Critical Literary Studies is a peer-reviewed biannual journal run by the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Kurdistan in Sanandaj, Iran. CLS received its license from the Iranian Ministry of Culture on 5/6/1397 (28 August, 2018) with the License Number 79848. CLS is ranked 'B' by the Academic Journals Portal of the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The journal is also indexed in ISC and DOAJ.


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 the CLS journal means that you will receive fast and reliable publishing and a global platform for your research to reach its full potential.  


“This journal is following 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-reviewing”.

  “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 (including 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 and Theory, Comparative Literature

Article Processing Charges: Yes

Type of Journal: Academic and Scholarly Journal

Open Access: Yes

Indexed & Abstracted: Yes  (Portal of Scientific Journals of the Iranian Ministry of SRT, SID, 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 TimeFour to five months

Contact e-mail: cls@uok.ac.ir

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


Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2 - Serial Number 8, Winter and Spring 2022 

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