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About the Journal
Research World is an open-access publication, aimed at research students in a broad range of disciplines and fields. It serves two main purposes: It publishes easy-to-read material that is relevant to research education; it also serves as a structured space where research students can practise academic writing and receive editorial advice. The publication exists to supplement the efforts of institutions of higher learning in developing the desired skills and attitudes among research students. On the whole, Research World seeks to be a preferred avenue for research students where they learn about the world of research and start interacting with a broader community of peers, in their journey of developing the researcher identity.
For citing articles published in this journal, please use these examples as a guide:
Citing an Article
Sundararajan, R. (2009). What I learnt from my experience in a doctoral programme. Research World, 6, Article A6.1. Retrieved from http://www1.ximb.ac.in/RW.nsf/pages/A6.1
Citing a Seminar Report
Pattnaik, S. (with Tripathi, M. N., Nayak, A. K. J. R., & Jomon, M. G.). (2004). Research in Human Resource Development (HRD) [Report on seminar led by U. Pareek]. Research World, 1, Article R1.12. Retrieved from http://www1.ximb.ac.in/RW.nsf/pages/R1.12
Citing a Panel Discussion Report
Panigrahy, G., & Patnaik, S. (with Thakurta, R., & Mishra, P.). (2011). Introduction to types of research inquiry [Report on panel discussion led by B. Mishra, B. P. Patra, P. Mishra, S. Anand, & R. Thakurta]. Research World, 8, Article S8.1. Retrieved from http://www1.ximb.ac.in/RW.nsf/pages/S8.1
Call for Submissions
Short articles, reviews, reports, and research ideas (around 1000-1500 words, including references) are solicited on any aspect of research that might be relevant to research students in various disciplines and fields. Please follow the APA style for formatting your text. Although the submissions are not formally peer-reviewed, they go through a process of editorial review, technical editing, and copyediting.
Articles on Research Education
Articles focusing on any aspect of research education are published in this section. Since the publication is targeted at doctoral students, articles focusing on the learning needs of doctoral students will be given priority.
Articles on Research Experience
Critical reviews of research experience are published in this section. Articles focusing on various stages of research can be included, exploring the dilemmas faced by researchers and the options available for dealing with those. Such reviews would focus on avenues for developing research competencies.
Reflective reports on research training seminars are published in this section. Reports on any other type of research education events can also be considered for this section.
Links & Resources
This section will carry information on useful resources (e.g., articles, blogs, books, databases, web sites, etc.) relevant for research students, supervisors, research managers, and other functionaries associated with research.
Copyleft The articles may be used freely, for a noncommercial purpose, as long as the original source is properly acknowledged.