The Society for the Advancement of Research
                        In Humanities and Social Sciences

Texture : A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

ISSN : 2456-9917 ( ONLINE)

Author Guideline

  • Texture invites authors to submit manuscripts that fall within the focus and scope of the journal, as set out in "About the Journal."

  • We prefer a length of 5,000 words, twelve-point type, double-spaced throughout.

  • Scholarly articles, book reviews, and interviews should conform to our House Style, the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. Additional instructions on the MLA style are to be found at st martins press and MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, in its most current edition.

  • Manuscript in English should be in MS-WORD with double spacing, wide margins, and on one side of an A4-size bond paper. All submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter giving affiliation and full address, e-mail, telephone, of all the authors. The length of the article should not exceed 5000 words or 8 (eight) pages

  • Title : Should be concise, specific and complete.Abstract: Maximum 150 words highlighting the significance of the research, scope, methodology, and conclusion.

Keywords: Up to 8

This journal uses the list of works cited and parenthetical references see examples given below

We do not use footnotes. However, if you need to provide lengthier, additional points of information that the text cannot harmoniously accommodate, relegate these points to an Endnote.


"In your notes, avoid lengthy discussions that divert the readers attention from the primary text. In general, comments that you cannot fit into the text should be omitted unless they provide essential justification or clarification of what you have written" (MLA Style Manual 7.5).

Additional Style Requirements for Texture

1. Use only one space after periods, question marks, colons, etc.

2. Place endnotes numbers at the end of the sentence, immediately after the period, with no space between the period and the number.

3. Set punctuation marks (. , ?) at the end of a quoted passage within the quotation marks:

"He fell."

Coordinating punctuation (; :) does not fall within "the quotation marks":

"He fell"; I heard those words again.

4. Use double quotations marks whenever placing text in

"quotation marks," with single quotation marks used only when needed inside of double ones

I heard you say He fell.

5. Place the citation for indented quotations (roughly any quote five or more lines long) after the final punctuation, like this, with no quotation marks around the indented quote. (29)

6. For quotations that are not indented place the citation within the final punctuation like this with quotation marks around the quote 29

7. Use the subtitle Works Cited for the list of works that are cited.

Examples of Parenthetical Citation and Works Cited

For Deepika Bahri, covert mercantile neo-colonialism, potent successor to modern colonialism, continues its virtually unchallenged march across the face of the earth, ensuring that the wretched will remain so 59.

Coetzees use of women narrators, Fiona Probyn believes, is "closely aligned to the poststructuralist configuration of the feminine as necessarily disruptive of narrative" (par. 1).

Fanon held that "what is often called the black soul is a white mans artifact" (Black Skin 14 Print).

Works Cited

Bahri, Deepika. "Once More with Feeling: What is Postcolonialism?" Ariel 26.1 (1995): 51-82. Print.

Buell, Lawrence. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press, 1995. Print.   Carter, Paul. Living in a New Country: History, Travelling and Language. London: Faber and Faber, 1992. Print.   Chambers, Claire. “‘The Absolute Essentialness of Conversations’: A Discussion with Amitav   Ghosh.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 41. 1 (2005): 26-39. Web. 2 Aug. 2006. <>