Journal Rules

About the Journal

  • Contemporary Social Scientist is the journal published by the School of Social Sciences, Mizoram University. It is published twice a year-in Summer and Spring.
  • It aims at advancing and disseminating knowledge, principles and practices in the field of Social Sciences.
  • It encourages research, innovation and new ideas in the field of Social Sciences with a view to promoting human and sustainable development.
  • Besides research based papers, the journal also publishes Review of Books, etc on various areas of interest in the field of Social Sciences.

For the Contributors

  • Articles are invited from authors/researchers, which must be a significant original work (either theoretical or empirical) and should be normally between 8-10 A-4 size printed pages with 1.15 line spacing and 11 point Arial font in the following manner.The author/s MUST submit an undertaking that the article is an original contribution and it has not been submitted to any other journal etc. for publication.The article has to be submitted both by e-mail and hard copy to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and The Dean, School of Social Sciences, Mizoram University, Tanhril, Aizawl-796004.
    • Title of paper
    • Name of the author/s, designation and present position
    • Abstract of not more than 200 words indicating general scope of the paper, the important findings and the conclusion drawn
    • Key words (between 3-6), indicating important concepts discussed in the paper for indexing and information retrieval purposes
    • Introduction of one paragraph
    • Content of the paper should be presented in a lucid manner. There should be a conceptual flow and clarity with continuity. There should be separate paragraph for each new theme/subtheme.
    • Conclusion may indicate the final analysis and main findings.
    • End Note should be placed after conclusion in sequence 1, 2, 3 drawing from the super scripted numbers (1,2,3) in the content of the paper. Notes may be provided for further explanation to a concept or information provided in the content.
    • References to books and articles should be placed at the end. Bibliography in APA model may be adopted.

Subscription Rate in Rupees:

  • Individual-Annual-Rs.700/-, Single Issue – Rs.400/- (Amount may be paid by cash or DD in favour of the Dean, School of Social Sciences, Mizoram University, Aizawl).