Kindly follow the instructions below before sending your research paper for publication.

  • Contribution to LLR must be your own original work and should not duplicate any previously published work including your own.
  • Article should not be under consideration for publication.
  • Plagiarism rate should not be more than 15%.
  • Avoid any abusive, racist, discriminatory or illegal content in the article.
  • The maximum word limit is 8000 excluding references.
  • Font size for title of the article is 14 points. Abstract and keywords along with their headings in 11 points. Authors’ names and affiliations also in 11. Whole content of the article along with headings and references should be in 12 point. Font style for article should be in ‘Times New Roman’.
  • Lines spacing is 1.15 with 1 inch margins.
  • Article should be in English language and English translation should be provided in case of incorporating words or text from any other language.
  • Article title should be bold with initial capital letters of all the content categories (words).
  • All the individuals with authorship claim along with affiliations (department, university, city and country) should be mentioned on title page after title in the same order as you want them to appear in published paper which will not be changed after acceptance.
  • Email address of corresponding author should also be mentioned.
  • Postal address details are required for publisher only, which will not be published.
  • Author affiliation should be mentioned in the bottom of first page only, after a dark green line.
  • Before submitting manuscript for review, make sure to maintain anonymity of all authors in the remaining text of the manuscript.
  • Abstract should be with heading.
  • Author(s) can give upto six keywords.
  • Heading should be bold and indicated in the article with initial capital letters.
  • First paragraph after each heading should be without indentation. If heading contains more than one paragraph, after first paragraph following paragraphs should be with indentation.
  • Every heading, year (mentioned in text and in references), table number and figure number should be in dark green.
  •  Background of abstract should be in olive green.
  • Make sure to strictly follow ethical considerations before reproducing tables and figures from other sources.

        i.            Figure numbers should be in order i.e Figure 1, Figure 2. Figures with multipart should be labeled as Figure 1(a)

       ii.            Tables and figures should be according to APA format (6th edition)

      iii.            Table number and title should be mentioned above the table whereas figure number and title should be at bottom of the figure.

  • Ensure double checking the references for consistency with text of the article; LLR reference style should be followed for references.

        i.            If there are more than one author within text citations then use “&”

       ii.            If there are more than one author in any reference, “and” should be used.

      iii.            References should be indented without space.

      iv.            Journal article: Author, A.A. Year. Article title. Journal Title Vol (issue): page.

Khan, A.,  Nazneen,  M., Ahmad, S. S.,and Khalid, A. 2017. A comparative analysis of effectiveness of learner-centered approach and teacher-centered approach in writing skills of undergraduate students. Linguistics and Literature Review, 2(2): 56-72.

      v.            Book: Lastname (full), Firstname (initial). Second name ((initial). Year. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.

Ermida, I. 2008. The Language of Comic Narratives: Humour Construction in Short Stories. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

    vi.            Internet document: Author. Title of document. Site Owner. URL.

Lewis, P. M., G. F. Simons, and C. D. Fen. 2016. Pakistan. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Ethnologue: Languages of the World:

  vii.            Newspaper article: Lastname, Firstname. Year. Title of article. Title of newspaper, Month day, section, edition.

Sarfaraz, I. 2013. A Case for English in Pakistan. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from The Express Tribune:

  viii.           Thesis: Author, A.A. Year. Title of thesis. Degree and type of thesis abbreviation, Name of University.

Farooq, M. 2015. An Acoustic Phonetic Study of Six Major Accents of Urdu in Pakistan. (Unpublished Thesis. University of Management and Technology, Lahore.   Punjab, Pakistan)

    ix.            Book Reviews: The journal publishes reviews of books relevant to the field of linguistic and literature. If you would like to review a latest book in the field of linguistic and literature, please contact at llr@umt

  • Please see specimen for the format of the research paper.


In case of queries please contact at llr@umt




Review Policy:

For review we follow a double-blind peer review process. To facilitate this process, authors are requested to ensure that all submissions, whether first or revised versions, do not carry their identity information. Authors' names and institutional affiliations should appear only on a detachable cover sheet. Author's name(s) should not be mentioned in the body of the paper. If it is necessary to refer to author then the word ‘authorâ’ should be used instead of the name e.g. in references to the author's own work.