FORTELL is a blind peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research in English language and literature. It focuses not just on theoretical concepts of research, but on pedagogical practices of the classroom. It encourages and invites scholarship on new technologies of teaching language and literature; and seeks to interrogate the relationship between syllabi, teaching methodologies and evaluation.
FORTELL is published bi-annually in January and July, both in print and online editions.
Print ISSN: 2229-6557
Online ISSN: 2394-9244
The journal allows free access to both the current online version and its archives. The readers may avail a plethora of articles on varied issues related to English language and Literature, interviews with eminent academics and researchers and also interesting and useful language activities.
There is no submission or processing fees charged by the journal for publication of articles. The print version is made available against Annual Subscription for a calendar year.
Peer Review Policy
All research articles included in this journal undergo rigorous blind peer review.
Responsibilities of the Authors
By submitting their work in FORTELL, authors testify that their work is original research and it has not been previously published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.
It must be clearly specified if the article has been written in collaboration with other people. Authorship should be limited to the person who has made a major contribution to the development of the work, and all persons making significant contributions should be included as co-authors.
Authors must identify all sources used in the work by citing them properly according to the copyright and publication guidelines. When reproducing any material from different sources such as texts, figures, images or tables, authors are responsible for obtaining permission and must cite the materials’ origin properly.
If an author discovers a significant error in the published work, the author is obligated to inform the journal’s Editorial Board in order to either correct or retract the paper.
Responsibilities of the Editors
The role of the editors is to evaluate the suitability of submitted papers on the basis of their academic merit; and to check whether they meet the aims and scope of the journal.
The editors will not disclose information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author or reviewers, or other members of the editorial board, as appropriate. The editors will ensure the prompt handling of the review process.
The editors will evaluate the merit of manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to gender, caste, religion, nationality, ethnicity, race or sexual orientation.
Responsibilities of the Reviewers
Peer review is essential to the journal in making editorial decisions and assisting authors in manuscript improvement. If a potential reviewer feels unqualified to review the manuscript, he/she should notify the editors immediately and excuse himself/herself from the review process.
Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents and not shown or discussed with others without authorization from the editors.
Reviews should be conducted objectively, without personal criticism of the author. The reviewers should send the review report in the stipulated period, stating whether they recommend a paper to be accepted, rejected or revised.
Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments, so as to help the author improve the quality of the paper.
Reviewers should identify relevant publications not cited by the authors, and point out substantial similarity with previously published works of which they have knowledge.
Responsibilities of the Publisher
In cases of proven misconduct, plagiarism, or fraudulent publication, the publisher, in collaboration with the editorial board, will take appropriate action to clarify the situation, publish an erratum, or retract the work in question.