Indian Journal Of Archaeology
"Conserving Heritage by recording faithfully"

Instructions for Authors

1. Research Papers and Articles are welcome for publication on the understanding that these contain original unpublished research work and have not been submitted for publication anywhere else. A certificate from the author to this effect should invariably accompany the paper or article.
2. The article must be written in English.
3. The contribution must be submitted in soft copy.
4. The text in Research papers/ Articles should use Palatino font and its size should be 12 points. The font size in reference should be 10 points.
5. The article should be accompanied by abstract, not more than five hundred words.
6. As for as possible, abbreviations should not be used, in case these are incorporated, a complete list of abbreviations used should invariably be given at the end of the References.
7.Photographs should be only high definition digital ones.
8. References should be given at the end of the article.

The standard pattern to be followed is as follows:
(a) References to Journal should include author’s name (surname in capitals followed by the initials), year of publication, title of the book (underlined), volume, number, edition, name and address of the publisher, and page number cited.
              An example of journal citation:
        Fuhrer, A. A, 1891. The Monumental Antiquities and Inscriptions in the North Western Province and Oudh. Superintendent Government Press NW and Oudh, Allahabad. pp.152-53.

(b) References to articles in periodicals should include author’s name, year of publication, title of article (within double inverted comma), title of periodical (underlined), volume, number (if required), and page no.
             An example of journal citation:
        Sanderson, A.2009. ‘The Shaiv Age’. Genesis and Development of Tantrism. E d. Einoo, S. institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Tokyo. p.45.
When more than one publication of a single year by the same author is cited, all except the first should be indicated by a small alphabet added to the year.

(c) In the first citation full details are to be given and in the succeeding citation (s) op. cit., may be used with author’s name and the year in which the article/ journal was published. If the citation has already been given, the next in alsout the same work of the same another than this citation should be written as i bid., p. page no.

9. Send the abstract written in maximum 500 words.
10. Please connect the photographs with the text.
11. Place the photographs at the appropriate place.
12. Write captions below the photographs.
13. Don't label photos on plates, and don't put them at the end of the article. We have freedom of publishing large number of photographs in this e-journal therefore don't give plates, like articles published in hard copy journals.
14. Photographs should be in high definition and cropped properly.
15. Abbreviation used with the article should put it the end of the article and before the references.
16. After abbreviation, the acknowledgement should be given.
17. The Editorial Board reserves the right to evaluate content, curtail the number of words, including editing of language.
18. Only appropriate photographs that are relevant to the content will be entertained.
19. The vernacular words should be typed in Italic.
20. - In the selection of research paper, photograph and line drawings, the decision of the editor will be final. .
21. The Editor will not be responsible for views expressed in the articles.
22. All correspondence should address to:

The scheme of transliteration into Roman script also follows that of the Epigraphia Indica.

i- Vowel: - अ = a ; आ = ā; इ = i ; ई = ī; उ = u; ऊ = ū; ऋ = ŗī ; ऋ = ŗī ; लृ = ļi ; लृ = ļī ; ए = e; ऐ = ai ; ओ= o ; औ= au.

ii- Consonants, etc. : क= k ; ख= kh ; ग़= g ; घ= gh ; ङ=ṅ ; च= ch ; छ= chh ; ज= j ; झ= jh ; ञ= ñ ; ट= ṭ ; ठ= ṭh ; ड= ḍ ; ढ= ḍh ; ण= ņ ; त= t ; थ= th ; द= d ; ध= dh ; न= n ; प= p ; फ= ph ; ब= b ; भ= bh ; म= m ; य= y ; र= r ; ल= l ; व = v ; श = ś ; ष= ṣ ; स= s ; ह= h ; ड़= ḍ ; ढ= ḍh ; G= ḷ; ˙ = ṁ and ānunāsic or chandravindu W = ṃ, as in Epigraphia Indica.