QJMS - The Quarterly Journal of The Mythic Society

Editorial Board:

Hon. Chief Editor: Dr. M.G. Nagaraj

Editorial Advisory Board:

Dr. M.G Chandrakantha, Dr. M. Kotresh, Dr. V. Anuradha, Shri M.S Chaitra, Dr. Shalvapille Iyengar, Dr. S.K. Aruni, Dr. Ravishankar.
Assistant Editor: Dr. Jayasimha. P

UGC CARE List & a Peer-Reviewed Journal

Article Contributions: 

Article contributions are accepted from scholars to the journal on Archaeology, Anthropology, Art, Architecture, Ethnology, Folklore, History, Mythology, Religion, and other allied subjects.
Guidelines for Contributors for submission to the Quarterly Journal of
The Mythic Society (QJMS)QJMS is a peer-reviewed journal, publishing articles of original basic and applied research in Archaeology, History, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Folklore and allied disciplines

General guidelines:

  •  Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have
    made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or
    interpretation of the reported study.
  • Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have
    written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work
    and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in
    general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in
    more than one journal or primary publication.
  •  Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of
    others must always be given.

Formatting and Content

1. The article must be in Microsoft Word Format.
2. The article must be in English. Inscriptions/supporting pictures to be
submitted as image files.
3. Title: Article title should be short description of the research that you are
4. Abstract: The abstract should be no more than 200 words.
5. Keywords: Please include at least 3 and up to 6 keywords. Keywords should
reflect the theme of the article.
6. Articles range in length from 800 to 1,800 words.
7. The main text of your article should be split into clearly-labelled sections.
The sections can contain subheadings. For the main title, font size is 14 and
for the rest of the document including subheadings, the font size is 12.
8. All headings and subheadings in bold and subheadings italicized.
9. Headings should use headline capitalization. (Summary of results –
incorrect. Summary of Results – correct)
10. Footnotes should not be used in the article.
11. Endnotes numbered serially are allowed for notes, explanations and not for
references. References under separate section before the End notes.
12. Quotations can be used in the article with the word limit below 75 words.
Quotations from any other language should be translated to English.
13. Acknowledgements: Please acknowledge anyone who contributed to the
study but did not meet the authorship criteria.

Illustrations – Tables, Figures and Plates

1. Each table numbered as Table-1: title in bold.
2. Figures include line drawings, graphs and maps. Each figure cited in the text as Fig. 1 with title as under:
3. Fig* 1: Chitradurga Fort: Fortification wall and location of the temples.
4. Plates include colour or Black & white photographs mentioning source of
photograph/s. Plates numbers must be numbered (PL 1). The jpg images
should be listed serially with proper captions following the style as under:
Rice, B. Lewis, Inscriptions at Sravana Belagola, PL 1: Gommateshwara


1. To cite an online journal article in Chicago notes and bibliography style, list
the author’s name, the title of the article, the journal name, volume, issue,
and publication date, the page range on which the article appears, and a
2. Each in-text citation must correspond to an entry in your reference list.
3. The reference list to contain only the ones cited in the text mentioned at
the end before end notes.
4. The references must be included in the reference list with DOIs and URLs
where available.
5. References should follow “the Chicago Manual of Style”
6. As far as possible unpublished manuscripts or those in preparation should
not be cited.
7. All references to be arranged alphabetically and chronologically. If more
than one publication by the same author in a single year is being cited, then
a, b, c and so on should be added immediately after the year and in the list
of references, e.g. 1999a, 1999b and so on.
8. All books and journals should be listed in full with no abbreviations.
Abbreviated reference forms like ‘ibid’, ‘op cit’ and ‘supra’ are not
accepted. Within the text, all references should be mentioned in
parentheses with only the name of the author and the year of publication,
and the page number; as follows; e.g. (Sundara 1984, 47).
9. Journal articles often have multiple authors. Author names should be listed
in the order they appear at the head of the article (not in alphabetical
10. For two or three authors, names be listed, e.g. (Gupte and Mahajan 1962).
In the case of more than three authors, et al should be used in italics (For
eg Shinde et al. 2007).

Chicago journal article citation 


Author last name, First name. “Article Title.” Journal Name Volume, no. Issue (Month or Season Year): Page range. DOI or URL. 

Pickard, Hanna. “What Is Personality Disorder?” Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 18, no. 3 (September 2011): 181–84. https://doi.org/10.1353/ppp.2011.0040. 

Full note 

Author first name Last name, “Article Title,” Journal Name Volume, no. Issue (Month or Season Year): Page number(s). DOI or URL. 

1. Hanna Pickard, “What Is Personality Disorder?” Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 18, no. 3 (September 2011): 182. https://doi.org/10.1353/ppp.2011.0040. 

Short note 

Author last name, “Shortened Title,” Page number(s). 

2. Pickard, “What Is Personality Disorder?” 182. 

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