Guideline to AuthorsGuideline to Authors

Guidelines for Contributors

  1. The length of the articles including Notes and References should be between 4000 and 8000 words.
  2. Two hard copies of the articles typed in MS Word and doubled spaced on one side of A4 size paper with adequate margin should be submitted along with its soft copy.
  3. The first page of the article should contain Title of the article, the name of Author and designation and affiliation of the author(s).
  4. The second page should start with the Title of the article, the name of Author(s) and an Abstract within 100 words.
  5. Notes and references should be numbered consecutively and presented at the end of the article. In other words, it should contain End Notes and not Footnotes etc. The numbing of Notes and Reference must not be in the auto-format of MS Word.
  6. The references cited/used in the text of the article should only be included in the Reference Section, if any.
  7. Contributors should send articles, review articles, comment or research note etc. after careful revision of the type-script. Care must be taken to ensure that the type-script is free from typographical, grammatical and factual errors/mistakes. The Editorial Board will not be responsible for any sort of error whatsoever.
  8. The submitted article must accompany a declaration that it has not been previously published elsewhere and has not been submitted for publication anywhere else.
  9. Critical comments and additional discussion on articles already published in the Journal will also be considered for publication.
  10. Book Review will be accepted only when accompanied by at least one copy of the book being reviewed.
  11. The Journal will follow the reference styles such as -
    1.  title and initial of the author,
    2.  year of publication,
    3.  full title (in italics),
    4.  place of publication and name of publisher,
    5.  and page number.

For illustration :

  1. Book : Wade Robert, 1988. Village Republic, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Article in Edited Volume : Ghosh B., 2000. 'West Bengal', in Mathew G. (ed.) Status of Panchayats in the States and Union Territories. New Delhi: Concept Pub.
  3. Article in Journal : Bradhan P & Mookherjee D, 2004. 'Poverty Alleviation Efforts of Panchayats in West Bengal', Economic & Political Weekly, 28 February.
  4. Article from Newspaper : Ghatak Roy A, 20015. 'Indian Economy'. The Statesman, 1 March (Kolkata).
  5. Article/resource from Website : Nayar Kuldip, 2010. 'Rural Mess'. http/ Accessed on 2 January, 2014.

All corresponding relating to manuscript, subscription etc. should be addressed to :
    The Editor, 
    The Journal of Rural and Community Affairs 
    Research & Publication Committee. 
    Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya. 
    P.O. Tufanganj New Town. Cooch Behar 
    West Bengal. PIN 736 160.
    Phone & Fax (03582) 244263