About the Journal

An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes

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


Aims and Scope: Asiatic is the very first international journal on English writings by Asian writers and writers of Asian origins. English writings on Asian societies and cultures are also within the scope of the journal. Currently, the only one of its kind, it aims to publish high-quality researches and outstanding creative works spanning the broad fields of literature and linguistics.

Asiatic will contain a rich collection of selected articles on issues that deal with Asian Englishes, Asian cultures and Asian literature in English, including diasporic literature and Asian literature in translation. Articles may include studies that address the multidimensional impacts of the English Language on a wide variety of Asian cultures (South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian and others). Subjects of debates and discussions will encompass the socio-economic facet of the Asian world in relation to current academic investigations on literature, culture and linguistics. This approach will present the works of English-trained Asian writers and scholars, having English as the unifying medium of expression and Asia as the fundamental backdrop of their study.

The three different segments that will be featured in each issue of Asiatic are: (i) critical writings on literary, cultural and linguistics studies, (ii) creative writings that include works of prose fiction and selections of poetry and (iii) review articles on books, novels and plays in English (or translated into English) that deal with Asian themes. These works will reflect how elements of western and Asian are both subtly and intensely intertwined as a result of acculturation, globalisation and other cross-cultural contacts.

Asiatic invites original research works containing profound ideas and insightful thoughts that can potentially open avenues to new perspectives in the fields of language, literature and culture. 

Abstracting and Indexing: Asiatic is currently indexed in AustLit: Australian Resource for Literature, Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science (ESCI), Directory of Abstract Indexing for Journals (DAIJ), Duotrope, EBSCOhost, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI), Google Scholar, InfoBase Index, Journal of Commonwealth Literature's Annual Bibliography (UK), JournalSeek, Malaysian Citation Index (MyCite), Malaysian Abstracting and Indexing System (MyAIS), MLA International Bibliography, SCOPUS, The Year's Work in English Studies 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 review is maintained. Moreover, referees should avoid using in their own research any material provided to them for peer-review.

Ethics Statement: The Editorial Committee 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 for editors, peer-reviewers and authors set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Asiatic uses the Turnitin software to detect plagiarism or intellectual theft. Therefore, by submitting a manuscript to the Journal, the author agrees to necessary originality checks for evaluation purposes.

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 content.

Open Access Policy: Asiatic is an open access journal and all content in it is freely available without charge to the user or to their 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.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in articles, book reviews 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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