Guidelines for Submission

Interpretations aims to publish innovative and exemplary scholarship from all areas of literary studies. The journal welcomes articles, in English on literature, discourse studies on visual culture, historical, philosophical and socio-political leanings of literature, theoretical aspects and other areas in literary studies in its broader sense. As an interdisciplinary journal Interpretations gives priority to research papers that address issues of literary studies which go beyond the given discipline. Interpretations would provide space for critical inquiries into various nuances of mainstream English Literature, World Literatures in English, Translation Studies, Bhasha Literatures, Literary Theories and Cultural Studies, Indian Writings in English etc. We welcome well written research papers in English from scholars around the globe for consideration for publication.

Manuscripts submitted to Interpretations should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length inclusive of Notes (at the end of the articles) and bibliographic material. The submitted article must be based on original research or must offer sound theoretical base; it must be written in clear and concise style in English and it should not be under consideration elsewhere.

All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract (of not more than 300 words) and a Declaration by the Author. Articles should be formatted according to the MLA Handbook (9th edition), so please format submissions accordance with the MLA bibliographic principles—essential and discursive elaborations should be placed judiciously in Endnotes (please avoid Footnotes).

In the first instance the author(s) should send two separate files—

File – 1

ANONYMOUS COPY of the article with its title; authors must avoid any information within the article which make it easier to identify them (references to their own work must be done in the third person).

File – 2

ABSTRACT of the article with name of the author(s), institutional affiliation, address for correspondence, e-mail and contact no.


Declaration by the Author. (download)

All articles would be submitted to anonymous peer reviewing process and manuscripts will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, the soundness of their theoretical and methodological base, the coherence of their analysis and their ability to communicate to readers.

All submissions and queries must be mailed to –

Please read the Editorial Requirements below before submitting your manuscript.

Editorial Requirements

For Research Article—

  • Length of Research Article – 4000 (min.) to 6000 (max.) words inclusive of Endnotes and Works Cited list; articles must be anonymous.
  • Article should be typewritten and saved in .doc/.docx format;
    Font - Times New Roman; Font Size – 12;
    Alignment – Left (do not justify);
    Space – 1.5; Margin – 1” on all four sides.
  • Font Size of the Title – 14 (Central alignment).
  • Citation – In-Text citation and Works Cited list complying with the MLA Handbook (9th edition).
  • Citation must be made MANUALLY; please do not use the MS Words technical help for citation.
  • Use Endnotes when necessary only; do not use Footnotes.
  • Spelling — both British and American spellings would be accepted as long as they are consistent throughout the manuscript; please do not mix them.

For Abstract—

  • A separate page should include an ABSTRACT of the article; the basic editorial requirements are the same as of the article; the word limit is 300.
  • Authors should put their name, designation, institutional affiliation, address for correspondence, E-Mail ID and contact no. along with the Abstract.

* Please format your paper following the MLA Handbook (9th edition). For a quick guide to MLA Handbook (9th edition) you can check the links below:

All submissions must be mailed to –

Additional Information regarding Images and Copyright

All contributors would be responsible for determining whether their manuscripts reproduce any material that requires permission if needed (such as, photographs, images, or quotations).
If an article is submitted with an image/photograph, it should not be in any way supplementary to the main thesis and must be an integral or essential part of the argument of the article. It is recommended that submissions should include all images (if any) in high quality format with proper captions. Please attach the image file(s) separately along with the article (in Microsoft Words, .doc or .docx format). Use captions in the article file in order to indicate the proper placement of the image(s).

For more information or query, please contact –

Terms of Submission

The contributors should send their manuscripts to only; no other mode of submission is allowed.
The Chief Editor has the right to accept or reject any article without assigning any reason.
We follow double-anonymous peer review process and so manuscripts submitted must not contain names or any other identifying information of the author(s).
Sukanta College will not be held responsible for the views expressed by the authors in their articles.
One copy of the Journal will be provided to each author.
Being a non-profit journal Interpretations does not charge any fee from its authors at any stage of publication.

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