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Author Guidelines

Preparing for submission In his/her covering letter, the corresponding author should reveal whether the submitted article – or very similar work - has been previously published or orally presented, or is under consideration elsewhere (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). The authors are also encouraged to list at least 2 potential reviewers with full name, institution and email address. Please note: the suggested reviewers should not be from the authors’ own institute, nor a co-author of any published paper/papers of the present author/authors. The Editors reserve the right of final selection.

Type of contributions Three types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication: Articles, Communications and Reviews.

  1. Articles are meant for papers reporting the results of completed definite studies. If several closely related manuscripts are being prepared at about the same time, all should be submitted together. Articles of high scientific quality and originality that are of interest to the wide and diverse readership of the Journal will be given priority for publication.

  2. Communications are intended for the rapid and timely publication of original research of significance. Communications are short contributions not exceeding three printed pages in length.

  3. Review articles deal with topics of current interest in areas relating to environmental sciences and humanities. Rather than an assemblage of detailed information with a complete literature survey, a critically selected treatment of the material is desired. Unsolved problems and possible developments should also be discussed. Review articles are generally written upon invitation of the Chief Editor.

Language All articles should be written in English - British or American as long as consistency is observed. SI units should be used.

Acknowledgements All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chairperson who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

Conflict of interest and funding Authors are responsible for disclosing financial support from the industry or other conflicts of interest that might bias the interpretation of results.

Ethics and consent When reporting experiments on patients or animals, please indicate whether the procedures followed were approved by your local ethics committee and/or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008 (

Publication fee The publication of an article incurs a publication charge of INR2500 for up to 8 typeset pages (US A4). Additional pages incur a charge of INR200.

The publication of a Short Communication or PhD Review incurs a charge of INR1000 for up to 4 typeset pages. Additional pages incur a charge of INR100 per page.

It is customary that the author’s institution covers the publication costs for articles resulting from research undertaken at the institution, or that money has been earmarked in the grant or stipend the author has received to be able to carry out the research.

Manuscript layout Wherever possible, the paper should follow the traditional layout: introduction (motivation, problem identification and a short literature survey), present investigation (background, subjects material, method, and results), and conclusion.

Begin each section, including figure and table legends, on separate sheets; insert running page numbers.

Title page Organize the title page in the following way: 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), and 4) name and full postal address of the corresponding author who also acts as 'Guarantor' for all parts of the paper.

The title should be informative and accurate and at the same time trigger the interest of the reader. A short running head will be derived from the title to appear on each page of the paper.

Figures Upon acceptance please supply figures/graphics/images in at least 300 dpi. For further information please see guidelines.

If the figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce those figures/graphs/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.

When figures/graphics/images are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from xxx.)

Abstract Articles must include a structured abstract of 200-300 words. The abstract should be able to provide sufficient information for a reader to be able to decide whether or not to proceed to the full text of the article. The abstract should be structured in the following way: Background, Objective, Design, Results, Conclusions. After the abstract, please give 5-10 key words.

Section headings Please do not number section headings. Use a maximum of three levels of headings made clear by orthographic indicators, i.e. capitals, italics, bold etc.

References Follow Harvard System of Referencing. When creating a reference list, the sources should be listed alphabetically by author’s surname, should be left justified, and the references should never be preceded by a bullet-point or number.  Where the author is anonymous or unknown for any one source, insert that source in the alphabetical list using the title of the source instead of the author’s name.  All sources should be listed together; there should not be separate lists for books versus journal articles versus electronic sources. Identify references in the text by the author/editor name/s and the year of publication in parentheses [e.g. (Garrett, 2011)].


In-text citation

“An effective structure is important” (Redman, 2006, p.22)

Reference list

Redman, P., 2006. Good essay writing: a social sciences guide. 3rd ed. London: Open University in assoc. with Sage.

See Harvard System of Referencing Guide for details.

Information from papers in manuscript but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as 'unpublished observation(s)' or 'personal communication'

Some sources and documents are available in print, but also reproduced electronically for wide dissemination—government publications are an obvious example. If you use the electronic version of such a document, please give the URL and date on which you last accessed the electronic file to the citation.

File format To facilitate the review process, please provide a complete manuscript as a text file (MS Word version: not exceeding MS Office 2007, RTF) with all figures, tables, legends and supplementary material (if applicable) placed at the end of the manuscript after the reference list.

Submission of manuscripts The Manuscript may be submitted online or by post in the address below or through email as attachment as MS word document (version: not exceeding MS Office 2007) at the email of the Chief Editor, The Clarion i.e. [email protected]


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.

  1. 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.

    1. I, the corresponding author, am authorized by all of my co-authors to submit this paper.
    2. 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).
    3. The article, or any part thereof, is in no way a violation of any existing original or derivative copyright.
    4. The article contains nothing obscene, indecent, objectionable or libellous.
    5. The cover letter includes full name, institution and email address of two suggested reviewers.
    6. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
    7. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
    8. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and the manuscript file is complete - thus all tables, figures, legends and supplemental material (if applicable) are placed at the end of the manuscript following the references. In addition, each figure and supplemental material is supplied separately in the original source file. Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.
    9. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines
    10. The journal adheres to a single blind review process and thus the manuscript should include all authors details.
    11. The same elements have been keyed in exactly the same way throughout the manuscript.
    12. Only one space has been entered after the full-stop at the end of a sentence.
    13. The text has not been justified; a ragged right-hand margin has been used.
    14. Do not use the lowercase l for 1 (one) or the uppercase O for 0 (zero)!
    15. Do not use the lowercase l for 1 (one) or the uppercase O for 0 (zero)!
    16. The space bar has only been used as a word separator. TAB has been used when indenting paragraphs or separating columns in tables.
    17. 'Iitalics' or single quotes have been used for emphasis. Avoid using underlines!
    18. Figures and illustrations have been provided as separate files, in addition to appearing in the main manuscript file. See guidelines for preparing illustrations/figures. Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.
    19. Multi-panel figures (those with parts a, b, c, d etc) have been submitted as a single composite file that contains all parts of the figure. See separate guidelines for preparing figures.
    20. Supplemental files are submitted in accordance with instructions and information is given on a separate page at the end of the main article.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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