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Publication Policy and Contributor Information


Kalash is interested in publishing original works on subjects it covers. Therefore the composition of a paper must be entirely of one’s own work. If exact words of another work is used, even to a limited degree, quotation marks must be used and a reference (a note when necessary) be given. If information or ideas are taken from another work, although not in the form of a direct quotation, it must be carefully entered in author’s own words, always with credit given in notes to the source of information. Failure to give such credit is plagiarism, and is equivalent to cheating. Presenting another person’s words and/or ideas without acknowledging the source may contain the risk of presenting inaccurate, misleading, or highly controversial statements too. Kalash does not accept papers which were published elsewhere earlier or submitted to any other journal for consideration( double submission). The authors should clearly clarify these issues in the covering letters accompanying their articles for submission. Papers submitted to Kalash will go through blind peer reviews by at least two experts, may or may not be from the Kalash Editorial Board. Corrections or alterations suggested by the reviewers will be communicated to the contributors and if accepted by the author, the paper will be considered for publication. The decision of the Editor will be final for all publication related matters.

Style sheet: a guide for author/s

Please follow the guidelines given here when submitting your article for publication in Kalash.


  • Please submit all articles for consideration that is authentic.
  • Submitted articles may not exceed 2,500 words in length, including endnotes. Submissions that exceed 2,500 words will not be accepted for review. Please check your word count before submitting: in Microsoft Word, go to the Tools Menu, click “Word Count”.
  • The basic details containing name, e-mail id and contact address should be added bellow the main heading aligned towards left.
  • Above the main heading keywords for your article should be provided.
  • Include the abstract of your article. The abstract should be typed below the title and the author credit( do not italicize the heading or the text). Maintain an absolute maximum of 100 words, counting all segments of hyphenated words.
  • Footnotes are not accepted. Please use endnotes when it is absolutely necessary.
  • Endnotes should be used for citation purposes only and should not contain any discussion that cannot be incorporated into the text of the article.
  • Reference is to be added at the end of the article.
  • The images should be added after the reference and mentioned as Fig.1, Fig.2, etc., and this number can be added in the middle of the document.
  • Images should be submitted separately in JPG/JPEG/ TIFF/GIF/PNG/BMP formats, having at least 300dpi resolution.
  • Tables should be numbered according to their sequence of occurrence like Table 1, Table 2 etc.

Formatting your file:

  • Please submit your file as a Microsoft Word document (doc or docx).
  • Please check to be sure that your file does not have visible editorial markups that is, if you have edited your file with “track changes” or if you have made comments, be sure to remove those markings before submitting your file.
  • Please do not “lock” your file. The conversion to PDF will prevent tampering.

Formatting your document:

  • Lines should be double-spaced, including quotations and endnotes, using Times New Roman font in 12-point size.
  • Justify all text.
  • Use 1.50 paragraph spacing with 1.5 indents at the right and left of the text.
  • Place page numbers on each page at the bottom right.
  • Vernaculars and all technical words must be italicized.
  • In case of quotations, place all periods and commas within quotation marks; other punctuation should be included within quotation marks only if it is a part of the quotation cited.
  • Spelling, punctuation, and other linguistic conventions should follow British standards.
  • Units of all measurements should be in SI(CGS) system.

Foreign words and abbreviations:

All Latin and foreign phrases or abbreviations should be italicized, except when they have been so extensively used as to be "naturalized" in English. The following Latin words or abbreviations for words or phrases have all been thus naturalized and do not need to be italicized. Also included in this list are some abbreviations for English words or phrases that are useful in historical writing.

cf. (confer — compare): used to direct attention to another passage or discussion in the same book or elsewhere.

et. al. (et alii — and others): used following name of author, editor, or compiler to indicate that others have assisted in the work.

e.g. (exempli gratia — for example)

etc. (et cetera — and so forth): an imprecise term that should only be used with great discretion.

ibid. (ibidem — in the same place)

i.e. (id est — that is)

infra (below): used with page citation to call attention to matter in a subsequent chapter or portion of this work.

op. cit. (opus citatus — work cited)

q.v. (quod vide — which see): used to direct attention to something to be found at a place cited.

sic (thus): used in square brackets after an error in a quotation to indicate that the error is part of the quoted matter.

supra (above): used like infra, but referring to matter in a previous chapter or portion of this work.

v. (versus — against): used in citing law cases, as Marbury v. Madison.

viz.(videlicet — namely).

ch. — chapter or chs. — chapters.

comp. — compiler.

ed.— editor or edition.

ff. — and following: used after a page number to indicate that the matter referred to is found on the page cited and those following.

f.n.— footnote.

n. — note.

n.d. — no date given.


References listing all materials used by the author should be included at the end of the article. Each reference should contain the full name of the author and the exact title of the work as found on the title page, the number of volumes if the work is a set, and the place and date of publication as well as publisher details. If the work is a reprint, the original place and date of publication should also be noted, and the name of the translator (if there is one) should be provided.

The reference list is:

  • Reference is to be added at the end of the article in Harvard style.
  • Only sources cited in the endnotes or text should be included.
  • Give a maximum of three author’s names per entry; thereafter, use “et al.” (do not italicize).
  • Arrange authors alphabetically or according to the date of publication where an author has multiple entries.
  • For successive works by the same author(s), use a long dash in place of the author’s name in succeeding entries after the first. If an additional author (editor, etc.) is added, however, the originally listed author(s) name must be repeated.
  • Give authors’ names as they are commonly known: for example, Alexander Cunningham, should be mentioned as, “Cunningham, Alexander.”
  • Foreign-language citations: transliterate if necessary; follow the rules of capitalization for each language; for less familiar languages, provide a translation in brackets following the original.

Examples :


Schurhammer, George. 1957. The Mission of the Jesuits in Muthedath and Porakkad in the 16th
and 17th centuries. Alleppy: Santa Cruz Press.

Edited Book

Rego, Antonio da Silva, ed. 1991a. Documentação para a História das Missões do Padroado
Português do Oriente-India, Volume 3. Lisboa : Agência Geral das Colónias.

Kowal, David M. 2001. The Evolution of Ecclesiastical Architecture in Portuguese Goa. In Pereira,
José and Pratapaditya Pal eds., India and Portugal, Cultural Interactions, pp.70-87.
Mumbai: Marg Publications.


Fisher,P.F.1991. First experiments in view shed uncertainty: the accuracy of the viewshed area.
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing,57:1321-1327.

Resources from the Internet

Sullivan, Elaine. 2008. Architectural Features. On Digital Karnak, Los Angeles.
http://dlib.etc.ucla.edu/projects/Karnak (accessed on 13/08/2017).

Submission of final draft for publication:

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be asked to submit a finalised manuscript with all images as needed. Delays at this stage may affect publication date. To avoid delays in the production of the journal, proofs will be sent to contributors on a strict schedule, usually in electronic format (PDF). Any amendments or corrections should be sent to the editors electronically as soon as possible after receipt of proofs. If a contributor’s corrections have not been received on time, the editors will take responsibility for checking, correcting and passing all proofs for press. Images are supposed to be sent in a separate file in clear form.

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