Guidelines for Contributors

The IIS University Journal of Arts (JOA) invites Papers presenting original research in the field of Arts (including English Literature and Language, French, German, Hindi, Jewellery Designing, Journalism and Mass Communication, Performing Arts, Textile Technology and Visual Arts). Papers are subsequently peer-reviewed, in consultation with our Editorial Committee. Scholars interested in getting their work published in JOA are urged to carefully read the detailed guidelines before submission.

Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts are invited in the following categories: Research Article, Comment/Research Note, Review Article and Book Review.

The manuscript should be typewritten (Times New Roman-12 font size), double-spaced, with one inch margin on all sides. A clear and specific title should be given to the manuscript. The pages should be numbered serially throughout the paper. Illustrations and other materials reproduced from other publications must be properly credited.

Categories of Manuscripts

  • Research Article (not exceeding 6000 words) - should include in-depth analysis and recent findings. It should contain the following sections (a) Abstract (around 100 words), (b) Key words (not more than 5, listed alphabetically), (c) Acknowledgement (if any). Where possible, the research article may follow the given structure: Introduction, Material and Methods, Result and Discussion.
  • Comment/Research Note (not exceeding 2000 words) - should contain important new findings that are novel and of fairly broad interest. It should include a brief abstract. The body of the text will not have any title, like abstract, material and methods, results, and discussion except the acknowledgements and references.
  • Review Article (not exceeding 8000 words) – is expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. It should be well focused and organized, and avoid a general ‘textbook’ style.
  • Book Review (not exceeding 2000 words) – should contain a scholarly review of any recent publication in the relevant discipline.

Works Cited
In MLA style, in-text citations are placed within sentences and paragraphs so that it is clear what information is being quoted or paraphrased and whose information is being cited.

List of Works Cited
Works cited in the text of a Research Paper must appear in a List of Works Cited. This list provides the information necessary to identify and verify each source.

  • Order: Entries should be arranged in alphabetical order by authors' last names. Sources without authors are arranged alphabetically by title within the same list.
  • Authors: Write out the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work. Use the word “and” instead of an ampersand (&) when listing multiple authors of a single work. e.g. Smith, J. D., and Jones, M.
  • Titles: Capitalize the first letter of each important word of the title or subtitle, and any proper names that are part of the title.
  • Pagination: Use the abbreviation p. or pp. to designate page numbers of articles from periodicals that do not use volume numbers, especially newspapers. These abbreviations are also used to designate pages in encyclopedia articles and chapters from edited books.
  • Indentation*: The first line of the entry is flush with the left margin, and all subsequent lines are indented (5 to 7 spaces) to form a "hanging indent".
  • Underlining vs. Italics*: Use italics instead of underlining for titles of books and journals.

Harbord, Janet. The Evolution of Film : Rethinking Film Studies. Cambridge : Polity, 2007. Print.

Edited Book
Gilber, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar, eds. The Female Imagination and the Modernist Aesthetic. New York : Gordon, 1986. Print.

Journal Article
Piper, Andrew. “Rethinking the Print Object : Goethe and the Book of Everything.” PMLA 121.1 (2006) : 124-38. Print.

Journal Article, accessed online
Ouellette, Marc. “Theories, Memories, Bodies, and Artists.” Editorial. Reconstruction 7.4 (2007) : n. pag. Web. 5 June 2008.  

Introduction, Preface, Foreword or Afterward
Borges, Jorge Luis. Foreword. Selected Poems, 1923-1967. By Borges. Ed. Norman Thomas Di Giovanni. New York : Delta-Dell, 1973. xv-xvi.

Essays or Chapters in edited Books / Anthologies
Brado, Susan. “The Moral Content of Nabokov’s Lolita.” Aesthetic Subjects. Ed. Pamela R. Matthews and David McWhirter. Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P, 2003, 125-52. Print.

Beowulf. Trans. E. Talbot Donaldson. Ed. Nicholas Howe. New York : Norton, 2001. Print.

Tables and Figures / Illustrations
A table is usually labelled Table, given an arabic numeral, and titled. Type both label and title flush left on separate lines above the table, and capitalize them as titles (do not use all capital letters). Give the source of the table and any notes immediately below the table in a caption. Any other type of illustrative visual material – e.g. a photograph, map, line drawing, graph, or chart – should be labelled Figure (usually abbreviated Fig.), assigned an arabic numeral, and given a caption.

Photographs/figures should be in JPEG/TIFF format with high resolution and graphs should be on a separate excel sheet.

Submission of Article
A soft copy of the manuscript, along with a cover letter and copyright form, should be sent to The Editor, The IIS University Journal of Arts at

Or, a hard copy can be sent to the address below:
The Editor,
University Journal of Arts
Gurukul Marg, SFS, Mansarovar, Jaipur – 302020
Rajasthan (India)

The journal is multidisciplinary, therefore research and review papers of general significance that are written clearly and are well organized will be given preference. Manuscripts that do not adhere to the prescribed format will be rejected.

A covering letter must accompany the submission and should include the name, preferred academic or professional affiliation, address, fax and telephone numbers, and email address of the corresponding author and co author(s)

After a manuscript has been accepted, PDF proofs will be made available to the authors in due course. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that there are no errors in the proof.

Authors are required to submit a copyright form, duly filled in, along with the manuscript.

Cover Letter        Copyright Form        Submit Article