Author Guide

Main Articles:

The articles submitted should correspond to the three defining areas of English i.e., Literature, Language & Skills. The clarity of the article along with well researched ideas and logical presentation will be considered while publishing. The articles need to follow the following for submission.

Author Details: Full details of the author/authors need to be submitted. A 30 word author profile in third person needs to be included.
Abstract: To clearly and concisely state the content in the paper.
Introduction: A clear introduction and framework through which the paper is presented.
Body: The actual investigation or research of the author and the methodology adapted.
Conclusion: The articles’ conclusion is a clear exposition about the author’s findings.

Short Writing:

Short writing need not follow the formal order but need to be original and interesting to read.

Reviews:

Reviews can be of movies, books, games or new software but they need to conform to the overview of the journal. The reviews should serve the purpose of advancing and elucidating the purpose of English in its three forms of manifestations.

Creative:

Poetry and short stories, original or translated can be published.

Discussion:

Discussion regarding the published articles, education policies in relation to English or any other news and opinions can be included if it fits into the format of the journal’s publication.

The International Journal of English: Literature, Language & Skills (IJELLS) is an open access journal that provides publication (quarterly) of articles in all areas of the subject.

IJELLS will only accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments or uploaded at the website. Although every effort will be made to accept articles for publication, the editor reserves the right to refuse or edit submissions.

Review Process:

All manuscripts are double blind peer reviewed and the comments are forwarded to the author for modifications if any. The final version has to be approved by the editors before publishing. The review process will be completed within one month.

We do not issue an acceptance letter nor a certificate of publishing to any of the contributors.

Criteria for Publication:

The following criteria are used to evaluate a submission’s suitability for publication:

  1. Does the topic reflect up-to-date principles, methods, and techniques?
  2. Will the article appeal to a worldwide readership?
  3. Is the article well written and organized, with sufficient explanation to enable readers to apply the insights and recommendations?
  4. Does the article contribute new ideas and information to the field of English?
  5. Are the ideas and information in the article contextualized; that is, has the author cited other authors whose work is related to the topic?
  6. Is the writing clear, concise, and easy to read?

 Copyright:

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Fees and Charges:

The International Journal of English: Literature, Language & Skills – IJELLS (ISSN 2278-0742) has been a start up in academic publishing, opting for the open access online format. We believe in free access to research in an easy share format. The financial needs, required to purchase and maintain, the tools and the services of publishing, are recovered through authors after their articles go through a stringent selection process. We term this ‘formatting fee’. All the academic service for promoting the journal is honorary. We are trying very hard, through this collaborative model, to provide a quality platform for academic and creative writing in the academic vertical.

Authors are required to pay the formatting fee.  Publication of an article in the International Journal of English: Literature, Language & Skills (IJELLS) is not contingent upon the author’s ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication.

Correspondence:

IJELLS policy avoids any form of correspondence apart from the mail service or information sent through the form at website.