The executive of Badlav Sansthan had decided to publish the Research Journals in 2004.Our first research journal got registered in January, 2005. Now, we are regularly publishing two Research Journals. These are as under:
Journal of Social Research
The Badlav Sansthan had started publishing its first Journal in January, 2005. We registered it in various statutory bodies. The Journal of Social Research is UGC Approved and Referred Journal. The journal publishes original research papers on basic and applied aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities. The journal is published bi-annually in June and December. This is one of the Social Sciences and Humanities journals in India, which is up to date and published in time.
The journal also publishes the abstracts of the papers presented in Various Training Programmes, Workshops, Public Lectures etc. The Sansthan has developed a strict system for the review of manuscripts and discourages the publications of manuscripts without any relevance to the subject of Journal.
Guidelines for Authors
The Journal welcomes Research Papers, Articles, Research Notes, Comments and Book Reviews on topics which broadly come under the purview of Social Sciences and Humanities. Manuscript submitted for publication must be typed in double space on one side of A4 size paper with proper margins. References should be given at end of the Research Papers & Articles. Two copies of a computer Printout along with a CD or through E-mail are preferred. The views expressed are in the contribution which appears in the journal are those of the individual authors and are not be taken representing views of the journal of Social Research. The payment will not be refundable in any circumstances.
Original research papers concerned with various fields of Social Sciences and Humanities, both basic and applied are accepted from the Authors if considered suitable by peer reviewers and the Editorial Board. It is presumed that the articles submitted for publication to Journal of Social Research have not been previously and will not be simultaneously submitted and published in any other journal.
Manuscripts of full papers should be prepared under the following headings: Title, Introduction, Research Methodology, Results and Discussion, Findings, Conclusion and References.
Title must be Clear , short ,catchy ,informative and specific. The byline should comprise name(s) of author(s), complete postal address and e-mail address. Title page must also include a running title.
Introduction should be brief and include justification for undertaking the investigation and a short review of earlier work. Key references related to the work must be cited. It must be within one page. Avoid information not related to study conducted. Include 2-3 recent references.
Research Methodology should be clear and concise. This section can be subtitled for clarity. Provide reference to for standard methods used. We required research area, units, Sampling procedure, methods of data treatment etc.
Results and Discussion section may preferably be combined to avoid repetition.
Results should be written concisely in a logical order. All data must invariably be given in metric and decimal system. Data presented in figures should not be duplicated in tables and vice versa. All figures and tables should be cited in text and should have concise and self-explanatory headings. The results should be based on statistical analysis with minimum data.
Discussion should be oriented towards explaining the significance and implications of the results obtained and should be well connected with the previous work in this direction.
Findings must be in a specific, clear and general.
Conclusion should be in brief and informative.
References should be arranged alphabetically by the name of the first author and then by the second and third authors as necessary. Scientific Periodicals should not be abbreviated. Cite the full title of journal. Citation should follow the following pattern
Chronologically and distinguished from each other by (,) except that the word ‘and’ should be used between the last two references.
The entire editorial workflow is performed using the online Manuscript Tracking System. Once a manuscript is submitted, the manuscript is assigned to an Editor most appropriate to handle it based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. If the Editor determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the normal review process or if the subject of the manuscript is not appropriate to the journal scope, the Editor rejects the manuscript with no further processing.
If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, he/she assigns the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 external reviewers for peer-review.
When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:
If the Editor recommends “Publish Unaltered,” the manuscript is accepted for publication.
If the Editor recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.
If the Editor recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered” or “Consider after Minor Changes” or “Reject.”
If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if two of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.
The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority in rejecting any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.