Sunday, July 3, 2011


An International Sanskrit Research Journal
ISSN: 0975-4555
Publisher: Vakovakyam Sanskrit  Sansthana,Varanasi 


·          A submission to Vakovakyam Sanskrit Research Journal must be the original work (only in Sanskrit language) of the author(s) and must not be published elsewhere or be under consideration for publication in its submitted or a substantially similar form in any language.
·          All contributions should be submitted in duplicate in hard copy of computer print outs along with the CD.
·          Research papers (maximum up to 15 pages), Letter to the Editor (maximum up to 1 page), Poetry (maximum up to 2 pages), Book review (maximum up to 4 pages) on an A4 sized paper, with 1.5 lines spacing between the lines the matter should be left aligned, with a one and a half inch margin on the right will be considered for publication in this journal.
·          The text of the research papers etc can be prepared using Microsoft Word or any other common variant in APS star dust Font, 12 points
·          References should be embedded in the text in a consistent style: Author (first and last name), Title   (bold if a book, "in quotes if an article, diss, etc."), and Publication data (Place, Publisher, date if book; name of journal in bold, no. and date if article), p. or pp.                                                     
·          All research papers should be accompanied by an abstract of 150-200 words only in English language with Three    to five keywords should be included on the summary page under the heading Keywords. They should be in alphabetical order and must be classified.
·          All contribution should also include (i) Name(s) of the author (ii) their professional affiliation (iii) postal address (iv)phone/mobile numbers & email addresses.
All the research papers are refereed and subjected to a double line review process. They are considered for publication only on the recommendations of the reviewers.

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the Authors. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. The list of references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.

In the text, refer to the author's name (without initials) and year of publication (e.g. "Since Pandey (2010) has shown that..." or "This is in agreement with results obtained later (Pandey, 2010)". For three or more authors use the first author followed by "et al." in the text, such as Shukla et al., 2010 or Shukla et al. (2010) should be given for referring an article by M Shukla, V Pandey and M Srivastava or for more than three authors.

References should be given in the following form:
In the text as: Pandey (2010) or (Pandey, 2010) according to content of sentence.
List in alphabetical order should be first author's surname at end of text as follows: Author's name(s), initials, year of publication, title.

Periodicals title should be written out in full, volume number and inclusive page numbers. Pandey V, Shukla M, 2010.The basics of giving reference. Vakovakyam, 2, 1-5.

Books references, title pages, publisher's name and location:  Pandey V, 2009. Ethics in Sanskrit researches, in: Srivastava M et al. (Eds.), Hindi Writing, Vakovakyam Prakashan, Varanasi, pp. 34-38.

Citing and listing of web references. As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

All cited material should be accessible to the public and should be citable. Internal publications, conference proceedings, etc. should be avoided, if possible. If essential, include sufficient information for the reader to locate the reference. In particular references to conferences should contain the address of the organization responsible.

Review System
If an article meets the preliminary requirements, the article will be processed for review, which could take up to 3-4 months. All articles are peer reviewed.
The criteria used for reviewing articles are:
• Contemporary relevance
• Contribution to knowledge
• Originality
• Clarity and logic in analysis
• Methodology (for research articles)
• Implications for intervention
• Appropriateness of references
• Language.

Each article should be accompanied with a declaration by all the authors that:
• they are the authors of the article in the order in which listed
• the article is original, has not been published earlier, and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
If the author has quoted more than 500 words/a table/a figure from a published work, in the article, a copy of permission obtained from the respective copyright holder needs to be enclosed.

The author owns the copyright of the article until the article is accepted by Vakovakyam for publication. After the acceptance communication, the copyright of the article is owned by the Vakovakyam. It should not be reproduced elsewhere without the written permission of the Editor-in-chief of Vakovakyam.

The accepted articles are scheduled for publication in the chronological order in which they are accepted. The publication lag of an accepted article is generally a year. Each author gets a complimentary copy of the journal issue in which his/her article is printed. The first author gets two reprints of the article as well.

Contributors of the research papers would be required to pay Rs.1000=00($90 except Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh) by Cheques /Demand Draft in favor of ‘Vakovakyam’ payable at Varanasi.

Two copies of newly published books should reach the managing editor of the journal, accompanied with a Cheques/Demand Draft of Rs.1000=00($90 except Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh) in favor of ‘Vakovakyam’ payable at Varanasi.

You can send your research papers etc. to us using one of the following methods:

Web submission: by e-mail to Copies to  &

Postal submission: To,Dr. Viveka Pandey, Editor-in-chief, Vakovakyam (An International Research Journal), Flat#3, Priya Apartments, Kamachha, Varanasi-221010(INDIA).Envelope should inscribe ‘paper for consideration in Vakovakyam.

Vakovakyam Sanskrit Sansthana                                                                                               
Flat#3,Priya Apartments,
Kamachha, Varanasi-221010(INDIA). 

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