Guidelines & Policies

Submission Guidelines

  • postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies ISSN: 2456-7507 is a bi-annual journal, published in the months of January and July every year.
  • Submissions should be sent electronically to any or all of the following emails only

Any other mode of submission will NOT be accepted. (please do not send submissions or queries to the emails of the editor or the publisher)

  • Popular or research articles (between 4000-7000 words), book or film/media reviews (between 2000-3000 words) may be submitted for publication.
  • Submitted article/review MUST be original and unpublished. Submission will imply that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Articles/Reviews are to be typewritten in Times New Roman, 12, double-spaced with 1″ margin on all sides, in .doc/.docx format.
  • Stylesheet and citation pattern should comply with MLA 7th or 8th Edition format.
  • Citation MUST be prepared manually and NOT by using MS Office Word’s mechanism. May preferably have footnotes, instead of endnotes, if needed.
  • A separate cover page should include the author’s name, designation, an abstract of 250-300 words with a maximum of 5 keywords, and a short bio-note of 50-100 words.
  • The main article should not in any way contain the author’s name. Otherwise, the article will NOT be considered.
  • The contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material, including photographs and illustrations for which they do not hold the copyright.
  • A suggestive template is available here.

NO Article Processing Charges (APC), Article Submission Charges & Publication Charges

There is no Article Processing Charges (APC), Article Submission Charges, and Publication Charges for postScriptum. We do not accept any fee at any stage of publication nor do we pay the authors for their contributions.

postScriptum is funded only by Sarat Centenary College and does not receive any kind of sponsorship.

Review Process

All academic and research articles submitted for publication in postScriptum are subject to editorial review and Double Blind Single Peer Review process. Editorial review reserves the right to reject a paper without sending it for peer review if submission guidelines are grossly neglected.
Identities of the authors and the reviewers are strictly kept concealed in compliance with the blind peer review policy. After receiving the review report, the author of the article is informed about the status of the article along with the review report and reviewer’s comment(s).
Popular articles, book, film/media reviews are subject to editorial review only.
In all cases, the author of an article is informed through e-Mail. We consider that information about the status of an article submitted for publication is a right of the authors.
In general, it takes at least six to eight weeks from the deadline of submission to receive a peer review report. However, we do not rush our reviewers. Our esteemed peers are also engaged with their primary responsibilities at their respective institutions. It should be noted that the journal cannot take into consideration an author’s personal research or academic career deadlines. We do not have anything called express publication.

Review Guidelines

Our esteemed peers are requested to consider the following points for ensuring a transparent blind peer-review process:

  • Please do not rename the .doc/.docx file you receive from us.
  • Please put only Review Comments to record your opinions/suggestions. If you are using MS Office Word to open/read/edit the .doc/.docx file then follow this path: select the portion of text where a comment is required → Review → New Comment → write your comment inside the comment balloon that appears.


  • Please ensure anonymity while putting comments. To make your comments anonymous in MS Office Word, please follow this path: MS Office Home (by clicking the round button at the top corner, near Home)→ Word Options → Popular → Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office → Write your new User name and Initials (ex. Anonymous/Anon or Peer Reviewer/PR).
  • Please fill in all the sections of the Peer Review Report form and also explain the reason in support of your recommendation.
  • Please inform us immediately in case of: (i) disclosure of author’s identity (ii) detection of plagiarism.


Ethics Policy

  • We do not charge money at any stage of publication.
  • We do not pay authors for their submissions.
  • Our peer reviewers are generous enough to lend their service and do not charge us any fee.
  • To eliminate any conflict of interest no member associated with the publication or editorial process of postScriptum is eligible for submitting an article that may be subject to blind peer review.
  • We do not entertain recommendations for publication from anyone outside our Editorial/Advisory Board. Please refrain from dropping the name(s) of eminent acquaintance(s) as reference(s) in the submission email.
  • Submissions made after any CFP deadline is considered as out of turn submissions. Such submissions may be rejected solely on the ground of being out of turn.
  • All articles submitted for publication are checked for plagiarism before publication. However, if any case of plagiarism is reported to us with documentary evidence(s) after publication, the article concerned is to be withdrawn after a verification review.
  • We expect the authors to acquaint themselves with the international ethical standards for publication, available here.
    Source: Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)

Licensing, Copyright, and Open Access Policy

All articles published and archived in postScriptum are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC-SA). Creative Commons Licence
Submission of an article implies that its author authorises the editor of postScriptum for peer review, editorial review, necessary modification, and subsequent publication and archiving or rejection (on proper grounds) of the article.

The copyrights of the articles published in the open issues (i.e. issues without any focal theme/topic) of postScriptum remain with the respective authors. The process of transfer of copyright from the author to the editor (only in case of special issues having focal theme/topic) is to be detailed in the CFP of the respective special issue. A suggestive sample of the copyright transfer declaration form is available here and may be used in case of transfer of copyright if required for specific purposes only.


postScriptum is an online, open-access journal. No password or fee is required to access any content available in

We support the ‘Delhi Declaration on Open Access’ which can be viewed here

Indexing & Archiving

This journal was enlisted by UGC in their ‘Approved List of Journals’ at serial number 63337 under Broad Subject Category: Arts & Humanities, and also under Subjects: English and Literature & Literary Theory (till 14 June 2019).

Article level metadata of all publications at postScriptum are indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and OpenAIRE. OpenAIRE is a network of Open Access repositories, archives, and journals that support Open Access policies.

All publications receive Digital Object Identifier (DOI) badges and are archived at zenodo, a research data repository that was created by OpenAIRE and CERN. Article-level metrics are available at zenodo.

The journal is indexed by the Modern Language Association (MLA) in the MLA Directory of Periodicals 

Apart from these the previous issues of postScriptum are regularly archived at our own archive.




Publication and Call For Papers (CFP) Schedule

postScriptum is a biannual (two issues per calendar year) journal, published in the months of January and July. Each issue contains a regular section of six or more research or academic articles (peer-reviewed) and irregular sections having popular/invited/special articles and book/film/media reviews.

The CFP for the January issue is generally issued with the publication of the July issue with a deadline of one month from the date of issue.
The CFP for the July issue is generally issued with the publication of the January issue with a deadline of one month from the date of issue.


    • postScriptum is a publication of the Department of English of Sarat Centenary College <>, Dhaniakhali, Hooghly, WB, India, PIN: 712302.
    • Information about this e-journal is available on the official website of Sarat Centenary College.
    • Neither the editors nor the members of the Editorial/Advisory Board will be in any way responsible for the opinions of the contributors as expressed in their articles.
    • The decision of the reviewers regarding acceptance/rejection of any submitted article would be final and any grievance in this regard will NOT be entertained.
    • All issues of this journal are published only in online mode. There is no print version of this journal.