Instruction for Authors

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The authors are cordially invited to submit significant new findings of their research work papers in word and pdf formats to the journal office via online submission along with a DJ JELAL cover letter. DJ JELAL is a premier resource for original linguistic research based on data drawn from the English language, encompassing a broad theoretical and methodological scope. Highlighting theoretically and technologically innovative scholarship, DJ JELAL provides in-depth research and analysis in a variety of areas, including history of English, English grammar, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, American Literature, Ariel, Australian Literary Studies, Canadian Literature, Comparative Literature, Eighteenth Century Studies, English Literary History, Essays in Criticism, Fantasy and Literary Fictions, Genre and Dialectology.


There is no universally agreed definition of authorship. As a minimum, authors should take responsibility for a particular section of the study. The award of authorship should balance intellectual contributions to the conception, design, analysis and writing of the study against the collection of data and other routine work. If there is no task that can reasonably be attributed to a particular individual, then that individual will not be credited with authorship. All authors must take public responsibility for the content of their paper. The multidisciplinary nature of much research can make this difficult, but this may be resolved by the disclosure of individual contributions. All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.


This policy is concerned with the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts. Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason for addition or removal, or the rearrangement of the author names and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) the Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors about any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.

After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.

The editorial board of DJ JELAL welcomes original research contributions and reviews in word format. By submission of a manuscript an author certifies that the work is original and is not being considered simultaneously by other journals. All articles are subjected to critical reviews by referees.

Software and format: Manuscripts should be prepared in English using a word processor. MS Word for Windows and doc files are preferred. Manuscripts may be prepared with other software provided that the full document (with figures, schemes and tables inserted into the text) is exported to a MS Word format for submission. Do not use desktop publishing software such as Aldus PageMaker or Quark XPress. If you have prepared your manuscript with one of these programs, export the text to a word processing format. Papers should be typed in double column except author details and abstract and also single spaced with 2.5cm margin. The page setup is A4 size. The papers should have the following sections. Name each file with the last name of the first author. 

 Paper format Regular articles: Regular paper should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Papers should be written in clear, concise language (English). The papers must have an abstract not exceeding 250 words and 6 Keywords. Although variations in accord with the contents of a manuscript are permissible, in general all papers should have the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if applicable) and References. DJ JELAL model paper template file may be downloaded here. 

 1. Title of the paper:The title must concise and informative and should not exceed the 60 characters (12-15 words) including spaces (with key words appropriate for retrieval purposes) and provide peer readers with a quick overview of the paper contents. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where ever possible.

  2. Name of the author(s) with initials and the name and address of the institution where the work was done must be given. Present address(es) of author(s) may be given if they are different from the above. Provide, the e-mail address and phone number of first and/or the corresponding author so that an immediate communication with the editor is possible. This e-mail address also appears on the first page of the printed article.

 3. Abstracts: All papers must have an abstract not more than 250 words which should be clear and informative and giving significant objectives, methodology, findings and conclusion in the paper. Presentation of numerical results and abbreviations should be avoided as far as possible in the abstract.

 4. Key words: Between 4 and 6 key words must be provided for the purpose of indexing and information retrieval. Abbreviations must be avoided.

 5. Article: The article must provide the aim and objectives of the present study. It should clearly state the idea and its arguments. Each and every paragraph should have the coherence to each other. At the end of the article the findings and conclusion of the article should be clearly stated with acknowledgement. 

 6. Introduction: The introduction should introduce the research statement that the study was aimed. It should provide a clear statement of the present study, the relevant literature on the subject. It should clearly provide the details of the title of the article and the present study. In other words, the introduction should provide the information for the reader that he/she will need in order to understand on what this paper is going to discuss.

  7. Research Findings: The findings should describe the fulfilled aim and objectives with clarity and accurate. The findings should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author’s present research. The findings should be arranged in a unified and coherent sequence so that the conclusion is developed clearly and logically. 

  8. Discussion: The discussion should clearly state the aim of the present article. Each and every paragraph of the article should discuss the aim alone. It should not diverge from the aim of study. 

 9. Conclusion: State the significance of the findings in the conclusion in a few sentences at the end of the research article.

 10. Conflict of Interest Statement: Authors must indicate whether or not they have a financial relationship with the organization that sponsored the research. Examples of potential sources of bias include affiliations, funding sources, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert  testimony,  patent  applications/registrations  that  may constitute conflicts of interest. These statement should be provided by the corresponding author on behalf of all  authors when submit the manuscript.

 11. Acknowledgement: This section is used to acknowledge the contributions of institution authorities who provided the facilities to carry out the research work or those who assisted in the study whose contributions did not rise in the view of the principal investigator to authorship and to credit the funding agencies that supported the work, etc. should be brief.


The manuscript including abstract, keywords, references, figures and tables should be in English with pages numbered and typed with double line spacing on single side of A4 or letter-sized paper. Times New Roman with 1 point line spacing. Use margins of at least 2.5 cm (1 inch). Use bold letters for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns. The maximum length of a Full Paper should be eight journal pages (approximately 7500 words). Longer papers will be accepted only in exceptional cases if their quality warrants special consideration.



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Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online Manuscript Tracking System. The submission file should be in PDF file format for online submission (any LaTex files must be saved as PDF files). Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. If for some technical reason submission through the MTS is not possible, the author can contact for support. 

How to place the List of References

 The list of reference appears at the end of the paper. Begin the list on a new page and number each page, continuing the page numbers of your article. For example, if your research paper ends on page 10, the reference list begins on page 11. The page number appears in the upper right-hand corner, half an inch from the top and flush with the right margin. Center the title, reference, an inch from the top of the page. Double-space between the title and the first entry. Begin each entry flush with the left margin; if an entry runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line or lines one-half inch from the left margin. This format is sometimes called hanging indention, and you can set your word processor to create it automatically for a group of paragraphs. Hanging indention makes alphabetical lists easier to use. Double-space the entire list, both between and within entries. Continue the list on as many pages as necessary.

 Modern Language Association (MLA) 7th Edition References - Style

 Basic Format: 

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. 

 Book by a Single Author:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. 

Ex: Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. New York: Modern, 1995. Print.

Book by Two Authors:

Lastname, Firstname and Firstname Lastname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. 

Ex: Bhat, Yashoda and C.N. Mangala. Beyond the threshold of Indian Women on the Move. New Delhi: B.R, 1995. Print.

Book by Three Authors: 

Lastname, Firstname, Firstname Lastname and Firstname Lastname. Title of BookPlace of Publication: Publisher, Yearof Publication. Medium of Publication. 

Ex: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts. Abingdon: Routledge,2007. Print.

 Book More than Three Authors:

 Lastname, Firstname. et al. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

 Ex: Krishnaswami, N. et al. Contemporary Literary Theory: A Student’s Companion. New Delhi: Macmillan, 2001. Print.

 A Book by a Corporate Author:(Commission, Association, Committee)

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

A Book by an Editor:

 Sukanta Chaudhuri. Ed. Selected Short Stories: Rabindranath Tagore. New Delhi:OUP, 2011. Print.

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

 A Book by a Translator:

 Lattimore, Richmond. Trans. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1951. Print.

 Bama. Vanmam. Trans. Malini Seshadri. New Delhi: Oxford UP, 2008. Print.

 A Book by Compilation:

 Davis, Anita Price, comp. North Carolina during the Great Depression: Documentary Portrait of a Decade.Jefferson:McFarland, 2003. Print.

 A Book Edited and Translated:

 Kepner, Susan Fulop, ed. and trans. The Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction about Women. Berkeley: U of California P, 1996. Print.

 A Book Edited Compilation and Edited:

 Spafford, Peter, comp. and ed. Interference: The Story of Czechoslovakia in the Words of its Writers. Cheltenham:New Clarion,1992. 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.

 Introduction of a book:

 Coetzee, J. M. Introduction. The Confusions of Young Torless. By Robert Musil. Trans. Shaun Whiteside. NewYork: Penguin, 2001. V-xiii. Print.

 Foreword 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.

 Preface of a book:

 Felstiner, John. Preface. Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan. By Paul Celen. Trans. Felstiner. New York: Norton. 2001. Xix-xxxvi. Print.

 Afterword of a book:  

 Sears, Barry. Afterword . The Jungle. By Upton Sinclair. New York: Signet, 2001. 343-47. 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, 2011. Print.

 An Article in a Scholarly Journal with Issue Number alone:

 Mann, Susan. “Myths of Asian Womanhood.” Journal of Asian Studies 59 (2000): 835-62. Print.

 An Article in a Scholarly Journal with more than One Series:

 Striner, Richard. “Political Newtonism: The Cosmic Model of Politics in Europe and America.” William and Mary Quarterly 3rd ser. 52.4 (1995): 583-608. Print.

 An Articles in a Scholarly Journal with Volume number and Issue Number:

 Helming, Steven. “A Martyr to Happiness: Why Adorno Matters.” Kenyon Review 28.4 (2006) 156-72. Print.

 An Article from a Newspaper:

 Prasad, GJV. “Harold Pinter: Poet-Playwright of Peace and Violence.” The Indian Express 14 Dec. 2005, India ed. Print.

 An Article from a Magazine:

 McEvovy, Dermot. “Little Books, Big Success.” Business Week 6 May 2002: 94-96. Print.

 Mehta, Pratap Bhanu. “Exploding Myths.” New Republic 6 June 1998: 17-19. Print.

 An Article in a Reference Book:

 “Azimuthal Equidistant Projection.” Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary11th ed. 2003. Print.

 An Anonymous Article:

 “It Barks! It Kicks! It Scores!” Newsweek 30 July 2001: 12. Print.

 Review of a Book:

 Brown, Gillian. Rev. of “The Office of The Scarlet Letter by Sacvan Bercovitch.” American Literature 65.4 (1993):786-87. Print.

 A Multivolume Work:

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

 Lauter, Paul, et al., eds. The Health Anthology of  American Literature. 5th ed. 5 vols. Boston: Houghton, 2006. Print.

A Book in a Series:

 Neruda, Pablo. Canto General. Trans. Jack Schmitt. Berkeley: U of California P, 1991.  Print. Latin Amer. Lit. and Culture 7.

An Unpublished Dissertation:

 Kane, Sonia. “Acts of Coercion: Father-Daughter Relationships and the Pressure to Confess in British Women’s Fiction, 1778-1814.” Diss. City U of New York, 2003. Print.

A Published Dissertation:

 Mehata, Suruchi. Psychological Study of Protagonists in the Selected Novels of Anita Desai. Diss. Washington State U, 2001. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2001. Print.

 Privately Published Dissertation:

 Rann, Christina Ann. You Got A Little Bit of Everything in You: Narration as Resistance in Corregidora And Eva’s ManDiss. U Bonn, 1907. Leipzig: Privately published, 1907. Print.

Articles from online Journal:

 Societal Reflections in Anita Desai’s Novels, R Pranesh Kumar, V.S Bindhu., 016/06/11, DJ Journal of English Language and Literature, 1(1), 6-8,

Articles from online:

 Owen, Wilfred. “Minds at War' Wilfred Owen‘s Psychological Journey.” Web.

 2013. <>.

 Book Review from Online:

 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.

 E-mail Communication:

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

How to arrange the References Entries

Entries in a References list are arranged in alphabetical order, which helps the reader to find the entry corresponding to a citation in the article. In general, alphabetize entries in the list of references by the author’s last name, using the letter-by-letter system. In this system, the order of names is determined by the letters before the commas that separate last names and first names. Spaces and other punctuation marks are ignored. The letters following the commas are considered only when two or more last names are identical. 

