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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submitted Article is not previously published.
  • The submitted article must be formatted as per Journal format.
  • The submitted article must be in MS word format and having bio note of the author.
  • The submitted article's plagiarism must not be more than 15 %.
  • The submitted article must look like an article and fulfill bibliographic requirements.

Author Guidelines

For article submission, authors are required to follow the instructions below:

  • Manuscript should be in MS Word format
  • Manuscript should be prepared in the light of the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition
  • Article should solely be submitted to this journal. It should neither be previously published nor it should be in review in any other journal
  • Submission should be within the scope of this journal (see Announcements | Linguistic Forum - A Journal of Linguistics)
  • Author names, affiliations, and contacts should correctly be provided
  • Number of words should not be more than 8000
  • Article should be divided into title, abstract, introduction, literature review, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, and references OR title, abstract, introduction, material and method, results and discussion, and conclusion
  • Abstract should comprise of upto 200 words followed by 4-6 keywords arranged alphabetically and separated by a semicolon (;). Abstract should not contain citations
  • Use Online Submission System (OSS) at Submissions | Linguistic Forum - A Journal of Linguistics for the submission of manuscripts
  • For queries or problems regarding submissions, contact the editor through or write at Contact | Linguistic Forum - A Journal of Linguistics

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