About Us


About Us

The Criterion is a  refereed e-journal designed to publish theoretical and research articles in English Literature and Language, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Criterion encourages interpretative criticism and fresh insights into new and established authors and texts and seeks to generate a serious debate on different multidisciplinary academic issues. We also encourage literary contributions in the form of original as well as translated poetry and fiction, book reviews and author interviews.


Research Center for English Language and Literature
Rector’s Quarter, near boys hostel, Government of Maharashtra’s
Rajaram College, Kolhapur, PIN 416004.

Open Access e-Journal

The Criterion provides open access to all its content to support the greater global exchange of knowledge. The free access policy, we believe, will benefit both the writer and the reader. We follow the Budapest Open Access model, which stated that

There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By ‘open access’ to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution and the only role for copyright in this domain should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.” (Budapest)


The opinions expressed in the articles and other contents appearing in the journal are purely those of the respective authors’ and in no way reflect the opinions of the editors. Authors submitting their work for publication in The Criterion are responsible for getting approval for copyrighted material they use in their articles. The Criterion should not be held responsible for any infringement of copyright laws for the published content.

Peer Review Process

We follow a strict double-blind reviewing of the submitted works that is we promise to conceal always the identity of both the reviewers and the author from each other. If any submitted article fails to fulfil primary standards, it will be rejected and the author will be communicated the decision promptly. If the editors are satisfied, they will select two or more reviewers for detailed consideration of the articles. The editors may advise the author to revise the article for publication.

Indexed/Abstracted/Included in

 Indexing and Abstracting:
The journal has been included in the following prestigious directories and the contents are indexed/abstracted/ included/ Cataloged there for wider dissemination and access:

Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources
Google Scholar
BIBSYS Library Base and Patron-Driven Acquisitions, PDA
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
The Knowledge Network
Vrije Universiteit, Brussel
Every Writer’s Resource 
National Library of Sweden
University of Washington
Duotrope’s Digest
Georgetown University
Colorado State University
Manual Library
ChaoYung University of Technology
The University of Hong Kong
Saint-Petersburg State University community
eBooks Center, UK 
Virtual Science Library
Central Taiwan University of  Science and Technology
Kaohsiung Medical University
University of South Australia
Library of Congress
University of Oxford 
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Wells College, USA
Western Theological Seminary
University of SaskatChewan
Science Center Berlin for Social Research, Berlin