Pursuits

A Peer Reviewed Multidisciplinary Annual Research Journal
ISSN: 0976-4593
Published by
Research and Publication Cell, IQAC,
S. S College, Hailakandi, Assam

Ethical Concerns

  • Authors are supposed to submit their original manuscripts. When building on the work of others, author needs to be careful not to plagiarize. Proper citation is required. If author uses other’s specific word/words or sentences, it must be placed within quotation marks and author must credit the source. Even if using owns words, the information or ideas of other’s are being presented from a source, author must document the source.
  • The authors should take care to ensure that the content in the manuscript does not offend/hurt the sentiment of any community and does not use any defamatory language.
  • Authors must guarantee their submission is original, owned by the author and no part of it has been previously published or outstanding. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one publication simultaneously is considered to be unethical and unacceptable. A paper submitted to this journal will be considered for publication with the understanding that the same work has not been published elsewhere or it is not considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Only those authors who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript should be listed as authors or co-authors.
  • The author is intimated not to approach any member/s of Editorial Board or Advisory Board for publication otherwise manuscript may be rejected. Any query regarding publication of journal issue / status of manuscript should be communicated to chief editor only through email.
  • The author is intimated not to pay any amount of money to anyone for publishing manuscript in this journal. No members associated with this journal ask any kind of payment for publication of manuscript in this journal. In case of any type of fraudulent, none of the members associated with this journal will be responsible.

Peer Review

All papers would go through the process of blind review process. The purpose of peer review is to assists editors in making editorial decisions and may also assist the author in improving the paper through editorial communications. In response to reviewers’ comments, the authors must ensure that each comment is followed by their revision. However, revision does not mean that the manuscript will be accepted for publication, as the amended submissions could be sent out for re-evaluation. The decision of editorial board is final regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. A reviewer may suggest a minor or a major revision in a paper or may reject the paper at all for publication which will be communicated to the Corresponding Author. If a revision is sought by the reviewer(s), the author(s) should revise the paper according to the suggestion of the reviewer(s) strictly and no modification beyond the suggestion will be allowed. After the revision, the corresponding author will send back the paper to the Editor-in-Chief. The paper will be accepted over the full satisfaction of the reviewer(s) and no dispute in this regard will be entertained.

Publication Charge: Authors are not required to pay any processing, submission or publication fees or charges.

Submission of Manuscript

Authors are required to submit their manuscripts to the editorial address (at email: chiefeditor.pursuits@gmail.com ) as word files. The original manuscript should be formatted with double line spacing using Arial or Times New Roman fonts (12 pt). The text must be in a single-column format with justified margins. Authors are requested to provide full details for correspondence: contact numbers and email ID and corresponding address.

Manuscript Structure

Authors are suggested to prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the style required. Authors are required to provide a concise abstract, of no more than 200 words, with key words for indexing along with full length paper of 3000 words. Paper elements need to be arranged as follows: title, author, affiliation, email address, abstract, key words, body text (Introduction, Review of Literature, Objectives, Research Hypothesis/research questions, Methodology, Results/Discussion, and Conclusion & Policy suggestions), acknowledgments (if any) and references. Text citations should follow the form of author last name and year of publication, plus page number for quoted material. For instance: (Smith, 1975, p. 28). Moreover, citations should match references. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. Authors are required to follow the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (i.e., APA 7th edition) for referencing. Some samples for reference details are given below.

Book by Single Author Naqvi, S. N. (2020). Economics of development: Toward inclusive growth (2nd ed.). SAGE Publications.
Book by Two to 20 Authors Nilakanta, S. K. A., &Champakalakshmi, R. (1997). A history of South India: From prehistoric times to the fall of Vijayanagar. Oxford University Press.
Edited Book Zettili, N. (Ed.). (2009). Quantum mechanics: Concepts and applications (2nd ed.). Wiley.
Chapter in Edited Book Levi-Strauss, C. (1971). Totem and caste. In F. E. Katz (Ed.), Contemporary sociological theory (pp. 82- 89). Random House.
E-book Gillam, T. (2018). Creativity, wellbeing and mental health practice. Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74884-9
Journal Article by Single Author Binnall, J. M. (2019). Jury diversity in the age of mass incarceration: An exploratory mock jury experiment examining felon-jurors’ potential impacts on deliberations. Psychology, Crime & Law, 25(4), 345–363.
Journal Article by Two to 20 Authors Randour, F., Perrez, J., &Reuchamps, M. (2020). Twenty years of research on political discourse: A systematic review and directions for future research. Discourse & Society, 31(4), 428–443. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926520903526
Journal Article by Twenty-one or more Authors Nichols, H. B., Schoemaker, M. J., Cai, J., Xu, J., Wright, L. B., Brook, M. N., Jones, M. E., Adami, H., Baglietto, L., Bertrand, K. A., Blot, W. J., Boutron-Ruault, M.-C., Dorronsoro, M., Dossus, L., Eliassen, A. H., Giles, G. G., Gram, I. T., Hankinson, S. E., HoffmanBolton, J., . . . Sandler, D. P. (2019). Breast cancer risk after recent childbirth: A pooled analysis of 15 prospective studies. Annals of Internal Medicine, 170(1), 22–30. https://doi.org/10.7326/M18-1323 Note: If an article has 21 authors or more, list the first 19 authors, then insert an ellipsis (…) and then the last name and first initials of the last author.

Disclaimer: The facts stated, opinions expressed or conclusions reached in this journal are entirely that of the contributors and by no means, the publishing authority will bear any responsibility in this regard.