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    Author’s Guidelines

     

    Focus and Scope:

     

    Thespian Magazine invites research articles for the ‘Article’ section that engages with the interdisciplinary study of humanities. Besides the ‘Article’ section, we welcome innovative pieces like ‘Creative Writing’ (Poetry/Essay/Short Story/Travelogue, etc.) and ‘Review’ (Book/Film/Theatre and Other Performing Arts/Exhibition, etc.). We also welcome translations in English or Bengali from any other language for the ‘Translation’ section.

     

    We accept submissions in both English and Bengali for all the sections mentioned above.

     

     

    Principles of Submission:

    Manuscripts submitted to THESPIAN MAGAZINE should meet the highest standards of publication ethics:

    1. Manuscripts should only be accepted that have not been submitted or published elsewhere, even in part; the published articles in other languages translated into English or Bengali have previously been presented at conferences.

    2. Manuscripts must be original and not reuse text from another source without appropriate citation. THESPIAN MAGAZINE has a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy (including self-plagiarism). We check the issue using a plagiarism prevention tool.

    3. Copyrights for articles/writings are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors can reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their articles/writings after publication.

    4. All the authors should agree on the publications.

     

     

    *** Before sending your paper/write-up, please read the below-mentioned requirement lists carefully and e-mail thespian.articles@gmail.com according to the serial of the list.

     

    General Requirements of Submission for ARTICLE Section:

    1. The manuscript should be written in English or Bengali (‘Times New Roman’ (12) for English and ‘Kalpurush’ (12) for Bengali in using Avro Sofware only). 

    2. THESPIAN MAGAZINE only accepts Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx).

    3. There is no particular requirement on the length of manuscripts, but 3000 to 5000 words are better.

    4. Manuscript should be written as a complete structure, including the following elements:

    i) Title

    ii) Author’s name and institutional/organizational affiliation

    iii) Abstract (including separate citation lists (If required) and Keywords (06)) - not more than 300 words

    iv) Body

    Tables, Figures & Images (insert into the body in proper place) [If you have any tables/figures/images inside your text, please send a PDF version of your paper too.]

    v) End Note/s (If required)

    vi) Works Cited

    5. Authors are asked to follow MLA Handbook 9th Edition for documentation. If the article fails to conform to the slated style, we cannot review it.

    6. A self-declaration (with your original scanned signature) in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF file should be sent to prove the originality of their work. For example, see Template

    7. A recent colour passport-size photograph (.jpg/.jpeg) of the author should be sent.  

    8. A bio-note of the author (including your e-mail ID) in English (around 250 words) should be sent in a Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) file only.

    9. Please send us your paper's two Word files (.doc/.docx).

    i) including your name and designation with all the above details

    ii) excluding your name and designation and also, if you cite yourself anywhere in your paper, please remove your name from the 'in-text' citation and 'works cited' list.

     

     

    General Requirements of Submission for Other sections [‘Creative Writing’ (Poetry/Essay/Short Story), ‘Review’ (Book/Film/Theatre and Other Performing Arts/Exhibition and etc.) and ‘Translation’ etc.]:

    1. The manuscript should be written in English or Bengali (‘Times New Roman’ (12) for English and ‘Kalpurush’ (12) for Bengali in using Avro Sofware only).

    2. THESPIAN MAGAZINE only accepts Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx).

    3. There is no particular requirement on the length of manuscripts, but 3000 to 5000 words are better.

    4. Those who wish to contribute to the ‘Translation’ section must consult the Editor about the text before translating. However, we do not need prior information in translating Bengali to English or English to Bengali.

    5. Manuscript may be written in your own way, including the following elements:

    i) Title

    ii) Author’s name and institutional/organizational affiliation

    iii) Abstract (if needed) - including separate citation (if required) - not more than 300 words

    iv) Key Words (06)

    v) Body

    Tables, Figures & Images (insert into the body in proper place) [If you have any tables/figures/images inside your text, please send a PDF version of your paper too.] 

    vii) End Note/s (If required)

    viii) Works Cited (If required).

    6. If documentation is needed, Authors are asked to follow MLA Handbook 9th Edition for documentation.

    7. A self-declaration (with your original scanned signature) in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF file should be sent to prove the originality of their work. For example, see Template

    8. A recent colour passport-size photograph (.jpg/.jpeg) of the author should be sent.  

    9. A bio-note of the author (including your e-mail ID) in English (around 250 words) should be sent in a Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) file only.

