Submission Instraction

 | Post date: 2018/08/25 | 

Paper Submission Guide
Original manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word and submitted online in order to be read by JELCS  Editorial Board. Authors should consider that the editors have the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions. After confirming the submission, authors will receive a confirmation e-mail from the journal editor. After submission, authors can follow up the process, from submission and acceptance, through assessment and final version preparation request, to on-line publication. 
1. General Requirements
1.1 Language
JELCS only accepts manuscripts written in English. Please write your text in proper English; author must consider single American or British usage.
1.2 Numbers
In writing numbers, authors must use a period instead of a comma. Moreover, it is necessary to divide numbers containing more than five digits into groups of three (i.e., 10 000.471 85, but 1000.4718).
1.3 Length of Paper
Papers between minimum of 5000 words and maximum of 8000 words are preferred and for book reviews it is between 600 to 2000 words.
2. Title Page
Author should upload the title page as a supplementary file for the editor to review in order to prevent the identification; since this journal approves articles with high system quells any disturbance.
2.1 Title
Main title should not be more than 12 words (Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12 pt.). Linearly, abbreviations and/or purposeless word are not accepted in the title. The subtitle should be italicized and centered directly below the main title.
2.2 Authors’ Names and Affiliations
At the aims of author’s name it must be followed by that method of; the first name, initial(s) middle, and last name. To assist researchers as well as librarians, use the same form for publication. All titles and degrees must be omitted too (e.g., Dr., Professor, PhD, PsyD, EdD).
The authors’ affiliation identifies the location of the author(s) at the time the research was conducted, which is usually an institution. Include a dual affiliation only if two institutions contributed substantial support to the study. Include no more than two affiliations per author. If an author has no institutional affiliation, list the city and state of his/her residence. The names of the authors should appear in the order of their contributions, centered between the side margins. For names with suffixes (e,g., Jr. and II), separate the suffix from the rest of the name with a space instead of a comma. Only provide a complete mailing address of the corresponding author for correspondence.
3. Preparation of Text
Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
Title; abstract; keywords (indexing terms, normally three-to-six items); introduction; literature review; theoretical framework; methods and/or techniques; material studied; results; discussion and findings; conclusion; acknowledgements; references.
3.1 General Rules for Text
Please use the following rules for the entire text, including abstract, keywords, headings, and references.
Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12 pt.
Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph — 0 pt.; below paragraph — 4 pt.
Line Spacing: fixed, 1.5 pt.
Heading 1: Times New Roman; 12 pt.; Bold; for example, 1. First-level Heading
Heading 2: Times New Roman; 12 pt.; Italic; for example, 1.1 Second-level Heading
Heading 3: Times New Roman; 12 pt.; for example, 1.1.1 Third-level Heading
3.2 Abstract
A concise and factual abstract is required. It should be between 150 and 250 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but, if essential, they must be cited in full in the abstract without relying on the reference list.
3.3 Keywords
Listing keywords helps Editorial Board to find works in databases. Then, provide 5-6 keywords in alphabetical order, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. About abbreviations only firmly established ones in the field may be eligible.
4. Citation
4.1 Citations in the Text
JELCS follows MLA Style. Each work cited in the text must appear in the Works Cited list, and vise-versa. However, two kinds of material are cited only in the text: references to classical works such as The Bible and The Qur’an, whose sections are standardized across editions, and references to personal communication.
4.2 Works Cited
JELCS follows MLA method of Works Citation (hanging).

  • Book with one author
Last Name, Initial First Name. Book Title (ed.). City of publisher: Publisher, Year.
  • Electronic book
Replace place-of-publication and publisher information with the DOI.
Last Name, Initial First Name. Book Title (ed.). Year. DOI
Note: Insert a blank space if you need to break a URL across lines before most punctuation. Do not add a period after the URL.
  • Work with two authors
Last Name, Initial First., & Last Name, Initial First. Book title. City of publisher: Publisher. Year. DOI
  • Two or more works by the same author
Arrange by the year of publication, the earliest first.
If works by the same author are published in the same year, arrange alphabetically by title and distinguish the documents by adding a lowercase letter after the year of publication as indicated below.
  • Book by a corporate author
Associations, corporations, agencies, government departments, and organizations are considered authors when there is no single author.
  • A book with no author or editor listed
Book Title (ed.). City of publisher: Publisher, Year.
  • A translated work and/or a republished work
Last Name, Initial First Name. (First Publish Year/Second Publish Year). Book Title.(Translator(s) Name, Trans.). City of publisher: Publisher.
Anthologies, Course Packs, & Encyclopedias
  • Anthology or compilation
Last Name, Initial First Name. (Eds.). Book Title (ed.). (Year). City of publisher: Publisher, Year.
  • Work in an anthology or an essay in a book
Last Name, Initial First Name. “Essay Title.” In Editors Name (Eds.), Journal Name (pp.). City of publisher: Publisher, Year.
Work in a course pack
Last Name, Initial First Name. “Essay Title.” In Editors Name (Eds.), Journal Name (pp.). City of publisher: Publisher, Year. (Reprinted from Book title,pp., Year).
  • Article in a reference book or an entry in an encyclopedia
If the article/entry is signed, include the author’s name; if unsigned, begin with the title of the entry
Last Name, Initial First Name. “Essay Title.” In Editors Name (Eds.), Journal Name. City of publisher: Publisher,  Vol. , NO. ,Year, pp. .
  • Article in a journal––for articles retrieved online
Last Name, Initial First Name. “Essay Title.” Journal Name, Vol. , NO. ,Year, pp. . DOI
Note: List only the volume number if the periodical uses continuous pagination throughout a particular volume. If each issue begins with page 1, then list the issue number as well.
  • Articles in a journal, more than seven authors
Last Name, Initial First Name., et al. “Essay Title.” Journal Name,  Vol. , NO. ,Year, pp. . DOI
  • Article in a newspaper or magazine
Last Name, Initial First Name. (Exact Date). Article title. Newspaper Title, p..
  • Article from an electronic source
Last Name, Initial First Name. “Essay Title.” Journal Name,  Vol. , NO. ,Year, pp. . DOI  Retrieved from URL [Access Date]
Doctoral Dissertations and Master’s Theses
  • Unpublished theses and dissertations
Last Name, Initial First Name. Theses Title, (Unpublished master’s thesis/ Doctoral Dissertation). University Name, City, Country, Year.
  • Electronic theses and dissertations

 Last Name, Initial First Name. Theses Title, (Master’s thesis/ Doctoral Dissertation, University Name, City, Country), Year. Retrieved from URL [Access Date]
Web pages
Web Title. Document Title.Year. Retrieved from URL [Access Date]
5. Note
Please avoid using footnotes. Change footnotes to endnotes. Insert (Note 1, Note 2) in the running text and explain the note in an end notes section after the references page.
6. Appendix
The appendix comes after the references and the notes. In the text, refer to appendices by their labels: e.g., produced the same results for both studies.


Submission of a manuscript implies that the author(s) agree to transfer copyright to the Journal of English Literature and Cultural Studies when the contribution is accepted for publication. Reproduction of the text, figures, or tables of this journal is allowed only by permission of the Editorial Committee.


Peer Review Process 

Manuscripts submitted for publication in Journal of English Literature and Cultural Studies will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent experts in that particular area, the author will receive evaluation results within a month to decide the manuscript would be accepted or rejected.


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