Dossier of the Muses
International Journal of Literary Studies of Govt. College for Women M. A. Road Srinagar
Dossier of the Muses International Journal of Literary Studies of Govt. College for Women M. A. Road Srinagar ISSN: 2583-7737

Open Access

Government College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar, J&K, India publishes Dossier of the Muses (International Journal of Literary Studies of Govt. College for Women M. A. Road Srinagar), a non-profit, non-commercial open access journal. The Journal continues to remain committed to promoting open access both domestically and internationally. We firmly believe in the open access idea and enthusiastically back open access initiatives. The open nature of knowledge serves as the main guiding principle of Dossier of the Muses, and access to the publication is unrestricted. The whole text of the journal’s articles may be freely read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, searched, or linked to by readers, and may be used for any other legitimate purpose.

Article processing charge (APC)

Free publication: We don’t charge authors for publication of research papers. They are free to publish. This is applicable to all authors from every nation in the world.

Publication Policies

Aims and scope

Authors are requested to read the Aims and Objectives carefully.
Aims and scope:
We invite authors to participate in broad-area discussions and to use critical lenses to examine various literary works of the arts and traditions. We disseminate original, peer-reviewed papers and reviews in the fields of literature. We firmly believe in the open access idea and enthusiastically back open access initiatives.
Areas of discussion
Approaches to Literature and the Arts Aspects of Literary Studies’ Emerging Critical Theories American Literature Postcolonial Literature World Literature Creative writing Book Review Translation Studies Indian Writing in English

Types of content we publish

We publish original research papers, review articles and book reviews. We also publish creative works, interviews with the legendary writers and papers on Translation.

Editorial Policies

Peer Review

The journal uses a system of double-blind peer review. The editors primarily take into account the submitted articles to ensure the quality and scope of the publication. Any submitted article that does not meet the primary criteria will be rejected, and the author will be promptly informed of the decision. If the editors are satisfied, two reviewers are chosen to carefully examine the papers. The editorial members of the board are equally subject to the rule. The system promptly and automatically acknowledges receipt of works. Send the mail again if you receive no response.
Review period
We don’t have a mechanism in place for quick reviews, and we don’t promote them either. Within three months, the author is informed of the decision on their submitted manuscript and the reviewers’ remarks. Before the period ends, authors shouldn’t send any enquiries. However, authors may normally withdraw their submissions and submit elsewhere after three months if no decision is made is conveyed.

Declarations by Author/s:

After the paper is accepted, the author(s) must sign the “Declaration by Authors” and send us scanned copies of it. Agree in writing to the Terms and Conditions Reliability of the research findings Plagiarism, a claim of authorship, and conflicts of interest are prohibited.

Publication Policy

Publication Ethics

We are devoted to maintaining publication ethics in every way. By upholding publication quality and modernising our publication system, we attempt to abide by the standards and guidelines established by many scholarly societies in order to meet international standards. All parties involved with the journal are expected and encouraged to abide by the rules outlined on our website.


Articles, book reviews, poems, and other works of art that are published must have accurate authorship credit. Since our publication is conducted entirely online, it is the sole responsibility of the corresponding author—who starts the submission procedure online—to uphold the principles of ethical publication by doing the following:
Appropriate attribution and acknowledgement
The corresponding author should make sure that the submitted manuscript is authentic research that the author(s) have done. That all other authors are informed of the submission. That permission is obtained from other authors for publication. That the authors’ contributions are sufficiently acknowledged. That conflicts of interest are disclosed, and that the authors’ contributions are acknowledged appropriately.
Authorship changes
Authors can contact the Chief Editor to request modifications to their authorship. The Editorial Board of the journal retains the right to make the ultimate determination about the request. Only changes with a good cause and unanimous consent from all authors will be made. Any changes made after publishing may be announced to the public.
Authorship that is “ghost,” “guest,” or “gift”
We reject the immoral practise of “Ghost,” “Guest,” or “Gift” authorship (or anything that does not have a legitimate contribution to an article) and take appropriate action to stop it.

