Editorial Policy

Statement of editorial policies

The IJHP is a scholarly and refereed journal that provides an authoritative source of information for scholars, academics, religious scholars and practitioners and those desirous to learn about Hindu philosophy & Hinduism. The journal promotes the advancement, understanding and practice of Hinduism and Philosophy. Manuscripts offering theoretical, conceptual, empirical and case studies contributions are encouraged

Aims and Objectives

IJHP is a peer reviewed journal and is a research platform for international scholars and those interested in Hinduism and Philosophy. The journal addresses the need for critical discussion on issues appertaining to the Hindu faith, its development, core tenets and teachings, and various developments and manifestations down the ages. Equally, the journal is a scholarly platform for those seeking to offer fresh analysis and discussion that advances the appreciation and understanding of various schools of philosophical thought.

The main aim of this Journal is to create a worldwide forum to present scholarly research on Hinduism and Philosophy and objectives of the journal are:

  1. To publish thought-provoking and scholarly empirical based research papers that take Hinduism, Hindu philosophy and Philosophy as their focus.
  2. Offer academics, theologians, practitioners, and researchers the possibility of adding to their knowledge and understanding of Hinduism and Philosophy.
  3. Create a vehicle for the advancement of understanding in the profound, and an appreciation of the quest for greater wisdom.
  4. Raise awareness of the value of research and public discourse of subjects that have inspired acts of devotion and different ways of thinking.
  5. To be a vehicle for authoritative research concerning one of the great world religions.

Scope of the Journal

The Journal strives to be a platform for current and future research in the areas of Hinduism, Philosophy of Hinduism and its linked to Business, Management & Economics. The Journal strives to be a means by which Academics, religious scholars and practitioners disseminate their research.

Although the primary focus of the journal is concerned with Hinduism and Philosophy, it also interested in aspects that relate Hinduism and Philosophy to Business, Management and Economics

IJHP - Subject Coverage

History of Hinduism
Ancient India
The Concept of Dharma 
Karma, Samsara, Moksha
astika and nastika
Sacred Texts
Yoga: Paths to Moksha
Hindu Concepts of God
Schools of Thought
Who Hindus Worship
How Hindus Worship
The idea of the guru in Hindu worship
Hindu domestic rituals 
Hindu lexicon & iconography
Holy Days/Festivals
Time in Hinduism
Science in Hinduism
Sacred Architecture and Arts
Women in Hinduism 
Hinduism and India
Hinduism outside India
Hinduism and the Environment
Hindu philosophy 

Vedanta Philosophy

Philosophy of Hinduism

Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion 
Indian Philosophy
Environmental Philosophy
Teaching Philosophy 

Formal condition of acceptance

  1. Papers will only be published in English.
  2. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been submitted for publication elsewhere in English.
  3. Previous presentation at a conference, or publication in another language, should be disclosed.
  4. All papers are refereed, and the Chief Editor reserves the right to refuse any manuscript, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.
  5. IJHP only accepts and publishes articles for which authors have agreed to release under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CCAL) version “CC BY 3.0”. Please note that authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, and reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in IJHP, so long as the original authors are source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
  6. IJHP shall furnish authors of accepted papers with proof for the correction of printing errors. The proof shall be returned within 14 days of receiving the suggested corrections. IJHP shall not be held responsible for errors which are the result of authors' oversights
  7. IJHP is committed to publish all full text articles online for immediate open access to readers and there is no charge to download articles and editorial comments for their own scholarly use.
  8. Papers are only accepted for consideration for publication on receipt of a sign declaration by the author/authors that their paper is free of plagiarism.

Peer Review Process

IJHP places great emphasis on the quality of the articles it publishes; and therefore, a full double - blind reviewing process is used in which:

  • Subject to the condition that the paper submitted is in line with the guidelines provided for authors the editor will review its suitability given the scope, aims and objectives of the journal.
  • If the outcome is positive the paper will be sent for blind reviews to two subject specialist reviewers.
  • Decision will be taken as to the acceptability of the paper on the basis of the recommendations of the reviewers.
  • Should further revision be found necessary it will be communicated to the author accordingly.
  • Based on the final outcome of above the date of publication will be decided and acceptance letter to be issued to the author(s).

For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised article is acceptable.

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