Call for Paper

Call for Paper

The Academic Journal of Critical Literary Studies (formerly known as Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies) is an open access and blind peer-reviewed journal which is published two times a year. Usual review time is three months and there is no fee for publishing. Traditionally, the primary division in CLS is literature and language, where language in this case, refers to both linguistics, and specific languages. The academic journal of Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies invites professional Literature, Literary Criticism, Literary Theory, Cultural Studies and (applied) Linguists researchers to submit their scholarly papers to CLS.


Guideline for Authors


Articles Submission


The Academic Journal of CCritical Literary Studies accepts the researches of authors on Literature, Literary Criticism, Cultural Studies and (applied) Linguists in the form of articles and reports. The length of the reports should be normally between 1500 and 2500 words, and the normal length of the articles is about 5000 to 8000 words.


The language of the manuscript must be English.


In spite of the language of the manuscript, article or report, they should consist of title, abstract, key words as well as the characteristics of the author(s) in Persian.


The forwarded content will be ultimately reviewed primarily in 15 days so that in the case of being appropriate, it is sent for being reviewed, and the primarily acceptance will be declared to the author.


The time for reviewing and declaration the final results is ultimately 3 months.


The forwarded articles should not be sent for other journals simultaneously, or it should not be published in other journal.


Since the articles exclusively accepts electronically and through the site of the journal, the author(s) should first register as user in the site, and for sending the article and the subsequent following should refer to


The forwarded article can be the result of the research of the authors or their translation.


Translated articles would be accepted only if the PDF file of the original article (as the attached file) be forwarded to the editorial boards, and the translation refers to the original article.




The Principles of Reviewing Articles


  • The received articles will be published after reviewing in the preliminary commission, it will be sent for the reviewing procedure; when it is approved by the reviewers.
  • CLS has reserved the right for editing the accepted articles.
  • This article will be published open access both in paper and electronically.  
  • No expense is received from the authors for the articles.
  • The authors should observe the moral issues in doing the research and writing the article.
  • In the case that a conducted research has been supported by an organization, the name of that organization should be mentioned.