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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 Smṛti. They must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. All authors must submit their research papers through the portal when papers are called for. 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 submitted in both Word and PDF formats.
  5. The author must submit their paper in English, Tamil or Hindi only. The papers must be in “Times New Roman”font, with a font size of 12 and Line Spacing of 1.5, 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. The author is required to follow the standardised ISO 15919 for transliteration of Indic scripts to english language. Kindly refer to the Indic script - transliteration guide
  10. In order to maintain uniformity, the Editorial Board encourages the use of footnotes.
  11. These references of the paper must be given at the end of the paper in the MLA 9 format. No other format will be accepted.

Please note that;

  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.