Manuscript Preparation Guideline

The authors can avail the facility to submit the papers through direct email at or submit their research papers through the website in a paper submission page where the author can fill the submission form for a research paper.

After submission, the peer review process will take a minimum of 40-50  business days.  If the research paper is accepted for publication then the author will receive an online acceptance letter. The authors are requested to strictly follow the below-mentioned author’s guidelines. The IJOHMN reserves the right to reject submissions in the event of irregularities against these mentioned author guidelines:

  1. The research paper or article must be plagiarism free and original with unique research content. 
  2. The research paper should not have been published elsewhere or under review for any other journal publication.
  3. IJOHMN restricted its scope to the disciplines of English Language, Literature, and Linguistics; therefore, a research paper written apart from these subject areas will not be considered.

 Research Paper Formatting Rules:

  1. The paper should only be in the font style “Times New Roman".
  2. The size of the font should be 12 points.
  3. The Title’s Alignment should be Center Aligned.  The size of the font should be 18 points
  4. Author name should be Left Aligned.
  5. The abstract should be Center Aligned.
  6. All paragraphs’ first line should be indented to .5 inch from the left margin. Paragraph of Abstract should have normal alignment without any indent.
  7. Page Margin should be  1-inch on the top, bottom, left and right side.
  8. All Headings should only have initials capitalized like, Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion. Headings should never be bolded or italicized.  They should always have normal formatting.
  9. Works Cited or Reference should have been on the separate page at the end of the manuscript. In-text citation and Works Cited/references should co-relate each other.
  10. Works Cited or Reference should be Center aligned (only title)
  11. If a reference line exceeds and goes to the second line then it should have an indentation of .5 inch margin without pressing any ENTER button.  examples are given below in detail.

Rules for Publishing a Research Paper 

  1. The research paper must ideally range between 1500 – 5000 words.
  2. The Abstract part must not exceed 150- 200 words.
  3. Keywords must be added after paragraph of the Abstract.
  4. References/Works Cited must have proper inclusion in the paper to avoid any plagiarism.
  5. All figures, images, tables of the manuscript should be embedded into the original text. Separate files or documents will not be accepted.
  6. For publishing purposes, the journal will request original media wherever required. 

Use of images

social media or other platforms. 

As we ethically and legally support only plagiarism-free material and content of the article, we are equally concerned about the quality of the images.  We do encourage our authors to use only original images with full copyright holdings. If you do not want to spend money on images, then use royalty-free images.  The images should be original, alteration free and free of any kind of software manipulation. All the materials (content, images, data, and tables) used in the article must be plagiarism free and should also be free of any copyright issues.  We strictly advise our authors and readers against the use of infringing material of any kind, which may create a legal issue or problem later on in the future.  

Copyright issues can only be raised against the use of copyrighted content, images or only if the content is not cited properly. As a publishing house, we have a policy not to use the copyrighted content without the owner's permission. We suggest our authors to search and download images from the following below-mentioned sites. They have millions of copyright-free images which you can use. You can even use images from Wikipedia if necessary. 

 How to Write In-Text Citations: 

  • The first and foremost rule is that all In-Text Citations must have a mention in the Reference Section also.  So do remember to cite all the In-Text Citations in the Reference Section at the end of the paper.  The same way all Reference mentions must have somewhere In-Text Citations too.  Both must complement or correlate with each other.
  • While writing an in-text citation in the body of the text you need to put the cited sentence or phrase in the quotation marks. Add author’s Last Name followed by Page Number and close it with parenthesis (). Example, “Dolly and I greeted each other with slight nod” (Bhagat 62).
  • If the author’s name is missing the source or article then add a few words from the heading followed by page number in parenthesis. For example, “Dolly and I greeted each other with a slight nod” (Two States 62).
  • If citing from an online source or article then write a citation in quotation marks. Add author’s last name followed by page number in parenthesis ().  For example, “In the midst of these activities, there are cases that they tend to have a hard time observing the mechanics in writing.” (Sarte 4).
  • It is a must to add Work Citations for each in-text citations added in the body of the text else the manuscript will be deemed as incomplete and will be rejected.
  • Short Quotations: If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and page number for the reference (preceded by "p."). Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author's last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.  Example as follows;

 According to Nefnouf (2019),  “For Jadine, she is a black beautiful girl and one of the novel's protagonists. She works as a model.  Valerian  Street  paid  for  her  studying  of  arts  and  history in Paris.” (p. 3)

 Nefnouf (2019) stated,  “For Jadine, she is a black beautiful girl and one of the novel's protagonists. She works as a model.  Valerian  Street  paid  for  her  studying  of  arts  and  history in Paris.” (p. 3)

  • If the author is not named in a signal phrase, place the author's last name, the year of publication, and the page number in parentheses after the quotation. Example as follows;

He/She stated,  “For Jadine, she is a black beautiful girl and one of the novel's protagonists. She works as a model.  Valerian  Street  paid  for  her  studying  of  arts  and  history in Paris.” (Nefnouf, 2019, p. 3)

  • Long Quotations: Place direct quotations that are 40 words or longer in a free‑standing block of typewritten lines and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, indented 1/2 inch from the left margin, i.e., in the same place you will begin a new paragraph. Type the entire quotation on the new margin, and indent the first line of any subsequent paragraph within the quotation 1/2 inch from the new margin. Maintain double-spacing throughout. The parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark. Example as follows:

Nefnouf (2019) study found the following:

For Jadine, she is a  black beautiful girl and one of the novel's protagonists.  She works as a  model.  Valerian  Street paid for her studying of arts and history in  Paris. (p. 3).

 How to Write Works Cited or Reference:

  1. The foremost rule is that all References must have a mention or correlate with In-Text Citation in the manuscript text.
  2. Author’s Last name, First name then the middle name (if any). Personal Author(s), editor(s), corporate author, director.
  3. Title of source. Book Title, Article Title, Chapter Title, The Title of a TV episode, Film Title. 
  4. Page number or page range must be mentioned if a reference from the print book or ebook is taken.  It authenticates your research when you put in page or page range.
  5. Title of the container, Book title, journal title, title of TV series
  6. Other contributors, Translators, performers.
  7. Version, Edition, abridged/unabridged, the director’s cut.
  8. Number, Volume and Issue Numbers, Season and Episode Numbers.
  9. Publisher, Publishers, university presses, organizations, Governments, Production Companies
  10. Publication date, Use the date most pertinent to you. Full dates are given in this format: 24 Aug. 2016
  11. Page Number(s), Web Address, DOI, stable URL, time on a recording, DVD Disc Number.
  12. Bibliographic styles should be in MLA style. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
  13. IJOHMN now requires only the publisher and not the city of publication. The 8thedition also does not require sources to have a publication marker, (such as “Print”).
  14. If a print source does not list a publisher and you can inform who the publisher is, place the publisher’s name in brackets.
  15. IJOHMN now requires URLs (when possible) when citing online sources. The date of access is optional, but be sure to include it whenever possible, since online works can be changed or removed at any time. List Works Cited of the online electronic journal the title of the source in quotation marks and the title of the container in italics, followed by a comma and the date of publication. Since this is an online source, include the URL and date of access.

See example below:

  Font Font Size Font Style   Text Align  Spacing
   Title of Paper Times New Roman 18 Bold Center   Normal
 Author Name Times New Roman 14 Normal Left  Normal
     Author’s        Designation Times New Roman 14 Normal Left  Normal
Affiliation  Times New Roman 14 Normal Left  Normal
Works Cited Heading  Times New Roman 12 Normal Center Normal


Please download the manuscript template and use it to prepare your manuscript.