    10. Please send us your paper's two Word files (.doc/.docx).

    i) including your name and designation with all the above details

    ii) excluding your name and designation and also, if you cite yourself anywhere in your paper, please remove your name from the 'in-text' citation and 'works cited' list.

     

    *** Before sending your paper/write-up, please read the above-mentioned requirement lists carefully and e-mail thespian.articles@gmail.com according to the serial of the list.

     

     

    Paper Selection and Publication for Process of the Article & Other sections [‘Creative Writing’ (Poetry/Essay/Short Story), ‘Review’ (Book/Film/Theatre and Other Performing Arts/Exhibition and etc.) and ‘Translation’ etc.]:

    1. Upon receipt of a submission, the editorial team sends an e-mail of confirmation to the author within 5 to 7 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation within this time, your submission e-mail may have been missed.

    2. If your paper is selected for review, the editorial team sends you the payment method to pay the "Paper Processing Fees" (USD 06)***. Remember, payment of fees does not conform to the publication of your paper. The publication only depends on the peer-review process. 

    3. We use a double-blind system for peer review. At least two experts will review the paper. The review process may take two to three weeks. Sometimes, it may take longer than that. So, be patient until you notify further. 

    4. Notification of the review result will be intimated through your designated e-mail only.

    5. If the submission is accepted after review, the authors must revise (if the reviewer suggests any revision) accordingly to continue the publication process. 

    6. After your revision, the paper will go to the editor's desk for the final review. If the editor accepts the paper, it will go for publication; otherwise, it will be rejected or sent for further revisions.

    7. The journal's PDF version is available for free download on the journal's webpage. 

     

    *** Disclaimer: THESPIAN is not responsible for any other monetary transaction for publication in any way. Be aware of fraudulent practices.

     

     

    Reviewer's Guidelines

     

    Reviewer Instruction:

    At least two experts review manuscripts submitted to THESPIAN MAGAZINE. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and to provide a recommendation to the editor on whether a manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions or should be rejected. As an editorial member of Thespian Magazine, the reviewer plays an essential role in the peer-review process. Whether a submitted paper is published chiefly depends on the reviewer's evaluation. Therefore, we sincerely welcome specialists and scholars to join us. Apply

     

    The Requirements of Reviewers:

    1. Reviewers should possess a doctoral degree in the relevant field of the journal;

    2. Hold a teaching or research position at a university or academic institution;

    3. All the submitted papers are written in English or Bengali, so reviewers must be fluent in English or Bengali;

    4. Reviewers should be able to finish the review task and include feedback in the appointed time;

    5. Accept or decline any invitations quickly, based on the manuscript title and abstract;

    6. Suggestion of alternative reviewers is solicited if an invitation is declined.

     

    How do you become a Reviewer of our Journal?

    This is an entirely voluntary job without any remuneration as such. If you are interested in being a reviewer of Thespian Magazine and meet all the requirements mentioned above, please download and fill out the application form and then contact the journal's Managing Editor to submit your application. The editorial board will assess your expertise based on your application form and give you feedback as soon as possible. Notably, we will recognize our most extraordinary reviewer as the ‘Editor’ for upcoming Issues.

    1. Complete the application form. Apply

    2. Send your application form to the journal’s e-mail address - thespian.info@gmail.com; please visit the Contact Us section for any queries.

     

    Notes:

    For the reviewers:

    1. We give the reviewer a discount for their future contribution to publication in Thespian Magazine.

    2. The reviewer certificate may be helpful in future.

    3. We wish to increase enthusiasm in review work among scholars.

     

    Implementation Detail of Discount:

    Add an appendix in the review form, which contains the details of the specific review requirements. The reviewer needs to make a detailed evaluation and recommendations on the requirements. Editorial board qualification will be cancelled if the review form does not meet the requirements multiple times.

    We provide a 100% discount on his/her paper in our journal. The Discount is not transferable, i.e., it can only be used by the owner, and it is best to intimate it to the journal's Managing Editor.

    Call For Papers

    Autumn Edition

    (September-October’23)

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    **Get your CFP**

     

    The 'Thespian Magazine' invites scholarly Articles, Creative Writings, Reviews, Translations and Others (both in English and Bengali language) for the upcoming Autumn Edition’23) of the publication.

     

    THE DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION

    20th December 2023

    Extended to 31 December 2023

    Plagiarism Policy

     

    Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. THESPIAN MAGAZINE has a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy (including self-plagiarism). If any submission is found to be plagiarized after publication, necessary step will be taken against the author.

     

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