Tables should preferably be of such size that they could be composed within A4 size paper. Each table should have a heading stating its contents clearly and concisely. The source      should be given below each table. Places where tables are to be inserted should be indicated.

7.         Figures and charts, if any, should be professionally drawn using black ink on transparent papers. Each figure/illustration must be specifically referred in the text. Letters, numbers, dots, lines, etc., in the drawing should be large enough to permit reduction. Text-figures are to be numbered in Arabic numerals in order of their reference. Captions and legends to figures must be typed on a separate sheet of paper and appended.

8.        Non-English words should be italicized.

9.        At best three photos may be included in an article

10.       The author of the paper should take care of copy right issue while citing materials. The editors will not be responsible for any violation of copy rights by any contributor to the journal.

11.       If necessary there shall be endnote to explain a point whose explanation in the text will make the flow of discussion inconsistent. The end note shall consist of an explanation or related references to authenticate the point of argument. 

Indications of notes should be serially numbered in the text of the articles with superscripted numeral and the corresponding notes should be given at the end of the paper.

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  • Author(s) are to take special care with regard to the accuracy of the references. Editors are not   responsible for them. A reference list should appear after the list of notes. Unpublished data/references, personal communications, mimeograph shall be cited as unpub. Pers.comm, mimeo, respectively followed by the year if any.
  • References shall be in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. Titles of the books and names of journals shall be given in full. In case of Journals first and last page numbers for all entries shall be provided. Volume of the journal must be written in bold. The name of the book or the journal shall be italic.


  • The sources shall be cited on the body of the text as follows: Author, year, page(s). For example ( Mibang,1993:4).

Referencing style in reference section

  • Author’s name.
  • Year of Publication.
  •  Title of the paper in edited book/journal or/and Title of the book/journal.
  • Publication Information (Place: Publisher for book/volume no., issue no. pages for article of edited volume or journal) 


Single Author/editor

Behera, M.C.1994. Planning and Socio-Economic Development of the Tribals. New Delhi: Common Wealth.
Elwin, V. (ed). 1959. India’s North East Frontier in the Nineteenth Century. London: OUP. 

More than one author/editor

Eggins, Suzanne and Diana Slade. 1997. Analysing casual Conversion. London: Cassel

Quirk, Randolph; Sidney Greenbaum; Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svarivk.1985. A Comprehensive Grammar of English Language. London: Longman.

Articles from Journal/edited books
(The number of volume and issue of the journal should be bold.)


Gadgil, M. & M.D. Subash Chandra. 1992. “Sacred Groves”.   Indian International Centre Quarterly.   19 (1-2):183-187

Dalton, George. 1968. “Economic Theory and Primitive Society”. In Edward E. LeClair, Jr. & Harlod K. Schneider (eds.) Economic Anthropology – Readings in Theory and Analysis. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 143-167.

Government/Institutional Publications

Reference to institutional publications where no specific author(s)             is (are) mentioned should present details in the following order: Institution’s name, year of publications, title of the publications (italicized), Place of publications.

GoAP. 1988. Statistical Handbook of West Siang District. Along: Office of Deputy Commissioner, Economics and Statistics Branch.

GOI. 2003. Technology Mission Guidelines, New-Delhi: Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture.


Govan, H.; W. Aalbersberg; A. Tawake and J. Parks. 2008. Locally managed marine areas: a guide to supporting community-based adaptive management. Locally-Managed Marine Area Network. http://www.eldis.org/cf/rdr/?doc=36661&em=070508&sub=enviro. Accessed on  27th September, 2011.

UNESCO. 2003. Text of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Paris: UNESCO.  http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?pg=2002.  Accessed on  27th September, 2011.

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