Journal of Linguistics & Literature, the University of Chitral, a peer-reviewed journal, invites papers relevant to the broad fields of linguistics and literature.
- Submission of articles
- Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process to submit the paper.
All correspondence related to the journal should be addressed to the Editor.
- Manuscript length
Manuscripts should not exceed 7000 words (including endnotes and references) with an informative abstract (250 words maximum) and 3-5 keywords.
- Format of Paper
The Journal of Linguistics & Literature follows a variant of APA/MLA styles to accommodate the multi-disciplinarian work that the journal features. References must indicate full name(s) of an author(s), editor(s), year of publication, the city of publication, publisher’s full name, and page numbers. References at the end of papers in the latest issue of our journal are a good immediate guide for potential contributors. Papers not following these guidelines will not be processed.
- Peer-review Process
Manuscripts that adhere to submission guidelines are initially reviewed by the Editor of JLL. 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. JLL will also check submissions for plagiarism.