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CBSE invites articles for it’s journal “English Matters”


Invitation to submit article/s

ENGLISH MATTERS (Vol.1 No.1: 2014), the biannual journal published by CBSE, is a forum to share views with professionals in the areas of English Language, Linguistics, Literature and Education. It aims to provide a medium for informed discussion on trends, issues, and practice of teaching and learning of English. CBSE invites Principals/ Educators/ Academicians to submit articles related to English and its instruction.

The articles/ papers may be sent in electronic format (word document, MS 2003) via email to: [email protected] on or before 01 May 2014. Please refer to the guidelines for authors. A print copy of the manuscript should also be submitted to:

Ms. P. Rajeswary
Education Officer
Central Board of Secondary Education
Shiksha Sadan , 17, Rouse Avenue, Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110 002
E-mail : [email protected]

The following types of submission are accepted for publication:

  •  Research articles on matters related to teaching and learning English
    • Action research
    • Case studies
  •  Best Practices and Classroom innovations
    • Conceptual articles from practitioners
    • Innovative learning materials
    • Technology integration in English learning
    • Pedagogical concerns
  •  Book and Materials Review
    • New books on teaching-learning of English
    • Review of literary work / classic
    • New fiction ,with respect to suitability for children of different age groups
  •  Introducing budding talent
    • Excerpts of creative/ exemplary work authored by students/ teachers
  •  Concerns of teachers of English language/literature
    • Articles addressing current issues
      Queries that you wish to address to the Editorial Board
  •  Literary Events
    • News from schools (English Literary activities)
    • Updates/ reports of events
    • Intimation of forthcoming events/competition/s

Guideline for authors:

Before submission of article/s, please read the detailed instruction given below.

1.  a. The articles should be sent as an e-mail attachment [MS Word 2003) to: [email protected]

b.  A print copy of the manuscript may also be sent to:

Ms. P. Rajeswary, Education Officer, Central Board of Secondary Education

2.   a.  Preparation of Manuscripts

Your manuscript submitted should have the following:

  •  The title page
  •  An abstract
  • The article
  • References

b. Manuscripts should be prepared using double-spacing throughout, including the title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, and legends for illustrations. The font should be Times New Roman, a margin of a 1.50 space on all four sides. The pages may be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.

c.  Manuscripts may be accompanied by a covering letter. The letter should include: (a) information on prior or duplicate publication or submission of any part of the work elsewhere (b) the name, address, telephone, and e­mail address of the corresponding author.

d. The full submission may not be more than 3000 words.

Title page:  The title page should carry: (a) the title of the article, which should be concise but informative; (b) first name, middle initial, and last name of each author, with highest academic degree(s), and institutional affiliation; (c) name and address of the author responsible for correspondence.

Abstract and key words: The abstract of no more than 150 words should briefly give the gist of the article. If it is a research article, then the abstract should state the purposes of the study or investigation; basic procedures (selection of study subjects; observational and analytical methods); main findings (give specific data and their statistical significance, if possible); and the principal conclusions. Kindly do not use abbreviations.

Below the abstract, provide and identify as such 3 to 10 key words or short phrases that will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article and may be published with the abstract. Key words or short phrases should be sufficient to describe the content of the text.

References: The references may be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by arabic numerals in parentheses. References cited only in text, tables, or legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or illustration. Use the style of referencing that has been established by the American Psychological Association (APA).