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Authors Guideline


The Indian Journal of Regional Science is a bi-annual blind peer-reviewed research journal focused on Regional Science and Development Planning. The Indian Journal of Regional Science is instituted in 1967. The Journal recommended submitting only unpublished, original research work written in English [UK]. IJRS does not consider any submission which is submitted elsewhere for publication. The published articles can not be reproduced elsewhere without formal permission. Journal is internationally recognised by the International Regional Science Association.

Submission Guidelines:


The first decision under normal circumstances take 21 days, the review process takes four to eight weeks. Every paper will be reviewed by two anonymous Reviewers, depending on the topic of the article. The Indian Journal of Regional Science depends on your fulfillment of the all types of requirements. All correspondence regrading contributions to the Journal should be addressed to: The Editor, The Indian Journal of Regional Science

Manuscript may be sent to the Editor by e-mail ([email protected]). The editor the reserves the right to modify the length of or refuse to accept such unneeded materials. The space (below the Main Heading) should contain first name, surname, affiliations, work full address, and e-mail of the first author and all co‐authors. The corresponding author should be identified in the footnote with his own email, telephone and fax number. For name and surname the font has tobe12pt,bold., References must be in Books for review should be sent in duplicate. All authors need to be members of the Association.

The Editor is not responsible for opinions expressed by individual authors.

Title Page

If the topic of the paper concerns some local or regional territory in some country, it is recommended to type the country name within a bracket. It is not essential.

Main Heading (title of the paper)16pt, bold. Second rank headings 14pt, bold, third rank headings 12pt, bold. Do not number the headings. Heading maximum word limit is about 16.


An Abstract ( not exceeding 300 words), which must accompany each paper, should be short and indicative only of the scope and significant findings of the paper. It also include four to five keywords.

Article size

The manuscript should be within 10,000 words, including charts and graphs.

Times New Roman font with 12 point size with 1.5 spacing for main text and titles of tables and figures. Please, be careful not to use the space bar more than once between each word. Full stops and commas should follow the words immediately, with no space between a word and a comma or a full stop.

File types

You should save your main document as a PC‐compatible text format such as word (.doc or .docx)

Paper size & Alignment

The paper size has to be A4 and with margins of 2.5cm all round. It should be Left. Neither tabs nor spacebars should be used for alignment. The paragraphs will not have the same length, which should not worry you.


Please apply none. It will be done during publishing preparations.


Author should give the following declaration-

  1. 1.Authors are requested to disclose interests that are directly or indirectly related to the work submitted for publication.
  2. 2.Funding:  Research grants from funding agencies (please give the research funder and the grant number) and/or research support by organizations that may gain or lose financially through publication of this manuscript.

    Each paper first goes to check for plagiarism. The Indian Journal of Regional Science uses Turnitin IThenticate software for Plagiarism Prevention. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Availability of the Journal:

Individuals who are Members of the Regional Science Association can access the Journal free of cost.

The Regional Science Association, India's Membership fees Annual–Rs. 1500; Student–Rs. 1400 (Annual); Long Term: Rs. 10,000 (10 years);

Foreign Members: Annual USD 40; Long Term – USD 400 (for ten years).

The Institutional Membership fee is Rs. 15,000 minimum, for 10 years. The annual Membership fee is due in January every year and is renewed automatically by payment.

One can have an online subscription to the Journal through indianjournals.com by paying INR 2,000/$150 per every back issue at http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=publisher&type=248

Membership fees are payable by Bank transfer favouring Regional Science Association and drawn on SBI. Bikash Bhavan GOC Branch, Salt Lake, Kolkata. Account No. is 34872452985; IFSC Code: SBIN0007816.

All correspondence regarding membership and subscription to the Journal should be addressed to Prof. Santanu Ghosh, Hony. Secretary, Regional Science Association, 9/A, Telipara Lane, P.O. Shyambazar, Kolkata – 700004. E-mail: [email protected]/[email protected] (Ph. No. 94334-56204). Website: www.rsai.org.in

The objectives of the Regional Science Association are to develop the tools of Regional Analysis and to encourage the application of such tools in the formulation and solution of problems of regional development. These objectives are sought to be realised by encouraging the publication of research papers, reports, journals, and monographs; undertaking research investigations and empirical studies,. organizing/sponsoring national and international level Conferences, Seminars and Workshops regularly, and rendering services to the cause of advancement of learning in the applied fields of regional science.

Published by: Prof. Santanu Ghosh, Hony. Secretary, Regional Science Association, 9/A, Telipara Lane, P.O. Shyambazar, Kolkata – 700004, West Bengal Typeset by: Anin, BC–97 Salt Lake, Kolkata–700064 Cover design by: Anuradha Pathak Printed by: Saumitra Dutta, 49 APC Road, Kolkata 700009.