Submission Guidelines

           1. Author Information:

  • The authors should provide their names,email addresses,phone number(s), affiliations and designations of all contributors on the title page of the manuscript to facilitate academic review and production.
  • Every author must provide a working email ID irrespective of whether he/she is corresponding or not.
  • All authors of an article, whether 4 or 5, are requested to provide their ORCID ID’s.
  • The Corresponding Author clearly indicates who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone/fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
  • Only those manuscripts will be considered for publication which have not been previously published anywhere nor are under consideration elsewhere.
    2. Paper Structure:
    1. Submissions should include abstracts of up to 200-250 words that explain the gist of the research and arguments the writer has presented. The abstract must not be exaggerated or contain any new information that is not outlined in the main body of the text. It should briefly outline the purpose of the research as well as the methodology used, and conclusions drawn by the author. The article must be accompanied by 5-8 keywords or descriptive phrases.
    2. The conclusion should outline the main themes and pointers of the article. It should sum up the whole idea of the article and the author’s findings.
    3. The paper should be written using:
      • Times New Roman 12-point font with 1.5 line spacing for English.
      • Traditional Arabic 16-point font with 1.5 line spacing for Arabic.
      • Alvi Nastaleeq 16-point font with 1.5 line spacing for Urdu.
    4. The Article should comprise of maximum 5000-7000 words including footnotes and bibliography.

            3. Citation Guideline

Chicago Style: All footnotes and Bibliographies should be cited in the Chicago Manual of Style. Journal of Translation & Multilingualism follows the Chicago Citation Style, Notes and Bibliography Style (17th addition) for citations. This reference style requires footnotes or endnotes in the text while citing, and a bibliography at the end of the document listing all the works that have been cited and any other works consulted. The bibliography should be arranged alphabetically by the author.

           4.Subdivision - Numbered Sections:

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2 ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in the section numbering). Use this numbering for internal cross-referencing as well: do not just refer to 'the text.’ Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear in its separate style format.

           5. Headings:

    1. Consistency and parallel structure must be maintained in headings and subheadings.
    2. Headline styles must be in accordance with MLA manual.
    3. Headings and subheadings must begin on a new line.
    4. The level of hierarchy in the headings and subheadings must be clear and consistent.
    5. Headings and subheadings should not be ended with a period.
    6. Avoid using more than three levels of hierarchy.
    7. There should be more space before the subheadings than after.
    8. There can be two levels of headings without any text between them.
    9. Font should be used as mentioned under Paper Structure headline for Arabic, English & Urdu.

           6. Heading level format:

  • Level 1: Centered, Bold or Italic font used, and Headline-style Capitalization.
  • Level 2: Centered, Regular font used, and Headline-style Capitalization.
  • Level 3: Flush with Left margin, Bold or Italic font used, and Headline-style Capitalization.
  • Level 4: Flush with Left margin, Regular font used, and sentence-style capitalization.
  • Level 5: Beginning line of the paragraph (no blank line after heading), Bold or Italic font, sentence-style capitalization, and terminal period used.

          7. Quotation:

A prose or quotation of five or more lines or more than 45 words should be “blocked.” The block quotation is single-spaced and takes no quotation marks, but an extra line space must be left immediately before and after the quote. Indent the entire quotation 0.5.” However, quotes less than 45 words would be incorporated within the text with inverted commas as running quotes.

           8. Figures and Tables Embedded in Text:

Please ensure that figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the figure or table.

          9. Bibliography:

  • The bibliography should start on a new page and be titled ‘Bibliography’ at the top in 12 pt. in the same font associated with language of manuscript. Do not embolden the title.
  • Use proper formatting for each type of source and always use a hanging indent. The first line of the citation will begin on the margin, subsequent lines are indented (opposite of a footnote/endnote).
  • The bibliography must be ordered alphabetically.

          10. Other Instructions:

  • Terms of other languages should be in Italics and explained/ translated.
  • Academic jargon that is specific to a particular discipline needs to be thoroughly elaborated upon or footnoted.
  • The Manuscript must be ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar ’corrected.
  • The authors must get the article’s language edited to avoid rejection.
  • Authors should attach a plagiarism report with a manuscript.
  • Articles that are unoriginal and heavily plagiarized shall not be entertained.
  • Articles not following Reference Guidelines i.e., Chicago Style for footnotes/Endnotes and Bibliography shall not be entertained.

          11. Declaration

  • Authors are required to provide an undertaking/ declaration stating that the manuscript under consideration contains solely their original work that is not under consideration for publishing in any other journal in any form.
  • A manuscript that is co-authored must be accompanied by an undertaking explicitly stating that each author has contributed substantially towards the preparation of the manuscript to claim the right to authorship.
  • It is the responsibility of the corresponding author that s/he has ensured that all those who have substantially contributed to the manuscripts have been included in the author list and they have agreed to the order of authorship.

          12. Submission Preparation Checklist:

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines:

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor it is before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point font; for English and 16-point font for Arabic and Urdu employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript will be submitted via OJS on the webpage of the Journal of Translation & Multilingualism.

          13. Processing Fee Policy:

The Journal of Translation & Multilingualism does not charge any processing fee. This means that authors are not required to pay any fees when submitting their research for publication. We have adopted this policy to encourage the submission of high-quality research and to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest involving the editorial board or the Centre for Translation Studies & Multilingualism.

          14. Revenue Source:

The "Journal of Translation & Multilingualism" operates as an open-access journal and does not charge any fees to authors for article submission, processing, or publication. The journal's financial support is provided solely by the Centre for Translation Studies & Multilingualism. This center covers all operational and maintenance expenses associated with the journal's publication.

This statement clearly communicates the following:

  1. Open-Access Model:

The journal adheres to the open-access model, making all published research freely available to readers worldwide.

  1. Financial Support:

The Centre for Translation Studies & Multilingualism is the sole financial backer of the journal.

  1. Responsibility for Expenses:

The center covers all expenses related to the journal's operation and maintenance, including peer review, website maintenance, and publication costs.