Submission Guidelines

Postcolonial Interventions will have two issues per year: one in January and the other in June.

The CFP for the January issue is released in June and the one for the June issue is released in November. Generally the deadline is fixed 3 months after the publication of the CFP.

Each issue contains six or more regular articles (including reviews) with occasional special articles from internationally reputed academics.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Articles must be original and unpublished. Submission will imply that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  2. Written in Times New Roman 12, double spaced with 1″ margin on all sides, in doc/docx format.
  3. Between 4000-7000 words, inclusive of all citations.
  4. With in-text citations and a Works Cited list complying with Chicago Manual of Style specifications.
  5. A separate cover page should include the author’s name, designation, an abstract of 250 words with a maximum of 5 keywords and a short bio-note of 50 words.
  6. The main article should not in any way contain the author’s name. Otherwise the article will not be considered.
  7. Reviews also need to follow the aforementioned guidelines. However, word limit for reviews is 1500 words. Reviews should be of books published in the same year or the year before but not earlier than that.
  8. The contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material, including photographs and illustrations for which they do not hold copyright.


The journal also expects the contributors to abide by international ethical standards for publication, details of which may be found here.

We also expect our reviewers to follow the Ethical Guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics which may be found here.

In brief, we expect all concerned to abide by the following norms:

  • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical
    and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
    • Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly, and without
    fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
    • Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and
    unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
    • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work
    is original, is not plagiarised, and has not been published elsewhere.
    • Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published
    • The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’
    contributions to the work and its reporting.
    • Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.

Review Process:

  • All academic and research articles submitted for publication in Postcolonial Interventions are subject to editorial review and Single Blind Peer Review. Editorial review reserves the right to reject a paper without sending for peer review if submission guidelines are grossly neglected.
  • Identities of the authors and the reviewers are strictly kept concealed in compliance with the Blind Peer Review policy. After receiving review report, the author of the article is informed about the status of the article along with the review report and reviewer’s comment(s).
  • In all cases the author of an article is informed through e-Mail.
    In general it takes at least four weeks from the deadline of submission to receive peer review report. However, we do not believe in rushing reviewers. So there is no process for a rapid review and contributors are requested to be patient.

Licensing, Copyright and Access Policy:

Creative Commons License
All publications in Postcolonial Interventions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Submission of an article implies that its author authorises the editor of Postcolonial Interventions for peer review, editorial review, necessary modification and subsequent publication and archiving or rejection (on proper grounds) of the article.

The copyrights of the articles published in Postcolonial Interventions remain with the respective authors. However, the journal should be informed in case of re-publication elsewhere and the details of the original publication should be acknowledged.

Postcolonial Interventions is an online, open access journal. No password or fee is required to access any content available in

Digital Preservation and Indexing:

The journal has set up a community at the digital repository and sharing platform Each article published in the journal will be also uploaded to the Postcolonial Interventions community page at through which the articles will be granted DOI, be preserved digitally for posterity and be indexed in OpenAIRE.

The community page at may be accessed through the following link:

The journal is also indexed in ROAD (Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources).

Any submission to the journal for publication would imply an acceptance of these policies.


Neither the editors nor the members of the Editorial/Advisory Board will be in any way responsible for the opinions of the contributors as expressed in their articles.

The decision of the reviewers regarding acceptance/rejection of any submitted article would be final and any grievance in this regard will not be entertained.

If any article is found to be plagiarized after publication in the journal, the article in question would be immediately removed and the author blacklisted.

 We do not accept any fee in the name of submission, processing, publication, etc., fees nor do we pay authors for their contribution.