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  • About Thespian

    Thespian Magazine is a bilingual e-journal, published both in Bengali and English. It is brought out twice a year as “Nababarsha Sankhya” (Bengali New Year Edition; April-May) and “Sharat Sankhya” (Autumn Edition; September-October). Though the title itself suggests the main focus of the journal, we try to bring together every wing of Art, Literature and Culture through our publication and other sections.

    Right from the beginning of the journey of Thespian Magazine (2013) we had an aim to furnish it with international outlook and so far we have tried our best to do so and we are privileged to be associated with nationally and internationally recognized personalities.

    Apart from publication, we are engaged in multifaceted activities under the wide umbrella of its mother institution, ‘DAUL: A Theatre Group’. We have already included an ARCHIVE section where many rare and priceless Audio, Video, Photograph, pdf/jpeg version of rare Books and so on can be preserved for future correspondence of the readers and the scholars. We are also initiating a repertoire of relevant articles published elsewhere in order to provide our readers a one-click access to huge range of publications. Even arrangements are there for preserving the soft copies of printed Newspapers and Magazines also.

    To make our publication more lively and acceptable to a wide range of people, we have introduced a new section called NEWS AND EVENTS where the readers can find the updated news of our publications as well as other activities throughout the year.  The focal point of this section is to involve the readers in our publication where everybody can bring out their activities like seminars/symposiums, cultural events (Theatre/Dance/Exhibitions etc.), publication ceremony and so on (along with photograph) through this window. This section will keep on getting updated throughout the year which has no direct relation with the main publication (Thespian Magazine) and its time limit.

    In order to enrich and modify ourselves with your valuable opinions and suggestions, we have arranged a FEEDBACK section in the homepage where you can leave your precious comments and thoughts regarding our activities.


    Readers’ note:

    All informations and instructions regarding publication of your manuscripts can be found in GUIDELINES section in the homepage.

    Regarding the submissions for the NEWS AND EVENTS sections, it should be kept in mind that the sender will verify the copyright issues of the information and photographs sent by him/her, and this publication and its concerned authority will not be responsible for any copyright related litigation. Information can be sent both in English and Bengali and primarily we will not be able to pay any honorarium for your contributions.

    For any further details, you can contact us over phone and e-mail without any hesitation.



    Publication Policies


    Copyright Policy

    Copyrights of all articles published in Thespian Magazine are retained by the respective authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.

    Authors have the rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication.


    Archiving Policy

    According to our policy, the Author will have the access to the pre-refereeing version or final draft of post-refereeing version or Publisher’s version/PDF, without restrictions.

    Other conditions include:

    1. Can be archived on Author’s Personal Websites/Blog, Institutional Repositories, Open Access Repositories.

    2. Publisher’s Version/PDF may be used

    3. Archive should be on a non-profit server

    4. Authors retain copyright but published source must be acknowledged


    Open Access Policy

    Whenever the authors publish anything through Thespian Magazine they provide immediate open access to all of their articles on the publisher’s website.

    The Open Access Publishing refers to the free availability of peer-reviewed papers on the worldwide internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print or search. However, you must give appropriate credit, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor does not endorse you or your use.

    The Open Access Policy grants Thespian Magazine publishing articles with the license for subsequent free use by the readers. Alternatively, the authors (or their institution or funding agency) pay a publication fee to finance the operation of the journals.


    Submission Policy

    All manuscripts should be written in English or Bengali and prepared according to the AUTHOR GUIDELINES

    Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been previously published anywhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the authorities responsible where the work was carried out. However, we accept submissions that have previously been presented at conferences; or have previously appeared in other “non-journal” venues (for example: blogs or posters). Authors are responsible for updating the archived preprint with the journal reference and a link to the published articles on the appropriate journal website upon publication.

    Any manuscript containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, will be rejected. All submissions will be checked by Plagiarism Software before being sent to reviewers.



    Ethical Guidelines for peer-reviewed Publication

    For a peer-reviewed journal, the publication of articles plays an essential role in the development of a coherent network of knowledge. It is, therefore, essential that all publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers, in the process of publishing the journals, conduct themselves in accordance with the highest level of professional ethics and standards.


