The Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. It should include

  • Title of the Paper
  • Problem Analysis
  • Hypothesis
  • Objective(s)
  • Methodology
  • Sources
  • Findings

 Guidelines for Authors

Style and Language

  • Articles should be written in English (UK only).
  • Word limit: Max. 3000 words
  • Authors should follow MLA Handbook Style – 7th Edition.
  • You can visit for quick guide on MLA style

Text Formatting

  • Papers should be typewritten on A4 size pages, 1.5 spaced.
  • Papers should be submitted only in .doc (word document)
  • Font of the text should be Times New Roman with 12 point font size and justified alignment.
  • Title in Block Letter: align Centre 20 pt (See under Capitalization for use of caps).
  • Subtitle 16 pt followed by author(s), name(s), designation (s) and institution (s) 14 pt in Block Letter.
  • Tab for paragraph indent – 0.5 cm, no space between paragraphs.
  • Do not indent first paragraph of the paper.
  • Do not use footnotes.
  • Leave one line space before a new section.
  • Use parenthetical referencing for bibliographical material. Other notes (which should be kept to a minimum) should appear as endnotes, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.


  • Notes should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the text (endnotes), not as footnotes. They should only be used to provide further information about a particular idea. Endnotes cannot be substituted for the Reference List.
  • Abstract and Key Words:
  • All papers must be accompanied by a 150-200 words’ abstract; 5-10 key words should be written immediately after the abstract.
  • The abstract should be italicized with single spacing. Use 0.5 cm indent from both the sides for abstract.


  • Quotations of less than thirty words are placed in the body of the text ‗in single quotation marks‘. Quotations of more than thirty words should begin with a new line (first line not indented) and be identified by an extra line of space before and after.
  • Indent the whole quote by 0.5 cm on both left and right, set in 11pt and 1.5 line spacing. This is so that the type setters can identify where a quote occurs.
  • Use single quotation marks throughout unless there is a quote within a quote, eg, ‗Grammar should be ―particular‖ in all cases.‘
  • Do not change the spelling or punctuation in a quotation.
  • The full stop should only be inside the quotation mark if the material quoted is a complete sentence. All other punctuation should fall outside quotation marks.
  • Ellipsis should be avoided at the beginning and end of a quotation.


Authors can submit their research papers online via e-mail ―AS PER SELECTION MAIL‖ received from the selection authority to: and

Style Guide

  • The contributors ought to follow MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Seventh Edition). The contributors can also visit the following Web Pages for more details:



MLA style: Quick Guide

  • Citing Sources in the Text: (Parenthetical Entry)
  • Author’s name in text:
  • Arnold has pointed this out.
  • According to Tillyard “the wheel of fire turns anticlockwise”.
  • Author’s name in reference:
  • This has already been pointed out (Arnold 56-57).
  • The character is “unconvincing” (Reddy 89).
  • Habib and Golding (314-19) hold a contrary opinion to the earlier stated perception.
  • Authors’ names in reference: Others have expressed a contrary opinion about this perception (Habib and Golding 314-19).

Work Cited List

Basic Format

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

Books/ Non Periodical Publications

Single Author

Narayan, R.K. Swami and Friends. Madras: Indian Thought Publication, 1932. Print.

Two or Three Authors

Robinson, Rowena and Stephen McCarthy. Fundamentals of Modern Critical Theories. London: Methuen, 2009. Print.

Robinson, Rowena, Stephen McCarthy and John Paul. A Brief History of European Literature. New York: Rutledge, 2010. Print.

More than Three Authors

Robinson, Rowena et al. Multiculturalism: A Broad Perspective. New York: CUP, 2007. Print.

A Book by a Corporate Author

American Medical Association. The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Charles B. Layman. New York: Random, 1989. Print.

Editor, Translator and Compilers

Lattimore, Richmond. trans. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951. Print.

Das, B. and Jatindra Mohan Mohanty. Ed. Literary Criticism: A Reading. Calcutta: Oxford University Press, 1985. Print.

Editor, Translator and Compilers in addition to Author

García Márquez, Gabriel. Love in the Time of Cholera. Trans./Ed./Comp. Edith Grossman. London: Cape, 1988. Print.

Preface, Foreword and Introduction of a Book

Borges, Jorge Luis. Foreword. Selected Poems, 1923–1967. By Borges. Ed. Norman Thomas Di Giovanni. New York: Delta-Dell, 1973. xv–xvi. Print.

Chapter or other part of a book

Gill, Stephen. ―Mythical Interpretation of Indo-Canadian Diaspora‖ in Commonwealth Literature: Colonial Inheritance edited by Ram Bhagwan Singh and C. L. Khatri. Jaipur: Yking Books, 2011. Print.

Articles Printed (Magazines, News Papers, Journals)

Mann, Susan. ‗Myths of Asian Womanhood‘. Journal of Asian Studies 59 (2000): 835–62. Print.

Mehta, Pratap Bhanu. ‗Exploding Myths‘. New Republic 6 June 1998: 17–19. Print.

Prasad, GJV. ―Harold Pinter: Poet-Playwright of Peace and Violence‖. The Indian Express 14 Dec. 2005. Print.

Article online

Owen, Wilfred. “‘Minds at War’ Wilfred Owen‘s Psychological Journey”. Web. 25 July 2013. <>.

Book Review

David, Kamp. ―Deconstructing Dinner‖. Rev. of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan, Sunday Book Review. New York Times April 23, 2006. Web. <>

An Unpublished Dissertation

Mehata, Suruchi. ―Psychological Study of Protagonists in the selected novels of Anita Desai‖. Ph. D. thesis. North Maharashtra University, 2010. Print.

A Published Dissertation

Mehata, Suruchi. ―Psychological Study of Protagonists in the selected novels of Anita Desai‖. Ph. D. thesis. NMU, 2010. Mumbai: Routledge, 2013. Print.

A Multivolume Work

Blanco, Richard L. Ed. The American Revolution, 1775–1783: An Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Hamden: Garland, 1993. Print.

E-mail Communication

Harner, James L. E-mail to the author. 20 Aug. 2002.