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 paper submission page where the author can fill the submission form for a research paper.

After submission, the peer review process will take 15-21 days.  If any error is rectified, it will be emailed to the author and only after authors consent, an error will be corrected. If the research paper is accepted for publication then the author will receive an online acceptance letter. 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 accepted.


Research Paper Formatting Rules:

  1. The paper should only be in the font “Times New Roman".
  2. The size of the font should be 12 points.
  3. The title should not have any special formatting like bold or italics.
  4. The title’s alignment should be Center Aligned.  The size of the font should be 16 points. 
  5. Author name should be Left Aligned.
  6. Abstract should be Center Aligned.
  7. All paragraphs’ first line should be indented to .5 inch from the left margin. Paragraph of Abstract should have normal alignment without any indent.
  8. Page Margin should be  1-inch on the top, bottom, left and right side.
  9. All Headings should only have initials capitalized like, Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion. Headings should never be bolded or italicised.  They should always have normal formatting.
  10. Works Cited or Reference should have been on the separate page at the end of the manuscript.  Works Cited and References must match with each other.  Missing in-text citation in the Reference Section or vice versa is completely no-no.
  11. Works Cited or Reference should be Center aligned (only title)
  12. 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. 

Basic Rules for Writing Works Cited and Reference:

  1. Author’s Last name, First name then the middle name (if any). Personal Author(s), editor(s), corporate author, director.
  2. Title of source. Book Title, Article Title, Chapter Title, The Title of a TV episode, Film Title.
  3. Title of the container, Book title, journal title, title of TV series
  4. Other contributors, Translators, performers.
  5. Version, Edition, abridged/unabridged, the director’s cut.
  6. Number, Volume and Issue Numbers, Season and Episode Numbers.
  7. Publisher, Publishers, university presses, organizations, Governments, Production Companies
  8. Publication date, Use the date most pertinent to you. Full dates are given in this format: 24 Aug. 2016
  9. Page Number(s), Web Address, DOI, stable URL, time on a recording, DVD Disc Number.
  10. 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).
  11. 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”).
  12. If a print source does not list a publisher and you can inform who the publisher is, place the publisher’s name in brackets.
  13. 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 Text Align Align  Spacing
   Title of Paper Times New Roman 16 Normal Centered   Normal
 Author/Author’s name Times New Roman 12 Normal Left  Normal
     Author’s        Designation Times New Roman 12 Normal Left  Normal
Affiliation  Times New Roman 12 Normal Left  Normal
Main content  Times New Roman 12 Normal Centered  Normal
Works Cited Times New Roman 12 Normal Centered Normal


Please download the manuscript template. This will help you to prepare your manuscript for publication.