About the Journal

Aim: Spectrum, the flagship journal of the Department of English, aims to advance research and scholarship in English literature and English language teaching as well as promote creative works. 

Scope: The Journal Spectrum publishes research articles, essays and book reviews in the fields of English literature, cultural studies, applied linguistics and English language teaching. It also has a section devoted to creative writing

Review Process

Spectrum is a double blind-peer-reviewed journal. The reviewers are from Bangladeshi and foreign universities. Each paper is reviewerd by two reviewers. In case of conflicting reports, the paper is sent to a third reviewer. Reviews and revisions take aroung six months. The editorial board makes the final decision on including a submission for publication based on reviewer feedback as well as the quality of the paper after revision.


Spectrum takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism and any incident of academic malpractice very seriously. It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain permission for third-party materials. Violation of copyright laws will result in rejection of the submitted materials and retraction if already published.


Authors are responsible for obtaining the approval of relavant regulatory authorities, institutional review boards and ethics committees as well as informed consent of research participants. They must maintain the confidentility of the data and, where appropriate, the anonymity of the participants. They also have to ensure that their work is free from plagiarism. Manuscripts under consideration elsewhere must not be submitted to Spectrum and vice versa.  

Publication Frequency

Spectrum  is published once in a year (December each year)

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing Fees: This journal does not charge any article processing fees.

Source of Support

The journal Spectrum is supported with funding from departmental seminar funds.


Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000