About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies publishes scholarship relevant to the Anglo-Indian experience that draws on current theory to understand that experience, interrogates literature and other types of media depicting Anglo-Indians, and engages with contemporary and historical issues for Anglo-Indians in India and the diaspora. We also welcome and encourage comparative scholarship which places the Anglo-Indian experience in dialogue with that of other social groups. 

Peer Review Process

All papers are subject to a rigorous peer review process.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

As indicated in the guidelines for authors, IJAIS publishes original, rigorous research and commentary within the broad, multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary purview of Anglo-Indian Studies and fields of comparative relevance to the study of Anglo-Indians. The journal aims to support research that is conducted and disseminated in an ethical and responsible fashion. Once accepted for consideration, all submissions are subjected to in-depth peer review. Please note the following ethical guidelines.

Authorship and Originality: Authors need to ensure that articles submitted to IJAIS have not been submitted for consideration elsewhere. Please discuss with the editors if the originality of the work (either in part or in its entirety) is likely to be compromised under any circumstances. All contributing authors must be accurately represented and acknowledged.

Regarding the fair use of third-party material: While the editor(s) will check for evidence of plagiarism in the submission, the responsibility for referencing according to professional academic standards lies with authors. Individual authors are expected to make every effort to see that their submission is appropriately and fully referenced. Short extracts of text may be reproduced for review and critique with appropriate citation. For longer extracts, images, data tables, etc., please reproduce only after obtaining written consent from the author/creator/copyright owner of the work prior to submission.

Research with human subjects: Please indicate in the article the ethical principles that the researcher(s) followed regarding the rights and wellbeing of research participants/ respondents. Authors should not only avoid causing direct and immediate harm but also should carefully consider the possible consequences and inadvertent effects of their work. The authors should seek to avoid by their texts any harm to dignity and to bodily and material well-being, especially when their work concerns vulnerable populations.

Sponsorship and Conflict of Interest: Please disclose to the editors any conflict of interest of the author(s) with individuals or organisations that may be said to benefit from publication. Please acknowledge sponsors and funding organisations that might have supported the research discussed in the article.

Please note that individual submissions may raise unique ethical questions outside the scope of these guidelines, which will be discussed with the authors as part of the peer review process. Authors are requested to respond to editorial queries in a timely fashion including queries regarding the sources of data, proof of authorship and originality, corrections and typographical errors.

Malpractice: If any article is found to breech the ethical requirements outlined above, the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies reserves the right to withdraw the article from the publication and report the author to any relevant institutional authorities (i.e. the university which employs them).

Sources of Support

  • Dr. Dorothy McMenamin (New Zealand)
  • Mr. Gerard Carr (India)
  • Mrs. Jenny Welsh (Canada)

Journal History

IJAIS was founded in 1996 by Dr Adrian Gilbert as a foundational and unique contributor to matters Anglo-Indian. It was ahead of its time in being creating as an e-journal from the outset, and it remains seminal. Adrian Gilbert was the sole editor for the first six years in which two issues were produced each year from the contributions by specialist Anglo-Indian research scholars. Professor Lionel Lumb joined Adrian as a co-editor from 2003 until 2010 when Susan Dhavle became the editor. In 2013 Brent Howitt Otto and Dr Robyn Andrews came in as guest editors, before they took on full editorial responsibility. In 2014 they migrated the journal to its current site, reformatting in downloadable form and archiving all back issues of the journal.