Author Guidelines

Indian Journal of Ethics, Logic and Philosophy invites submissions in the form of research papers, review papers, case studies, book reviews and short communications from academic communities, professionals and intelligensia for publication.

Types of Submissions invited:

Research Paper: It is an academic writing which provides analysis and interpretation of results for a topic based on original research .(7000 words)

Review Paper: It is an academic writing in which the current state of understanding on a topic is summarized. The understanding is created by discussing the findings presented in numerous  research papers. (6000 words)

Case Studies: It is a method of research through which an understanding about a person or an event is created by doing in-depth investigations. (4000 words)

Book Review: It is a form of literary writing  in which a description about the book is presented on the basis of  merit, content and style. (4000 words)

Short Communications: It is a form of literary writing, concisely prepared, that present bonafide and remarkable material for rapid dissemination, limited to 3000 words.

  1. Cover Letter: During the process of manscript submission, the Cover Letter is a formal way to communicate with the editorial staff.

The Cover letter should have:

  • Title of the Manuscript
  • Name of the journal for which you are making the submission
  • Statement that your paper has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration by another journal
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Contact information of corresponding author and  co-authors (if any) (i.e, Name, Designation, Affiliation, email, mobile no.)
  • Confirmation that you have no competing interests to disclose

 

Elements of Research Paper:

Title of the Paper: The title of the manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant.

Abstract: The abstract should contain  approximately 250  words.

Keywords: There should be at-least 5-8 Keywords

Introduction: This section introduces the topic to the readers. It provides the background and scope of discussion. It also gives an outline of the methods used in the research.

Literature Review: gives illustrations of previous researches on the topic

Methods: This section describes the methods used during the study or research..

Results: This section provides a concise and precise description of the results and their analysis.

Discussion: This section describes and analyses the significance of results in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated and explains any new understanding which has arrived after doing the research.

Conclusion: This section summarizes the manuscript in clear and simple language. It provides  key findings in the paper; need for further research and may include any plans for relevant work in future.

Acknowledgments: All sources of funding of the study and anyone who has assisted in the work should be acknowledged.

Funding: Please state the sources of funding including grant number for each author. Including this information is a requirement of many funders. Please ensure to include it in the manuscript.

We suggest the following format:

This work was supported by the [XXX] Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; [AAA] Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the [RRR] Council [grant number aaaa].

Conflicts of Interest: Authors must declare conflicts of interest that may inappropriately influence the representation or interpretation research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.”

References: Referencing in the manuscript should be done according to "author-date" or APA style.

Figures & Tables

Tables and Figures should be numbered (with Arabic numerals as Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) and referred to by number in the text.

Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end.

The captions for the Tables and Legend to Figures should be separated from the text and collated in a separate section.

All Tables and Figures are to be numbered in one consecutive series in the order in which they are cited in the text.

For all Tables, use the following symbols in order as footnotes: * (asterisk), † (dagger), ‡ (double dagger), ¶ (paragraph mark), § (section mark), ‖ (parallels), **, ††, ‡‡, etc.

Authors should submit Figures, such as illustrations, pictures and graphs, with the highest quality that enables publishers to prepare the artwork for the printed as well as the online issue of article.

Figures should have sufficiently high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or higher).

Common formats are accepted however, TIFF, JPEG, EPS and PDF are preferred.

Tables and Figures should be self-explanatory.

 Elements of Review Paper

Title of the Paper: The title of the manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant.

Abstract: An Abstract briefly summarizes and includes only the main points of the review. It should contain approximately 250 words.

Introduction: This section introduces the topic to the readers. It provides the background and scope of discussion.

Literature Review: gives illustrations of previous researches on the topic

Discussion: The discussion section contains information that develops and supports the study. It not only  summarizes, rather analyzes, synthesizes and interprets the information in some meaningful way.

Conclusion: This section summarizes the manuscript in clear and simple language and illustrates the need for further research and may include any plans for relevant work in future.

References: Referencing in the manuscript should be done according to "author-date" or APA style.

Elements of Case Study:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Theoretical Framework of the Case
  • Data Collection
  • Conclusion/ Findings
  • Suggestions
  • References

Elements of Book Review

Title. Author. Place of publication: publisher, date of publication. Number of pages.

  1. Abstract
  2. Introducing the Book
  3. Outlining its Contents
  4. Highlighting parts of the book by selecting particular chapters or themes
  5. Detailed Evaluation.

Elements of Short Communication:

  1. Each Short Communication must have an Abstract limited to 100 words
  2. Manuscript should be formatted without section headings in the body of the text
  3. All the required parts (Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion) except for     the Literature must be given in single section
  4. No part of the manuscript should be underlined and written using capital letters

References

Referencing in the manuscript should be done according to "author-date" or APA style.

The body of the paper should be-

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 11
  • Line Spacing: 1.5

Manuscript Submission Checklist

The final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult these Guidelines for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:

  • Type of Manuscript should be illustrated
  • Authors' affiliation addresses (including department/school, university/institution/college, country, etc.)
  • Corresponding author with contact details (E-mail address, Full postal address and telephone number)
  • All necessary files have been uploaded
  • Manuscript (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files
  • Keywords
  • Figures and their captions
  • Tables (including title, description, footnotes)
  • References
  • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources