Author Instructions - TEL Journal

The English Literature Journal is an international, open access, bi-monthly journal covering all aspects of English language and literature including modern literature, literary history, creative writings, expressions etc.

TELJ is published online bi-monthly with one volume per year. Authors are encouraged to send review papers wihtout invitation. The journal welcomes manuscripts that meet the general criteria or scope of the journal and scientific excellence.

Manuscript Submission

Submit Manuscripts using our online submission system or email papers to:

All submissions are peer-reviewed and the authors will be intimated on the status within 3 weeks. Click here to know the peer-review process adapted by The Eng Lit J.

A cover letter addressing to the editor-in-chief should sent along with the manuscript. It should include corresponding author’s complete address, affiliations and contact details with text specifying the significance of the work.

A statement mentioning that ‘the work submitted to the journal has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication in any journal’ is required in the cover letter.


Manuscript Preparation

A submission check list is available to help authors for relevant data and information.

File Formats
Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
Portable Document Format (.pdf)

General Formatting
Document should be single-column text without manual hyphenating at line breaks
Use single line spacing throughout the manuscript.
Font type should be Arial 10pt
Use “symbol” font type for greek/special characters
Elaborate numbers, either at the beginning of the paragraph or within the text, if it is less than ten

Resolution should be atleast 200 pixels/inch.
Attach figures as separate files as well as embed in the manuscript.

Research Papers

Format manuscripts submitted to The English Literature Journal as full length papers as given below:

    ♦ Title
    ♦ Authors Names and Affiliations
    ♦ Abstract
    ♦ Key Words
    ♦ Introduction
    ♦ Materials and Methods
    ♦ Results and Discussion
    ♦ Conclusion
    ♦ Acknowledgements, if any
    ♦ References

The title should be clear, short and informative. As far as possible, avoid abbreviations. If used, the name should be first indicated in full; followed by the short form.

Authors Names and Affiliations
Provide names of all authors who have made substantial contributions to the work with their first name and last (family) name and designate the corresponding author with an asterisk. Below this, give the complete institutional address. Arabic numerals should precede the address and place them as superscript after the respective author’s name.

Abstract should not exceed 350 words. It should not be structured and clearly describe the major findings reported in the manuscript. Avoid using citations or references in the abstract. Do not define Standard abbreviations; however, a list of non-standard abbreviations is encouraged and should be elaborated in parentheses the first time it is used in the text.

Authors requested to supply 3 to 6 keywords separated by a semicolon that will provide indexing references to the article.

The introduction should outline the background of the research, purpose, significance and should include the rationale of the work.

Materials and Methods 
Authors should describe the experimental methods employed in the work in sufficient detail. Use of subheadings is encouraged. The statistical method and level of significance, if any, state clearly.

Results and Discussion 
Results and discussion should be clear and precise. Explain the results with respect to the findings in authors’ study. Include subheadings for proper explanation of results.

Present the major interpretations and conclusions of the paper.

Tables should be less, inserted at appropriate places in the text and it should have only top header and bottom borders. Number each table consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading on the top of the table (For example, Table 1: Heading...).

Figures should be of high resolution (300dpi) and attach them as separate files either in GIF or JPEG formats or embed at appropriate places in the text. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures (For example, Figure 1: Heading....). When referring figures in the text, authors are encouraged to cite them as Fig.1 and so on. Give descriptions below each figure.

References should be numbered in square brackets (for example: [5], [7-9], [5, 13]) and listed at the end in the order of appearance in the text. Unpublished or submitted manuscripts should not be included in the reference list. When there are more than three authors, then the three author’s name should be mentioned followed by ‘et al’. Journal names abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.


Referencing Style:

Journal reference
Al-Khaiat, Abdullatif (2010). “Joseph Conrad: Defender or Condemner of Imperialism?” Jordan Journal of Modern Languages and Literature 2:43-61.

Book Chapter 
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. Eds. Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1988. 271-313.

Book reference
Maugham, W. Somerset. Collected Short Stories. Introduction, Nickolas Shakespeare. New York: Everyman, 2004.


Review Articles

These articles should showcase the in-depth review on literature or English language pertaining to the subject. Divide them under headings and subheadings.

Less than 3000 words excluding the title page, abstract, references, tables and figure legends
Tables and figures combined should not be more than 15 and
no more than 70 references


Short Communication

Manuscripts under short communications expected to describe novel, specialized and original outcome.

Manuscripts should be less than 1500 words excluding title page, abstract, references, tables and figures
Tables and figures combined should not be more than 2 and
maximum 10 references

Galley Proofs

Electronic proofs sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file. The journal reserves the right to make changes in the manuscript, but restricted only to the non-textual formatting contents of the article to suit the quality of the journall.


Authors requested to download and send the filled Copyright form after manuscript acceptance.

Publication Charges

Indian Authors: rupee2500

Outside India: US $ 100