KU International Research Journal (KUIRJ) is sponsored, edited and published since 1967(Annually) by Kurukshetra University.
KUIRJ is Peer Reviewed, Multidisciplinary, Multilingual (English, Hindi, Sanskrit& Punjabi), Biannual (w.e.f.2021) Journal.
It is open for original research, evaluative, analytical and technical studies on all disciplines both theoretical and empirical in nature.
All submitted research papers are subject to double blinded review.
Prof. Som NathSachdeva
Prof. Manoj K. Joshi
Dept. of Lib. & Inf. Sc.
Dr. Vibha Aggarwal
Dept. of Sanskrit, Pali&Prakrit
Prof. Subhash Chand
Dept. of Hindi
Dept. of Social Work
Dept. of AIH C&A
Dr. Hardeep Joshi
Dept. of Psychology
Dr. Kuldeep Singh
Dept. of Punjabi
Dept. of Education
Dr. Vaishali Jain
Dept. of Political Science
Dr. Ashok Sharma
Dept. of Music & Dance
Dr. Jimmi Sharma
Dept. of English, IIHS
Dept. of Physics
Dept. of Fine Arts
Dept. of Economics
Dept. of Mass Communication & Media Technology
Authors should submit the computer print in duplicate, typed on both sides of A4 size paper, with a margin not less than 1” on the left side. Each copy should include: (i) Title Page (ii) Abstract, (iii) Nomenclature of SymbolsUsed, (iv) Table/ Figure/ Illustrations typed/ drawn along with their captions (mandatory) in serial order as they appear in text, and (v) a separate List of Table/ Figure captions. Tables/ Figures/ Illustrations are published only in black and white, and must therefore retain their clarity in a greyscale presentation.
Language/ S c r i p t
Times New Roman
*Use Unicode for maintaining uniformity
The Title of the paper shouldbe concise and informative of the contents of the paper.
The Authors need to submit 2 copies of papers:
Names of Author(s), Designation and his/their identification symbols such as Address, Email, Institutional Affiliation, etc. should not be mentioned anywhere in the manu s cr i p t.
The second page should carry the Title of the Paper again; followed by an Abstract and 4 – 5 Keywords that describe the content of the paper. Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelt out in full when first used in text.The manu s c r i p t should preferably (not necessarily) be of around 3000 – 4000 words.
The authors should submit papers online though the University Website http://www.kuk.ac.in/
The informative abstract of about 150 – 200 words conveying the scope of the paper, emphasizing the results and conclusions must be included. The abstract must be intelligible on its own; without reference to the main text. Abstract should not include anything that is not covered in the paper.
All manu s c r i p t s will be subject to blind peer review. Based on the reviewers’ recommendations, the editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.
The manu s c r i p t will be subject to plagiarism checking for the originality of submissions received.
The completeness and accuracy of bibliographical details of citations should be ensured.For references Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA), 7th Edition (2020) should be followed and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.The in-text Citation Style should be Author-Date Style: (Joshi, 2019). The list of documents in references part should be arranged in alphabetical order of First Author’s Surname/ entry word. Samples of some frequently used type of documents are given below (examples are based on the pattern recommended by APA Style Blog):
Reference part –Jha, A. (2021). America needs a global health policy for the pandemic age. Foreign Affairs, 100 (2), 103-115.
In-text citation – Parenthetical citation – (Jha, 2021)
Narrative citation – Jha (2021)
In-text citation will be in the same style while citing all type of documents.
Krishnan, A. (2020). India’s China challenge: A journey through China’s rise and what it means for India. HarperCollins.
Bartram, B (Ed.). (2018). International and comparative education: Contemporary issues and debates. Routledge.
Park, Z. & Kim, H. (2013). Organizing and sharing information using linked data. In J. Park, & L.C. Howarth (Eds.), New directions in information organization (pp. 61-87). Emerald Group Publishing.
In-text Citation – Parenthetical Citation – (Park & Kim, 2013)
Narrative Citation – Park and Kim (2021)
Gupta, S., & Singh, S.P. (2006). Future competencies for LIS professionals in 21st century. In N. Laxman Rao, & S. Sudarshan Rao (Eds.), Quality education in Library and Information Science. Seminar papers and proceedings XXII IATLIS National Conference (pp. 121-128). IATLIS.
Singh, N.N. (2020). Religious practices among the Meitei’s of Manipur: An anthropological study [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. North Eastern Hill University.
Website’s name (with URL in parentheses) is given in the text; no reference to be given.
In-text citation as narrative citation-
INFLIBNET Centre (https://inflibnet.ac.in/)
In a government or institutional website, if no specific author is mentioned for webpage, the government agency or institution responsible for the site is treated as author.
National Informatics Centre. (2021). Emerging technology. India, Ministry of Electronics and IT, National Informatics Centre. https://www.nic.in/emerging-technology/