1. All submissions should be sent to the journal’s e-mail id (

2. Cover letter, Title page , Abstract, Main article , Photographs/Maps/Tables/Diagrams. It should be sent to the Managing Editor/ Associate  Managing Editor by e-mail. Those who will send it by surface mail, must send two copies of article/ paper/ write up to the editorial office. For book reviews two copies of books are to be sent to the Editor.

3. The submission should be accompanied by a cover letter. It would clearly mention that the paper is original, not submitted anywhere for publication and not published before. It will also give details about the contributions of the co-authors if the paper has more than one author.   It should contain a brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advance provided by the findings, and the significance of the findings to a broad readership. The cover letter may contain suggestions for appropriate reviewers and up to three requests for reviewer exclusions. The cover letter is confidential to the editors and will not be available to reviewers.

4. Abstract should consist of a single paragraph of 200-300 words. It should clearly convey the conceptual advance and significance of the work to a broad readership. In particular, the Abstract should contain a brief background of the question, a description of the results without extensive experimental detail, and a brief summarization of the significance of the findings. References should not be cited in the Abstract. It should contain 6-10 key words.

5. The main paper/article should be within 5000-7000 words i.e 10 -14 pages as per the extant norm of the journal app. 550 words per page. It is to be formatted in 12pts normal Times New Roman (TNR)font with single spacing in soft copy submission or double spacing in hard copy ( two sets). It should conform to the following guideline while arranging the main article:

The paper should have the sectional divisions (may not always be as heading or sub heading): Introduction, Materials / Methods/ Literature reviews, Result , Discussion , Acknowledgements, Endnotes, References.
Heading should be in 12pt bold in TNR in all capital and left inclined. Subheading should be 12pt italics in TNR and left inclined. Each Heading should have double spacing with preceding paragraph and single spacing with succeeding one. In case of Subheading there will be single spacing with preceding paragraph and single spacing with succeeding one.
Formatting should be justified always.
Endnotes should be marked by superscript in the main text and listed at the end of the paper before references.
In- text reference should be mentioned either as ‘Bose (1953)’ or ‘(Bose,1953)’. In case of quoted text page number is to be given as ‘Bose (1953:65)’ or ‘(Bose:: 1953:65)’.
In case of vernacular text quoted it should be in Romanization / IPA. Its meaning should be given in a paragraph following the text. All quoted text including English should be given in one pt down in double spacing in all the four sides.

All vernacular words should be italicized with appropriate meaning explained in the text or adjacent parenthesis.

Reference Style


Single  author
Sarana, Gopal  2008.  Explorations in Method and Theory in Anthropology. Jaipur, Rawat Publications.

Plural authors
Behura, N .K. and Nilakantha Panigrahi  2006.Tribals and the Indian Constitution. Jaipur, Rawat Publications.

For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the reference list; in the text, list only the surname of the  first author, followed by et al. (“and others”):

Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author

Lattimore, Richmond [Translator] 1951. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
Danda , Ajit K. and Rajat K. Das [Eds.] 2012. Alternative Voices of Anthropology. Kolkata, The Indian Anthropological Society.

Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author

Barthes, Roland  2009. Mythologies. [Selected and Translated by Annette Lavers.] London, Vintage Books.

Radhakrishnana, S. [Translator and notes] 1970.  The Bhagavadgita. Bombay, Blackie & Sons.

Chapter or other part of a book

Choi, Hyup 2012. Korean Anthropology in Historical Perspective. In:  Alternative Voices of Anthropology, ed. by Ajit K. Danda and Rajat K. Das, pp. 117-135. Kolkata, The Indian Anthropological Society. 

Books in vernacular language

Devi, Mahasweta  1418B (2011). Aranyer Adhikar (Right of the Forest). Kolkata, Karuna  Prakashani. [Bengali].

Book published electronically

Kurland, Philip B. and Ralph Lerner (eds.) 1987. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago, University of Chicago Press., accessed on January 13, 2016.

Journal article

Article in a print journal 

Kar,  R. K. 2012. The Concept of Culture vis-à-vis Cultural System. J. Indian Anth. Soc.. 47: 117-127.

Prabhu, V. and Tanuja Kalita  2013. Ethics and Legality of Euthanasia in Indian Context.

EJAIB 23: 46-50. 

Article in an online journal 

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts  2009. Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.  Am. J. Sociol. 115: 405–50. DOI : 10.1086/599247., accessed February   28, 2010.

Article in a newspaper or popular magazine

Mendelsohn, Daniel 2010. “But Enough about Me,” New Yorker. January 25.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear 2010. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote,” New York Times. February 27., accessed on February 28, 2010.

Bandyopadhyay, Sumahan  2011. ‘Hul Maha: Asamapta Andoloner Shapath Diwas,’ (Rebellion Day : Promise on the Day of an Unending Revolution), Akdin, July 1, Page 4 [Bengali].

Book review

Ray , Subha 2009. Morphology of Primates and Human Evolution. By Professor R. P. Srivastava. J. Indian Anth.  Soc. 44: 250-252. 

Thesis or dissertation

Keot,  Baijayanta   2007. Folklore and Nationalism with Special Reference to Assam. Ph. D. thesis submitted to Department of Cultural Studies, Tezpur University, Assam. 

Paper presented at a meeting or conference

Adelman, Rachel 2009. ‘Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On’: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting for the Society of  Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24.


American Anthropological Association 1998. Code of Ethics of the American Anthropological Association., accessed on March 29, 2017.

McCutcheon, W. A. 1983. Industrial Archaeology: A Case Study in Northern Ireland, World Archaeology. 15: 161-172, accessed on February 23, 2012.