FLAME University



About us

Aims and Scope

FLAME working paper series is an in-house research platform of FLAME University aimed at showcasing FLAME University research in the areas of of economics, management sciences, humanities (includes history, language, literary and cultural studies), physical and natural sciences, psychological sciences, computer and data sciences, and the social sciences, namely sociology, international relations/political science, public policy, and anthropology. The FWPS is dedicated towards an active dissemination of scholarly research and serves as a platform for an early distribution of preliminary research findings. Typically, the series aims to accept and showcase pre-publication versions of high-quality research papers, or reviews that can help in not only forging an interdisciplinary dialogue but also advancing and mapping the cross-cutting fields.  The FWPS aim to explore contemporary issues, exchange ideas, sparks academic and policy conversations, and foster collaborations. Researchers at all career stages are invited to submit their work.


  • Showcasing the university research in various subject domains.
  • Stimulating academic and policy discussions thereby contributing towards the advancement of knowledge on the subject matter.
  • To encourage critical thinking, exchange of ideas and promote research and innovation.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief – Tannistha Samanta, Ph.D., Department of Sociology

Senior Editors

  • Anuradha Batabyal, Ph.D., Department of Physical and Natural Sciences, FLAME School of Liberal Education
  • Ajith Abraham, Ph.D., Department of Computing and Data Science, FLAME School of Computing and Data Science
  • Sunil Rajpal, Ph.D., Department of Economics, FLAME School of Liberal Education

Associate Editors

  • Lily Kelting, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Languages, FLAME School of Liberal Education
  • Divya Balan, Ph.D., Department of Social Sciences, FLAME School of Liberal Education
  • Yashobanta Parida, Ph.D., Department of Economics, FLAME School of Liberal Education
  • Moulika Mandal, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, FLAME School of Liberal Education
  • Devendra Kumar Jain, Ph.D., Department of Finance, FLAME School of Business 
  • Frederick Herbst, Ph.D., Department of Marketing, FLAME School of Business
  • Ramna Walia, Ph.D., Department of Media and Journalism, FLAME School of Communication
  • Amit Kundal, Ph.D., Department of Design, Art & Performance, FLAME School of Design, Art & Performance

Submission Guidelines

Submission and Formatting Instructions

FWPS welcomes unpublished original contributions that have not been submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere at the time of submission. However, the published working papers are eligible for submission in the peer-reviewed journal with the due acknowledgement and declaration. Following are specific submission and formatting related instructions for authors:

  1. All Submissions via email to fwps@flame.edu.in.
  2. Main text for working papers should be between 3500 to 6000 words excluding tables, figures and references.
  3. Contributors are urged to follow formatting guidelines as mentioned below:
    • Manuscripts to be submitted in PDF version only.
    • Sequence of Manuscript

      1. Title page: Title of the Paper, Authors name (in sequence), Authors Affiliation, Corresponding Author Details and the following declaration “The views expressed in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the FLAME University.”
      2. Abstract (200 to 300 words)
      3. Key words (6 to 8)
      4. Main text
      5. References
      6. Tables and Figures
      7. Acknowledgements
    • All manuscripts must follow APA 6th referencing style for citations and references. (https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples)
    • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, including references and tables, on 8-1/2" x 11" paper using 1" margins and with a single space between sentences.
    • Acknowledgment to any internal or external funding should be mentioned at the end of the manuscript.
    • Any declarations regarding IRB approvals and conflict of interest should be placed at the end of the manuscript.