The University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics & Literature (UOCHJLL) was launched in 2017 with the aims to play an important role in the academic culture of the humanities, in countries institutes of high learning and research around the world. It aims to publish stimulating, well-written, authoritative peer-reviewed articles on all topics relevant to the broad fields of linguistics and literature. It is consciously eclectic and diverse in its range of content: works ancient and modern and is open to a broad interpretation of text and culture.  UOCHJLL serves a wide cross-section of interests and backgrounds, enabling the journal to place a priority on clear writing and readability. The journal is international in focus and content and attracts contributors from universities all over the world. The journal mainly publishes articles written in English.

The journal is a peer-reviewed, international, and interdisciplinary research journal. The journal follows a biannual publishing schedule and welcomes original research articles, reviews, reports, and case studies.

Manuscripts for publication must be submitted to editor.jll@uoch.edu.pk or make a direct submission at http://jll.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal2/about/submissions, in MS WORD format with a clear declaration that,

  1. the submission is original,
  2. the submission is not being considered elsewhere,
  3. there is no conflict of interests and,
  4. the authors agree to grant the first editing/publishing rights to the journal upon acceptance.
  5. Manuscripts should not exceed 7000 words (including endnotes and references) with an informative abstract (250 words maximum) and 3-5 keywords
  6.  All correspondence related to the journal should be addressed to the Editor.
  • Peer-review Process

Manuscripts that adhere to submission guidelines are initially reviewed by the Editor of JUOCHLL. Manuscripts qualifying for peer review are sent to at least two expert reviewers: one national and one international. The corresponding author will receive all editorial communications regarding the status of the manuscript, revisions, and reviews. All revisions and the dissemination of the reviewers’ comments and other manuscript information to co-authors are the corresponding author’s responsibility. To be accepted or rejected for publication, a paper must receive two positive or two negative reviews. If the editor receives one positive and one negative review, a third, tie-breaking review must be obtained.

  • Copyright and Clearing Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Add your acknowledgments to the typescript, preferably in the form of an Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper. Credit the source and copyright of photographs or figures in the accompanying captions.

It is also important that you carefully proofread your paper, and that it is accompanied by a Turnitin similarity index report in soft form. UOCHJLL will also check submissions for plagiarism.

Open Access Policy

Open access is an ongoing publication practice that differs in the way traditional methods of publishing papers to the public get submitted, reviewed, authenticated and finally published.  In Open Access publication model neither readers nor a reader’s institution are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles without requiring a subscription to the journal in which these articles are published.

UOCHJLL follows the Open Access policy. All research articles published in UOCHJLL are fully open access and immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.

A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format, is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.

Notes:

Open access is a property of individual works, not necessarily journals or publishers.

Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now.

Open articles are published under Creative Commons licenses. Authors publishing in the University of Chitral, Journal of Linguistics & Literature (JUOCHLL) can use the following Creative Commons licenses for their articles:

  1. Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY)
  2. Creative Commons Non-Commercial license (CC BY-NC)