Call for Submissions

Confluence: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (CJIDS) is a refereed publication of the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA), Pune, that focuses on publishing research articles, commentary, and book reviews authored primarily by students. The journal invites submissions that draw on insights from different disciplines to provide a multifaceted, comprehensive, and cohesive understanding of the subject under study. CJIDS is an online academic journal (ISSN (online): 2582-3256). We may print a few copies for limited circulation. However, not all articles accepted for publication online may be included in the print version. We invite submissions in the categories below for the next issue of the journal expected to be published in May 2020.

  1. Research article (4000-10000 words), Abstract (300-350 words)
    Research articles based on interdisciplinary projects are the primary focus of the journal. We are interested in articles that do not simply summarize literature in the fields considered, but add to them based on critical analysis, novel interpretations, new data etc.
  2. Commentary (500-3000 words)
    Commentary on current social, political, cultural, literary, environmental, scientific, and economic developments is welcome. We also invite commentaries on articles published in the most recent volume of CJIDS. Commentaries may also be invited by the Board of Editors on articles accepted for publication in the current volume.
  3. Book review (1000-2000 words)
    Academic books chosen for review should have been published not beyond 5 years ago from the date of submission (between 2014 and 2019). A book review should be an overview of book content as well as being a critical account of the book — its merits and its shortcomings.

Notes for Contributors:

  • Manuscripts should be uploaded in doc/docx (MS Office Word) file type.
  • Deadline for submissions is 10th February, 2020.
  • Two versions should be uploaded – one with author and affiliation information, and the other without any identifiable information in the manuscript. Include abstracts in both versions.
  • The submission should be typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font and double-spaced. Select A4 size and normal margins as page layout options.
  • Use British spellings.
  • Use end notes rather than footnotes, but use them minimally so as to not distract from the flow of the text.
  • For non-English terms, emphasize the term in italics and provide its approximate English translation on first appearance in parentheses (if the explanation is short) or in an endnote (if it is long).
  • Keywords – authors are requested to list four to six keywords most relevant to their submission, below the abstract.
  • Images can be prepared in any desired format but should be inserted into the MS Office Word document during submission. The recommended resolution is 300 dpi.
  • All figures and tables should be accompanied by a caption below the figure or table in the following format:
    • Figure 1: This is how a figure caption needs to be typed out.
    • Table 1: This is how a table caption needs to be typed out.
  • Use APA Style Sixth Edition guidelines for citations and for formatting choices (headings, subheadings, references etc.) other than the ones mentioned above. A handy reference we recommend is
  • If the manuscript submitted is based on research involving human or animal subjects, the Board of Editors reserves the right to request further information about ethical guidelines followed during research.
  • Co-authored articles can also be submitted with proper consent from co-authors that needs to be uploaded along with the submission (use the co-author declaration form provided by CJIDS).
  • Submissions exceeding the word limit specified are liable to be rejected. The word limit includes endnotes and references.
  • For any queries, use the contact us page or email at