ISHAL PAITHRKAM (ISSN:2582-550X) is a Peer Reviewed Academic Journal Published by Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy, Kondotty. The Academy worked under Department of Cultural Affairs Government of Kerala. The Journal is in UGC Care List.

Aim of the Journal

Ishal Paithrkam is a journal is a journal aims to promote studies in the field of social sciences and humanities. Studies indicate academic papers, articles, case studies, interview and book reviews that promote research in the areas mentioned.

Scope of the Journal

Journal acts as the platform to bring in to the society, free of cost under the aegis of the government, the knowledge churned out of the research done in various fields of social sciences and humanities.

Publishing Schedule



The access of online version of Journal is completely free of cost from its website. The Hard Copy will charged Rs: 300.00 Indian Rupees + Postal Charges as per Indian Postal Rules. 

Revenue Sources

The Academy fully managed by Cultural Affairs Government of Kerala. The Revenue Sources will come from the Plan fund and Non Plan funds of Kerala Government.

Advertising & Direct Marketing

All advertising through Public Relation Department of Kerala Government or and PRD of Academy. The Product marketed by Academy it self.

Governing Body

The Executive Committee of Mappila Kala Academy, Cultural Affairs Government of Kerala, India. The Committee constituted as per the Government order by order of the Governor of Kerala

Current Editorial Board

Chief Editor
Dr Hussain Randathani
Chairman, Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy, Kondotty, Kerala, India 673638
Principal (rted), MES College Ponnani, Kerala, India
Mob: +91 9995946382

Dr Shamshad Hussain KT
Professor, Department of Malayalam, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. Kalady, Kerala, India
Mob: +91  9400327514

Asso. Editor
Dr Anees Alangadan
Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy, Kondotty, Kerala, India 673638
Mob: +91 9744222003

Co-ordinating Editor
Dr KK Muhammed Abdul Sathar
Associate Professor, Department of History, PSMO College, Thirurangadi, Kerala, India
Mob: +91 9446691034

Basheer Chungathara
Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy
Kondotty, Kerala, 673638
Mob: +91 
Editorial Board

Prof. M.N Karassery
Professor (Rted), Department of Malayalam, University of Calicut, Kerala, India
Mob: +91 9539831211

TK Hamza
Chairman, Kerala State Waq'f Board, Government of Kerala, India
Mob: +91 9495940260

Dr Saidalavi
Associate Professor, Department of Faculty of Malayalam Language Studies, Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Vakkad P O,Tirur,Malappuram Dt,Kerala,INDIA 676502
Mob: +91 9895012935

Copyright terms

copyright rests with the publisher. the authors are responsible for the contents and views expressed.

Licensing Terms

The Leagal License of the Journal rests with the Secretary, Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy, Ministry of Cultural affiairs, Government of Kerala, India. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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Open access policy

All articles published by ISHAL PAITHRKAM are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. This means: 
👉everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in ISHAL PAITHRKAM journals;
👉everyone is free to re-use the published material as per research ethics if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;
👉No special permission is required to reuse all or part of article published by ISHAL PAITHRKAM, including figures and tables as per research ethics.

Revenue Sources

As Per Academy's Plan fund.

Author fees

There is no any type of processing fee from the author. Demand and acceptance of money or gifts are crime. report any such instance to vigilance and anti-corruption bureau. 
Address: Vigilance Directorate Thiruvanathapuram. Kerala, India
phone no: 00 91 8592900900
whatsapp no: 00 91 9447789100
Email: vig.vacb@kerala.gov.in
website: www.vigilance.kerala.gov.in


Statement of Publication Ethics 

Duties of the Chief Editor.

To conduct overall supervision.

To act as mediator between ministry and academy.

Appellant authority of the journal.

Duties of the Editor

Prepare editorial notes based on the themes of the articles included in each issue expressing the stance of the journal.

Duties of Associate Editor

Keep the confidentiality of articles submitted.

Conduct the first review before the manuscripts send for peer review without prejudices of race, sex, gender, religion citizenship and all other predilection of the author(s).

To choose  articles for publication based on the peer/blind review.

Check plagiarism and copy right infringement.

In charge of all kinds of correspondence between the journal and all others connected with the journal

Duties of Peer Reviewer:

Review the article(s) based on the criteria.

Scrutinize the relevance of the study

Check the research methodology

Examine the novelty of the topic presentation.

Evaluate the overall standard of the article.

Check grammar and usage of words and sentences.

Mention all types of errors in the refer opinion.

Add reviewer's comments at the end of review report.

Duties of Publisher

The secretary of the academy acts as the ex-officio publisher.

Allots funds for various activates related to the journal.

Conduct internal audit.

Guidelines to the author(s)

The authors should submit their manuscripts according to the details given below.

Format of the Manuscripts: Manuscripts in English must be in Microsoft word format and articles in Malayalam in Adobe PageMaker Format. Along with the manuscripts, authors should upload their manuscripts in pdf format too.

