Author Guidelines

  1. Acceptance Criteria

The manuscript needs to be scientifically important, original, and interesting to the scientific audience for acceptance in the journal. According to the editorial policy, all submitted manuscripts undergo an in-depth double-blind peer review. The review procedure document is provided on the journal website.

  1. Types of content 

European Journal of Language and Literature Studies (EJLS) welcomes and acknowledges recent, high-quality theoretical and empirical original research papers in the areas of Language and Literature, case studies, review articles, literature reviews, book reviews, conceptual frameworks, analytical and simulation models, and technical notes from researchers, academicians, professional and practitioners from all over the World.

  1. Topics

EJLS aims to be a broad range of multidisciplinary platform in language, literature, and related fields where researchers and scientists share their significant recent research findings with the scientific community and the audience worldwide. The studies for languages worldwide are welcome, provided the manuscript is written in English.

The topics for EJLS cover but are not limited to the following.

  • American Fiction
  • American Literature
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Asian Languages and Literature
  • Assemblage
  • Beckett
  • Bilingualism
  • Biographic Arts
  • Biolinguistics
  • British Literature
  • Class and Culture in Literature and Film
  • Clinical Linguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Comparative Linguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Conflict and Community
  • Contextual Study
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Cosmic Linguistics
  • Creative Writing
  • Critical Writing
  • Decolonizing Drama and Performance in Africa
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Developmental Linguistics
  • Diachronic Linguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Disability Studies
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Drama
  • Educational Linguistics
  • Ethnolinguistics
  • Etymology
  • Evolutionary Linguistics
  • Experimental Linguistics
  • Film and Literature
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Functional Linguistics
  • Fundamentals of Languages
  • General Linguistics and Microlinguistics
  • Generative Linguistics
  • Geolinguistics
  • Grammatology
  • Graphemics
  • Graphetics
  • Hamlet and Critical Methods
  • Historical Linguistics
  • History of the English Language
  • Home and Away: Epics and Utopias
  • India in English
  • International Cinema
  • Internet Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language and Technology
  • Language Assessment
  • Language Assessment and Evaluation
  • Language Development
  • Language Education
  • Language Planning and Policy
  • Language Teaching
  • Lexicography
  • Lexicology
  • Linguistic Typology
  • Literary Discourse
  • Literary Research Methods
  • Literature of American Diversity
  • Literature Theory and Practice
  • Mathematical Linguistics
  • Morphology
  • Narrative and Memory
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Novel
  • Paralinguistics
  • Philology
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Poetry
  • Pragmatics
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychoanalytic Approaches to Literature
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Quantitative Linguistics
  • Rebels in Literature and Music
  • Rhetoric
  • Romanticism
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Semantics
  • Short Story
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Statistical Linguistics
  • Studies in Trauma Literature
  • Stylistics
  • Synchronic Linguistics
  • Syntax
  • Text Linguistics
  • The Age of Chaucer
  • The Age of Shakespeare
  • The Epic Tradition
  • Theoretical Linguistics
  • Translation Studies
  • Typological Linguistics
  • Uncovering Fairytales, Myth, Folktales, and Ghost Stories
  • Victorian Literature
  • Women in Literature and Psychology
  • Women's Literature
  • World Literature
  1. Paper Improvement

The author double-checks the manuscript in terms of:

  • Technical correctness
  • Novelty/originality
  • Reference to prior work
  • Quality of experimental results (if any)
  • Organization and clarity
  • Importance to the field 


The author checks whether 

  • the nature and scope of the paper are clearly stated in the abstract.
  • Introduction 

The author checks whether the introduction:

  • provides relevant background information;
  • indicates the scope and direction of the paper;
  • provides a context for the main issue;
  • indicates the focus of the paper;
  • the objectives are mentioned clearly, along with the significance of the study for the relevant audiences.

Review of literature and Theoretical Framework 

The author checks whether:

  • the existing literature covers all relevant aspects of the study;
  • the context of the topic or problem is established clearly in the literature review or historical background.

Research design and methods 

The author checks whether:

  • the methodology is clear and supported by literature;
  • the method used is appropriate to the objective of the study;
  • the methodology is reliable for the interpretation of findings;
  • the reason for choosing the methodology is mentioned.

Data collection 

The author checks whether:

  • the data is collected with the proper instrument.

Discussion, Findings, and interpretation 

The author cheeks whether:

  • the findings are interpreted in the light of the literature;
  • the terms are clear for the general audience and reader;
  • language of the paper is simple, cohesive, and free of jargon.


The author checks whether:

  • the literature is based on various studies;
  • the literature is integrated within the body of the paper;
  • the literature is cited correctly according to APA style;
  • enough references are cited for the study.

Excessive self-citations seemingly forced efforts among some authors for citations, and unnecessary references not mentioned within the body text are considered inappropriate and unacceptable.

  1. Paper Guidelines 

The author checks whether:

  • the paper is written according to the journal guideline;
  • all headings and subheadings are numbered correctly;
  • tables and figures are proper and provided with good image quality;
  • The length should not exceed 6000 words
  1. Submission

The author should submit the manuscript as a Word document via the online form at the link below.

 If the authors face difficulties submitting via the online form, they can send the manuscript as an attachment via email to [email protected].

  1. APC (Article Processing and Publishing Fee)

The journal charges a fee of €220 for processing and publishing the article.

Authors can pay the fee using one of the three methods provided on the invoice.

  1. Open Access

The journal follows the open access policy of CC BY NC under Creative Commons attribution license v 4.0 (

According to this license, the content is free to download, distribute and adapt for noncommercial uses, provided appropriate attributions are made to the original article and its contributors.

  1. Paper format 


Title: The abstract's title should be 12-point Cambria and bold.

Author name: For each author, write the full name, affiliation, and email in Cambria 11.

Body: The abstract should be in Cambria font, 11 points, not bold, not italic, single space, between 150 to 250 words long as one paragraph, and fully justified.


5-10 words lower case, comma separated (not "Key words" but "Keywords")

Abstract language


Full Paper 

Font Size and Type: 10-pt. Cambria

Line Spacing: Single space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, document body, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.

Spacing after Punctuation: Space once after commas, colons, and semicolons within sentences. Insert one space after punctuation marks that end sentences.

Alignment: Justified

Paragraph Spacing: 0 pt before and 6 pt after.

Order of Pages: Title Page, Abstract, Body (Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Discussion, Analysis, Conclusions, etc.), References, Footnotes, and Appendixes are placed after the references.

Tables & Figures are placed within the body of the text with good image quality and in line with the text (not text on both sides of the image).

Total Length

Maximum 6000 words.


According to the APA (American Psychological Association) Referencing System.


Full paper should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc, .docx). Pdf not accepted



  1. Review Procedure

The review procedure is given by the guideline on the journal website.

  1. Deadlines

The journal publishes two issues per year.

The journal publishes three issues per year.

15 April
The submission deadline for this issue is 15 March.

15 August
The submission deadline for this issue is 15 July.

15 December
The submission deadline for this issue is 15 October.

Journal Manager