 Peer review: All papers are subject to peer review. Authors are requested to suggest at least 3 independent reviewers (preferably non-native) with appropriate technical expertise although the editor may not necessarily approach them. Their affiliation and e-mail address should be provided as fully as possible. However, the DJ JELAL has an identified panel of reviewers and may designate other reviewers based on the topic of a paper require.

 Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file and should be returned with one week of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any other corrections may be charged to the authors. Authors are advised to check their proofs very carefully before return, since inclusion of late corrections cannot be acceptable Corrected proofs are to be returned to the publishers.

Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make changes like typographical or minor clerical errors if necessary in the research articles. No changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.

Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

 Copyright: Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication (except thesis), in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publishers it is necessary that the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright  to the publisher before publication of the work.

 Paper Acceptance: The final decision on publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief upon recommendation of Editorial Board Members. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in DJ JELAL, it must not be published in any periodical elsewhere.

 Brief checklist for submission.

  1. Have you provided a Title Page?
  2. Have you provided *corresponding author communication address email id and mobile number information at the end of the paper?
  3. Have you provided an Abstract of 250 words?
  4. Are your Tables denoted by Arabic numerals, and are they in order as cited in the text?
  5. Do your Tables submit at the end of the text file ?
  6. Are your Figures denoted by Arabic numerals, and are they in order as cited in the text?
  7. Have all your Figures been submitted text file or JPEG or GIF TIF or files?
  8. Are your References cited in the required format of the Journal?
  9. Have you obtained permission and submitted documentation for all Personal Communications cited?

 Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-5 printed pages. 

 We shall try our best to complete review process within 45 days from the date of submission. In order to preserve a high quality of this journal, the Editorial Board may wish to set some rules from time to time.

 Review articles are an attempt by one or more authors to sum up the current state of the research on a particular topic. Ideally, the author searches for everything relevant to the topic, and then sorts it all out into a coherent view of the “state of the art” as it now stands. Review Articles should inform about:

  • The main researchers working in a field
  • Recent major advances and discoveries
  • Significant gaps in the research
  • Current debates
  • Future directions

 Reviews are also peer-reviewed.

 Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus.  The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length paper. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages in length. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the following differences: (1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words; (2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.

 Review Process

 The DJ JELAL shall not accept or publish manuscripts in its online journals without prior peer review. There shall be double blind review process of manuscripts. Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers. There are at least three or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue. Editors of DJ JELAL shall follow the review process which shall be clearly defined. The referees shall treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. The editor evaluates the recommendation and notifies the author of the manuscript status. The manuscript may be:

  • Accepted as it is
  • Accepted after minor revision
  • Accepted after major revision
  • Rejected

 The comments of the anonymous reviewers will be forwarded to the authors, and when the authors are ready to submit their revised manuscript, read the comments of the editors and reviewers, and respond to them by telling what modifications they have made in their manuscript or why they have not made the suggested changes.

 Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers comments to authors within 4 weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the DJ JELAL to publish manuscripts within 8 weeks after submission.

 NOTE: If minor revision is required, authors should return a revised version as soon as possible within 7 days. If major revision is required, authors should return a revised version within 12 days.

 All contacts shall be by e-mail. All the authors should have an e-mail id.

 The Editorial Board reserves the right to make changes if necessary mainly to improve the quality of the paper.

 Those who are submitting their manuscripts are requested to send one printed copy each along with the “Copyright transfer agreement form” which is available in the web site.

 Reprints (PDF file) may be downloaded directly from the website: Authors can freely can print unlimited copies of their articles.

 The responsibility of the contents rests upon the authors and not upon the publisher.

 Authors are requested to prepare the manuscript according to our journal “Instructions for authors” guidelines.


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