The File name should consist of the following:- date of submission followed by an underscore with corresponding author's name". for example if submission date falls  on 16th September 2022 and corresponding author's name is john, then file name  will be as follows -12092022_john

The length of the Manuscript can be from 3000 words and not beyond 6000 words. If it goes beyond 6000, the editorial board of the journal has the right to decide depending on the manuscripts.

Fonts of  the Manuscripts:  the font of the manuscripts in English should be in times new roman and manuscripts in Malayalam should be in ML-revathi.

Format of the manuscripts:

The manuscripts consists of the following frame work

1. Title of the Article (centre alignment)

2. Name of the author (in case more than one author, author's name should be entered separately in ascending order) (centre alignment).

3. Abstract in 150  words.

4. Five Keywords.

5. The text should consist of an introduction followed by contents and conclusion.

6. Documentation should be in the form of endnotes (Citations in APA format).

7. References  in APA format.

8. Name of the first author with designation. It should follow institutional / address for communication, country name, pin/zip code, number to contact with country code, email id, ORCID. All these details should be aligned right.

9. The same format should be followed in case of second and third authors. Each author's entry is separated with the symbol "&". (right alignment)

10.The pdf submitted should be without entry number 2, 8 and 9 (authors name and address) for facilitating blind review.

11.In case of manuscript with chart, it should be part of the content. The maximum size of the chart should be 10x17cm.

12.Multi colours are  not allowed except black and white.

13.Images are not encouraged due to copyright issues.

14.Font size: title in 14, citations and references in 10, and the rest in 11 font size.

15.The authors who submit their articles in Malayalam should also add title, author's name, author's address with phone number and email id, ORCID, key words, abstract and Reference in English too.

16.All correspondence to email: ishalpaithrukam@gmail.com.


Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy publishes Ishal Paithrkam, a reputable academic journal. There are no fees payable to submit to or publish in this journal. A panel of expert professors selected by the academy undertakes the review process as a service in a meticulous manner. The editor will perform a preliminary screening of the research articles before checking them for plagiarism. Only those articles that have the approval of the editor and show no plagiarism are recommended for the third stage of rigorous blind refereeing. It may be informed that the entire process may take 3-6 months, so the contributors are requested not to send the same article to another journal during this time. Those who find it difficult to wait are requested to abstain from sending their research articles to this journal.

Statement of Peer Review Policies

Peer review guidelines

The journal strictly abides double blinded peer review model. Two academic experts involves in reviewing the manuscripts received from the authors. It insures the standard and the quality of the article published in the journal. The reviewers review the articles according to the peer reviewed guidelines set by the academy.

Review Process:

Manuscripts are subjected to plagiarism and then send to the reviewers. The Board of the journal conducts preliminary review of the manuscripts received. The review of the secondary level which is of rigorous nature will be done by the reviewers. Associate Editor recommends the article for publication to the editorial board based on the review reports and ensures that the author as carried out the necessary changes or modifications suggested. 

Special cases

Editors are excluded from publication decisions when they are authors or have contributed to a manuscript. In such cases the review process and publication decision will be overseen by an alternate Editor.

The review process for ishal paithrkam Insights articles adheres to the same rigour as for externally submitted papers, but it is adjusted to reflect the nature of ishal paithrkam Insights (see Editorial Statement). The review is overseen by the Editors. Articles are typically assessed in the first instance by a member of the editorial team and then peer reviewed by experts with requisite subject and technical expertise drawn from ishal paithrkam, other international organizations and academia.

Communications with authors

At each stage of the review process, authors will be provided reasoned and constructive feedback about the decisions on their manuscript.

Conflicts of interest

Assigned Associate Editors and reviewers should inform the Editors of any potential conflicts with the assigned manuscript, for instance, resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions. In such instances they should inform the editors and recuse themselves from the review process.


Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. The confidentiality of participants in the review process is protected.


Appeals against editorial decisions require a formal appeal letter with point-by-point evidence supporting the appeal. In line with generally accepted standards, appeals are considered only on the basis of (i) reviewers’ potential technical errors in their assessment of the manuscript, (ii) new information or data that has come to light since submission of manuscript and (iii) evidence as to potential conflicts ,of interest of reviewers. Appeals against an editorial decision must be submitted within 14 days of the decision notice.

One appeal per manuscript is allowed. The Editor-in-Chief will consult the editorial team and where appropriate seek further advice from members of the Editorial Advisory Board. The decision of the Editor-in-Chief is final.

Appeal letters should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief and should be submitted to the editorial office (editor@mappilakalaacademy.org).

Contact details of Academy/publisher

the Secretary
Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy
Ministry of Cultural affairs, Government of Kerala, India
Kondotty Post
Malappuram District
Pin: 673638 
Ph: 0483-2711432
email: editor@mappilakalaacademy.org

Contact details of Editor

the Editor
Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy
Ministry of Cultural affairs, Government of Kerala, India
Kondotty Post
Malappuram District
Pin: 673638 
Ph: 0483-2711432