About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Critical Studies in Language and Literature publishes theoretical, empirical and experimental research that aims to make a contribution to our understanding of style and its effects on readers. JCSLL welcomes the work of critics, scholars, theorists, and literary historians from around the world.

Highlighting theoretically and technologically innovative scholarship, JCSLL provides in-depth research and analysis in a variety of areas, including history of English, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, and dialectology, translations studies, and comparative literature.

Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of literature - such as philosophy and literature or religion and literature or literature and law - can also be experiments in translation between different vocabularies and conceptualities as well as in linguistics. The aim is thus to explore language, literature, and translation in its various critical dimensions.

JCSLL publishes papers on issues related to linguistics, literature and translation, including:
Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Language Assessment
Language Teaching/Learning and Literacy Practices
Literary Studies
Comparative Literature
World Literature
Critical Theory
Cultural Studies
Literature and Media
Translation Studies
Interpreting Studies
Translation and Globalisation
Literature in Translation
Translation in Literature
Interdisciplinary Approaches in Language, Literature, and Translation


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Peer Review Process

JCSLL uses double-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts.

  • Peer Review / Responsibility for the Reviewers

As an editor or a reviewer, you are requested to find out about the originality of the manuscript you are urged to review. Therefore, it is recommended that you also see the Author Guidelines and Polices page to see which points authors should take into consideration prior to submission of their papers for publication.

Although reviewed articles are treated confidentially, reviewers’ judgments should be objective. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders, and reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.  

  • Editorial Responsibilities

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept, only accept a paper when reasonably certain, when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction,  and preserve anonymity of reviewers.

  • Review Guidelines

JCSLL highly appreciates your kind support by agreeing to review an article for our journal. Before they consent to evaluate any paper, the reviewers are requested to consider a number of points. First, if the paper is not in your area of research interest and expertise, please inform the editor and feel free to refuse to review it. Second, if you have no free time to evaluate the paper before the deadline, kindly inform the editor. Third, in case of any conflicts of interest, the reviewer’s acknowledgement can be very useful in our final decision. Therefore, if by any chance you have read the paper before or happen to know the authors, please inform the editor about this.

Kindly make sure you review the paper confidentially. Please avoid contacting the authors. In addition, should you feel the need to ask a third party for their comments, please make sure to inform the managing editor in advance.

Before they are sent to reviewers, all JCSLL papers are previewed by our editor-in-chief. The papers are also checked for their originality using the turn-it-in software. However to our experience, there have been cases of plagiarism which the software has failed to detect. If you doubt the originality of any part(s) of the work you are reviewing, please inform the editor. In addition, if you suspect the accuracy or truth of any part(s) of the work under review, make sure to inform the editor about it.

JCSLL reviewers are requested to evaluate the articles based on a number of evaluative criteria available in the Review Form, including the clarity, quality, thoroughness, relevance, significance, and soundness of the works. The reviewers score each of these criteria from 5 to 1 (with 5 signifying ‘excellent’ and 1 ‘extremely weak’), based on the quality of the work. Reviewers are also most welcome to leave comments in the manuscript itself. These comments are very valuable for the professional development of any authors and will unquestionably help them improve their work.

Reviewers may also add their comments in the second section of the Review Form. Having reviewed the paper, the reviewer is requested to make any of the following decisions:

  • Accept as it is
  • Accept with minor revisions
  • Accept with major revisions
  • Send me the revised paper
  • Reject

This decision should be based on the merits and demerits of the work under review.

JCSLL papers are proofread before they are published, and the reviewers are by no means obliged to correct or mark language errors or typos. However, if the reviewers detect such cases, they are most welcome to highlight them.

JCSLL corresponds with its reviewers only through email; therefore, you are requested to email your report and in-text comments (if any) to the JCSLL editor-in-chief.

Reviewing is undoubtedly an invaluable and noble act that cannot be compensated by any means. However, JCSLL hopes to return this favour, at least in part, by occasional discounts for its reviewers if they wish to publish their works with us.


JCSLL Managing Editor is not involved in editorials decisions.

Publication Frequency

JCSLL is currently published in January, March,  May, July, October, November. 

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.


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The journal editors and the publisher are doing their best for this journal to be included in the abstracting and indexing databases; however, for the journal to be or to remain indexed in any indexing body is definitely beyond their control. All the journal editors can do is to ensure the papers published are of high quality and all the publisher can do is recommending the journal to the indexing and abstracting bodies as well as controlling the quality of its published material, but they have no power to decide where/whether/when a published paper is indexed, and all authors are expected to be aware of this matter.

Article Processing Charges

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

Journal of Crirical Studies in Language and Literature is an Open Access journal.

Publishing an article in this journal requires Article Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. The fees are used to cover the costs of providing and maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journal, and processing the manuscripts through peer-review and the editorial procedure. Apart from these Article Process Charges, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fees to be paid following the acceptance of an article are indicated below:

  • Online Article Processing Charges can be paid in one of the following currencies: $120 USD
  • Hard copy (optional)  $40 USD

The author/corresponding author has to pay the publication as per the method determined by the executive editor. The author needs to contact pay@gta.org.uk for payment details.

Author can pay through Paypal. Paypal makes it feasible for users (holders of major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express) to complete a fast and secure payment..

Authors can  pay through Western Union. If you are palnning to send payment via this methid, please contact us for obtaining further details.

The author will get official receipt of publication fee with proper seal and signature.

This journal holds a liberal policy to allow the authors, readers, universities, and public libraries to order the hard copies of any particular number/ issue, volume or set of volumes of the journal. A minimal fee is applied to cover the printing, packaging, handling, and postal delivery of the journal volume.

  • If you face any difficulties in payment and/or ordering hardcopies, you may contact the Publisher Support Department for further assistance at: support@gta.org.uk

This journal offers discount or/provides an automatic waiver of Article Processing Charges to authors based in any of the countries which were classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies. All requests can be sent directly to the journal.

Journal Sponsorship

Publisher & Sponsor

Global Talent Academy Press

71-75 Shelton Street, London
Greater London, WC2H 9JQ

Journal History

This journal is a member of Global Talent Academy Press that is a  non-profitable international  organization that publishes high quality scholarly works and offer academic service in England. It provides a platform for scholars from worldwide to share their knowledge and research findings with each other. 

This journal uses Open Journal System which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.