Guidelines for Authors

With regard to Articles for publication, Dimorian Review generally sets two types of Articles. These are mainly Research Based Articles and (Non-Research) General Articles/ Essays on Emerging Issues. The length of a write-up should conveniently be limited in 3000 words. Dimorian Review is a volunteer initiative and there is no cost of publication (online) to be borne by the authors

Dimorian Review e-Journal uses double-blind peer review with regard to Research Articles. Research articles are reviewed at first on receipt by the Honorary Editorial Board before forwarding the same for review to the Peer Team/Honorary Technical Review Board. If necessary the same may be sent back to the authors for revision.  Research papers submitted to Dimorian Review should not be submitted elsewhere for consideration at the same time. Research articles reviewed by the Peer Team/Honorary Technical Review Board and on consultation of the Honorary Advisory Board, the Honorary Editorial Board needs to arrange publishing online. Maximum five research articles will be published in an issue/edition.

Essays on emerging issues are also selected for publication by following the double-blind peer review process and maximum five essays are published in an issue/edition.

The other important instructions for these two types of articles are as under:

Section A: Research based Articles

Introduction: Manuscript must be in MS Word format and prepared in British English on a standard A4 size paper setting. It must be prepared on a single space and single column with 1” margin set for top, bottom, left and right. All texts should be typed in 11 point ‘Verdana’ Font. The paper would have the following sections: Title including addresses & e-mail address of the author(s), Abstract with key words, introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results & Discussion, Conclusion, References. Papers submitted for the e-magazine should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors are requested to make carefully proof read and polish. Papers that do not adhere to these instructions may not be published. Please avoid from Plagiarism. The soft copy of the manuscript should be sent as attachment with self-declaration on own work through E-mail: Certificates are sent to the concerned authors by post after publication. The structure of the manuscript has been presented as below: 

Title: The Title of the paper should be in 11 point ‘Verdana’ Font, Bold CAPITAL letters and centre aligned. 

Sub-Title: All the Sub-titles or Sub-Sub titles should be in 11 point ‘Verdana’ Font, Bold but in regular letters and aligned as per requirement. 

Author’s Name & Affiliations: The author(s’) full name, designation, affiliation(s), address, contact number and E-mail address should be clearly typed in 11-point Verdana Font. Give the E-mail and contact number of the corresponding author. It must be centre aligned underneath the paper title.

Abstract: The abstract must be brief, not exceeding 250 words and comprises with the salient point of the contents i.e., statement of the subject, objective, method, results & conclusion. The abstract is one of the significant parts of a research paper, because acceptance or rejection of a paper depends on observation of this part. Therefore, the author should write abstract carefully. 

Key words: The abstract must be followed by key words subject to the limit of no. from three to five. These words should reflect the focus area of the study. Do not use Full stop at the end.

The part is meant to introduce about the paper. It comprises of the statement of the problem. The authors can also add other authors’ view here. But they should write this section in such a way that it has easy readability. It should be typed in 11 point Verdana font.

The objectives of the study should be presented in this part. If the number of the objectives is more than one, then write as (i), (ii), (iii), etc.


This part of the text should include the selection of the study area, reasons behind for the selection of the area, method for collection of the samples, statistical methods etc. The investigation period for the study should be mentioned.

4.Results and Discussion 

This section may have sub points and authors can write this sub points in figure as 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, etc. This section should discuss the salient points of the study. Avoid the unnecessary details. The significant findings and special points should be highlighted. The previous findings of the studies may be compared with the findings of the present study. References should be cited in the text by name (s) of the author (s) as mentioned as: Chakraborty (2013), Saikia and Gogoi (2012) have opined or It has been reported (Chakraborty, 2013), (Saikia and Gogoi, 2012) etc. If there are more than two authors, then it should be written as: et al. after the surname of the first author, e.g., Basumatary et al. (2010). It is noteworthy to be mentioned here that tables used for the study should be constructed at MS Excel.

