Author Guidelines

International Journal of English Literature and Translation Studies(IJELR) is an open access journal that provides rapid publication (Quarterly) of articles in all areas related to English Literature, Translational studies and Related topics

The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and excellence. Papers will be published on web immediately after accepted as recently accepted papers

Peer Review Process
All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process. The practice of peer review is to ensure that high quality scientific material is published, therefore the peer review is one of the most objective processes of the our Journal. Our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of our Journal.
The Editors-in-Chief/Managing Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. Although it is an extremely rare occurrence, the Editors-in-Chief may accept an exceptional manuscript at this first stage. The Editors-in-Chief may also reject a manuscript at this stage because it is insufficiently original, it has serious scientific flaws, it is ungrammatical, it is written in poor English, or it falls outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to an Editor or to an Associate Editor to manage the review process. The manuscripts are reviewed by minimum two reviewers who are experts in the area of submitted paper
International Journal of English Literature and Translation Studies(IJELR)   will only accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments.
Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at:, A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 72 hours
The cover letter/author agreement form should include the corresponding author's full address, email address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author's surname, as an attachment. The authors may also suggest two to four reviewers (one from the other country) for the manuscript.

Preparation manuscript:
IJELR is an open access journal that provides rapid publication (Quarterly) of articles in all areas (check Home page for coverage) and Related topics

IJELR will only accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments (SINGLE FILE) to the Editorial Office at:

Preparation of manuscript: Research articles, Review articles: Manuscript should be prepared using Microsoft Word. The text should be left justified and use font size 12, Times Roman font, 1.5 spacing between lines, and 1 inch margins.

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote.

The Abstract should be informative and should be 250 words in length.

Following the abstract, about 3 to 6 key words that will provided

The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

Conclusions/Suggestions: The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible(x/l format). Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.

Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or Power point before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

References/work cited: RJELAL follows MLA format 7th Edition
Book (no author) In Text:(Encyclopedia of Virginia 212)
Encyclopedia of Virginia. New York: Somerset, 1993. Print.
Book In Text: (Barnet 97) for more authors (Booth, Colomb, Williams et al. 190)
Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003. Print
Edited, Translated In Text: (Greenspan and Rosenberg 77)
Greenspan, Edward, and Marc Rosenberg, eds. Martin’s Annual CriminalCode: Student Edition 2010. Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2009. Print.
Article or Chapter in an Edited Book In Text: (Naremore 266)
Naremore, James. “Hitchcock at the Margins of Noir.” Alfred Hitchcock:Centenary Essays. Ed. Richard Allen and S. Ishii-Gonzales. London:BFI, 1999. 263-77. Print.
Two or More Books by the Same Author In Text: (Barnet, Practical Guide 87), (Barnet, Short Guide to Writing 17)
Barnet, Sylvan. The Practical Guide to Writing. Toronto: Longman, 2003.Print.
---. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. 4th ed. New York: Harper Collins College, 1993. Print.
Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers) : Author’s name. “Article Title.” Journal Name volume. issue (year): page-range. Example:
Journal Article (Print) In Text: (Keary 614)
Keary, Anne. “Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact.” Canadian Journal of History 41 (2006): 613-616. Print.
Online Journal In Text: (Res.J.Eng.Lang.Lit)
Jesus, Kevin.“Governing the Local: Sovereignty, Social Governance and Community Safety.” Res.J.Eng.Lang&Litt.,1(1); (2012): pp 10-12
Review Process:All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 1-2 weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the International Journal of English Literature and Reviews to publish manuscripts within 2-3 weeks after submission.
Copyright and authors’ rights: It is a condition of publication that all contributing authors grant to KY Publications (IJELR) the necessary rights to the copyright in all articles submitted to the Journal. Authors are required to sign an Article Publishing Agreement to facilitate this. This will ensure the widest dissemination and protection against copyright infringement of articles.
Proofs: Corrections should be clearly identified and returned to the editorial office within 5 working days of receipt to
Publication Charge
IJELR is an initiative to provide International Platform for quality research papers.
We cover the costs partially through article processing fees. Our expenses are split among editorial costs, electronic composition and production, journal information system, manuscript management system, electronic archiving, overhead expenses, and administrative costs. Moreover, we must cover the costs of publishing the accepted article plus the cost of reviewing articles the journal reject.

Note: Once the payment was done, it was not refunded in any circumstances/Printed copies dispatched only after releasing the entire issue (after 15 days from the date of issue)

1Research Article, Review & Short Communications: For Indian Authors 2000Rs/For Others 100US$ (online only),

1Research Scholars/Students (Proof mandatory) without any financial support: 1860Rs(for Online only)

Super Express mode: 3000Rs for Indian Authors, 150$ for Others (Publish within 72 hours) online only*

For Printed copy :1000Rs (Indians)

For Others: one printed copy 50US$ + Shipping charge depending upon origin country*
* contact editor for more details & Conditions Apply

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Article Retraction & Withdrawal

It is a general principle of scholarly communication that the Editor of a journal or proceedings is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted shall be published. In making this decision, the Editor is guided by journal policies and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. An outcome of this principle is the importance of the scholarly archive as a permanent, historic record of the transactions of scholarship: articles which have been published shall remain extantexact and unaltered as much as possible. However, occasionally circumstances may arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions must not be taken lightly and can only occur under exceptional circumstances.

