A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

ISSN Print : 2229-6557, Online: 2394-9244


Guidelines for Submission of Manuscript

  1. FORTELL Journal publishes original research articles on the teaching of English language and literature at school and college/university level. The contributor should ensure that his/her paper has not been published/submitted elsewhere at the time of being sent to FORTELL Journal.
  2. Soft copies of articles (3500-4000 words), book reviews (750-1000 words) and language games/activities (400-500 words should be sent along with a brief bio note of the contributor of about 25-30 words  for each author) to the Coordinating Editor, Dr. A.L. Khanna at amrit.l.khanna@gmail.com. Each article should include an Abstract of 100-150 words, and 5-6 key words. It should be accompanied by a declaration that the paper is original and does not violate any copyright law and has not been published before. The first page should contain the title of the article, name of author(s), affiliation(s), contact details including email id, phone number and mailing address for correspondence with a pin code.
  3. Articles sent after the announced last date of submission in Call for Papers will not be entertained.
  4. Copies of letters granting permission to reproduce illustrations, tables, or lengthy quoted passages should be emailed along with the manuscript. FORTELL will not be responsible for any copyright issues.
  5. Since FORTELL Journal is a peer reviewed journal, all manuscripts are subject to the usual process of anonymous review. Information that could help identify the contributor should be avoided in the body of the article.
  6. The final decision of selecting the articles for publication will rest with the Editorial Board of FORTELL Journal.
  7. Consistency in the style used for writing numerical expressions should be maintained throughout the manuscript.
  8. Double quotes should be used throughout the text. Single quotes should be used only within the double quotes. All references must be cited in text and in endnotes. Endnotes should appear before References.
  9. Contributions must follow the style specified in APA style sheet (6th edition). A detailed list of references in alphabetical order must be provided at the end of the article following the endnotes. References should include the author’s name, name of the book/name of the journal with issue number, publisher, place of publication, year and page number( in case of chapter from an edited book, journal, magazine, weekly periodicals, newspaper).

Here are some examples from APA style sheet (6th edition) for quick reference of contributors.

Citations in the text

When quoting in your paper, if a direct quote is less than 40 words, incorporate it into your text and use quotation marks. If a direct quote is more than 40 words, make the quotation a free-standing indented block of text and DO NOT use quotation marks.

One work by one author

In one developmental study (Smith, 1990), children learned... OR

In the study by Smith (1990), primary school children... OR

In 1990, Smith’s study of primary school children…

Works by multiple authors

When a work has 2 authors cite both names every time you refer to the work in the text. When a work has three to five authors, cite all the author names the first time the reference occurs and then subsequently include only the first author followed by et al. For example:

First citation: Masserton, Slonowski, and Slowinski (1989) state that...

Subsequent citations: Masserton et al. (1989) state that...

For 6 or more authors, cite only the name of the first author followed by et al. and the year.

Works by no identified author

When a resource has no named author, cite the first few words of the reference entry (usually the title). Use double quotation marks around the title of an article, chapter, or Web page. Italicize the title of a  periodical, book, brochure, or report. For example:

The site seemed to indicate support for homeopathic drugs (“Medical Miracles,” 2009).

The brochure argues for homeschooling (Education Reform, 2007).

 Treat reference to legal materials such as court cases, statutes, and legislation like works with no author.

Citations in a reference list


Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The guide to everything and then some more stuff.

New York, NY: Macmillan

Gregory, G., & Parry, T. (2006). Designing brain-compatible learning (3rd ed.). Thousand

Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Chapter of a Book

Bergquist, J. M. (1992). German Americans. In J. D. Buenker & L. A. Ratner (Eds.),

Multiculturalism in the United States: A comparative guide to acculturation and ethnicity (pp. 53-76). New York, NY: Greenwood.

Journal Article without DOI

Paivio, A. (1975). Perceptual comparisons through the mind's eye. Memory & Cognition, 3, 635-647. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Journal Article without DOI (when DOI is not available)

Becker, L. J., & Seligman, C. (1981). Welcome to the energy crisis. Journal of Social Issues, 37(2), 1-7

Hamfi, A. G. (1981). The funny nature of dogs. E-journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/fdo

Online Newspaper Articles

Becker, E. (2001, August 27). Prairie farmers reap conservation's rewards. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Encyclopedia Articles

Brislin, R. W. (1984). Cross-cultural psychology. In R. J. Corsini (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 319-327). New York, NY: Wiley.

Developmental genetics. (2005). In Cambridge encyclopedia of child development. Retrieved from http://0-www.credoreference.com.library.muhlenberg.edu:80/entry/cupchild...

Technical and Research Reports (often with corporate authors)

Hershey Foods Corporation. (2001, March 15). 2001 Annual Report. Retrieved from


Book Reviews

Dent-Read, C., & Zukow-Goldring, P. (2001). Is modeling knowing? [Review of the book

Models of cognitive development, by K. Richardson]. American Journal of Psychology, 114, 126-133.

NOTE: For articles that have a DOI, see Journal Article with DOI example.

Theses, Dissertations

Downey, D. B. (1992). Family structure, parental resources, and educational outcomes. Ph.D dissertation,

Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Data Sets

Simmons Market Research Bureau. (2000). Simmons national consumer survey [Data file].

New York, NY: Author.

Blog post

Lincoln, D. S. (2009, January 23). The likeness and sameness of the ones in the middle.

[Web log post]. Retrieved from



Website with no author or date of publication

Census data revisited. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2009, from Harvard, Psychology of

Population website, http://harvard.edu/data/index.php

Do not include retrieval dates unless the source material may change over time. If no DOI has been assigned to the content, provide the homepage URL.

Web Pages

Dewey, R. A. (2002). Psych Web. Retrieved January 25, 2003 from http://www.psywww.com/ Purdue University Online Writing Lab. (2003). Using American Psychological Association (APA) format (Updated to 5th edition). Retrieved   February 18, 2003 from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/research/r_apa.html