Submission Guidelines

Note: This is a general style guide for the conference paper submission and the Ireland India Institute Working Paper Series. You are not obligated to submit your paper for the working paper series.

The Ireland India Institute Working Paper Series invites submission of articles on any research
topic related on South Asia. This is an online, peer reviewed, occasional paper series with a focus
on contemporary and multidisciplinary research on South Asia. The series seeks to publicise
ongoing and original research on different aspects of society, politics, economics, gender, history,
post-colonialism, secularism, nationalism, cultural studies, literature, linguistics and international
relations. Through the working paper series, we hope to provide a platform with which to promote
research to an international community of policy makers, students and the general public interested
in South Asia. The series draws upon research conducted by fellows of the Ireland India Institute;
papers presented at the III’s Annual South Asia Conference; seminars by visiting scholars and the
network of academic scholars from South Asia and those working around the world on South Asia.
The opinions expressed in the series are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the
Institute, the University or the editorial staff.
Papers submitted to the series will be sent to an editorial consultant for a single blind review
process. The editorial consultant or the editorial board might ask authors to revise their papers
prior to publication and reserve the right to reject papers. It will be expected that the submissions
consist of primarily original work and has not been published elsewhere.
The working paper series is open access and does not charge any Article Processing Charges
(A.P.C.). Authors retain the copyrights to their work.
Submissions should be made in word files. The name of the author must not be included in the
body of the text. Please submit author affiliation and contact details in a separate document.
Authors may also attach an original or open source high definition image that would illustrate or
compliment the purpose of the article.
The submissions should be accompanied by a 300 words’ abstract and a list of 2 to 6 keywords.
The Working Paper Series publishes papers usually between 5,000 and 8,000 words including
tables, references, captions and footnotes.
Style Guide
The article should be written in Calibri, font size 12. It should be double spaced. The text of the
articles should be justified. Authors must compile their manuscript in the following order: title;
main text; endnotes; references.

The title of the article should be in bold, left aligned and first letter of each word should be
capitalised. The title should be typed in font size 14. All subtitles should also be left-aligned and
first letters of each word be capitalised. Subtitles should be typed in font size 12.
The pages should be sequentially numbered using Arabic numerals. The page number should be
placed in the header at the top right corner. The last name of the author should precede the page
Footnotes, instead of endnotes, must be used and their usage must be kept minimal. Footnotes’
symbols should be superscripted and placed after the punctuation in text. The font size of the
footnotes should be 10.
Each figure should be numbered and should have (a short but descriptive) title below it. All figures
should be centered. A figure should be placed close to the text that it relates to.
Tables should be aligned to the left and each table should be numbered using Arabic numerals.
Each table should be preceded by a caption.
Authors must enclose quotes of less than 50 words within single quotation marks. Quotes of more
than 50 words should be indented by half an inch from the left hand margin.
Authors must follow British spelling conventions.
Authors are responsible for language editing. If the editorial consultants or the editorial board feel
that the documents require additional editing, the authors will be notified. This also refers to
citations and referencing, which should follow the following guidelines.
Citation and Referencing
Authors must follow the Harvard (author/date) citation and referencing style. For more
information, follow the link:
All sources referred to in the body of the author’s text must be cited using the Harvard in-text
citation format. All in-text citations should have a corresponding detailed entry at the end of the
essay in a separate ‘Bibliography’ section.
● In-text citation must contain the author(s)’ or editor(s)’ name, year of publication, and page
Williams (2005, 29) states… OR (Williams, 2005, 29)

● In case of two or three authors, authors must state the surnames of all authors:
(Gainor, Garner, and Puchner, 2009, 189-201)
● In case of four or more authors, the first author’s name should be followed by an ‘et al’.
(Mitchell et al, 2017, 189)

The reference list must appear on separate page after the endnotes and be organized alphabetically
by the author.
Kolatkar, A. (2005) Jejuri. New York: New York Review of Books
Edited Book:
Shepherd, S. (eds.) (2016) The Cambridge introduction to performance theory.3rd edn.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Book by Multiple Authors:
Bose, S. and Jalal, A. (2014) Modern south asia: history, culture, political economy. 3rd edn.
Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Wheatley, D. (1998) ‘In the eye of the fairy tale’, Marvels and tales, 12(1), pp.213-228.
Online Journal:
Sportel, Iris. ‘Who is afraid of islamic family law?’, Religion and Gender. 7(1) [Online]. Available
at: (Accessed: 1
February 2018)
Franzen, J. (2011) Liking is for cowards. Go for what hurts [Online]. The New York times.
Available at: (Accessed: 1 February

Submission Preparation Checklist
Please take note of the following:

1. The Working Paper Series takes issues of plagiarism very seriously. In case of lack or
insufficiency of acknowledgement of resources, appropriate action would be taken
including: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article and/or
legal action.
2. Authors must ensure that the papers have not been published elsewhere.
3. If the paper contains any material that is owned by a third party, the author must certify
that they have taken permission for use and must acknowledge the source in their article.
4. For the publication of co-authored papers in the Series, the corresponding author must be
authorized to speak on behalf of the contributing authors.
Copyright Policy
1. Authors retain the copyright to their work. The works will be licensed under a Creative
Common Attribution (3.0) which allows the work to be republished with an
acknowledgement of the work’s original authorship and its initial publication in this Series.
2. The copyright issues concerning images and figures should be managed by the authors.
3. Authors are able to get into separate contractual arrangements for the distribution of the
published work in the series (example: submit it in an institutional repository or include
the article in a book) with an acknowledgement to the work’s initial publication in this
4. Following the principles of open access, the series encourages authors to post their works
online (example: in their institutional repositories or their website) prior to or during the
submission process, as it leads to productive conversations, as well as earlier and greater
citation of the published work. Authors are also encouraged to submit their works to their
institutional open access repository, subject-based repository and to upload it on
institutional webpages and professional platforms such as (non-embargo