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Asiatic : IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Arts & Humanities
         - Languages & linguistics
         - Literature

Print ISSN: 1985-3106
Publisher: International Islamic University Malaysia
Publication type: Print
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: https://journals.iium.edu.my/asiatic/index.php/ajell

Contact Info

The Editor
Asiatic, Department of English Language and Literature
International Islamic University Malaysia
Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur 53100

Email: asiatic.iium@gmail.com; mquayum@gmail.com

Website: journals.iium.edu.my/asiatic

Prof. Mohammad A. Quayum
Asiatic, Department of English Language and Literature
International Islamic University Malaysia
Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur 53100

Email: mquayum@gmail.com

Quratulain Shirazi
Email: ainyshirazi@yahoo.com

Asiatic is the very first international journal on Asian Englishes and English writings by Asian and Asian diasporic writers, currently being the only one of its kind. It aims to publish high-quality research articles and outstanding creative works combining the broad fields of literature and linguistics within its focus area.

Asiatic will contain a rich collection of selected articles on issues that deal with Asian Englishes as well as Asian literatures in English, including Asian 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-cultural facet of the Asian world in relation to current academic investigations on literature and linguistics. This approach will present the works of English-trained Asian writers and scholars, having English as the unifying device and Asia as the backdrop of their study. The Journal will also publish works of writers and scholars from other parts of the world that deal with the varieties of English and cultures of the Asian region.

The three different segments that will be featured in each issue of Asiatic are: (i) critical writings on literary and linguistics studies, (ii) creative writings that include works of prose, drama, fiction and poetry, and (iii) reviews and review articles on Asian books, novels and plays produced in English. These works will reflect how Western and Asian elements are both subtly and intensely intertwined as a result of acculturation, modernisation and globalisation.

Asiatic invites scholars and writers to submit high-quality written works presenting original research with profound ideas and insightful thoughts that could potentially inaugurate avenues to new perspectives in the fields of language 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.



Mohammad A. Quayum, International Islamic University Malaysia

Editorial Board

Associate Editor
  • Eddie Tay, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Siti Nuraishah Ahmad, International Islamic University Malaysia

    Book Reviews Editor
  • Somdatta Mandal, Visva-Bharati University, India

  • Susan Philip, University of Malaya, Malaysia

    Editorial Committee
  • Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Mohd. Ridwan Abdul Wahid, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Fawzia Afzal Khan, Montclair State University, USA
  • Gillian Dooley, Flinders University, Australia
  • Sharmani Patricia Gabriel, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Husna Jamal, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Nuraihan Mat Daud, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Maskanah Mohd. Lotfie, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Chitra Sankaran, National University of Singapore
  • Zahariah Pilus, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Madiha Ramlan, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Silvia Schultermandl, University of Graz, Austria
  • Ismail Talib, National University of Singapore
  • Lily Rose Tope, University of the Philippines
  • Tamara Silvia Wagner, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Chingyen Yang Mayer, Siena College, USA

    International Advisory Board
  • Theresa Biberauer, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Roberto D’Alessandro, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Ricardo de Ungria, University of Philippines in Mindanao
  • Diana Glenn, Flinders University, Australia
  • Sneja Gunew, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dennis Haskell, University of Western Australia
  • Philip Holden, National University of Singapore
  • K.M. Jaszczolt, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Victor Li, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Shirley Geok-lin Lim, University of California-San Diego, USA
  • Chandani Lokuge, Monash University, Australia
  • Sudesh Mishra, Deakin University, Australia
  • Muhammad Haji Salleh, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Jörg-Dieter Riemenschneider, Goethe University, Germany
  • Amritjit Singh, Ohio University, USA
  • Kirpal Singh, Singapore Management University
  • David Smyth, University of London, UK
  • Edwin Thumboo, National University of Singapore
  • Graham Tulloch, Flinders University, Australia
  • Bert Vaux, University of Cambridge, UK
  • K.D. Verma, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, USA
  • Bernard Wilson, Kanagawa University, Japan
  • Janet Wilson, University of Northampton, UK
  • Shin Yamamoto, Yokkaichi University, Japan
  • Richard Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Wolfgang Zach, Innsbruck University, Austria



    Issues of Asiatic are generally divided into three segments, each of which contains different categories of material with different lengths. Critical articles should be between 5000-7000 words, while creative pieces should not exceed 6000 words for prose, fiction and drama, and 3 pages for poetry. Book reviews should be about 1500 words in length.

