An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes

A peer-reviewed online journal, published biannually in June and December. ISSN 1985-3106

Indexing and Abstracting: Asiatic is currently indexed in AustLit: Australian Resource for Literature, Directory of Abstract Indexing for Journals (DAIJ) Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, InfoBase Index, Journal of Commonwealth Literature’s Annual Bibliography (UK), Malaysian Citation Index (MyCite), Malaysian Abstracting and Indexing System (MyAIS), MLA International Bibliography, SCOPUS, Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science (ESCI) and UDL Edge (Malaysia).

Asiatic is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).

Peer-review Policy: Asiatic is a peer-reviewed online journal, published biannually in June and December. All submissions to the Journal are read and evaluated by at least two reviewers before a publication decision is made. It is the Journal’s policy not to release the identity of reviewers to authors or other referees during and after the review process. Likewise, referees are advised to treat all materials associated with the review process as confidential. Although referees may consult and seek advice from other researchers or colleagues, the referee must ensure that the confidentiality of the material sent for adjudication is maintained. Moreover, referees should avoid using any material provided to them as part of the peer-review process for their own research.

Ethics Statement: The Editorial Board of Asiatic is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the Journal’s publication process. We subscribe to the guidelines set up by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) with regard to the expectations of editors, peer-reviewers and authors.

Asiatic uses the Turnitin software to screen manuscripts for any unoriginal material. By submitting the manuscript to the Journal, the author agrees to any necessary originality checks that the manuscript may have to undergo during the evaluation or the production process.

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain copyright permission where necessary, for using material from other sources. The Journal and its publisher, IIUM Press, do not bear any responsibility for verifying copyright permissions provided by the author. Any breach of copyright laws will result in rejection of the submitted material or its retraction after publication. Furthermore, articles submitted to the Journal should not contain any libellous, defamatory, obscene or unlawful matter.

Open Access Policy: Asiatic is an open access journal which means that all content in it is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this Journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. 

Privacy Statement: The names and email addresses entered in this Journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Publication FeeAsiatic charges no fee for submission, processing or publication of material in the Journal.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in articles and creative pieces published in this Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, the editorial board or the publisher.

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