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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Contributions must be original (not published elsewhere) and in English.

Contributions should use the MLA (Modern Language Association) citation style and be between 4000 – 7000 words, preceded by a 200-word abstract and 5 to 8 keywords, also in English. Authors are responsible for adequate and correct language usage.

Font and size: use Times New Roman, 12 point

Each contribution should also be followed by a brief biographical note
(in the third-person) about the author.

Submissions should be sent, in .doc or .docx format, electronically, to the respective editors. Submissions can be made at any time. (literary studies) (linguistics)



Quotations in the text should be marked by double inverted commas (“ ”). Single inverted commas (‘ ’) should be used within double inverted commas. Passages or words left out when quoting should be marked with ellipsis marks, which are three periods . . .  preceded and followed by a space.

Do not use Footnotes. If necessary, please use Endnotes.

  1. Samples of In -Text citation (for four typed lines or fewer of prose or three lines of verse)
  2. a) Some recent readings of The Buddha of Suburbia find its representation of the suburb “a site that is camp and potentially queer” (Brook 210).
  3. b) Andrews mentions “the re-worked poem was hailed as a great success” (127).
  4. Long citations

For long citations (more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse,) skip one line before, and after, the citation and indent it.

The final full stop (period) goes before the parentheses, the author and the page number.

When citing long sections of poetry, please try to keep to the original format of the poem as much as possible.

  1. The Works Cited page(s)

The Works Cited page is done alphabetically and is the final page of your contribution. It is a separate page. For example:

Works Cited

Andrews, Leslie. How to Read Poetry. Harper Collins, 2002.

Brook, Susan. “Hedgemony? Suburban Space in The Buddha of Suburbia.” British Fiction of the 1990s, edited by Nick Bentley, Routledge, 2005, pp. 209-225.

Cole, Wanda. The Novel in the Cinema. Scribner, 2009.

---. The Reader and the Viewer. Scribner, 2006.

Jackson, Simon. “The Dog in Literature.” Canine, Dec. 2002, pp. 29-40.

Gellespie, Paula, and Neal Lurner. Punjabi and English. Random House, 1999.

If something is not covered here, please refer to the MLA Manual of Style.



The journal uses the traditional double-blind peer-review process. The contributors will receive the results of the review process within two months after the submission deadline.




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