St. Xavier’s College(Autonomous), Kolkata
AVISKAAR-A Xaverian Journal of Research(one issue per year)
ISSN (Print): 2277-8411
ISSN (Online): 2278-1048
A MultidisciplinaryJournal of research of St. Xavier’s College(Autonomous), Kolkata, welcomes articles communicating current research work carried out by the faculty and/or students of the college. Submissions will be published subject to acceptability after referee and editorial assessment. Its first issue was published in the year 2009. On 20th January 2012, on the day of Convocation and Valedictory, the fourth issue (Volume IV, 2012) of the journal was released by the Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal.
Declaration – The submission of a paper by a set of authors will be held to imply that it represents the results of their original research not previously published; that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and that if accepted for Aviskaar it will not be published elsewhere.
Upon submission of a manuscript for publication, the author, or in the case of multiple authors the corresponding author, is required to complete, sign and send to the editorial office of the journal by e-mail a Publication Authorization and Copyright Transfer Form.
Articles may be submitted under any of the following categories:
- Research papers: Normal full length papers which describe significant and substantial original work. These should not normally exceed 12 printed pages.
- Brief reports: These should be short articles (not more than six printed pages) making specific technical points of interest to others in the area, even though the content may not be substantial enough to be considered under category 1.
Note: Authors are required to submit the manuscript electronically by e-mail to email@example.com
Electronic submission: Electronic files in LaTeX are preferred. However, MS-WORD files are also acceptable. Figures should be supplied in eps (encapsulated postscript) or pdf formats.
Typescript: Papers must be written clearly and concisely in English, the preferred spelling being that of the Concise Oxford Dictionary. They must be typed double spaced with ample margin on all sides on white bond A4 size paper (297 x 210 mm). This also applies to the abstract, tables, figure captions and the list of references each of which are to be typed on separate sheets.
The first page must bear
- title of the paper
- the initials; and the names of the authors
- names and addresses of the institutions where the work was carried out
- the permanent or present addresses of the authors (if different from
Abstract: All papers must have an abstract of not more than 200 words. The abstract should indicate the general scope of the paper, the important findings and the conclusions drawn.
List of symbols: In cases where the number of symbols used is large, the authors should attach to the manuscript a separate complete list of symbols identified typographically, not mathematically.
Text: The paper must be divided into sections starting preferably with ‘Introduction’ and ending with ‘Conclusions’. The main sections should be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc and subsections 2.1, 2.2 etc.
Tables: All tables must be numbered consecutive!y in Arabic numerals (not Roman) (e.g. table 3) in the order of appearance in the text. The tables should be self-contained and have a descriptive title. Column headings of tables should be brief. Extensive tables will be reproduced photographically and should therefore be typed carefully and in the exact format desired. Footnotes to the tables, if any, should be identified by superscript symbols and placed at the bottom of the page containing the table. Appendices: Appendices should be labeled as A, B, etc. and the equations appearing in them be labeled as A1, A2, B1, B2, etc.
Proofs: Pdf file of the formatted proof will be sent to the corresponding authors for correction and return within two days. If the corrections are not received within a reasonable time it will be assumed that the authors have no correctionsto make. References: References should be numbered in order of appearance in the text of the paper, the number being enclosed in square brackets in the same line. E.g. “It has been shown [1, 2]. At the end of the manuscript, references to articles in journals should be listed by number, again in square brackets, followed by authors names (preceded by initials), abbreviated journal title, volume, first page number and year in brackets, e.g. P W Anderson, Phys. Rev., 109, 1492 (1958). References to books should include: name(s) of author(s) (preceded by initials), title of the book, edition if not the first, initials and name(s) of editor(s) if any, preceded by “edited by” and publisher, place of publication, year within brackets and chapter or pages referred to. References to theses must include the title of the thesis, the degree for which submitted, the University and year.
Mathematical Material: Equations must be clearly written, each on its own line, well away from the text. All equations must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with the number in parentheses near the right hand margin. If desired, equations can be numbered consecutively in each section preceded by a point and the section number e.g. (3.14) for the 14th equation in section 3. The SI system of units and symbols is recommended.