    The author’s name, institutional affiliation and mailing addresses (email and postal) should be given on the title page of the manuscript only to facilitate blind reviewing. Manuscripts should be double-spaced on A4 sized paper with margins of 1.25” on both the right and left side of the page and 1” on the top and bottom of the page. Each paragraph should be indented. All quotations in the main text should consistently be in double quotation marks. Titles of books and plays should be italicised throughout, while titles of poems, articles and short stories should be in double quotation marks. References should be parenthetical, and manuscripts should include a list of works cited and brief endnotes (if any).

    Contributors should also include a brief abstract of content between 150 and 250 words for each critical article and a synopsis of about 150 words for each creative writing piece. This should be followed by a maximum of 6 key words in the article, and a brief biographical statement of the author (85 words maximum).

    Submissions as well as all inquiries, including inquiries regarding book reviews, should be sent to asiatic.iium@gmail.com or by regular mail to:
      The Editor
      Asiatic, Department of English Language and Literature
      International Islamic University Malaysia
      Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur 53100
    Asiatic is published online biannually at http://joiurnals.iium.edu.my/asiatic in June and December. Materials should be submitted for consideration at least 6 months before the targeted date of publication.

    We do not accept work published previously or submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere.

  • Spelling and Punctuation:
    For the purpose of consistency, the Journal requires contributors to use the British spelling throughout, except in cited texts. Double quotation marks should be used all through, except in the case of a quotation within a quotation, where single quotation marks should be used. All punctuation, except colon and semi-colon, should be inside the quotation marks consistently in the manuscript.

  • Quotations:
    Any quoted piece that exceeds twenty-five words should be clearly separated from the main text by indenting the left margin. Spelling and punctuation marks are to be retained exactly as in the original text. Poetry, diagrams, line drawings etc. are to be reproduced as their original layouts. The name of the author, the title, the page number and the date of the cited work should be indicated in brackets at the end of each citation.

  • Notes:
    For bibliographical materials, parenthetical referencing should be used. Please keep all other notes to a minimum. They should appear as endnotes, consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3 etc) and listed under “Notes” before “Works Cited.”

  • References:
    “Works Cited” will list full bibliographical references. The Journal asks contributors to observe the Modern Language Association Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (MLA) convention. Full details can be found at http://www.mla.org/. Examples are as follows:

  • Book by a Single Author:
    Kaku, Michio. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes. New York: Oxford UP, 1994.

  • An Anthology or a Compilation:
    Nichols, Fred J., ed. An Anthology of Neo-Latin Poetry. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979.

  • Two or More Books by the Same Author:
    Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1957.

    -------, ed. Design for learning: Reports Submitted to the Joint Committee of the Toronto Board of Education and the University of Toronto. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1962.

  • A Book by Two or More Authors:
    Jakobson, Roman, and Linda R. Waugh. The Sound Shape of Language. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1979.

  • An Anonymous Book:
    Encyclopaedia of Virginia . New York: Somerset, 1993.

  • An Article in a Scholarly Journal:
    Scotto, Peter. “Censorship, Reading, and Interpretation: A Case Study from the Soviet Union.” PMLA 109 (1994): 61-70.

    Weiringa, Saskia. “The Birth of the New Order State in Indonesia: Sexual Politics and Nationalism.” Journal of Women’s History 15.1 (Spring 2003): 70-91.

  • Material from Electronic Journals:
    Smyth, David. “Suchart Sawatsi: Thailand’s First Man of Letters.” Asiatic 1.1 (2007). Online. Internet. 10 Jan. 2008.

  • An Article in a Newspaper:
    Feder, Barnaby J. “For Job Seekers, a Toll-Free Gift of Expert Advice.” New York Times 30 Dec. 1993: 15.

    (The above are examples only and may not be factually accurate.)
  •   Journal Coverage

    Indexed by MyJurnal (2020)
    H-Index 1
    Immediacy Index 0.000
    Rank 0
    Indexed by Scopus 2020
    Impact Factor CiteScore (0.4)
    Rank Q1 (Literature and Literary Theory)
    Q2 (Language and Linguistics)
    Q3 (Linguistics and Language)
    Additional Information SJR (0.135)

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