The Journal of the Textile Association, published bimonthly by the Textile Association (India), is devoted to publication of communications embodying the results of original work in different branches of Textile Science, Technology, Engineering and Management. Also included are review papers, conference reports and book reviews.
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted in duplicate as well as in electronic form to the Hon. Editor, JTA, Textile Association (India). Submission of a manuscript to the Journal implies that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be presented in as concise form as possible and type-written in double space on one side of paper. Pages should be numbered consecutively and the matter should be arranged in the following order: title, name(s) of author(s), department(s), institution(s) and place, abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement and references. In case of review articles, the text matter following the introduction may be classified as per the requirement.
Title: The title, not exceeding about 70 characters, should be such as to be useful in indexing and information retrieval. If a paper forms part of a series, a subtitle indicating the aspect of the work covered in the paper should be provided.
Name and Address: The names of all the authors with initials, if any, should be given along with the name(s) of institution.
Abstract: The abstract, usually not exceeding 200 words should indicate the scope and significance of the paper.
Key words: Provide 4-5 key words in alphabetical order.
(The headings should be numbered as shown below)
Introduction: The introduction should be brief and should state precisely the scope of the paper. Literature review should not exceed what is necessary to indicate the objective of the paper.
Materials and Methods: Data should be arranged in a unified and coherent sequence so that the main conclusion emerging from the work is included. The same data should not be presented in both tabular and graphic forms. The discussion should deal with the interpretation of results in a vivid form.
Results and discussions
Acknowledgement: This should be brief and for special assistance only.
Reference: References to literature, numbered consecutively, should be placed at the end of the paper. In the text, they should be indicated by numbers placed at end of the line in square bracket e.g. . In citing references to papers, names and initials of the authors should be followed in the order, by the title of the journal in italics, the volume number in bold, month with circular brackets, the first page reference and the year within circular brackets. [e.g. Perkins W.S., Textile Chemist and Colorist, 31 (8), 49, (1999).] If the reference is to an article published without any authorship in a journal, it should be indicated as Anon, [e.g. Anon, International Dyer, 182 (10), 16, (1997)]. If a paper has been accepted for publication, the names and initials of the authors and the journal title should be brackets [e.g. Williams D.J. and Pellowe B., Journal of Society of Dyers and Colourists, (in press).] Reference to a book should include, in the following order, names and initials of authors/editors, title of the book in italics, name of publisher and place of publication, the particular page reference and the year in circular brackets. [e.g. Linton G.E., Natural and Manmade Textile Fibers, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 32, (1996).]
Proceedings of the conferences and symposia should be treated in the same manner as books. Reference to a patent should include names of all patentees, patent number and reference to an abstracting periodical. [e.g. Mizu W., JP 7112308 vide Chemical Abstracts, 75, 34235, (1971).]
Even if a reference contains more than two authors, the names of all the authors should be given.
Tables: Tables should be typed on separate sheets of paper. They should be numbered consecutively and should bear simple titles. Column headings should be brief.
Illustrations: Two sets of illustrations are to be submitted. Captions should be numbered consecutively and legends to the figures should be self-explanatory. In case of photographs, prints must be on glossy paper and must show good contrast. For satisfactory reproduction, the graphs and line drawings should be drawn to about twice the printed size. The size of letters, numbers, lines, etc. should be sufficiently large to permit reduction to the page or the column width, as required in the journal, without loss of detail.