    Publisher’s Responsibilities

    The publisher is dedicated to supporting the vast efforts of the editors, the academic contributions of authors, and the respected volunteer work undertaken by reviewers. The publisher is also responsible for ensuring that the publication system works smoothly, and that ethical guidelines are applied to assist the editor, author, and reviewer in performing their ethical duties.


    Editor’s Responsibilities

    The editor should acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts within four working days of receipt and ensure an efficient, fair, and timely review process.

    The editor should ensure that submitted manuscripts are processed in a confidential manner, and that no content of the manuscripts will be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The editor has the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript with reference to the significance, originality, and clarity of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal.

    The editor should not disclose the names and other details of the reviewers to a third party without the permission of the reviewers.

    The editor should recuse himself or herself from processing manuscripts if he or she has any conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts. The editor should not use for his or her own research any part of any data or work reported in submitted and as yet unpublished articles.

    The editor should by no means make any effort to oblige the authors to cite his or her journal either as an implied or explicit condition of accepting their manuscripts for publication.

    The editor should respond promptly and take reasonable measures when an ethical complaint occurs concerning a submitted manuscript or a published paper, and the editor should immediately contact and consult with the author. In this case, a written formal retraction or correction may also be required.


    Reviewer’s Responsibilities

    The reviewer who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or affirms that he or she cannot meet the deadline for completion of the review should immediately notify the editor and excuse himself or herself from the process of reviewing this manuscript.

    The reviewer should inform the editor and recuse himself or herself from reviewing the manuscript if there is a conflict of interest. Specifically, the reviewer should recuse himself or herself from reviewing any manuscript authored or coauthored by a person with whom the reviewer has an obvious personal or academic relationship, if the relationship could introduce bias or the reasonable perception of bias.

    The reviewer should treat the manuscript in a confidential manner. The manuscript should not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

    The reviewer should approach the peer-review job objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.

    The reviewer should not use for his or her own research any part of any data or work reported in submitted and as yet unpublished articles.

    The reviewer should immediately notify the editor of any similarities between the manuscript under review and another paper either published or under consideration by another journal. The reviewer should immediately call to the editor’s attention a manuscript containing plagiarized material or falsified data.


    Author’s Responsibilities

    The author should not submit concurrent manuscripts (or manuscripts essentially describing the same subject matter) to multiple journals. Likewise, an author should not submit any paper previously published anywhere to the journals for consideration. The publication of articles on specific subject matter, such as clinical guidelines and translations, in more than one journal is acceptable if certain conditions are met.

    The author should present a precise and brief report of his or her research and an impartial description of its significance.

    The author should honestly gather and interpret his or her research data. Publishers, editors, reviewers, and readers are entitled to request the author to provide the raw data for his or her research for convenience of editorial review and public access. If practicable, the author should retain such data for any possible use after publication.

    The author should guarantee that the works he or she has submitted are original. If the author has used work and/or words by others, appropriate citations are required. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

    The author should indicate explicitly all sources that have supported the research and also declare any conflict(s) of interest.

    The author should give due acknowledgement to all of those who have made contributions to the research. Those who have contributed significantly to the research should be listed as coauthors. The author should ensure that all coauthors have affirmed the final version of the paper and have agreed on its final publication.

    The author should promptly inform the journal editor of any obvious error(s) in his or her published paper and cooperate earnestly with the editor in retraction or correction of the paper. If the editor is notified by any party other than the author that the published paper contains an obvious error, the author should write a retraction or make the correction based on the medium of publication.


    If interested in publishing a special issue in our journal, please contact the Managing Editor (thespian.info@gmail.com) of the journal directly. Please see our Policy Section for more information.


    In this regard, the following points should be considered:

    1. If you would like to publish a special issue, please discuss it with us at least five months before publication to give us time to prepare.
    2. You should pay a Paper processing fee for each article/paper. Usually, we publish eight to fifteen articles per issue excluding others.
    3. We provide you with a free e-journal in PDF, if you need it.
    5. You may nominate guest editors and reviewers for the special issue, and we will list their names in our ‘Editorial’ section.
    6. You can arrange peer reviews by your nominated guest editors and reviewers; otherwise, our editors and reviewers can do it.