Research Journal : Mekal Insights


Call for Papers

Articles in the form of research papers, concept notes, and book reviews are invited for the Mekal Insights - an official publication of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University for the issue July- December 2022. The authors are requested to submit their manuscripts as per the following guidelines:

  • All submitted manuscripts must be original. Paper submission must be accompanying a certificate/declaration by the author(s) that the paper is his /her/ their original work and has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • The manuscript must be in MS Word in Times New Roman font 12-point font size on A-4 size paper with 1” margin from all sides with 1.5 line spacing, and justified alignment.
  • The length of the manuscript should be around 6000 words including references. The first page should consist of the title of the paper, details of authors in the order of preference with their official designation and affiliation, and an abstract with keywords in not more than 200 words. In the case of multiple authors, the article should clearly indicate the author to whom all correspondence should be addressed.
  • Tables, figures, etc. should be serially numbered and duly acknowledged. Sources of the data need to be given below each table or figure.
  • The author (s) must obtain permission from copyright holders, wherever required. Copyright of accepted articles shall rest with Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via email to mekalinsights@igntu.ac.in. The submitted articles shall undergo an initial screening by the editorial desk and upon preliminary check shortlisted articles will be sent to the experts for a detailed review. The pre-review screening by the editorial board will decide the relevance, scope, check of plagiarism through computer software, and overall quality. The journal follows zero tolerance for plagiarism. The manuscripts which are found appropriate and original shall be forwarded to reviewers.
  • The authors undertake the responsibility to incorporate all changes to the article under review as suggested by the reviewers before final acceptance.
  • References should appear at the end of the paper alphabetically. References should be listed as per the APA Citation Format (7th ed).
Editorial board reserves all rights in the matter of selection or rejection of the paper for publication. Authors may send their inquiries relating to the suitability of their articles in the same id as mentioned above. Please note that the mere submission of an article does not guarantee publication. Furthermore, based on reviewers’ comments, the editorial desk may take a final call on the acceptance of an article for publication and the editorial board shall not be binding upon to furnish the reason for rejection of the article.
The deadline for submission of articles for the ensuing issue is September 30, 2022.





Chief Editor - Prof. Alok Shrotriya

Executive Editor - Dr. Jitendra Mohan Mishra
Executive Editor - Dr. Subrata Jana

Editor - Dr. Satish Modi
Editor - Dr. Hanjbam Sukhadeba Sharma, RCM
Editor - Dr. Abhishek Bansal
Editor - Dr. Gurujegan M.
Editor - Dr. Vikram Pratap Singh
Editor - Dr. Manoj Kumar
Editor - Dr. K. Raja Rajesh Kumar
Editor - Dr. Anusree Sreenivasan


Call for Papers

Mekal Insights, an official publication of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, invites original and unpublished research papers and concept notes from researchers and individuals from disciplines including, but not limited to all branches of Sciences, Social Sciences, and, Humanities having a focus on the Mekal region of Central India. However, research notes or critical analysis having a strong focus on similar settings will also be accepted.

The authors are requested to submit their manuscripts as per the following guidelines:

  • All submitted manuscripts must be original. Paper submission must be accompanying a certificate / declaration by the author(s) that the paper is his /her/ their original work and has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • A complimentary copy of the journal will be provided to the author (s).
  • Manuscript must be in MS Word in Times New Roman font 12-point font size on A-4 size paper with 1” margin from all sides with 1.5 line spacing, and justified alignment.
  • The length of manuscript should be around 6000 words including references. First page should consist of title of the paper, details of authors in the order of preference with their official designation and affiliation, and abstract with keywords in not more than 200 words. In case of multiple authors, the article should clearly indicate the author to whom all correspondence should be addressed.
  • Tables, figures, etc. should be serially numbered and duly acknowledged. Sources of the data need to be given below each table or figure.
  • The author (s) must obtain permission from copyright holders, wherever required. Copyright of accepted articles shall rest with Inidra Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak.
  • All received manuscripts will be reviewed by three experts in the same discipline. The submission of the article shall be followed by an initial screening by editorial desk and upon preliminary check shortlisted articles will be sent to the experts for a detailed review. The pre-review screening by the editorial board will decide the relevance, scope, check of plagiarism through computer software and overall quality. The journal follows zero tolerance on plagiarism. The manuscripts which are found appropriate and original shall be forwarded to reviewers.
  • The authors undertake the responsibility to incorporate all changes to the article under review as suggested by the reviewers before final acceptance.
  • References should appear at the end of the paper alphabetically. References should be listed as per the APA Citation Format (7th ed).
  • Editorial board reserves all rights in the matter of selection or rejection of the paper for publication.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via email to mekalinsights@igntu.ac.in

Authors may send their enquiries relating to the suitability of their article in the same id as mentioned above. Please note that by submitting an article does not guarantee publication. Furthermore, based on reviewers’ comments, the editorial desk may take a final call on the rejection of an article for publication and the editorial board shall not be binding upon to furnish the reason for rejection of the article.


