Guidelines for Authors

“ATITHYA: A Journal of Hospitality, invites manuscript based on following guidelines:

  1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to within the stipulated time period.
  2. While submitting papers, authors are requested to produce the details of their affiliation along with contact details.
  3. Each article [1500-3500 words]/research paper [4000-7000 words]/book reviews [1000-1200 words] should be submitted with an abstract of about 150 – 250 words and 3 – 5 key words preferably in double spaced MS Word document.
  4. Citations should be embedded in the text using the author-year method, e.g. (Goel, 2004). All cited works reflected in the text of the paper should be included and arranged alphabetically at the end of the paper in references.
  5. Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers seperately (see Table 1) not by placement (see Table below) Works by the same authors in the same year should be cited as “(Goel, 2004a)” and “(Goel, 2004b)”.
  6. While submitting a book review, the reviewer must mention the name of the concerned book, name of the author/editor, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages, ISBN and the price of the concerned book.
  7. A margin of 1inch shall be on the left hand side, font style shall be Times New Roman, font size should be 16 for Title, 14 for Headings and 12 for the content with 1.5 line spacing.


Each article should be accompanied with a declaration by all the authors that (1) they are the authors of the article in the order in which listed; and (2) the article is original, has not been published and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission in writing for the use of all previously published material, not that of the editor or publisher.

Review System

Every article will be reviewed by a masked peer review by one referee. The criteria used for acceptance of articles are contemporary relevance, contribution to knowledge, clear and logical analysis, fairly good English and sound methodology of research articles. The Editor reserves the right to reject any manuscript as unsuitable in topic, style or form without requesting external review.

Preparation of the Article

Title Page
The title page includes the title of the article, name/s of the author/s, their institutional affiliation/s and e-mail address/s. Repeat only the title on the first page of the article.

The first page of the article should contain an abstract of the article not exceeding 250 words.

A term to be abbreviated must, on its first appearance, be written out completely and followed immediately by its abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, the abbreviation may be used without further explanation.

Citation of Sources
When paraphrasing or referring to an idea contained in another work, the author must cite the source in the text. The surname of the author and the year of publication may be inserted at the appropriate point as part of the narrative or in parentheses.

Reference List

Mack, C. (2005). Looking at the Renaissance: Essays toward a conceptual appreciation. London: Taylor & Francis.

Article in an Edited Book
Blaxter, M. (1976). Social class and health inequalities. In C.Carter & J. Peel (Eds.), Equalities and inequalities in health (pp. 120-135). London: Academic Press.

Conference Proceedings
Chopra, L. D., Sinha, B., & Mehta, P. (1997, January 16).State of Human Development in India. Paper presented at the 1997 Symposium on Sustainable Development in India, New Delhi, India.

Reference taken from Website
Census of India. (2001). India at a glance – Statistics on Demographic and Socio-Economic Characteristics. Retrieved from (accessed December 10, 2009).

Newspaper Article with author
Tripathi, K. (2000, January 18). Hunger Still Exists in Rural India. The Times of India, p. 3.

Newspaper Article without author
The Unheard Voices of Indian Women. (2005, April 29). The Hindu, p. 35.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (2010). Human Development Report 2010. New York, USA: UNDP.

Working Paper
Alkire, S., and Santos, M. E. (2010). ‘Acute Multidimensional Poverty: A new index for developing countries’, OPHI Working Paper 38. London, UK: University of Oxford.

Selection of the papers to be published in ATITHYA: A Journal of Hospitality is made purely on the basis of quality following a peer-review process, which usually takes 3-4 months’ time.