KY Publications recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and the wider academic community. Honest errors are a part of science and publishing and require publication of a notification or correction when they are detected. We adhere to the highest standards to maintain the trust in and correctness of our electronic archive and in all cases our official archives in the KY Publications will retain all article versions, including retracted or otherwise removed articles. Our publications operate according to the below policies for making corrections to scholarly published material.

Article Retraction

Journal Editors should consider retracting a publication if:

  • It contains infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, etc.
  • It contains major errors (e.g. miscalculations or experimental errors) or the main conclusion is no longer valid or seriously undermined as a result of new evidence coming to light of which Authors were not aware at the time of publication.

Journal Editors shall determine based on investigation whether a retraction is required and in such cases shall act in accordance with COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. Besides these guidelines, standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies (refer to ICMJE’s recommendations on Corrections, Retractions, Republications and Version Control or the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s policy on Errata, Retractions, and Other Linked Citations in PubMed) and based on these the following best practice for article retraction has been adopted by KY Publications:

  • A retraction note titled “Retraction: [Article Title]” which is signed by the Authors and/or the Editor is published in a subsequent issue of the journal and is listed in the table of contents of this issue.
  • In the electronic version, a link is added to the original article.
  • The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note; it is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
  • The original article is retained unchanged except for a watermark which is included on each page of the article PDF indicating that it has been “retracted”.
  • The HTML version of the document is removed.

Note that if Authors retain copyright for an article this does not mean they automatically have the right to retract it after publication. The integrity of the published scientific record is of paramount importance and COPE’s Retraction Guidelines still apply in such cases.

Article Correction

Journal Editors should consider issuing a correction if:

  • A small part of an otherwise reliable publication reports flawed data or proves to be misleading, especially if this is the result of honest error.
  • The Author or Contributor list is incorrect (e.g. a deserving Author has been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

Corrections to peer-reviewed content fall into one of four categories:

  • Publisher correction (a.k.a. ‘erratum’): to notify readers of an important error made by publishing/journal staff (usually a production error) that has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
  • Author correction (a.k.a. ‘corrigendum’): to notify readers of an important error made by the Authors which has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
  • Addendum: an addition to the article by its Authors to explain inconsistencies, to expand the existing work, or otherwise explain or update the information in the main work.
  • Retraction: see previous section. Retractions are normally reserved for publications that are so seriously flawed (for whatever reason) that their findings or conclusions cannot be relied upon. Note that partial retractions are not helpful because they make it difficult for readers to determine the status of the article and which parts may be reliable. Similarly, if only a small section of an article (e.g. a few sentences in the discussion) is plagiarized, Editors should consider whether readers (and the plagiarized Author) would be best served by a correction (which could note the fact that text was used without appropriate acknowledgement) rather than retracting the entire article which may contain sound original data in other parts.

The decision whether a correction should be issued is made by the Editor(s) of a journal or proceedings, sometimes with advice from Reviewers, Advisory Board members or Editorial Board members. Handling Editors will contact the Authors of the paper concerned with a request for clarification, but the final decision about whether a correction is required and if so which type rests with the Editors. Corrections to published articles are bi-directionally linked to and from the article being corrected and are represented by a formal notice both on the PDF- and HTML-version of the article concerned.

Article Withdrawal

Withdrawal of articles is strongly discouraged and only used in exceptional circumstances for early versions articles which have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published yet (“articles in press”) but which may already appear online. Such versions may contain errors, may have accidentally been submitted twice or may be in violation a journal’s publishing ethics guidelines (e.g. multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, etc.). In such situations, especially in case of legal/ethical violations or false/inaccurate data which could pose a detrimental risk if used, it may be decided to withdraw the early version of the article from our electronic platform. Withdrawal means that the article content (both the HTML- and PDF-versions) is removed and replaced with an HTML page and PDF stating that the article has been withdrawn according to KY Publications policies on article withdrawal with a link to the then-current policy text.

Note that if Authors retain copyright for an article this does not mean they automatically have the right to withdraw it after publication. The integrity of the published scientific record is of paramount importance and these policies on retractions and withdrawals still apply in such cases.

Article Removal

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove a published article from our online platform. This will only happen if an article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect that it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk. In such circumstances, while the metadata (i.e. title and author information) of the article will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating that the article has been removed for legal reasons.

Article Replacement

In cases where an article, if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk, the Authors of the original paper may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. Under such circumstances, the above procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the article retraction notice will contain a l