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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • make sure that the submission is anonymous and without reference to self/selves using pronouns I/My/We/Our etc. in the body.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Authors are requested not to contact editors with any enquiry about their submission prior to four months from the date of submission. 

Author Guidelines

Please ensure that you consider the following guidelines when preparing your manuscript. Failure to do so may delay the processing of your submission.

Article types

Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies publishes the following kinds of articles;

  • Research articles
    InJCDS focusses on bringing forth original research on disability issues that emerge from examining both the political and the personal aspects of individuals, collectives, and the systemic. InJCDS is interested in arguments against or in favour of the idea that both the universal and the specific are essential. InJCDS is especially keen on research highlighting the unavoidable intersectional dimensions of class, gender, caste, hemisphere, and technology in relation to disability. We encourage constant questioning of binaries, of categories, of foundational positions of others and ours.  Articles must be of 5,000-8,000 words length. 
  • Reviews
    InJCDS is also interested in receiving  reviews of books, major articles, films, theatres, television programmes, artworks, concerts, museums and other media expressions that have a bearing on any disability issue. Anyone interested in submitting a review must first contact the editors to discuss interest in the area. The permitted review length is 3,000-8,000 words.

Overall Structure of the paper

  • Title page
    The manuscript submitted must only list the title and abstract on the title page to ensure anonymous review. 

    The names of all authors, affiliations, contact details, biography (optional) and the corresponding author details must be completed online as part of the submission process.

    Avoid using initials for author names. 

  • Abstract
    Both research articles and reviews must have an abstract of not more than 100 words summarising the main arguments and conclusions of the article. This must have the heading ‘Abstract’ and be easily identified from the start of the main text.

    A list of 4-6 key words should be placed below the abstract.

    The Abstract and Keywords should also be added to the metadata when making the initial online submission.

  • References

All references cited within the submission must be listed at the end of the main text file. We broadly follow APA 7th edition for references and in-text citations.

For journal articles or chapter in a book that do not stand alone, do not italicize the title or use quotation marks, and capitalize it using sentence case.

For works that stand alone (e.g., books, reports, webpages and websites), italicize the title, and capitalize it using sentence case.

NOTE: Place of publication is not required any longer.

  • In-text citations 

Parenthetical citation: (Last Name & Last name, Year)

Narrative citation: Last Name and Last name (Year)

  • Books

 Last name, First initial. (Year). Title. Publisher. DOI or URL.

  • Chapters within books

Last name, First initial. (Year). Chapter title. In First initial Last name (Ed.), Book title (pp xx-yy). Publisher. DOI or URL. 

  • Journal articles

Last name, First initial. (Year). Article title. Journal title, Volume(issue), xx-yy. DOI.

  • Newspaper articles 

Last name, First initial. (Year, Month Date). Article title. Newspaper title. DOI or URL.

  • Conference papers

Last name, First initial. (Year, Month Date). Title [Paper presentation]. Conference name, Conference location. DOI or URL.

  • Organisational publications/Grey literature

Organisation or Author(s). (Year). Title. Publisher name. DOI or URL.

  • Theses and dissertations

Last name, First initial. (Year). Title. PhD diss., University name.

  • Websites

Author/Organisation. (Year, Month Date). Title. Website Name. URL


Section default policy


We publish pieces called provocations that raise questions (and not necessarily answer them) and provoke everybody/ anybody.

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