Guidelines for Paper Submission

The deadline for submitting papers for consideration for the primary list of presentations is midnight on November 30th, 2024.

Papers once submitted will be treated as Final Submission for the 83rd Session of the Indian History Congress. Kindly note that multiple submissions of a paper will lead to its rejection.

  1. Mention the Name of the Author. In case of multiple authors, mention names of the author and co-author(s) in the form.
  2. Minimum Requirement for Paper Submission:

          (a) The author and the co-author(s) must have completed and received their Master’s degree/marksheet at the time of paper submission.
          (b) ‘Student Members’, who are due to receive their Master’s degree/marksheet, are ineligible for paper submission.

  1. All authors and co-authors must have paid the applicable membership fee for the current session to the Indian History Congress (IHC)

Note: Except for the authors who are already Life Members, it is mandatory for all authors and co-authors to pay the Membership Fees (Initial/Renewal/Life, as applicable) before submitting their papers in the current session.

  1. Ensure following criteria of membership to avoid rejection of the paper:

          (a) For Authors:

(i) The author of a submitted paper must be a member of the IHC.

(ii) The author of a submitted paper must have paid the membership fees (Initial, Renewal, or Life) for the current session of the IHC [Not applicable for those who became Life Members in any previous session].

          (b) For Co-authors:

 (i) The co-author(s) of a submitted paper must be a member of the IHC.

(ii) The co-author(s) of a submitted paper must have paid the membership fees (Initial, Renewal, or Life) for the current session of the IHC [Not applicable for those who became Life Members in any previous session].

  1. Ensure following criteria of submission to avoid rejection of the paper(s):

(a) A member can submit only one paper in one section and a maximum of two papers in two different sections (whether as an author or a co-author).
(b) Submission of two papers in one section or more than two papers in different sections will lead to the rejection of all papers irrespective of other author and co-author(s) of the papers.

  1. FORMAT of the Paper

(a) Language: English
(b) Font: Times New Roman (size: 12)
(c) Line Spacing: Double Spaced
(d) Word Limit: 3500 words including endnotes.
(e) Mention following details on the top of the paper:

(i) Name of the author. In case of multiple authors, mention the names of the author and the co-author(s). [Research Scholars should not acknowledge their supervisors].
(ii) Place of Work
(iii) Email ID
(iv) Section in which the paper is to be presented
(vi) Title of the Paper

*Nomination for the Best Paper Prize (optional): If you wish to nominate your paper for a prize, mention the name of the prize alongside the title of the paper. It is important to note that the maximum age for eligibility for a nominated prize is 45 years at the time of the session. Additionally, members must attach proof of Date of Birth to verify their eligibility for the chosen prize.

  1. UPLOAD your paper in the word-processed format (.doc/.docx).

(a) The paper will be rejected if it is uploaded in any other format than the prescribed (do not upload the PDF version of the paper)
(b) The paper must be legible and typed in the English language in the prescribed format (do not use software or Artificial Intelligence (AI) to translate the .doc/.docx file from any other language to English)

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