Call for Papers

Authors/research scholars/practitioners may contribute original, unpublished manuscripts based on the following:

Word Limit:

Submissions should be 5000 words, inclusive of an abstract of 150-200 words, 5-6 keywords, and footnotes.

Review Process:

All submissions will be screened using a similarity detection software. CASS has zero tolerance for plagiarism. Those with less than 10% similarity will then undergo a Desk Review to choose submissions that are likely to have a realistic chance of being recommended for publication based on the following: be within the thematic scope of the journal; theoretical/analytical contribution; argumentation; relevant academic citations; and findings.

  1. A substantial number of submissions do not refer to any theory rather merely mention theories without proper integration. Simply citing a theory does not justify a theoretical contribution – it does not even pass as a sound theoretical basis. Another problem is the replication/summary of prior work without adding any novel insights. Not discarding the value of replication studies, CASS is primarily interested in novel contributions.
  2. A well-written/argued paper should also be concise and have a consistent, sound and inter-connected structure. Use of academic writing rather than journalistic writing is encouraged
  3. In addition to high quality and innovative research, the manuscript must also include various sections like an introduction, methodology/conceptual framework/background, analysis/discussion/findings, followed by policy proposals and conclusion. In the latter, the manuscript may explore broader impacts and implications of what the specific findings uncover.
  4. Shortlisted submissions will undergo double-blind Subject Expert Peer Review. During this stage, they may not be approved for publication. However, if they are found suitable for publication, the referee/s may recommend either major or minor changes in the manuscript. The revision process might comprise several rounds.
Submission Procedure:

Author/s are required to submit soft copies in MS Word format, along with their brief introduction, complete contact details, and electronically signed author/s’ Certification & Conflict of Interest Statement (CCIS) provided by CASS.

Citation Format:

Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (Full Note)

  1. Complete references of all figures, graphs, images, maps, and tables need to be provided.
  2. Images/maps should have a resolution of 300–600 dpi and sent as .tiff, .jpeg, or bitmap. All images should be royalty-free or have the original owner’s consent for re-use.

Note:   CASS holds the right to reject a submission at any stage from being published.