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 

Scopus CiteScore Rank 2019, Literature and Literary Theory #329/823

 Ranked Q2 in Literature and Literary Theory and Q3 in Language and Linguistics

Aims and Scope: Asiatic is the very first international journal on English writings by Asian writers and writers of Asian origin, currently being the only one of its kind. It aims to publish high-quality researches and outstanding creative works combining the broad fields of literature and linguistics on the same intellectual platform.

Asiatic will contain a rich collection of selected articles on issues that deal with Asian Englishes, Asian cultures and Asian literatures in English, including diasporic literature and Asian literatures 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 device and Asia as a 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 (iv) review articles on Asian books, novels and plays produced in English (or translated into English). These works will reflect how elements of western and Asian are both subtly and intensely intertwined as a result of acculturation, globalisation and such.

Asiatic invites scholars and writers to submit high-quality written works presenting original researches with profound ideas and insightful thoughts that could potentially inaugurate avenues to new perspectives in the fields of language, literature and culture. They may be in the forms of critical examination of current theories in linguistics or literature, unification of two or more scholastic assumptions in these disciplines or production of any work that might fall under the three segments previously mentioned.

Asiatic is an internationally-refereed online journal that is published biannually in June and December.

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 PolicyAsiatic 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 PolicyAsiatic 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 StatementThe 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 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.

Copyright © Asiatic, 2007-2019.  All rights reserved.

Current Issue

Vol. 14 No. 1 (2020): June
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Special Issue on English Language and Literature in English in West Asia

Eds. Normala Othman and Mohammad A. Quayum


Published: 2020-06-07

Section II: Articles on English Language and Literature in West Asia

Section V: Fiction

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