Figures: All figures, including photographs (which must be glossy prints) should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order of occurrence in the text.Figure captions must be typed on a separate sheet. Line drawings must be in Indian ink on good quality tracing paper. Curves should be drawn sufficiently thick to permit reduction to one half or even one third of the original size. The axes and letterings must be about 0.3 mm thick and curves 0.6 mm thick. Whenever computer outputs are directly submitted as figures, they should conform to the same specifications given earlier for drawings.
Instructions to Authors/Reviewers:
- The format for writing manuscripts/articles, as described on the journal website, must be maintained by authors.
- The content submitted must be original and not redundant, i.e., similar or identical data must not be into publication with any other journal
- Editors and reviewers are strictly instructed to carry out their work in compliance with absolute confidentiality. By no means should the details of individual authors be made available to external bodies.
- The accuracy of contents/data is primarily the author’s responsibility and they shall be asked to produce an account of it before publication. Failure to prove the accuracy or originality of the work shall lead to with-holding of publication of the manuscript concerned.
A dynamic and academically valid knowledge-network is incomplete without a thorough review and editing of the contents included. This journal takes into account strict reviewing of the articles, where by the validity of the scientific data and ethical behaviour shall be checked. Publication shall be granted if and only if the following criteria are maintained-
- the appropriate format;
- scientific accuracy;
- compliance with ethical policy.
Ethics Policy: The following criteria are to be maintained by the authors in order to attain the defined standards of ethical behaviour-
Plagiarism is outright objectionable; all the work must be original in terms of grammatical as well as scientific content; appropriate citation of the references must be provided; authorship must be limited to those individuals who have significant contribution to the work/study and there should be a declaration stating that there is no conflict of interest amongst the authors; compliance statements must be provided if the studies have involved the use of animals or humans or any hazardous chemicals; approval by the ethics committee is a must if the study has involved patients or volunteers.
The editors and reviewers are instructed to follow their work principles ethically and treat all the manuscripts/articles with absolute lack of bias.
Submission and/or Publication Charges:
- The journal charges are borne in accordance with a ‘business model’, whereby a specific amount of publication fee will be imposed to cover the expenses for peer review, journal production and archiving. This is to ensure a healthy open access to the science enthusiasts.
- Processing fee that normally is accepted is INR 1000 for papers limited to 8 A-4 pages of font size 12 in Times New Roman. Subsequently, the charge increases to INR 200 per page. Maximum 1 plate per paper is allowed. The charge increases in case of printing 4 more plates at the rate of INR 200 per plate. Coloured figures will not be printed.
- Appropriate fee-waiver will be granted to authors who lack proper funding, but the quality of the paper should be good, the discretion lies with the editorial board. Payment details will be intimidated after the acceptance of the article.
Journals Published by Department / Society:
- MAGIS- AXaverian Journal of Educationis annually published by theDepartment of Education withISSN 2319 – 3239.
The department invites articles from the contributors.The contributors are requested to follow the instructions mentioned below for their publication.
- All Articles/Papers sent for consideration should be original and unpublished. Contributors must provide their designation and complete mailing address on their papers.
- Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic format (MS-Word) along with the hard copy of the same.
- Manuscripts should be typed either in English or Bengali and should be submitted along with an abstract not more than 250 words.
- Electronic copy must be sent to : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Articles must be in MS-Word in Times New Roman. The font size of the title should be 16 (bold), subtitle 12 (bold), the name of the author 14 (bold) and name of institution 11 respectively.
- Articles/Papers not accepted for publication will not be returned.
- The Papers/Articles once submitted to this journal should not be resubmitted simultaneously to other journals or elsewhere for consideration.
- All Papers accepted for publication by Chief Editor to the journal will be the property of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata.
- Bibliographical references should be arranged alphabetically and should be given at the end of the text in the APA Format.
- The Editorial Board Reserve the Right for Modification of the Paper.
- YOUTHINK-Annual Journal(ISSN: 2347-6222) of the Xavier’s Commerce Society (XCS) in collaboration with theDepartment of Commerce.Visithttp://xcsyouthink.com/for more details.
- ECO ECHOES- Annual Journal ofthe Department of Economics.
- YOUNG SOCIOLOGIST – Annual Journal ofthe Xavier’s Sociological Societyin collaboration with the Department of Sociology.
- POLITIQUE – Annual Journal of the Department of Political Science.
- GOETHALS NEWS BULLETIN – Journal published byThe Goethals
Indian Library and Research Society.
Visithttp://www.goethals.in/for more details.