5.Policy Implication 
The author may write some points (or within a paragraph) regarding suggestion or recommendation for policy formulation (mandatory).

Conclude the paper clearly highlighting the major findings of the study (not necessary point-wise). Further the author should mention clearly the hypothesis, (if it has stated earlier after the objective head) whether it is satisfied or not. Please conclude your write-up from your point of view, not with the help of citing other authors’ quotation. 

7.References (Font: Verdana, Size 11, Bold)
The all references should be alphabetically arranged at the end of the manuscript. References are necessary to be clearly mentioned in full text as citations within the body of a write-up. 

(i)Published Sources


L. Boro. Mathematical Economics for undergraduate degree courses. Jorhat: Bidyabhawan, 2014, p. 27.

V.G. Mankar and L. S. Sarma. Public Finance- Theory and Practice. Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House, 2001, p. 20

Edited Book (Contributions to Books)
M. Hazarika, R. Buragohain and G. Saikia. “Implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Case Study of Khowang Development Block Under Dibrugarh District”, in Implementation and Social Implication of national Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 1st ed., vol. 1.Dr. S. Phukan, Ed. Jorhat: Unika Prakashan, 2011, pp. 29-41.

Note: Here the italic sentence implies the title of the edited book.

Book without Author’s Name
Directorate of Economics and Statistics. “Statistical Hand Book Assam 2011.” Guwahati: Government of Assam, 2012.

R.W. Schemenner, J.C. Huber and R.L. Cook (1987). Geographic Differences and the Location of New manufacturing Facilities. Journal of Urban Economics, 21(1): pp. 83-104.

Note: Here 21(1) means Vol. 21 No 1.

(ii)Unpublished Sources

Paper present in Seminar and Conference
T. Dutta, M. Hussain and D. Saikia (2001). “Relevance of Gandhian Thoughts in Present Context.” Paper presented at the Indian Council of Philosophical Research Sponsored National Seminar, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Devicharan Baruah Girls’ College, Jorhat, Assam, India, 2 – 3 February.

Unpublished Dissertations and Thesis
L. Boro (2013). Income and Employment Generation in the Alternative Farming Systems: A Study of Central Brahmaputra Valley Zone of Assam. Thesis, Gauhati University, Guwahati.

(iii)Internet Sources

M.N. Rothbard. (2014). Left, Right, and The Prospects for Liberty. (1st edition). (Online). assessed on March 10, 2015.

L. Boro. (2015, January). An Economic Analysis of Farming Systems with Special Reference to Central Brahmaputra Valley Zone of Assam. International Journal of Informative & Futuristic Research (Online). 2(5), pp. 1181-1185. Available: assessed on February 7, 2015.
Note: Here 2(5) denotes as Vol.2 Issue 5

Section B: Essays on Emerging Issues

Title: The title of the paper should be 11 point “Verdana” Font. It should be bold, centered and fully capitalized.

Author Name (s) & Affiliations: The author (s) full name, designation, affiliation (s), address, contact no and email id should be clearly typed in 11-point Verdana Font. Give the email id and contact no. of the corresponding author. It must be centered underneath the title.

Main Text (Font: Verdana, Size 11, Normal): For the essays category, it has openness to the authors. There is no compulsion to follow a definite structure. The authors can do whatever they want. But they should write their write up in such a way that it has easy readability. When an authors is going to add other authors’ views with his write up, he should careful to this point: References should be cited in the text by name (s) of the author (s) as mentioned as: Chakraborty (2013), Saikia and Gogoi (2012) have opined that or add the views of reference authors and write at the end of the sentence in bracket as: (Chakraborty, 2013), (Saikia and Gogoi, 2012) etc. If there are more than two authors, then it should be written as: et al. after the surname of the first author, e.g., (Basumatary et al., 2010).

At the end, the authors should follow the same instructions for the References as cited earlier in the Research Articles section.

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