Editorial Team 

GRFDT Research Monograph Series


Dr. Anjali Sahay

Associate Professor, International Relations and Political Science at Gannon University, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Ankur Datta

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi

Dr. Els van Dongen

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological university, Singapore

Dr. Evans Stephen Osabuohien

Dept. of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant University, Nigeria

Prof.  Guofu LIU

School of Law, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing

Dr. Jayati Bhattacharya South Asian Studies Programme, National University Of Singapore

Dr. Kumar Mahabir

The University of Trinidad and Tobago, Corinth Teachers College, UTT

Dr. M. Mahalingam

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law SGT University Gurugram, Haryana 

Dr. Nandini C. Sen,

Associate Professor. Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Ms Paddy Siyanga Knudsen

Migration Governance Expert, Zambia

Dr. Ned Bertz

Assistant Professor of History, University of Hawaii

Dr. Raj Bourdouille

Migration and Development Researcher, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Smita Tiwari

 Research Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi

Dr. Veena Sharma

 Independent Scholar on Diaspora, New Delhi

Prof. Vinesh


University of Mauritius, Mauritius


Editorial Team

Roots and Routes, Monthly Newsletter of the GRFDT


Dr. Mahalingam M

Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Analysis, New Delhi

Dr. Monika Bisht Ranjan

Research Assosciate, Institute for Research and Development in School Education, New Delhi, India

Dr. Rakesh Ranjan 

Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.

Dr. Rahul Kumar

Independent Researcher

Dr. Sadananda Sahoo

Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

Dr. Smita Tiwari

Research Scholar, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Mr. Rajiv Mishra Research Scholar, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT)


Research Papers/ Working Paper Series

Guidelines for Authors

Original research articles along with abstracts are invited from scholars for Working Paper Series. The papers should be about 5000-6000 words.

Illustrations, figures, maps and graphs should be prepared in black and white and be kept to the minimum.

All manuscripts are referred to experts in the areas concerned. The editorial decisions will normally be communicated to the authors within one month from the date of submission unless otherwise delayed by the reviewers. The authors may be asked to revise the article after receiving referee's comments.

The revised version should highlight revisions so as to have a quick review of the revisions.

All the papers will have ISSN no and will be cited in Google Scholar and other academic citation index. The published papers will be available online at www.grfdt.com in pdf format freely for public view.


Structure of the Paper

Headings and Subheadings

The papers should be structured through numbered main headings (in all caps bold), subheadings (in upper/lower bold), and sub-sub-headings (in normal italics). Spellings of frequently used words should be consistent all through the paper.

Notes/ Foot/End Notes

Notes should be numbered in Arabic numerals as superscripts inside the text, and their details should appear as end notes. Tables should appear along with their data sources (if not generated from author's own research) in the appropriate places inside the text.

Notes for tables should be marked with (*) and should appear at the bottom of the table.

References Style

Reference cited in the text should follow the author-date system (e.g., Cohen, 1997) and should be properly referred to at the end of the text in the following style.

Books/Edited Books

Cohen, R. (1997). Global diasporas: An introduction . Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Barkan, E. R. (Ed.). (2003). Immigration, incorporation and transnationalism . New Jersy: Transaction Publishers.

Papers in the Journal/Edited Books

Demmers, J. (2002). Diaspora and conflict: Locality, long-distance nationalism, and delocalisation of conflict dynamics. The Public, 9 (1), 85–96.

Osella, C., & Osella, F. (2008). Nuancing the migrant experience:  Perspectives from Kerala, South India. In S. Koshy & R. Radhakrishnan (Eds.), Transnational South Asians: The making of a neo-diaspora (pp. 146–178). New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Reports/Working Papers

United Nations Development Programme. (2009). Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development (Human Development report 2009). New York: UNDP.

Chaloff, J., & Lemaitre, G. (2009). Managing highly-skilled labour migration: A comparative analysis of migration policies and challenges in OECD countries. OECD social, employment and migration working papers, no. 79.


Grossman, M. (2010). Diaspora knowledge flows in the global economy, E-Leader Budapest 2010. http://www.g-casa.com/conferences/budapest/papers/Grossman.pdf . Accesses on 12 Apr 2013.

Contacts: The complete paper can be submitted to the Editor, Working Paper Series, GRFDT, Email: [email protected]




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