Details of  Submission of Articles and Journal Subscription Rates

 Journal of Contemporary Thought is published twice a year, in summer and winter, by the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Vadodara ( India ) and the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, Denton (USA), in collaboration with the International Lincoln Center at Louisiana State University in Shreveport (USA). It engages with or advances theory in the humanities by providing a forum for scholarly dialogue on a broad range of topics significant to our time and cultures.   Its focus is interdisciplinary,  with preference given to studies of cultural criticism, intellectual history, and present-day issues.  It considers textual studies for publication when they are placed in a broad conceptual framework.  A special section "Critical Exchange," is dedicated to readers' responses to articles published in previous issues.  The Journal also publishes book reviews.

Editors : Prafulla C. Kar, Parul Dave Mukherji, Lajwanti Chatani, Sura P. Rath, William D. Pederson, Nikhil Moro

Managing Editor : Bini B. S., Shreyasee Datta

Advisory Board : Fred Dallmayr ( Univ. of Notre Dame)

Catherine Gallagher (UC-Berkeley)

Martin Jay (UC-Berkeley)

R. Radhakrishnan (UC-Irvine)

Gaurav Desai ( Tulane University )

Manuscripts should be between 5000 and 7500 words, prepared using the latest MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  Author names should appear on the cover page only. Contributions to the “Critical Exchange” section should be limited to 2000 words. Manuscripts should be submitted as e-mail attachments using  Microsoft Word.   All manuscripts submitted will go through a blind review process. Inquiries should be directed to either of the following addresses:

In USA and Canada  

Sura P. Rath

Journal of Contemporary Thought

University College

Professor of English 

University of North Texas at Dallas  

7300 University Hills Boulevard

Dallas , TX 75241-4605 Tel: 0265-2320870

Tel: 972-338-1545 



In India

Prafulla C. Kar

Journal of Contemporary Thought 

Centre for Contemporary Theory

C-304 Siddhi Vinayak Complex

Behind Vadodara Railway Station

Faramji Road , Vadodara 390 007  

Tel: 0265-2320870



Subscription Rates :

Institution US $ 40 overseas; Rs. 800/- India

Individual US $ 30 overseas; Rs. 400/- India

The publication of this journal is supported by a grant from the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi .

Members of the FORUM ON CONTEMPORARY THEORY are entitled to receiving copies of the Journal of Contemporary Thought. From 1993 number of the journal is being published jointly by the Forum and the College of Liberal Arts of the Louisiana State University in Shreveport , USA .

The following back numbers of the Journal of Contemporary Thought are available for sale.   Members can email at for the same.

Local members should come to the centre and collect their journals.  Journals will not be posted to the Local Baroda Members.

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