Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

The authors can avail the facility to submit the papers through direct email at [email protected] or submit their research papers through website in paper submission page where author can fill the submission form for research paper.

After submission, the peer review process will take 15-21 business days.  If any error or shortcomings are found and rectification is done, it will be informed by email to its corresponding author and consent is taken. If the research paper is accepted for publication then author will receive online acceptance letter.

Authors are requested to follow the Author’s Guidelines strictly as mentioned below. The Journal reserves all the rights to accept/reject the submission in the event of irregularities against guidelines:

  1. The research paper or article must be plagiarism free and original.
  2. The research paper sent for publication should be unpublished. It should not have been published elsewhere, or be under review for any other journal.
  3. IJELLH is restricted to the disciplines of English Language, Literature, and Linguistics therefore, a paper written in other subject areas will not be accepted.  

Research Paper Page Formatting:

  1. The paper should only be in the font “Times New Roman".
  2. Font size should be 12 points.
  3. Title should not have any special formatting like bold or italics.
  4. Title’s alignment should be Center Aligned. The size of the font should be 16 points. 
  5. Author name should be Left Aligned.
  6. Abstract heading should be Center Aligned. 
  7. All paragraphs’ first line should be indented to 0.5 inch from the left margin.  Paragraph of Abstract should have normal alignment without any indent.
  8. Page Margin should be 1-inch on the top, bottom, left and right side.
  9. Works Cited or Reference should have been on the separate page at the end of the manuscript.
  10. Works Cited or Reference heading should be Center aligned. 
  11. If a reference line exceeds and goes to the second line then it should have an indentation of .5 inch margin without pressing any enter button.
  12. Do not make any heading Bold or Italics.

 Rules to be Followed For a Research Paper

  1. The research paper must ideally range between 1500 – 5000 words.
  2. The Abstract part must not exceed 150- 200 words.
  3. Keywords must be added after paragraph of the Abstract.
  4. References/Works Cited must have proper inclusion in the paper to avoid any plagiarism.
  5. All figures, images, tables of the manuscript should be embedded into the original text. Separate files or documents will not be accepted.
  6. For publishing purposes, the journal will request original media wherever required. 

 Basic Rules for Writing Works Cited and Reference

  1. Author’s Last name, First name then middle name (if any). Personal Author(s), editor(s), corporate author, director.
  2. Title of source. Book Title, Article Title, Chapter Title, The Title of a TV episode, Film Title.
  3. Title of the container, Book title, journal title, title of TV series.
  4. if Details automatically goes to the next line then second line must be indented to .5.  Please do not indent with spacing.  Adjust it with Ruler Tabs.
  5. Other contributors, Translators, performers.
  6. Version, Edition, abridged/unabridged, the director’s cut.
  7. Number, Volume and Issue Numbers, Season and Episode Numbers.
  8. Publisher, Publishers, university presses, organizations, Governments, Production Companies
  9. Publication date, Use the date most pertinent to you. Full dates are given in this format: 24 Aug. 2016
  10. Page Number(s), Web Address, DOI, stable URL, time on a recording, DVD Disc Number.
  11. Bibliographic styles should be in MLA style. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
  12. IJELLH now requires only the publisher and not the city of publication. The 8thedition also does not require sources to have a publication marker, (such as “Print”).
  13. If a print source does not list a publisher and you can inform who the publisher is, place the publisher’s name in brackets.
  14. IJELLH now requires URLs (when possible) when citing online sources. The date of access is optional, but be sure to include it whenever possible, since online works can be changed or removed at any time. List Works Cited of the online electronic journal the title of the source in quotation marks and the title of the container in italics, followed by a comma and the date of publication. Since this is an online source, include the URL and date of access.

See examples below:

 

Order of Content

Font Style

Font Size

Align

Line Space

 Title of the Paper

Times New Roman

16

Center

2.0

 Author Name

Times New Roman

12

Left 

2.0

 Author’s Designation

Times New Roman

12

Left

 2.0

 Department

Times New Roman

12

Left

 2.0

 College or University Name

Times New Roman

12

Left

2.0

 City / State/ Country

Times New Roman

12

Left

2.0

 Email Id

Times New Roman

12

Left

2.0

 Abstract

Times New Roman

12

Justify

2.0

 Keyword

Times New Roman

12

left

2.0

 Main content

Times New Roman

12

Justify

 2.0

 Works Cited (Heading)

Times New Roman

12

       Center

 2.0

 Works Cited content

Times New Roman

12

 Left

 2.0

Please download the manuscript template. Kindly prepare your manuscript as per the IJELLH guidelines and follow the format.

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