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Guidelines for Contributors in  Purushartha Journal
• Journal follows a blind peer review procedure. The manuscript submitted by authors should not include their names and affiliations.
• Apart from manuscript, authors are required to send a separate page mentioning the name, affiliation and contact details of authors. Information regarding corresponding author should also be mentioned in this page.
• While submitting the manuscript, corresponding author should give undertaking that the work is original and it has not been published anywhere else and also it has not been submitted anywhere else for consideration. It is the responsibility of author to obtain permission to reprint previously published matter with copyright restrictions.
• Publisher would not be responsible for any plagiarism issue and it would be sole responsibility of authors.
• Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted while submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
• Manuscript should include an abstract of about 150-200 words and 3-5 keywords for indexing purpose.
• Manuscript should be in MS-Word written in Times New Roman font of 12 size with 1.5 line spacing.
• References should be cited at the end of the paper only. Authors are required to follow APA style of referencing. Reference list should contain all the sources which are mentioned in the main text of the manuscript. Reference list should not contain any entry which is not mentioned in the main text. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Journal names and book titles should be italicized. Given below is the illustration for referencing:

Referencing style for citing a Journal paper:
Sinha, A.K.S., & Singh, S. (2013). Virtues of Wise Leaders: Message from Bhagavad Gita. Purushartha:
A Journal of Management, Ethics and Spirituality, 6(2), 1-13.

Referencing style for citing a book:
Dillard, A. (1982). Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters. New York: Harper & Row.

Referencing style for citing a book chapter:
Ashforth, B.E. and Pratt, M.G. (2010). Institutionalized spirituality: an Oxymoron? In: R.A. Giacalone and C.L. Jurkiewicz, eds. Handbook of workplace spirituality and organizational performance. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 44–58.

Referencing style for online document:
Singh, S. (2012). Two aspects of spirituality: Ego and Love. Retrieved from http://cshe.smsvaranasi.com/docs/Two%20Aspects%20of%20Spirituality.pdf. Accessed on 22 June 2013.

• All tables and figures should be properly numbered and labeled. Source should be cited wherever necessary.
• Correspondence and proofs for correction will be sent to corresponding author.
• Manuscript and page containing author details should be sent through e-mail only at purushartha@smsvaranasi.com

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