Annals of the National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI)

[ ISSN : 0970-972X ]

UGC-CARE Listed Journal

Guidelines for the Contributors

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online through a Google Form [CLICK HERE]. 

E-mail submission to Editor / Joint Editor / Secretariat is no more accepted. Post-submission, you will receive a Unique Paper Identification Number through e-mail. You may check the status of the paper review process and decision through the same channel.

General Guidelines

The Annals (Peer Reviewed Journal) welcomes contributions from scholars of geography and allied disciplines with an interface with geography. Papers sent for publication to the Annals must have originality in one form or the other. The authors should e-mail the manuscript in MS-Word (DOCX Format), and original artwork (in TIFF, minimum 300dpi), an abstract in about 150 words, and 5 Keywords addressed to the editor. The manuscript should be typed, double spaced in Times New Roman, 12pt, and headings should be bold/black. The pages should be numbered consecutively. References should be given at the end of the paper. The manuscript should be divided into appropriately captioned sections and subsections. The length of the paper should be around 10-15 pages (double space) with tables and figures. If the paper exceeds the page limit, the editorial board is free to remove extra pages.

A separate title page should also be submitted containing the full title, the name(s) of the author(s), and their complete address(es). Tables should be indicated in the text by consecutive numbers in brackets. The paper should be in the Harvard Manual of style. An introduction of the theme at the beginning (about 100 words) and Concluding Remarks (about 100 words) are necessary. Reference/s to be quoted in the text in brackets as: (Surname, year). [Examples of citations are given below]. Footnotes are strictly to be avoided. The reference should be arranged alphabetically at the end of the article.

Examples of reference citation are:

<for citation of the book> Trivedi, Lisa N. 2007, Clothing Gandhi's Nation: Homespun and Modern India. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

<for citation of paper in the edited book> Wescoat, James L. Jr. 2007, The Indo-Islamic Garden: Conflict, Conservation, and Conciliation in Gujarat, India; in Silverman, H. and Ruggles, D.F. (eds.) Cultural Heritage and Human Rights. Springer, Berlin & New York: 53-77.

<for citation of paper in the journal> Sinha, Arnita 2005. Reconstructing the Taj Mahal Heritage Landscape: Deconstructing the Tourist Gaze. Landscape Design, 5 (1): 14-20.

Illustrations, tables should be inserted in the text at appropriate places, not separately. Line drawing, maps, and photographs should be referred to as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. They should be numbered in the order in which they are referred to in the text. Line drawings should be submitted in high quality for reproduction (In TIFF Format, minimum. 600dpi). The Original drawing should not exceed 27 cm in width. The cartographic style should conform to an acceptable high standard.

Publication Fees

There are no publication fees or article processing fees for the journal. However, we encourage the authors to become members of the NAGI to participate in the different activities of the association.

Plagiarism Policy

All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review. The Editorial Board will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. If more than 10% plagiarism is detected by the editorial board members, reviewers or editor, in any stage of the article process- before or after acceptance, during editing or at a page proof stage, the article will be summarily rejected.

Copyright Transfer

Proofs are read by the editor (s). Author(s) should send their manuscript accompanied by a letter certifying that the paper has not been published elsewhere. Submission of a paper to the Annals will mean that the author has transferred the copyright to the publisher if and when the paper is accepted for publication. The author must obtain permission to reproduce illustrations from other published sources before acceptance of an article, and acknowledgment should be indicated in the figure captions.


It is the policy of the National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI) that the first author (or the corresponding author in case of co-authored papers) must join NAGI membership before your paper is published. If you are not yet a member of NAGI, visit to apply for a life membership.