AUTHOR GUIDELINES


Lyceum welcomes submission of research papers and scholarly articles on any aspect of Humanities, but especially in emerging areas or exploring novel perspectives and conceptions that advance theory and practice.

Lyceum invites writings on the following sections:

1. Research Paper / Scholarly Article

2.  Book Review

3. Creative Writing (Short Fiction & Poetry)

Papers / Writings submitted for publication must not have been published elsewhere, or under consideration for publication anywhere else.

There is no charge to the author(s) or the authors’ institution for paper review and/or publication in Lyceum e-journal.

All submitted works are blind reviewed by at least two referees. The reviews will pay particular attention to whether the papers are interesting, useful, thoughtful, and a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field.

Manuscripts should be prepared in the format used by this E-journal, with tables and figures included in the text. Contributors should follow the guidelines set out in the Style Guide of the Modern Language Association (8th edition) (MLA). Note especially the proper style for references, both in text and in the Reference List.

Manuscripts for refereeing should conform to the guidelines specified in the Journal. In particular, all direct and indirect references to the author(s) should be eliminated from submitted manuscripts and author(s) information included in a separate document.

Each manuscript submitted for publication is processed by the Editors. The manuscript is blind reviewed by two referees. Working from the referees’ reports, the Editors decide whether to publish the manuscript. The Editors may require the authors of accepted papers to make specific revisions, and may suggest to authors of rejected papers general revisions which might make them publishable.

Format of Research Paper / Scholarly Article

Full title with the subtitle, if any

Garamond font, Size 14, Bold (not in Capital letters)

Name and affiliation of the author/s, Bio-note

In separate sheet

Abstract

about 100-150 words with Keywords, in a Separate Sheet

Main body of the paper / article

Garamond font, Size 12 and Justified

word limit

3500 to 6000 words

Margins

2.54cm margins all around (top, bottom, left & right) i.e. Word default

Paper size

A4

Spacing

Body text: Double line spacing. Reference List: 1.5 spacing with hanging first line.

Paragraphs

Do not leave lines between paragraphs. Instead, indent the first line of each paragraph with one tab space.

Quotations

Quotations of 40 words or more should be separated from the paragraph with one line space at the top and bottom, and indented from the left margin. No quotation marks should be used for indented quotations.

Quotations of less than 40 words should be framed by double quotation marks and kept within the paragraph text. Single marks are to be used for enclosing quotations within quotations. Closing punctuation should be shown outside the quotation marks unless it belongs to the quoted text.

Italics should not be used on quotations, except where the original quotation was already in italics.

Dates

Dates in the text and in the notes should be written in full: 3 September 1939

Numbers

Numbers should be written in full to ten, and should have no comma to 9999 but then should be 10,000 and so on.

Abbreviations

Abbreviated forms such as USA should not use full stops between individual letters.

Underlining

Underlining is used only for website URLs.

Headings

Refer to MLA guidelines for level of headings. No widow headings.

Tables and Figures

Follow APA guidelines for formatting and labels. For notes underneath, use single spacing and double hard return before the body text.

Manuscript

Send as MSWord attachment by email

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