Indian Research Spectrum

Vision of the Journal:
Editor and Honourable Editorial Board:
Scope, Focus and Salient Features:
Peer-Review Process:
Periodicity of Publication:
Publication, Membership and Subscription Policy Details:
Ethical Guidelines and Plagiarism Alert for Article Publication:
Responsibilities of the Reviewers:

Vision of the Journal
                Indian Research Spectrum (ISSN 0976-5964) is a research journal which publishes articles in English language, criticism and cultural studies. The purpose is to develop research culture and promote literary values among young scholars.
            Literature being a mirror reflects the microcosmic working of our social, political, economic and cultural system in addition to the working of our intricate mind. We welcome scholarly views, research articles, new discoveries and interpretations. The range of this journal extends from the academic period to the present day. All this is only with purpose of providing a literary forum for all those who wish to give vent to their literary passion through myriad subjects, various trends, thought provoking concepts and genres.

Editor and Honourable Editorial Board
Dr. Deepak Nanaware
MA, MBA, SET, Dip. Mass Communication and Journalism, PhD

Hon'ble Advisors & Editorial Team Members 2017

  • Prof. G. Thirupathi Kumar, Head, Dept. of English Literature, The English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad
  • Dr. Vaishali S. Pradhan, Aurangabad
  • Dr. D. R. More, Kolhapur
  • Dr. Dilip Barad, Professor and Head, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagaar University, Gujrat
  • Dr. Pradhan P. C., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Dr. Annie John, Chairman, Board of Studies, Solapur University, Solapur
  • Dr. Kolekar T. N., Member, Board of Studies, Solapur University, Solapur
  • Dr. Pawar N. B., Dean, Faculty of Arts, Solapur University, Solapur
  • Dr. Awatade H. K., Research Guide, Solapur University, Solapur
  • Dr. B. N. Gaikwad, Fulbright Post Doctoral Fellow, Mumbai
  • Dr. Nagraj G. Holeyannavar, Dharwad
  • Dr. Shukla Ajay, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
  • Dr. Jaydip Sarkar, University BT College, Coochbehar, West Bengal
  • Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, PG Department of English, SGTB Khalsa College,  Anandpur sahib, Punjab
  • Dr. Mane Prabhanjan, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  • Dr. Choudhury Anindya Syam, Asam University, Silchar, Assam
  • Dr. C. Malathi,  NGM College (Autonomous), Pollachi(tk), Coimbatore(dt), Tamilnadu
  • Dr. Gokhale M. S., Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • Dr. Seema Singh Katiyar, Dept. of English, Avadh Girls' P G College, University of Lucknow
  • Dr. Sarita jain, Department of English, G. D. Government College for Women, Alwar, Rajasthan
  • Joydeep Bhattacharyya, Kurseong College, Kursegaon, Darjeeling
  • Dr. Gurudevi Huleppanavamat, Lingaraj College, Belagavi
  • Dr. S. L. Patil, Government First Grade College, Hungund
  • Ramnita Sharda, Jalandhar

Scope, Focus and Salient Features:

  • Publication of Research Articles from English Language, Literature, Criticism and Cultural Studies
  • Peer-review by two experienced reviewers from the area concerned
  •  Follows strict academic discipline and norms of research publication
  • Open access with aim to provide optimum publicity to the research article to the global platform
  • Vision to promote international exchange of research developments
  • Special issues to promote publicity of the conferences in the form of Proceedings

Peer-Review Process:
Indian Research Spectrum (ISSN 0976-5964) believes in strict and systematic academic peer-review process by the two-experienced reviewers for the specialized faculty of the research paper manuscript; however, the identities of the reviewers is kept anonymous for the quality and impartiality purpose. The Review of the article manuscript is carried out as per the heads mentioned in the evaluation sheet.
ISSN- 0976-5964
Biannual Peer reviewed and refereed Research Journal of English Language, Literature, Criticism and Cultural Studies

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  • CODE OF THE PAPER:________________________
  • Code of the reviewer:_________________
  • Date of the paper manuscript received from the author: ________________
  • Date of paper email sent to the reviewer: ____________________________
  • Date of the paper received after review (review stage and number):_______

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A: Poor Quality, B: Average, C: Good, D: Excellent, E: Irrelevant
(Reviewer is requested to place ‘X’ mark in the box given below on the basis of his/her evaluation of the manuscript)

Sr. no.

Heads of Evaluation







The manuscript is the outcome of genuine academic research standards







Presentation of the paper in the standard format/style of the stream







The paper clearly states aims, objectives, hypothesis, justification, results, conclusions drawn, technical standards, etc.







Abstract clearly covers the scope and results of the paper







Organization standard of the content/matter







Significant contribution to the body of knowledge in the area







Relevance of the topic of the paper and Scope for further research







Application of proper research methodology







Accuracy of the information/data







Analysis of the data







Reliability of supporting evidences/citation to the previous research in the area







Language standard/grammatical level







Relevance of graphical data and its presentation









Accept the manuscript in the present format



Accept the manuscript after minor revision



Accept the paper after major correction



Accept the manuscript after sentence/ grammar editing



Reject the manuscript


Reviewer’s summary: (not more that 150 words which will cover SWOT analysis of the manuscript):
Periodicity of Publication:
Biannual: (Every February and August). However, the journal brings out special issues and conference proceedings with the aim to propagate research knowledge.
Publication, Membership and Subscription Policy Details:
The Journal believes in the policy of promotion of novel research in world. If the manuscript of the paper is absolutely novel research in the area or discipline, the article is accepted and published free of cost (the novelty of the research work should be communicated by our reviewers). However, for the reviewed and accepted articles review, publication, processing, subscription and handling policy is as follows:

  • Annual Membership:

Individual/Institutional/library : Rs. 1500/-

Indexing and Registration:

  • Registrar of News Paper of India

Submission & Ethical Guidelines and Plagiarism Alert for Article Publication:
Indian Research Spectrum believes in the observation of strict Ethical guidelines and no tolerance on Plagiarism issues. The Author should follow:

Indian Research Spectrum believes in the observation of strict Ethical guidelines and no tolerance on Plagiarism issues. The Author should follow:


>> Articles should be submitted as MS-Word attachment paper size-A4; Font-Times New Roman (Size-12); Spacing – Single line. 

>> Authors are requested to follow the latest version of MLA handbook in preparing articles. 

>> The title of article – bold and centered.

>> Length of the article – should not exceed 3000 words.

>> A brief bio-note of the contributor, indicating name, institutional affiliation and all relevant academic details, complete postal address, contact no. and e-mail id should be enclosed separately. 

>> The contributors are requested not to mention their names anywhere in the article except in the front page.

Plagiarism Alert: 

>> Authors must maintain strict academic ethics regarding acknowledgement of works cited and ideas borrowed from others. Neither the editors nor the publisher will be responsible for any lapse on the part of the contributor.

  • Ethical and anti-plagiarism standards (No Plagiarism declaration submitted to the publisher)
  • Submission of Quality Paper
  • Submission of manuscript in the recognized and standard format of the faculty/ stream
  • Author gives guarantee of the authenticity and originality of the manuscript
  • Clear mention of the support sources of the manuscript
  • Proper sequence of the authors, in case of multiple authors
  • Agree to the rules and regulation of the Journal Establishment
  • Accept and Follow reviewer’s/ s’ suggestions and recommendations

Responsibilities of the Reviewers:

  • Timely conduct of the Review
  • Impartiality
  • Proper justice to the Manuscript
  • No disclosure of the reviewed matter without permission of the Publisher
  • Clear Indication of the Impression over the manuscript as per review/ evaluation sheet