Overall Journal Statistics

Submission Statistics

Submission Count

95

Accept Count     

45

Published articles

Number of Volumes

2            

Number of Issues

4

Number of Articles

61

Article View

21072    

PDF Download

18064

Process Time Statistics

Average Time to Accept                   

139 Days

Acceptance Rate

47 %

Critical Literary Studies (formerly known as Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies) is a peer-reviewed biannual journal run by the Department of English Language and Literature of  the University of Kurdistan in Sanandaj, Iran. CLS received its license from the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance on 5/6/1397 (28 August, 2018) with the license Number 79848. CLS is ranked 'B' by achieving 737.5 points out of 1000 from the Committee of Academic Journals of the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.


CLS is supported by an expert Editorial Board. The academic editors in the CLS journal take an objective and constructive approach to the process of peer reviewing, ensuring each manuscript is evaluated on its own scholarly merits and research integrity. 


CLS presents collections that publish the latest studies on key topics and discussion within the academic community in terms of research projects and conferences. Publishing with us means you will receive fast and reliable publishing and a global platform for your research to reach its full potential.  


“This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws”.

 “This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws”.

This journal is Screened by iThenticate plagiarism software checker. All submitted manuscript are checked before being processed for peer-review”.

  “This journal is Screened by iThenticate plagiarism software checker. All submitted manuscript are checked before being processed for peer-review”.

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Publisher: University of Kurdistan, Iran, Sanandaj

Format: Print & Online

ISSN: 2676-699X (Print); 2716-9928 (Electronic)

Language: English (Persian Abstracts)

Member of: Creative Commons, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Impact Factor: Under Evaluation

Frequency: Biannual

Publication Dates: March, September

Scope: English Literature, Literary Criticism, Cultural Theory, Comparative Literature

Article Processing Charges: No

Type of Journal: Academic and Scholarly Journal

Open Access: Yes

Indexed & Abstracted: Yes  (Portal of Scientific Journals, Ulrichsweb & Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, MLA, Google Scholar, National Library and Archives of Iranian Scholarly Journals, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Portal of Ensani, Civilica, Magiran, TEI, ResearchBib, Directory of Research Journals Indexing, International Journal Impact Factor, Sientific Journal Impact Factor, INSTITUTE OF ORGANIZED RESEARCH (I2OR), Scribd, Academia, International Scientific Indexing

Policy: Peer-reviewed

Review TimeTwelve Weeks 

Contact e-mail: cls@uok.ac.ir

Alternate e-mail: b.sajadi@uok.ac.ir  s.hosseini@uok.ac.ir


Current Issue: Volume 2, No. 2, Spring and Summer 2020 - Serial Number 4, September 2020 

2. Editorial Note

Pages 1-3

Bakhtiar Sadjadi


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