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

Aim of the Journal

Being a peer reviewed academic journal, Ishal Paithrkam promotes research works on language, literature, humanities, and social science. Academic papers, articles based on research,  case studies, interviews, and book reviews are preferred for publication.

Scope of the Journal

The journal is envisioned as a platform to disseminate worthy research output at free of cost among academics and general public. It is funded by Government of Kerala.

Publishing Schedule



As an open access journals the articles are available worldwide free of cost. 

Revenue Sources

Functioning under the Ministry of Culture, Government of Kerala, the sole revenue source of the academy is the plan and non-plan fund allotted time to time by the 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

It is governed by the executive committee duly constituted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of Kerala, by the order of the Hon Governor of Kerala

The 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
HSST Sociology
SSHSS Moorkanad
Mob: +91 9744222003

Co-ordinating Editor
Dr PP Abdul Razak
Professor (Rted)
, Department of History, PSMO College, Thirurangadi, Kerala, India
Mob: +91 9446691034

Basheer Chungathara (Ex. officio) 
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

Dr Saidalavi C, 
Professor & Principal, 
Malabar College of Advanced Studies
Vengara, Kerala, India
+91 9895012935

The Panel of Expertise (Review and Referee)

The Editorial Board of the Journal keeps the list of reviewers out of the public in order to avoid the chances of pressure, corruption, and undue influence on the reviewers from the prospective authors of the article. Nevertheless, any requests for the same can be solicited in the case of government agencies and other indexing agencies. This decision as per the order of the parent institution.

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.

Open access policy

All articles published by ISHAL PAITHRKAM are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. This means: 
๐Ÿ‘‰everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in ISHAL PAITHRKAM journals;
๐Ÿ‘‰everyone is free to re-use the published material as per research ethics if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;
๐Ÿ‘‰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, Non-Plan Fund from Government of Kerala.

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.

Editor/Associate Editor conducts 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).

Duties of Associate Editor

Keep the confidentiality of articles submitted.

Associate Editor assists the Editor to conducts 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 forward the article(s) recommended by the Reviewers to publication desk. 

Check plagiarism and copy right infringement.

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

To carry out the duties of the Editor in his/her absence/inconvenience.

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.


Authorship gives recognition to an author's insights in the area of his/ her study and carries accountability. Authorship can be claimed by those individuals who have enriched the area of the study with his/her intellectual content. All authors are responsible for the contents and views expressed.

The first author should be that person who contributed most to the work, including writing of the manuscript. The sequence of the lead author depends on his/her contribution to the content of the manuscript. The first author should be responsible for the integrity of the content of the article. All correspondents related to the article should be with the first author. Letter of approval/affidavit of the manuscript from lead author should be furnished along with the article.

The co-author(s) should ensure that they contribute to the intellectual content of the article. Letter of approval/affidavit from the co-author should be attached with the article.

First and second author(s) should certify that the manuscript submitted is the result of original research work done by the author/authors, and the content of the article is not published either in full or partial anywhere other than this journal. 

Any alteration either in sequence of author(s) or name of author(s) will not be permitted after submission of the article.


Guidelines to the author(s)

The authors should submit their manuscripts according to the details given below and through our OJS platform after the registration it will be enabled automatically with in 24hrs

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 a blinded manuscript of 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 20220916_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.submite your article through our OJS plateforem. https://ojs.cditproject.org/index.php/ishal 

after the registration the confirmation email will get with in 24hrs. Otherwise the registration will enabled automatically with in 24hrs


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 referring. 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.

Special issue

The policy of the special issue is as same as in the case of regular issue. The topic of the special issue will be published on the website at the time of the call for article. In all other matters such as open access policy, Revenue Sources, author fees, statement of peer review policies, statement of publication ethics, duties of all team of ishal paithkam journal, duties of authors and authorship, the policy of the journal towards special and regular issue will remain the same. Information will be given on the website about the guest editor for each issue. 

Call for Article.

No deadline set for sending article to regular issue. Authors are free to submit their article any time. The review of the article received will be done on first come first basis. The date of submission and topic of the special issue will be given on the website. Due to overload of the pending manuscripts, the OJS designed to access article submissions only 1st to 5th of all months.

Statement of Peer Review Policies

Type of Peer Review(s)

The journal conducts external blind peer review by a select team of experts. The name of Reviewers will not be disclosed so as not to compromise on the ethics, quality and standard of the journal.

Peer review guidelines

The journal strictly abides double blinded peer review model. Two academic experts involve 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 checking and then send to the reviewers. The Editor/Associate Editor 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. Based on the Review report of the referees, Editorial board forwards the article for publication, and or ensures that the author has 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