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Social Change and Development solicits original research papers, notes, book reviews and comments from researchers engaged in social science research. All papers are reviewed thoroughly before publication. It may take up to six months to take a final decision regarding publication of a paper submitted to the journal.

Note for Contributors

  1. Manuscript should be submitted in duplicate, typed in doubled space on one side of the A4 paper only with ample margins on all four sizes. Manuscripts should be typed in MS Word, using Times New Roman Font 12 point font size and text properly justified in alignment. The paper should carry an abstract with maximum 200 words.
  2. Papers should be submitted both in softcopy preferably in a CD or through mail as well as in hardcopy at the address given below.
  3. Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete mail address. Papers with incomplete address will not be considered for publication.
  4. All paper must carry full and correct references. Reference should be embedded in the anthropological style e.g. (Sen, 2001). Citation should appear alphabetically. Multiple references of the same data by the same authors should be aptly identified e.g. (Nayar, 1991 a; Nayar, 1991 b). Style of reference should be as follows:
    • Book
      Sen, A K (1999), Choice, Welfare and Measurement, Oxford University Press, New Delhi
    • Journal Article
      Minten, B (2008), "The Food Retail Revolution in Poor Countries: Is it Coming or Is It Over", Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol.56, No. 4, p. 767.
    • Article from Edited Volume
      Sarkar, N (1997), "A Note on Customary Laws of the Tagins" in Aspects of Customary Laws of Arunachal, P C Dutta and D K Duarah (eds.), Directorate of Research, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
  5. Use only British spelling in the Text
  6. We follow Footnotes. This should be clearly and properly inserted.The footnotes should be serially numbered.
  7. All Tables and Figures need to be numbered serially with appropriate title. The place of insertion in the text should be clearly marked.
  8. All Editorial correspondence should be sent to The Executive Editor, Social change and Development, OKD Institute of Social Change and development, VIP Road, Upper Hengrabari, Guwahati 781 036. email:

  • Current Issue

    VOL XV (July 2018)
    • The ‘Peasant’ in History: Evolution of the Concept and Changes in the Post-colonial Economic Rajan Pandey
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    • From Agriculture to Non-Farm: Agrarian Change among the Scheduled Castes of Central Assam Sarmistha Das
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    • Participation by Tribal farmers from North East Region in Global Value Chain: A Case Study of Ginger in KarbiAnglong Rajib Sutradhar
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    • Analysis of Growth and Instability in Area, Production, Yield and Price of Rice in India Ankur Jain
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    • Heterogeneity in Diffusion of Better Farm Practices across Different Types of Farmers in the Brahmaputra Plain of Assam Anup Kumar Das
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    • What Determines Farmers’ Decision to Own Water Extracting Devices in Water Abundant Regions? A Study of Groundwater Markets in Assam JituTamuli,Mrinal Kanti Dutta,Payel Priya Kashyap
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    • Composition and Determination of Rural Non-Farm Sector at Household Level-Evidences from Undivided Sonitpur District of AssamMr. Debajit Bhuyan,Prof. Amitava Mitra
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    • Ecology, Economy and Society: the three pillars of Development Monjit Borthakur
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