Call for Papers

Call for Papers

CROSSINGS: A JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES (ISSN 2071-1107) is inviting scholarly articles for its Volume 12 to be published in August/September 2021.

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2021

Crossings: A Journal of English Studies is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed journal of scholarly articles and book reviews. Crossings invites contributions in the fields of language, applied linguistics, literature, and culture from scholars and researchers mainly affiliated with higher education. 

Contributions should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each contribution is submitted to at least one reader on a panel of reviewers and only those articles recommended by the reviewer will be considered for publication. Reviews may take four to six months to complete after the submission deadline. 

Crossings does not accept student papers or creative writing.

However, all decisions regarding final acceptance and rejection remain the prerogative of the Editorial Board.

Acceptance letters will be provided on request only after the Editorial Board’s final approval. 

Manuscript Requirements:

  • Must be written in English
  • Style: MLA 8 (Literature/Cultural Studies), APA (Applied Linguistics/Language)
  • Must be double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Must include abstract, text, tables, figure captions, and references in a single .doc or .docx file
  • All figures, graphs, and pictures must be in black and white.
  • Abstract should be 150–200 words
  • Include up to five keywords
  • Use American spelling
  • Separate cover page with full name, institution’s name, designation, email address, phone number, ORCID, and the title of the article (include each item for all authors of the paper).
  • Incorporate all notes into the text or include under a subheading (Notes) before the Works Cited or References page.
  • Endnotes and footnotes are strongly discouraged.
  • Paper length: 2500-6000 words (limit reconsidered at the discretion of the Editorial Board for exceptional articles)
  • Must be professionally edited before submission

Papers requiring extensive editing after acceptance by reviewers will be rejected by the Editorial Board.

All papers will be checked for plagiarism.

There is no Article Processing Charge (APC) required for publication in Crossings.

For detailed policy statements, please visit the Crossings website:

Please mail one hard copy to the address below and email a soft copy of your article to: [email protected].

Hard copy submissions should be addressed to:


Crossings: A Journal of English Studies
Department of English and Humanities
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
House #56, Road #4A
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka–1209, Bangladesh

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