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Guidelines for Authors
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SUBMISSION OF PAPER (FOR PUBLICATION)
- 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
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.
Books/ Non Periodical Publications
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.
Owen, Wilfred. “‘Minds at War’ Wilfred Owen‘s Psychological Journey”. Web. 25 July 2013. <http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/minds_p1.htm>.
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. <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/books/review/23kamp.html>
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.
Harner, James L. E-mail to the author. 20 Aug. 2002.