Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN: 0975-2935)
Publisher: Tarun Tapas Mukherjee
IF(Impact Factor) : 2014 Evaluation Pending
DescriptionRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) is a non-profit non-commercial open access journal, featuring peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on interdisciplinary cross-currents in the humanities. The Journal derives its name from 'rup' (form) and 'katha' (words), which, when combined, mean 'myth' in Bengali. The journal gets its inspiration from the etymology and goes by the principle that anything which has a form, visual or mental, can come under focus.
Why Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities?
We have selected Interdisciplinary Studies because we think it "is the need of the hour". "The fundamental idea for interdisciplinarity derives" as our Chief Editor Explains, "from an evolutionary necessity; namely the need to confront and interpret complex systems. To put it simply this means that [a] the entities that we investigate within the environment of contemporary science are perceived to be more like organic or inter-related complexes. The entity that is studied [say like one from logistics, or psychiatry, or dietary cuisine, for examples] can no longer be analyzed in terms of an object of 'biology' or 'chemistry', but as a contending hierarchy of components which could be studied under the rubric of multiple or variable branches of knowledge."
We have firm conviction in Open Access Philosophy and strongly support the Open Access Initiatives. In conformity with this, the content of publications will be primarily guided by the open nature of knowledge, and the journal is free to access from any corner of the world. We will publish original works and critical writings on the following area:
English Literature, Literature Written in Other Languages, New Literature in English, Indian Writings in English, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Cultural Studies, Critical Theories, Aesthetic Studies, Literature and Environment , Visual Arts, Digital Art, Photography, History of Art
The journal is published on quarterly basis with two Special Issues in January and June.
All the materials submitted with Rupkatha go through Double Blind Peer Review Process and suitable writings are referred by the reviewers.
Call for Papers
Calls for publications are advertised on the international CFP sites for scholars from all over the world. The call for papers can be posted, reposted, forwarded and advertised by anybody on any form of the media.
Contact us for submission of articles at editorrupkatha.com. Read detailed guidelines or download the guidelines.
Our Exclusive Archive with Archive-It
Rupkatha Journal is a Partner of Archive-It and the contents of the journal are permanently archived by it with copies on different servers in the USA and Egypt (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) for averting server mishap. We are the “first Indian user” of Archive-It, which runs “a subscription service developed in 2005 by the Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org) and currently has over 110 partners all over the world”, including Library of Congress, US National Archives and the National Library of Australia.
The Internet Archive, as an 'Internet library,' offers “permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to collections that exist in digital format.”
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The journal has been included into the following prestigious directories:
Ulrichs Web Global Serials Directory ( http://www.ulrichsweb.com)
Universia Biblioteca.Net ( http://biblioteca.universia.net)
Scholarly Indexing Services
The contents of the journal are regularly indexed by Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com).
Inclusion into University Libraries
Rupkatha is steadily being recognised as a scholarly space and included in the digital libraries of the following universities University of Rochester,
University of Nevada, Reno,
José State University,
Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
University of Queensland,
University of Tsukuba,
Instituto Cervantes and the Ministry of Culture
York University , Toronto
George Town University
Wittenberg University, Ohio
National Ilan University, Taiwan
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