Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). The submission is not currently available online or in print.
We can accept electronic submissions in any format, including TeX (e.g., LaTeX, XeTeX), Microsoft Word, Open Document Format (e.g., odt files from OpenOffice and LibreOffice), HTML, XML, RTF and PDF. However, with PDF, we need to extract text from the document. So if the sources used to make the PDF are made available, we are all the more happy. A list of typical common formats can be found at Wikipedia. The journal is typeset using TeX, so TeX or LaTeX are our preferred format types.
Experimental feature: Please consider using one of the online writing environments such as
Authorea, Overleaf or even Google Docs. Using one of these environments for writing will speed up production and lead to a more accurate publication.
- Where available, you have provided the URLs and DOIs for the references in your bibliography (look them up in crossref.org).
- In your file, please use the standard features of your document preparation system, such as italics, bold, and footnotes. Use your word-processor's styles for formatting section headings, indented quotations, etc. Please place illustrations, figures, and tables within the text at the appropriate points, not at the end or in separate files. In short, use your writing program in the most natural way, and avoid special tricks or peculiarities as much as possible.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
For transliterating Indian-language words, please use IAST, the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration, that is described in
Wikipedia. Write "Vāgbhaṭa, Śrīdhara, Kṛṣṇa" not "Vagbhat, Shreedhara, Krishna."
- If you use a bibliography manager such as BibTeX, Zotero or Endnote, then please also send us your database file for the items you cite in your contribution, e.g., the .bib or an "exported" file, containing just the subset of items that you refer to.
- Please use a Unicode font and type your document using Unicode encoding. If this is a new idea for you, Wikipedia has some initial guidelines. Please use a font such as Sanskrit 2003, that provides a rich set of both accented Latin characters, as well as Devanagari if you need it. Other excellent fonts and keyboard utilities are available at Bombay.indology.info.
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