Guidelines for Authors

Articles must be solely the unpublished original work of the author(s) stated, must not have been previously published elsewhere, and must not be under consideration by any another journal. The Editor(s) or the publisher assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions of author(s).

The IJLIS strongly discourages duplication/reduplication of data already published in other journals/books. If and when duplication is detected after publishing in IJLIS, the journal will be forced to 'retract' such articles. All articles submitted to IJLIS are subject to peer review process. All accepted articles will be suitably edited before publication.

All articles submitted for publication to the IJLIS should follow the below mentioned guidelines:

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1. Covering Letter: A covering letter which could explain why the article should be published in the IJLIS. One of the authors could be identified as the corresponding author of the article, who would be responsible for the contents of the article as also answer.

2. Article: Article should be presented in as concise a form as possible and the contents arranged in the following format:

Article should be submitted in MS word format, A4 page size and of maximum 6000 words in English.

-- Title of the paper should be in bold 14 point font size and Times New Roman font type.

-- Name of the author(s), address of the institution with PIN, along with telephone no., and e-mail id.

-- Abstract of approximately 150-250 words along with maximum five key words.

-- Full text and abstract should be single-spaced, 10 point font size, Times New Roman font type.

-- Paragraph headings and sub-headings in bold 12 font size and may be numbered in bold.

-- The margins should be set as: top- 3cm; bottom-3.8cm; left-3.8cm; right-2.5cm.

-- Introduction should be in brief and state precisely the scope of the article.

-- Review of the literature should be restricted to reasons for undertaking the present study and provide only the most essential background.

-- Methodology should be clearly mentioned like objectives, methods followed for work, limitations, statistical analysis, etc. should be included.

-- The discussion should deal with the interpretation of results without repeating information already presented under results.

-- Tables and figures may be numbered in Arabic numerals and sources cited clearly. These should appear in sequential order in the text. The corresponding tables or figures should either appear within the text or should be placed at the end of the article.

-- The conclusions can be linked with the goals of the study but unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data should be avoided.

-- Acknowledgements should be in brief.

-- Undertaking by Author(s) should be signed by all author(s) and submitted with the article. You can download the format: Undertaking by Authors.

-- Follow the MLA style of citation for all references and bibliographies.

-- In-Text Citations: MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation.

This means that the author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page. The author's name may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.

Follow the any one of MLA, APA or Chicago Manual Style of References

Check on the IJLIS website there are Citation Style Sources

Article processing fee:

Publishing with open access is not without costs, because it does not have
subscription charges for its research content, believing instead
that immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of
research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community.

This journal charges the article processing fee is in Rs.1,500/- for
Indian nationals and for other than Indians is in USD 100.
Payment should be made in online deposit which is given in acceptance letter.
If the paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay
an Article Processing fee.

Check-List:

Before submitting the article you should check the following:

-- Covering letter (Hard copy should be sent)

-- Undertaking by Author(s) signed by all authors (hard copy should be sent)

-- Title with Abstract having maximum five key words.

-- Article.

-- Acknowledgement (option)

-- References (Must be in MLA style)

-- Processing fee (Rs. 1,500/- for Indian and USD 100 for foreigners) should be
requested, once article accepted for publication.

Submission of article:

The covering letter, Undertaking by Author(s) You can download the format: and Processing fee should be sent account given in the acceptance letter”.
The article must be sent in softcopy to editor@ijlis.org