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, commentaries, and book reviews authored primarily by students. The journal invites articles 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 (Volume VII), which is expected to be published in 2023.

  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 the literature in the fields considered but add to them based on critical analysis, novel interpretations, new data, etc.
  2. Commentary (1000-3000 words) Commentaries should focus on an issue of contemporary relevance or on articles published in previous volumes of CJIDS and should present a new or unique viewpoint on the subject under discussion. Commentaries on current social, political, cultural, literary, environmental, scientific, and economic developments are also welcome. Commentaries may also be invited by the Board of Editors on articles accepted for publication in the new 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 (2018 onwards). 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 using this Google Form.
  • The deadline for submissions is 19th June 2023. In exceptional circumstances, the Board of Editors may review a submission received after June 19th.
  • 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.
  • Keywords – authors are requested to list four to six keywords most relevant to their submission below the abstract.
  • Submissions exceeding the word limit specified are liable to be rejected. The word limit includes endnotes but excludes references.
  • Use British spellings.
  • Use endnotes rather than footnotes, but use them minimally so as not to distract from the flow of the text. Endnotes should only be explanatory (not used for adding citations).
  • 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).
  • 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 need to be uploaded along with the submission (email us for the co-author declaration form).
  • 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. Please include a note on who owns the copyright for images used and upload the same under “Include any additional information regarding the article you want to communicate here.”
  • Use APA Style Seventh Edition guidelines for citation. A handy reference we recommend is Myers, M., Paiz, J., Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M.,…Keck, R. (2019, December 20). General format. Purdue Online Writing Lab.
  • The submission should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman font with double-spaced lines. Select A4 size and normal margins as page layout options.
  • 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.
  • For formatting, use the following guidelines:
    • Article title
      • Times New Roman font; font size 16 pt; single-spaced; title case capitalisation and centre-aligned
    • Level 1 headings
      • Times New Roman font; font size 14 pt; single-spaced; title case capitalisation and centre-aligned
    • Level 2 headings
      • Times New Roman font; font size 12 pt; single-spaced; title case capitalisation and left-aligned
    • Level 3 headings
      • Times New Roman font; font size 12 pt; single-spaced; sentence case capitalisation and left-aligned

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