History of Science in South Asia invites contributions on the history of science, technology and medicine, primarily in South Asia but also in other geographical areas in so far as they have a bearing on the developments in South Asia. In addition to original reports of research and theory, HSSA welcomes also feature articles that reflect on methodological issues, especially in the context of non-Western sciences.
Contributions should focus on questions relevant to the field of the history of science in South Asia. These questions should be pointed and may also have implications for broader history of science problems, regionally or globally. Contributions should show an awareness of the contemporary state of international academic research in the field that they address.
Types of Articles
Contributions reporting original research using qualitative and/or quantitative historical data related to the history of science should include a literature review and/or theoretical/conceptual framework, methods, and analysis sections. The methods need to be clearly outlined and should match the research question or stated purpose of the contribution. Please include a brief description of any methodologies that are less familiar to the history of science research community.
HSSA welcomes feature submissions that report on, or present opinions about, topical issues in the history of science in South Asia; present analyses of debates and controversies in the field; present new ideas or theories about the history of South Asian science, in short essay form; or present reflections on the history of South Asian science in the context of current issues. Feature articles are meant to be different from traditional research contributions. Therefore, features need not contain literature reviews or extensive descriptions of methodology. However, feature articles should do much more than just present personal anecdotes and opinions. Features should demonstrate well-informed and factually sound interpretations of educational issues that advance knowledge in the discipline and/or improve practice in the field.
Book and Media Reviews
HSSA publishes reviews of books and other media related to the field. Books and other media for review (one copy each) should be sent to the editor.
Criteria for publication
Significance and Impact
Contributions should focus on questions relevant to the field of the history of science in South Asia. These questions should be pointed and may also have implications for broader history of science problems, regionally or globally. Contributions should explicitly state their contributions, whether theoretical or historical.
Advancement of the Field
The contribution should push existing theory in a new direction, and/or extend or bring a new perspective to current literature.
Clarity and Style
Contributions should be well written in clear, concise language and be as free as possible of technical jargon. HSSA strives for all articles to be widely accessible to non-experts with university-level skills in other fields. Previously published HSSA articles can serve as examples of the style of writing appropriate for our audience. We understand that the specific organization of a contribution may differ according to discipline and the author’s aesthetic sense.
External Proofreading Services
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- Oxbridge Proofreading (UK)
- ProofReadMyDocument (Australia)
- Scribendi (Canada)
- Proof-Reading-Service.com (UK)
- Academic Proofreading (UK)
- Oxford Academic Editing (UK)
- Academic proofreading service (UK)
- Content Concepts (India)
- Scholarly Editing and Translation Services (India)
- Editing Proofreading.in (India)
- Manuscript Edit (USA)