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Literary Voice accepts papers on multiple facets and genres of Literature in English, Literary Criticism, ELT, Book Reviews and unpublished poems @ literary.voice@yahoo.com. The window for submissions for September edition will be open from June 1-10, and March edition from December 1-10. An article violative of guidelines for authors and not accompanied by mandatory declarations, will not be considered. Literary Voice (Online) ISSN 2583-8199 has also been independently launched from January 2023.


Mission Statement

Literary Voice, (ISSN 2277-4521), a Peer-Reviewed, U.G.C. Care Group II and indexed Journal of English Studies, is published regularly with special focus on literature written/being written in English all over the globe. It aims to promote healthy, constructive, critical and interpretative writing on literary issues and trends, and provides a publication platform for the talented young research scholars and emerging new voices in the genres of poetry and fiction globally. Besides Book Reviews, Poems and Interviews, we publish research articles of contributors belonging to different nationalities, on various facets and genres of literature, literary criticism, linguistics and ELT. An article must be accompanied by a declaration that it is an original and unpublished piece of writing. The articles submitted for possible inclusion in Literary Voice pass through a rigorous double-blind review process with the members of the Editorial Advisory Board who hail from U.S.A., Canada, Turkey, Bangladesh, Iran and India, and are accessible at their official positions. Literary Voice is non-political, does not charge any publication/article processing fee though membership of the journal is mandatory for an author/s publishing in the print journal. Currently LV is indexed with Web of Science ESCI, Cosmos, ESJI, Cite Factor, InfoBase Index and I2OR. All communications be addressed to Dr. T.S. Anand @ literary.voice@yahoo.com or Dr . Sumedha Bhandari @ sumedhabhandari@pau.edu

Editorial Advisory Board

Prof. Fakrul Alam
formerly Pro-Vice Chancellor
East West University
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
{falam1951@gmail.com}
+880 09666775577

Prof. John C. Hawley
Dept. of English
Saint Clara University
California (U.S.A.)
{jhawley@scu.edu +1 (408) 554-4956}

Prof. Harish Narang
Visiting Professor
Ambedkar University
Former Professor & Chair J.N.U., New Delhi
{harishc.narang@gmail.com}
{+91 98107-91674}

Prof. Somdatta Mandal
former Chair
Dept. of English & Modern Languages
Visva Bharati,
Santiniketan (West Bengal)
{somdattam@gmail.com
+91-94341-32556.

Dr. Swaraj Raj
former Chair & Professor
Dept. of English
Sri Guru Granth Sahib University
Fatehgarh Sahib (India)
{swarajraj@yahoo.com}
+91-94171-04331.

Prof. Ashis Sengupta
Dept. of English
North Bengal University
Siliguri (West Bengal), India
{ashmit2018@nbu.ac.in}
+91-97340-12805.

Dr. Tejinder Kaur
Professor of English
RIMT University
Mandi Gobindgarh (India)
{dr.tejinderkaur@rimt.ac.in}
+91 98550-00228.

Dr. K.B. Razdan
former Chair
Dept. of English
University of Jammu
(J & K) India.
{razdankulbushan696@gmail.com}
+91-94191-83972.

Dr. Satnam K. Raina
Professor of English
University of Jammu
Jammu (J & K), India.
{distanceeducationju@gmail.com}
+91-99060-95584.

Prof. Himadri Lahiri
Department of English
School of Humanities
Netaji Subhas Open University
DD-26, Sector-I, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata - 700 064 (West Bengal)
{himadri.lahiri@wbnsou.ac.in}
+91-7890115419.

Dr. Alpna Saini
Professor & Head
Dept. of English
Central University of Punjab
Bathinda (Punjab) India
{alpna.saini@cup.edu.in}
91 98886-30225

Dr. Alka Kumar
Research Fellow (CERC)
Ryerson University
Toronto (Ont.) Canada
{alka.kumar@ryerson.ca}
+1 (204) 509-8640.

Reviewers

Dr. Bhagyashree Varma
Associate Prof. of English
University of Mumbai
Mumbai (India)
{bhagyashree@english.mu.ac.in}
{+91 97695-65813}

Prof. (Dr.) Annie John
Head Dept. of English
A.R. Burla Mahila Varishtha Mahavidyalaya
Solapur (Maharashtra) India.
{ anniejohn5250@gmail.com}
+91- 9822402080/8888344997

Dr. Roghayeh Farsi
Asstt. Professor of English
University of Neyshabur
Neyshabour (Iran)
{rofarsi@yahoo.com}
+98-91571-19031.

Dr. Goksen Aras
Asstt. Professor of English
Atilim University
Ankara (Turkey)
{goksen.aras@atilim.edu.tr}
+90 (312) 586-8666.

Dr. Rupinder Kaur
Formerly Professor & Head
Dept. of English
Punjabi University
Patiala (India)
drrupinderkaur57@gmail.com
|+91-99152-48848|

Dr. K. S. Purushothaman
Formerly Principal
Govt. Arts College
Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
sfksp1951@gmail.com
+91 94433 09951

Dr. Sushila Shekhawat
Associate Professor of English
Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences
Birla Institute of Technology & Science
Pilani (Rajasthan)
sula@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in
+91 94686 75701.

