Guideline for Contributors

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. Education India: A Quarterly Refereed Journal of Dialogues on Education, provides an avenue for publishing Articles on topics related to different dimensions of Education; Book Reviews; Research Papers, Communications on new ideas, concepts, innovations and recent trends in education, by its practitioners and stakeholders. This journal strictly adheres to the peer review policy for articles papers published in the journal. The journal has its own review board and the decision/ suggestion of the review board will be final. You are requested to read instructions carefully before submitting the paper.
About Education India: A Quarterly Refereed Journal of Dialogues on Education
Speed in communication is essential for significant impact of research in education; this is particularly true of action oriented research. It can result in urgent action when most needed, new initiatives and almost online evaluation of ongoing implementation of policies. It is essential for having a studied response to proposed initiatives, so that these may be modified or abandoned, before it is too late to contain the damage; it may also assist in modifying a concept for maximum effectiveness. Even the factual basis for a step can be challenged by a scholarly approach.
We feel that an electronic journal best serves the purpose. Fresh ideas based on original thinking or adaptation of experience anywhere, a critical evaluation of the existing policies/practices, a philosophical even factual basis for action or midcourse correction and quick awareness cum analysis of the present scenario are some of the benefits, which are obviously inherent in an e- journal like “Education India”. Research also benefits from the quick communication, inherent in an e- journal. Dialogue was the ancient form of research, where a few scholars, limited by geographical considerations, engaged to discuss an important issue and arrive at a consensus or agree to differ. With the advent of printing, this practice, despite frequent conferences / seminars got diluted, mainly because there are few papers of interest to an individual and there is little time to think and discuss the subject. The e-journal offers an opportunity for significant research by the dialogue mode with large participation and presentation of views after great deal of thought and scrutiny by the reviewer.
By offering this free access journal with copyright to the authors and without publication charges we have taken out the economic sting in research and enlarged the readership at the same time. We do not have any objection to the publication of the papers elsewhere. A unique feature of the present journal is the opportunity to update the paper by comments of the readers and the authors’ reply. The authors also have an opportunity to substitute their original paper by an updated version.
Another notable feature is the extension of the scope from “higher secondary” to “pre primary to post doctoral studies”. Management and planning aspects of education will also receive the much needed impetus. We welcome suggestions from readers on enhancing the standard, scope and usefulness of the journal. Welcome to the eternal and exciting pilgrimage from the unknown to known.                                                                                                                                                         Padma Shri Prof. M.S.Sodha, F.N.A.

• Articles submitted for the Journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.
• A declaration is to be made by the author in the covering letter that the paper is original and has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
• Manuscripts including tables, figures and references should be around 3000-4000 words for articles, 2000 – 5000 words for Research Papers, 1000 words for Book Reviews.
• All the papers should be typed in double-space with 12 point font and ample margin on all sides. Name, address and contact details should be there clearly.
• The main text should not contain footnotes. References should be given at the end of the paper and should contain only those cited in the text of the paper.
• Authors are responsible for any copyright clearance, factual inaccuracies and opinion expressed in their paper. The authors must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in their article/paper.
• All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript.
• The final decision on the acceptance, review, rejection or otherwise of the article rests with the Editorial committee and it depends entirely on its standard and relevance. The article accepted may be modified or requested for medications to meet the journal’s standards of contents, presentation and style.
• Authors may also be requested to revise their manuscripts before they can be accepted for publication. Correspondence in this regard will be done with the first named/corresponding author unless otherwise indicated. • The full reference should be listed at the end in alphabetical order running the following style:
Miles, M., & Huberman, M., (1994). Qualitative Data Analysis. London : Sage.
Over, R.(1982). Does research productivity decline with age? Higher Education 11: 511-20.
Chapter in a Book
Rendel, M. (1986). How many women academics 1912-1977? In R. Deem(ed.), Schooling for Women’s Work. London: Routledge.
For any query please email to the Or send your queries by post to the chief editor/executive editor. No verbal/telephonic conversation will be entertained in this regard.