Publication Policies

Submission Requirements                             

Articles for submission must be previously unpublished and in English. Papers should be well-written, and we encourage grace as well as clarity. It is important that papers be copy-edited carefully before submission. Articles should be prepared for blind review by deleting any author identification in the text, notes, or header. Drafts are not acceptable. In order to ensure diversity of subject matter, approaches, and voices, papers by authors who have not published in The Destination for at least a year prior to submission are normally given precedence. In submitting work to The Destination, authors agree to the policies of this journal, including free access and use of the material published in it with, of course, proper acknowledgment of authorship and source. If you have any questions about whether your article is appropriate for DTD, send it directly to the editor for a preliminary review.

If you want DTD to publish your research papers then your paper should have references (web links – previous papers). If your paper exceeds 2,000 words then author needs to provide his/her paper in (chapters/session/parts) each having maximum 2,000 words.

Articles should not target any religious or political party/community or reflect hatred towards them. Articles should be productive and for betterment of any domestic and international issues.

All articles will be blind-refereed except when invited. The decision of the editorial board is final. Because The Destination relies on the generosity of scholars who contribute their time to review articles, we ask that authors not submit their work to other journals at the same time. By using computer technology throughout, we expect that the review process will move quickly and that authors will be notified in a reasonable time. In sending work to DTD for possible publication, the submitter attests that the work is original and that he or she is the author, that it has not been published, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Once a paper has been accepted for publication it undergoes a careful editorial process that ensures its conformity to house style (capitalization, punctuation, endnote formatting, etc.) and the best practice of good English usage in academic writing. The Destination reserves the right to make final decisions in all cases that do not affect the content. Articles accepted for publication are copyrighted by The Destination.

Formatting the Article

The article should be prepared according to the following guidelines:

(1) The length of articles is normally no greater than 500 words but should not exceed 2,000 words, including an abstract and notes. An article exceeding the length limit will be returned to the author.

(2) At the beginning of the article, the title, abstract and a list of key words should immediately precede the text. Do not include the author’s name or any other identifying information. Any identifying reference in the endnotes should be left blank.

(3) Please use section headings in bold type and number them. Because The Destination uses no page numbers, numbered sections will permit accurate references in citing the article.

(4) Font should be 11-point Arial, whether in normal, bold, or italic, including endnotes. Please do not insert line breaks in the text or special spacing for formatting.

(5) The paragraph break should be indicated by an extra line space rather than an indentation at the beginning of a paragraph.

Rights and Permission

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission for the use of any copyrighted material, including images, sound, and video files. It is preferable to place images directly in the text but, when permission is unobtainable; it is acceptable to include a link to the image directly in the text.

Acceptable File Types

Please submit texts in MS Word, Rich Text Format (RTF). If submitting from a Macintosh computer, please include the three-letter file extension in the file name of your article. PDF files are not acceptable.

Images should be in .jpg format.

Naming files: File names should not contain spaces. They may contain letters, numbers, hyphens (-) and underscores (_). No other punctuation is allowed. Files must have the three-letter file extension identifying the file type (i.e. .rtf, .doc), whether submitted from a Windows or Macintosh computer.

Submitting an Article

An e-mail message with the article as an attachment to The Destination should be sent to Use “Submission” as the subject in the email address block. The message should include

(1) The author’s name

(2) The title of the article

(3) An abstract of no more than 150 words (or the statement: “Submission to Short Notes”)

 (4) Relevant information about the author, including institutional affiliation, social media handles (Twitter, LinkedIn) mailing and e-mail addresses.

Once you have prepared your paper observing the formatting, attach it to the e-mail message and click “Send.” An acknowledgement will be sent indicating that the paper has been received. There is no charge for submitting an article for review or publication.

No acknowledgment from publisher

While every effort will be made to acknowledge receipt of contributions, if an article or letter is not printed or acknowledged within a week of its receipt, it is unlikely to be published.