Dr. Mamta Anand
Assistant Professor in English, Gr. I
Liberal Arts Discipline
Indian Inst. of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing,
Jabalpur (M.P.), India.
Mamtas.email@gmail.com
{+91 91095-36351}

Dr. Tamali Neogi
Assistant Professor of English
Gushkara College
Gushkara (West Bengal), India.
{tamalineogi13@gmail.com}
+91-79085-05445

Dr. Maitali Khanna
Assistant Professor
Dept. of English Language & Literature
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
Anantapur Campus,
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
{maitalikhanna@sssihl.edu.in}
+91-7382413480


Editors

Dr. T.S. Anand
former Professor of English
University of Sirte (Libya)
{dr_tsanand@yahoo.com }
+1 (519) 250-0747.

Associate Editors

Dr. Charu Sharma
Associate Prof. of English
Govt. College
Shahpur(Kangra) H.P.
{sharmacharu04@yahoo.co.in}
+91-82199-60052.

Dr. Sumedha Bhandari
Asstt. Prof. of English
Punjab Agriculture University
Ludhiana. (Punjab)
{sumedhabhandari@pau.edu}
+91-98788-66667.

Dr. Harbir Singh Randhawa
Professor of English
D.A.V. Postgraduate College
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) India
(hr4207@gmail.com)
+91 94129-15687

Dr. Sushmindarjeet Kaur
Associate Professor & Head
Postgraduate Dept. of English
G.G.N. Khalsa College
Ludhiana (Punjab), India.
{susmin30@yahoo.com}
{+91-94653-48669}

Ethics Policy

Literary Voice is committed to follow the best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions, and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. Since the publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the authors and the institutions that support them, it is therefore, incumbent upon the authors to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. The author of a submitted article must ensure

  • that the work has not been published before
  • that the work is not under consideration elsewhere
  • that copyright has not been breached in seeking its publication.
  • that proper acknowledgment of sources is done.
  • that the publication has been approved by all co-authors.
  • that the authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.


Policy Against Plagiarism

Literary Voice has zero tolerance for plagiarism. In case plagiarism is found to have occurred, the Editor reserves the right to ask the author/s to write a formal letter of apology to the author/s of the plagiarized paper, including an admission of plagiarism. In case the paper has appeared on the website, the journal will remove access to it. However, if the paper is under submission, the paper will be automatically rejected by the Editor and the author/s found indulging in plagiarism will be banned permanently.

Guidelines for Authors

The articles/papers must conform to the guidelines enunciated in MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th Edition). The first page must contain Title or Sub-Title of the Research Paper, with a brief abstract of the paper (150 words appx.) and Keywords, Name of Author(s), Designation, Official Address and E-mail Address. The manuscripts must be in Font: Times New Roman, Size: 12 and justified, Line spacing: single spaced and submitted only in MS Word 2007 or 2010. The size of articles/ papers should be around 3500 words inclusive of Works Cited.

Format of the Paper

  • The articles/papers must conform to the guidelines enunciated in MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th Edition).
  • The first page must contain Title or Sub-Title of the Research Paper, with a brief abstract of the paper (150 words appx.) and Keywords, Name of Author(s), Designation, Official Address and E-mail Address.
  • The manuscripts must be in Font: Times New Roman, Size: 12 and justified, Line spacing: single spaced and submitted only in MS Word 2007 or 2010. The size of articles/ papers should be around 3500 words inclusive of Works Cited.


Deadline for Submissions

Research Papers/Book Reviews/Poems for March and September editions of LV will be accepted for consideration only in the month of December and June respectively.. We reserve the right for early closure of submissions before the notified deadlines. Submissions be sent by e-mail at literary.voice@yahoo.com and with the declaration that the submission is original, unpublished, free from plagiarized material and not submitted elsewhere. Submission e-mail must include the statement claiming that you have read the submission guidelines and agree to the policy of the journal. The submissions comprising Quotations in languages other than English, must be accompanied by translation in English within the text in parentheses.


Peer Review Process

We, in the Literary Voice follow a stringent double-blind review of the submitted works in order to conceal the identity of the reviewer and the reviewed. The Reviewer has to convey his approval/disapproval/suggestions for improvement/modification of the submitted article, if any, within three weeks of the receipt of the article. Subsequently, in case of rejection/or certain concerns raised by the reviewer, the decision will be conveyed to the author and time frame of two weeks will be given for revision and resubmission of the paper for consideration/publication.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the articles appearing in the journal, do not in any manner reflect the opinion of the editor/s. Responsibility for any infringement of copyrighted material will devolve on the authors submitting their work for publication in Literary Voice.

Publication Ethics

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all the stakeholders involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. True to the COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Editors of Journals, Literary Voice commits itself to the best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The authors, editors or reviewers should refer to original COPE guidelines.

Copyright

We, in the Literary Voice are sensitive to an author’s wish to republish and reproduce the published contents with another party on the distinct understanding that in such an event the author will inform the Editor and acknowledge the credit to Literary Voice as the first publisher and include the original link location in their works.

Guidelines for Editors

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, and may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. In order to ensure fair play, manuscripts should be evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

The Peer reviewer assists the editor in taking editorial decisions and through the suggestions/comments on the paper assists the author in improving the paper. The manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents and not shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Multiple authors in research articles should be avoided but those who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is incumbent upon the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that co-author has seen the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.


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