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About the Journal

ANWESHAN

Anweshan: The Journal of Vidyanagar College, seeks to promote research in multidisciplinary fields of academia such as Arts and Humanities, Commerce and Economics, Physical and Biological Sciences, Mathematical Science and Social Sciences. The frequency of this journal will be annual, it will publish original research papers in each of the above mentioned disciplines of academia. The aim of the journal is to reach out to a broad spectrum of researchers, scholars and teachers both within and outside the state of West Bengal. The journal will ultimately be made available online through our official web site. Scholars are requested to submit original unpublished research papers to be considered for publication. The journal also publishes regular short reviews, book reviews, and news and commentary articles. On special occasions articles of renowned scholars will be published with prior permission sought from such author An Editorial Board has been set up for this purpose.

Editor : Dr. Surja Prakash Agarwala

Assistant Editors : (1). Dr. Gopa Biswas

                                 (2). Parthapratim Sen

Editorial Board:

 Dr.Rekha Samanta(Dept of Phyisics)
 Dwijen Samanta(Dept of Chemistry
 Mamata Kanjilal(Dept of Commerce)
 Dr.Subhranshu Roy(Dept of History)
 Dr. Niyati Maji(Das)(Dept of Commerce)
 Dr.Subhankar Roy(Dept of English)
 Ananya Banerjee(Dept of Economics)
 Riya Bhattacharya(Dept of Education)
 Dr.Anjana Kundu(Dept of Mathematics)
 Suparna Bera(Dept of Philosophy)
 Kamal Kanti Biswas(Dept of Philosophy)
 Snaoli Basu(Dept of Political Science)
 Dr. Alak Kumar Chakrabarti(Dept of History)
 >Debraj Howladar(Dept of Bengali)
 Subrata Sar(Dept of English)
 Dr.Bibekananda Sau(Dept of Philosophy)
 
 Netajee Prasad Kuiry(Dept of Commerce)
 
 Samit Chattyopadhyay(Dept of Economics)
 
 Dr.Arunima Ray(Chowdhury) (Dept of History)
 
 Banani Chakroborty(Dept of Bengali)
 
 Arpan Roy(Dept of Economics)
 

Guidelines on Style for Authors

The authors should follow these general instructions:

(a) Times New Roman, 12 points, double spaced for the entire article and single space after each pause/period ie after a full stop or a coma etc.

(b) A margin of 1 inch at the top, bottom and on both the sides.

(c) The name, designation, date on separate lines with double spacing should be put on the right hand side of the page. The title should be at the centre. The title should not be italicized or underlined.

(d) The article should be within 3000 to 5000 words.

(e) Articles written in Bengali should be in STM font

(f) Endnotes rather than footnotes should be used.

(g) Referring to the works of others in the text is done by using what is known as parenthetical citation.

Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" (Barua 1993).

(h) All author-date citations will go in the text, with full references in the bibliography.

(i) Please do not use ibid. or op.cit. All such citations must follow the author-date citation approach, even when there are repeated citations

(j) Page Numbers: Provide the author and date, followed by a colon and the specific page number(in case of verse, provide line numbers) in the References)

(k) Notes and References should not be combined

(l) Article in a scholarly journal: Author(s)(Year): "Title of article," Title of journal, Volume, issues, pages.

Bagchi, Alaknanda (1996): "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu," Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Vol 15, No 1, pp 41-50.

(m) Government publications: Cite the author of the publication if the author is identified. Otherwise start with the ministry, committee, agency, or any subdivision that served as the author, followed by the date, title, place, and publisher. For parliament or assembly documents, try to include the relevant session.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (1979): "Debate on the Geopolitics of Oil," Monsoon session, 1978, Lok Sabha, New Delhi: Government Press.

(n) Books The basic form for a book citation is Last name, First name (Year of publication): Title of book, Place of publication: Publisher.

[i]. Book with one author

Gleick, James (1987): Chaos: Making a New Science, New York: Penguin. Henley, Patricia (1999): The Hummingbird House, Denver: MacMurray.

[ii]. Book with more than one author

First author name is written last name first; subsequent author names are written first name, last name.

Gillespie, Paula and Neal Lerner (2000): The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring, Boston: Allyn.

[iii]. Two or more books by the same author

Use an em dash for the author's name after the first time. List books by year.

Palmer, William J (1993): The Films of the Eighties: A Social History, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. - (1997): Dickens and New Historicism, New York: St Martin's.

[iv]. Book by a corporate author

A corporate author may be a commission, a committee, or any group whose individual members are not identified on the title page.

Indian Allergy Association (1998): Allergies in Children, New Delhi: Penguin.

(o) Online citations Providing only the URL is usually not sufficient.

Required information

Citations of electronic sources should include an author or editor, the title of the text, date, the title of the website, the electronic address, and page or paragraph numbers. If the date when the source was accessed is crucial to the argument, include it in brackets at the end..

(p) Headings Principle: A hierarchy of headings organises complex text, but please keep it to a maximum of two levels.

Financial and Economic Evaluation (Level 1)
Economic Benefits (Level 2)

(q) Tables and Figures: Please cite each table or figure in the main text. Follow the same rules for citing tables or figures in the appendixes.

The production of urea was 640 million tonnes in 1994 compared to 540 tonnes in 1991 (Table 2).
Exports rose from 2,768 heavy vehicles in 1988-89 to more than 12,000 a year by 2001-02 (Figure 5).

Use a table or figure only when it amplifies and illustrates the discussion in the text.

(i) Please take care to list all units in a table/figure. List all legends in a figure. All sources should be mentioned in full.

(ii) Every table should be preceded by a number and title. They should be transparent: the reader should not have to revert to the text for definitions, units of measurements and so on.

(iii) Type out periods dates in full (1813-1822; 1900-1920 and so on).

(iv) Use zeroes before decimal figures of less than one

(v) Incorporate measurement units(%; $; bushels; and so on) into column and row headings instead of repeating them throughout the column and row.

(vi) Use dashes for black cells where data are not available. In applicable cells such as regression coefficients etc should be left blank.

(vii) Do not use bold fonts in tables

(viii) Table notes should be given in complete sentences(whenever possible) and be presented in the following order:

*= significant at the 5 percent level

**= significant at the 1 percent level

***= significant at the 0.05 percent level

(r) Non-English Terms
Give the term in italics on first appearance and provide its approximate English translation in parentheses (if the explanation is short) or in an endnote (if it is long).
The term will be in plain without the translation for all subsequent appearances