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Submission Guidelines

The Department encourages and invites all musicians, musicologists, teachers, research scholars (of both Ph.D. and M.Phil. from any university in India or abroad) and music lovers to submit their research papers for publishing in the next issue of Smṛti. They must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. All authors must mail their research papers to the official email id of Smṛti only, i.e. Papers sent to the Department or any other email ID will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  2. Each author is required to mention in their email, the following details:
  3. Name
    ii. Designation
    iii. Office / Home Address
    iv. Email id
    v. Mobile number
  4. The papers must be emailed as attachment in both Word and PDF formats.
  5. The author must submit their paper in English only. The papers must be in “Arial Unicode MS”font, with a font size of 11 and Line Spacing of 1.15, with 1 inch margin on all four sides.
  6. The author must adhere to a minimum word limit of 3000and a maximum of 5000 words only.
  7. The author must also include an abstract of not more than 250 words, summarising the key aspects of the paper before submitting the article through mail.
  8. The author should specify five key words in their paper.
  9. In order to maintain uniformity, the Editorial Board encourages the use of footnotes, and requires the authors to number their references in superscript format only.
  10. These references of the paper must be given at the end of the paper in the following prescribed format. No other format will be accepted.

Author surname, name initials (year-month of Publication). Article title. Journal Name, Volume (Issue), Pages

For e.g., Dey, A. K. (2016-03). Graha: The Initiating Element of the Ancient Jati and Modern Hindustani Raga. Vageeshwari, 29, 9-15

Online Journals

Author surname, Name initials. (Year of Publication). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp. DOI: XX.XXXXX or Retrieved from journal URL
For e.g., Jameson, J. (2013). E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(6), 889-915. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12103

Author surname, name initials (Year of Publication) Book. City, State: Publisher.
For e.g., Kasliwal, S. (2001) Classical Music Instruments. New Delhi, Delhi: Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd.

Author surname, Name initials. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or DOI:xxxx

For e.g., Eggers, D. (2008). The circle [Kindle Version]. Retrieved from

  1. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. The author is advised to avoid blindly copying from, or giving reference of Wikipedia and any other reference websites. The Editorial Board holds the right to reject such papers even without undergoing the process of Peer Review. Reference may however be given for the online research papers/articles in online books / journals / websites, with proper reference of its author, title, date and other relevant details.
  2. Every paper will undergo stringent screening, first at online level, then at the Departmental level of the Editorial Board, and finally at the Peer Review level. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject those papers outright which are either too short or of poor academic content and research quality.
  3. All the papers that clear the screening by the Editorial Board, will undergo Peer Reviewing.
  4. The decisions of the Editorial Board regarding all matters relating to the publishing of Smṛti shall be final and binding in all respects.

For research scholars

  • The Topic should not be the same as their PhD topic but related to research.
  • The article must be approved by research guide.
  • All the articles will be reviewed by the peer review committee for final.