Current Issues


Mekal Insights, Year 12 Vol. IV, Issue 2, July-December 2020
  • Role of Microfinance in the Socio-Economic Status of Tribal Women , "A Case Study of Selected District of Madhya Pradesh”
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  • Discrimination in the womb: Female foeticide in Asian countries
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  • Utility of Transcendental Meditation in Human Life: An Analysis
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  • Anomalies in Classification of Schedule Tribe (ST) in North East India: An Overview
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  • Epistemological Base of Scientific Inquiry
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  • Sectarian Political Implications of Shaiva Nativism in Ancient India
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  • Store Environment Affecting Consumers Choice of Retail Stores in Guwahati City
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  • Motivational Antecedent of SHG Engagement in Tourism Development
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  • An ethnomedicinal survey among the tribes Amarkantak, MP (India): Exploring the perspective of novel drug discovery
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Mekal Insights,Year 12 Vol. IV, Issue 1, January-June 2020
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  • Migration, Security and Global Citizenship
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  • Comparative Study of Useful Heat Values derived from the Proximate Analysis of Bituminous Coals from Barakar Formation of Various Gondwana Basins of Indias
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  • Comparative Study of Useful Heat Values derived from the Proximate Analysis of Bituminous Coals from Barakar Formation of Various Gondwana Basins of India
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  • Impact of Age on Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction
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  • Histogenesis, Growth and Development of Amarkantak Town
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  • Innovation by Women and Innovation for Women – Deciphering the Link for the Indian Patent Regime
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  • Innovation by Women and Innovation for Women – Deciphering the Link for the Indian Patent Regime
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  • Inclusion of Traditional Knowledge into Formal Education System: An Analysis of National Education Policy, 2020
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  • Environmental Change and Resource Management Strategies among the Baiga of Mekal Hills of Amarkantak Region
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  • Book Review
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Mekal Insights, Volume II, No. 1 , January 2010
  • Justification Of the Term 'Abhrantam' in Dhamakiriti's
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  • An Introduction to Organizational Creativity: Definition, Merchanism and it's Different
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  • Phytoplanktonic Diversity and Status of water Quality of Omkareshwar Reservoir of Narmada River
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  • Status of Lichens on Shorea robusta (Sal) and indication of Lichen threat in Amarkantak
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  • E-Learning Based Future Education
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  • Squatter Dweller in Varanasi City: A Study in Genesis, Socio-Economic Condition and Associated Problems
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  • A Synthesis of Advaita Vedanta and Modern Physics on the ground of causal principle
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  • Subaltern Voice in 21th Century Indian Fiction: A Study of the Inheritance of Loss and The White Tiger
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  • Tourism as a Fragile Industry- A Case Study of Theatened Orissa
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  • Coins of Eran
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  • Crisis of value and its Resolution in Arun joshi's The Apprentice
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  • Good and Service tax challenge and Scope in Indian Scenario
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  • Gender Budging in India: An Analysis
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  • Problems and Prospects of the Indian cement Industry
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  • Microfinance: A tool of Sustainable Development
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  • Relationship between New Media and Democracy
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  • The Ecological Background and Earliest Human Activities in the Pratapgarh District, Utter Pradesh
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  • Buddhist Concept of Akushala Kamma and its Juridical Relevance
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Mekal Insights,Volume I, No. 2, July 2009
  • Ethinic Home- A Dream: India Diaspora
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  • Region Variation in Demographic Features and Endogamy of the Bhaina Tribe
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  • Inscription of Early Decca: A Case Study of land Grant
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  • Agraian Devlopment in Asia: An Indian secenario of Zamindari Abolition and Tenancy Reform
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  • Prison Administration of Tripura: A Study of Human Right Questions
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  • A Study of Symbolism in Western Aesthetics
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  • Globalizatin, Language and Literature
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  • Resource base and Tribal Development Agenda for Devlopment Studies
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  • Venture Capital in India: The Present and Future
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  • Grass-root Politics in Watershed Devlopment and Management: A Study of Malwa Region(MP)
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  • Poverty Profile and its Co-relates in Madhya Pradesh
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  • Value Oriented Governance in Organisations
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  • The Role of Practical Vedanta of Swami Vivekanand
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  • Informed Citizenry and Contempt
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  • Status of Seweragfe System and Sewage Water Characteristics: A Study of Varanasi City
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  • Fishing For Living: Dynamics of Sustainable Livinghood Among Firstfolk Community in Coastal Orissa
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  • Concet of Death in the classical Hindu Thought: Philosophilcal and Agnthropological Observation
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  • Pesonality Devlopment Throught Speech
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  • The Buddhist Nyaya Controversyon Conditions Of Validation Reason
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  • Nature of Justice in Ancient India
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  • The Theoretical Aspect of the Enclosure Walls of Harappan Culture
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