Osmania Journal of English Studies (OJES) is a UGC approved, annual, refereed journal published by the Department of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Started in 1962, OJES publishes both general and special numbers. The journal offers a forum for critical engagement with issues of academic and intellectual concern in the broad fields of literature and language studies.


OJES has brought out special issues on Shakespeare (1964), American Literature (1966), Indian Writing in English (1972), Indian Poetry in English (1977), Sarojini Naidu (1980), VS Naipaul (1982), DH Lawrence (1985), Chinua Achebe (2010), and English Language Studies (2016).


OJES (ISSN: 0474-8107) considers essays (3000-4000 words) and book reviews (700-1000 words) for publication. Submissions will be blind-refereed and may be checked with plagiarism software. (Please see Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines below for more information).


Call for Papers


OJES invites submissions in the following areas:


  • Aboriginal Literature

  • American Literature

  • British Literature

  • Cultural Studies

  • Dalit Literature

  • Diaspora Studies

  • English Language Studies

  • English Language Teaching

  • English Literary Studies

Copyright of the essays/book reviews accepted for publication rests with the journal. Authors are solely responsible for the facts cited, statements made, and opinions expressed in their essays/ reviews. The editors or the publishing institution takes no responsibility in the matter.


Contributors will receive a free copy of the journal. All correspondence and submissions should be sent to <english.ojes.ou@gmail.com>


Subscription: Rs 200/ - per issue for individuals, Rs 450/- for institutions.


Mode of payment: Banker’s Cheque / Demand Draft in favour of the “Head, Dept. of English, OJES, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007”.

  • Film Studies

  • Fourth World Literature

  • Gender Studies

  • Indian Literature in English Translation

  • Indian Writing in English

  • Postcolonial Literature

  • Translation Studies

  • Women’s Writing

Submission Guidelines


Essays submitted for consideration of publication in OJES should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract and a 50-word bio-note. Except on the title page, do not mention your name or institutional affiliation anywhere else in the essay.


Reviews should have a short title and should give complete publication details of the book under review, including number of pages and price.


Submissions should be sent only by email (english.ojes.ou@gmail.com). Unless otherwise specified by the Editors of the specific issue, submissions should conform to the guidelines of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition), and should be formatted as follows:

  • File format: .docx or .doc

  • Font: Times New Roman

  • Font size: 12

  • Line spacing: Double. No extra space between paragraphs.

  • Page margins: 1inch on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)

  • Page size: A4

  • Text alignment: Only left

  • Paragraph indentation: First line—half-inch from the left margin

  • Indented quotations (4 lines or more): One inch from the left margin

  • Citations: In-text; author-page number

  • Notes: Use endnotes sparingly, and only if unavoidable. Keep them short. Do not use footnotes.


Submissions received till 30 June will be considered for publication in that year’s issue.