Publication Method

We urge that everyone involved in the journal’s publication, including editors, reviewers, and website administrators, closely adhere to international standards. We always work to improve the calibre of our publications. We anticipate the same level of dedication from authors to follow the global ethical standards established by numerous academic organisations.
While submitting to our journals and magazines authors should strictly follow our guidelines. We reserve the right to take action against any of the practices mentioned below: Simultaneous Submission to Other Publication Agency: We accept manuscripts on the belief that the same has not been submitted or will be submitted to other journals while the review process is going on. Concrete action is taken against the authors who make simultaneous submissions during the period of peer review. Plagiarism Plagiarism is a curse upon the scholarly world. Authors submitting with us are expected to have a proper understanding of the plagiarism issues. Nothing should be copied in any form without proper acknowledgement or legal permission in any way that may violate the other person/party’s rights. While they should include an acknowledgement to others’ works, they should also take permission for using any material from the concerned parties themselves. The journal will not initiate any process nor will remain responsible for any kind of copyright violation. Defamation or Promotion We do not expect authors to include anything that may turn out to be defamatory or promotional. Gender, Racial and Language Bias
Steps against Misconduct
We may take any one or all of the following steps against unethical practices: The published content is retracted via notification. A modified content is published with justification for modification. The author is blacklisted and barred from future submissions. Notification along with the evidence of misconduct is communicated to an author’s institution, superior, and/or any concerned authority.

Conflict of Interest

In order to maintain transparency in publication, we encourage all—authors, editors, reviewers and other persons/parties involved in the publication process, to avoid any form of conflicts of interest. Our publication policies and guidelines are regularly revised to address the issues.
Authors with our journal need to be careful of any kind of conflict of interest—be it financial, promotional or honorary. The corresponding author is responsible for sending us the Conflict of Interest document agreed to and signed by other authors.
Editors and reviewers
Editors and reviewers of our journals and magazines are encouraged to avoid any form of potential conflict of interest while performing their duties in concerned capacities in order to maintain the integrity of our publication ethics and raise the standard of the journal. They are requested to follow the guidelines sent to them in the form of email communication. All forms of internal conflicts of interest are handled by the Chief Editor, who maintains privacy and takes appropriate measures. The professional independence of the editorial board members is strictly maintained by the publisher. The board enjoys full autonomy in performing its scholarly duties. The publisher does not interfere with anything regarding this.

The Submittal Process

The “Terms and Conditions” should be reviewed by authors before submitting using the New Submission Portal. Beginning in March 2023, email submission will no longer be accepted.


File Types: Word 97–2007 doc (text) files are among those we process. Reference Style: Authors must follow the MLA style ( Language: The journal is published in English, and we accept both British and American spellings. The use of racial and gendered slurs should be avoided by authors.

Submission of the Files

Authors need to submit and upload two doc files Cover letter Click to Download the Template Blinded manuscript. Click to Download the Template Best Practices for Authors: Register at and send us your ORCID ID. Use your institution’s email address if you can. Include, if accessible, a link to your profile on the institution’s website. Avoid using lengthy URLs in the Reference section. When DOI is available, use it. Declare any financing you have.

Word Limits

Incorporating the Reference section, research articles typically range from 3000 to 5000 words. We will also evaluate research papers that are longer than 5000 words. Reviews of books 1500–3000 words maximum

Final Formatting

Downloading the Final Submission Template is required so that authors can format their work properly.

Post-acceptance Process

After the work is accepted, the author(s) must complete the journal contributor’s publication agreement. Report Plagiarism The potential for unethical behaviour is examined in every manuscript that is submitted. We will reject submissions and blacklist authors if any articles are discovered to be plagiarised before being published. After publishing, if any piece is discovered to have been plagiarised or is alleged to have been, we shall REMOVE it and notify the author of their wrongdoing. Send plagiarism reports to