Pranabananda Women’s College Journal (PWCJ)

(ISSN -2394-2851)

The Pranabananda Women’s College Journal (PWCJ) Journal is an annual multi-disciplinary research journal on social sciences and commerce, published by the Research Committee of Pranabananda Women’s College with ISSN.2394-2851.

The journal encourage submissions that reflect critical thinking, originality and with interdisciplinary approach on any topic in the social sciences and commerce streams. In specific, the journal encourage submissions on the socio-cultural, economic, political, environmental and developmental issues of Northeast India. The following are members of the Editorial Board:-
  • Dr. Seikhogin Haokip, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Political Science
  • Dr. Khobu Solo, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sociology
  • Mr. I. Imkongakum Ao, Asst. Prof., Dept. of History
  • Mrs. Majakhon Kamei, Head, Dept. of Sociology
Joint Editor
Joint Editor
Joint Editor

General Guidelines for Submissions

The PWC Journal maintains standard norms of ethical behaviour and practices which shall be binding on all the parties engaged in the project of publishing the Journal viz., the editorial board, the author/authors, reviewers and the publisher. All the parties concerned in publishing the journal are committed to best ethical practices with regard to originality, issues of plagiarism and publication practices. The following general guidelines are to be followed by contributors: -
  • Submissions:
    The Journal invites contributions for all its sections- research articles, book reviews and perspectives in the social sciences and commerce streams. Submissions can be done to the address given below:-
    The Editor -in -Chief
    Pranabananda Women’s College Journal
    Pranabananda Women’s College
    Lhomithi Colony
    Dimapur: Nagaland
  • Personal information
    Institutional affiliation and designation of the authors with complete contact information and address including e-mail address, must be provided along with the soft copies of the submission. A few sentences of biographical details of the authors will be appreciated. In case there are two or more authors, then the corresponding author’s name and address details must be clearly specified on the first page itself.
  • Title and Abstract
    Only the title of the submissions should appear on the manuscript, followed by an abstract of not more than 150 words and 4–6 keywords.
  • Manuscripts
    Manuscripts of articles should not exceed 8, 000 words in length, inclusive of references, tables and figures. Notes, commentaries and perspectives should not exceed 3,500 words in length. Book Reviews should not ordinarily exceed 1,500 words. All Submissions should be sent only in soft copy, preferably in MS Word, double-spaced throughout (even for quotations, notes, references).
  • Undertaking
    Along with the submission, authors also need to send an undertaking that the same article is not submitted for any other publication.
  • Copyright
    Submissions to the Journal will be reviewed by a Review Committee comprised of experts in relevant fields serving at different teaching positions in various universities of India. If accepted, PWCJ will retain the copyright for the submission and authors will be required to send in signed agreement assigning the copyright to Editorial Board, PWCJ, for the purposes of publication in the journal. The submission will be considered as final only upon the receipt of the filled-in and signed copyright form.
  • Figures and Tables
    Figures and tables with short titles should be indicated by number (e.g., see Table 1), and not by placement (e.g. see Table below). The units of measurement should be stated at the relevant places either above the main body of the table or in the relevant column headings. Sources should be cited at the foot of the table. Notes relating to the table should be placed immediately below the Table, followed by the source. All tables and figures must be cited in the text of the article.
  • Photographs/Scanned Images
    All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately.
  • Spellings
    British spellings should be used throughout; universal ‘s’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.
  • Quotation
    Single quotes should be used throughout. Double quote marks are to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 40 words or more should be separated from the text and should be in indented block without quotation marks.
  • Numericals and Measurement Units
    Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above should remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use Indian number system (i.e. thousands, lakhs, crores etc.). When referring to a century it should be in words, e.g., ‘twentieth century’ and when reference is being made to a decade use numbers, e.g.,’1980s’.
  • Notes
    Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
  • References/Bibliography
    A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.
    Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetised by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.
    Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.
    Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.
    Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalised – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).
    Italicise: Book and Journal titles are to be italicised.
  • Citations and References
    Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(6th Edition), available at
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