Submission

Submission Fees

We do not impose any kind of fee on authors who do not have institutional funding. Any author from any part of the world can publish for free. Authors having institutional funding need to inform us in case the article/project is funded by some agency and they need institutional archival. However, final formatting needs to be done by the author.

Submission Process

We accept only electronic submissions via e-mail as attached documents. Authors are requested to preserve one copy of soft file and send the same file as attachment the Section Editors at ttm1974 [AT] gmail.com and/or editor [AT] chitrolekha.com.  The authors need to send a declaration via e-mail that they have read the Terms and Conditions and will go by the same, and that the attached article is not being currently considered for publication by other publishing agencies.

Formatting

File Types:
We process the following doc (text) and image files:

  • Text formats: Ms Word 97—2007, Open Office Documents.
  • Image format: Jpeg.

We want authors to follow strictly the APA style (http://www.apastyle.org) while preparing the articles (Quick guidelines can be found here). Authors are requested to include the following in the format of their articles:

  • Full Title with subtitle, if any.
  • An abstract of the article of about 100-150 words.
  • Heading, sub-headings, illustrations should be well accommodated within the main body of the article.
  • 5000, inclusive of notes and references.
  • Please do not use Footnotes. Include Notes after the end of the article and before the References. Referencing must follow APA style.
  • Include a very short bio-note with ORCID ID from www.orcid.org and email id.
  • Please download the following ARTICLE TEMPLATE FORMAT for preparing your article.
  • The formatting needs to be done by the authors.

Best Practices for Authors:

  • Send your submission with a proper cover letter clearly stating your submission to a particular volume and issue and agreement to the terms and conditions of the journal.
  • Sign up with www.orcid.org and send your ORCID Id to us.
  • Send mail from institutional email id.
  • Include a link to your profile on your institutional website.
  • In the Reference section, avoid including long URLs. Use DOI whenever available. Do not keep the links in blue underlined state. Remove underlined state and the color.
  • Declare funding if any.

Book Review

  • Word-limit: 1500-2000 words
  • Format: APA

Where to Send
Please send your manuscripts to the Section Editors at ttm1974 [AT] gmail.com and/or editor [AT] chitrolekha.com

Editorial Help
We help authors in preparing their articles. For this, author needs to specify this in advance. Our editorial staff will contact the author and try to solve problem.

Language
The journal is published in the English language and we accept both UK and US spellings. Authors should refrain themselves from using racist and sexist terms.

Visual Images
We encourage the authors to incorporate visual images like diagram, maps and pictures in their writings in innovative ways so that the reader get some sort of multimedia experience. All kinds of visual images should be treated as ‘Figures’, and if possible, authors are requested to present the figures in hyperlinked state.
Authors should note that they should get, before submission, the permission from the concerned person or authority for reproducing the visual images. We will not remain responsible for any kind of copyright violation on the part of the authors.

Declarations by Author/s:

Author/s will have to sign “Declaration by Authors”and send us scanned copies of the same after acceptance of article concerning:

  • Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
  • Authenticity of the research work
  • Claim of authorship
  • Plagiarism
  • Conflicts of Interests.

Peer Review:

The Process:

We follow a strict double-blind reviewing of the submitted works. We promise to conceal always the identity of both the reviewers and the author from both parties. Primarily the submitted articles will be considered by the editors for the confirmation of the standard and the scope of the journal. If any submitted article fails to fulfill primary standard, the same will be rejected and the author will be communicated the decision promptly. If the editors are satisfied, they will select two or more reviewers for detailed consideration of the articles. Receipt of works is acknowledged as soon as possible (within 3 days). If you do not get any reply, resend the mail. The editors may advise the author to revise the article for publication.

Review Time: We do NOT have any system for fast or rapid review nor do we encourage it. Decision on a submitted article along with reviewers’ comments will be communicated to the author within 1 month. Authors should not send any query before the period is over. However, if no decision is taken after 1 month of submission, authors can naturally withdraw and submit elsewhere.

Plagiarism Policy and Article Removal Policy:

We hate plagiarism. In case any article is found to have been plagiarised before publication, we will blacklist the author. Even after publication if any article is found to have been plagiarised or reported by anybody to be plagiarised, we will REMOVE the article with a notice for the misdeed of the author.


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About the Journal

The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design (E-ISSN 2456-978X) is a scholarly platform for discussions on the evolution and intercategorial development of art and design. The journal explores arts both as a mode of signaling as well as being in an ontological sense. The mystery of the first arts of our ancestors intrigues us today, from a scientific as much as an aesthetic perspective. Similarly the future of arts leads us to think of things quite unknown to us. The scope of the journal therefore, is open-ended so as to be able to incorporate and address emerging areas in human arts and sciences.