Instructions for Authors

The journal uses the OJS platform and you may access it by clicking on (Layout | Open Journal Systems), to submit your work. Initially, the Editorial Team evaluates every manuscript. After initial screening, the article being within the scope of the journal, is accepted for a double-blind review process. Please read the author's guidelines before submitting your work.

All manuscripts should strictly adhere to the guidelines of JCTLLS:

  • The manuscript should not exceed a maximum word limit of 6000 words, excluding references.
  • The authors may provide up to six keywords at the end of the abstract.
  • On the title page, list all individuals claiming authorship along with their affiliations (department, university, city, and country) in the order they should appear in the Manuscript as the order will remain unchanged after acceptance.
  • The corresponding author's email address should be mentioned in the article.
  • The article must be written in English, and if words from other languages are used, an English translation must be provided.
  • The whole manuscript should be justified except the sub-headings, which are to be left-aligned.

Paper Template:

  • Title: Center the title in the title case.
  • The abstract should be concise, in a font size of 10, and a maximum of 250 words. The abstract must be self-explanatory, encompassing the study's rationale, objectives, methodology, key findings, and conclusions. In instances where abbreviations are employed, their definitions must be provided upon initial mention in both the abstract and the main body of the text.
  • Please provide three to six keywords that succinctly represent the content of the article (Font size 10).
  • In the introduction, articulate a clear and succinct statement of the problem, substantiated by references to pertinent recent literature, and outline the objectives of the study.
  • In the Materials and Methods section, furnish a comprehensive description of the procedures or experimental details, incorporating relevant statistical tests (if applicable). Present the information concisely with sufficient detail to facilitate the contribution of the study.
  • In the Results section, ensure clarity and conciseness through the utilization of pertinent Tables, Figures, and other illustrative elements. Avoid redundancy between data presented in Tables and Figures while providing statistical support for the reported results.
  • In the Discussion section, offer an interpretation of the results in the context of previous studies on the subject to delineate the currency of your study.
  • In a concise statement using font size 10, express acknowledgement of financial support (if any) and any other assistance received.
  • Transparently declare potential conflicts of interest properly (if any).


  • For in-text citation: Author-Date Format: (Author, Year).
  • Page Numbers: Include page numbers for direct quotes (e.g., Author, Year, p. 45).
  • The preferred font style for the manuscript is 'Times New Roman'.
  • The page should have a 1-inch margin on all sides.
  • Headings should be bold and written in title case (initial capital letters).
  • The article's title should be in 14-point font, headings, and author's names and affiliations should be in 12-point font.
  • Page Margins: Maintain a uniform margin of 1 inch on all sides.
  • Spacing: Double-space the entire document.
  • Alignment: Align text to the flush left (ragged right).
  • Paragraph Indentation: Set the first line indentation at 0.5 inches.
  • Author's Name: Center the author's name beneath the title, indicating institutional affiliation.


  • Level 1 Heading: Centered, Bold, Title Case.
  • Level 2 Heading: Flush Left, Bold, Title Case.
  • Level 3 Heading: Indented, Bold, Sentence Case.
  • Level 4 Heading: Indented, Bold, Italicized, Sentence Case.
  • Level 5 Heading: Indented, Italicized, Sentence Case.

Tables and Figures

  • Titles and Notes: Position titles above tables and below figures.
  • Numbering: Sequentially number tables (Table 1, Table 2) and figures (Figure 1, Figure 2).
  • Sources: Include the source below the table or figure.


  • Content: Use footnotes for explanatory information or to indicate copyright permissions.
  • Format: Number footnotes consecutively throughout the paper.


  • Labeling: If multiple appendices exist, label them (e.g., Appendix A, Appendix B).
  • Title: Provide a descriptive title for each appendix.



  • All references, including in-text citations, should follow the APA style (7th edition).
  • Alphabetical Order: Arrange references alphabetically based on the author(s) last name(s).
  • Hanging Indent: Apply a hanging indent, with the first line flush left and subsequent lines indented.
  • Italicize titles of books, journals, and volume numbers.

Reference Examples

  • Book: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book (italic). Publisher.
  • Shamsie, M. (2017). Hybrid tapestries. Oxford University Press.
  • Journal Article: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal and volume number in italics (issue number), page range.
  • Hirsch, M. (2008). The generation of Postmemory. Poetics Today, 29(1), 103–128.
  • Website: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of webpage (italic). Website Name. URL.
  • Adams, L. (2015). The Shadow of the crescent moon by Fatima Bhutto. The New York Times.
  • Online Journal Article: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number in italics (issue number), page range. DOI or URL.
  • Manto, H. & Naqvi, T. (2007). Toba Tek Singh. Manoa, 19(1), 14–19