Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies publishes articles in  the areas of literature, cultural studies, critical theory, cultural and literary relations within and beyond the Western tradition, and descriptive translation studies. IJCLTS welcomes the work of critics, scholars, theorists, and literary historians from around the world.

IJCLTS paves the way for global interaction and offers an excellent opportunity to undergo socio-cultural survey of various literatures. Also, Translation Studies can very safely be included as a significant genre in the domain of literary criticism since translation is an art prompting to look into the diversified lingual, cultural and literary content of a source language,and thus highlighting the essence of the literature of that particular translated language.

Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of literature - such as philosophy and literature or religion and literature or literature and law - can also be experiments in translation between different vocabularies and conceptualities. The aim is thus to explore translation in its many dimensions, ranging from the linguistic and the cultural to the interdisciplinary. As a comparative literature journal, we invite work situated between various disciplines,  as well as between different cultures or languages and literatures. Such ventures in comparative interpretation naturely invite also a wide variety of  kinds of theoretical reflection. 

IJCLTS publishes papers on issues related to literature and translation, including:

  • Literary Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • World Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literature and Media
  • Translation Studies
  •  Interpreting Studies
  • Traslation and Golobolization
  • Literature in Translation
  • Translation in Literature
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches in Literature


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

IJCLTS uses double-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; one is editor-in-chief and the other two are internal editors and external reviewers. 

  • Peer Review / Responsibility for the Reviewers

As an editor or a reviewer you are requested to find out about the originality of the manuscript you are urged to review. Therefore, it is recommended that you also see the Author Guidelines and Polices page to see which points authors should take into consideration prior to submission of their papers for the publication.

Although reviewed articles are treated confidentially, reviewers’ judgments should be objective. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders, and reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.  

  • Editorial Responsibilities

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept, only accept a paper when reasonably certain, when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction,  and preserve anonymity of reviewers.

  • Review Guidelines

IJCLTS highly appreciates your kind support by agreeing to review an article for our journal. Before they consent to evaluate any paper, the reviewers are requested to consider a number of points. First, if the paper is not in your area of research interest and expertise, please inform the editor and feel free to refuse to review it. Second, if you have no free time to evaluate the paper before the deadline, kindly inform the editor. Third, in case of any conflicts of interest, the reviewer’s acknowledgement can be very useful in our final decision. Therefore, if by any chance you have read the paper before or happen to know the authors, please inform the editor about this.

Kindly make sure you review the paper confidentially. Please avoid contacting the authors. In addition, should you feel the need to ask a third party for their comments, please make sure to inform the managing editor in advance.

Before they are sent to reviewers, all IJCLTS papers are previewed by our editor-in-chief. The papers are also checked for their originality using the turn-it-in software. However to our experience, there have been cases of plagiarism which the software has failed to detect. If you doubt the originality of any part(s) of the work you are reviewing, please inform the editor. In addition, if you suspect the accuracy or truth of any part(s) of the work under review, make sure to inform the editor about it.

IJCLTS reviewers are requested to evaluate the articles based on a number of evaluative criteria available in the Review Form, including the clarity, quality, thoroughness, relevance, significance, and soundness of the works. The reviewers score each of these criteria from 5 to 1 (with 5 signifying ‘excellent’ and 1 ‘extremely weak’), based on the quality of the work. Reviewers are also most welcome to leave comments in the manuscript itself. These comments are very valuable for the professional development of any authors and will unquestionably help them improve their work.

Reviewers may also add their comments in the second section of the Review Form. Having reviewed the paper, the reviewer is requested to make any of the following decisions:

  • Accept as it is
  • Accept with minor revisions
  • Accept with major revisions
  • Send me the revised paper
  • Reject

This decision should be based on the merits and demerits of the work under review.

IJCLTS papers are proofread before they are published, and the reviewers are by no means obliged to correct or mark language errors or typos. However, if the reviewers detect such cases, they are most welcome to highlight them.

IJCLTS corresponds with its reviewers only through email; therefore, you are requested to email your report and in-text comments (if any) to the IJCLTS managing editor.

Reviewing is undoubtedly an invaluable and noble act that cannot be compensated by any means. However, IJCLTS hopes to return this favour, at least in part, by occasional discounts for its reviewers if they wish to publish their works with us.


IJCLTS Managing Editor is not involved in editorials decisions.


Publication Frequency

  • IJCLTS is currently published in January, April,  July, October . 


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Abstracting and Indexing

IJCLTS is indexed, abstracted, listed, and/ or archived in:


The journal editors and the publisher are doing their best for this journal to be included in the abstracting and indexing databases; however, for the journal to be or to remain indexed in any indexing body is definitely beyond their control. All the journal editors can do is to ensure the papers published are of high quality and all the publisher can do is recommending the journal to the indexing and abstracting bodies as well as controlling the quality of its published material, but they have no power to decide where/whether/when a published paper is indexed, and all authors are expected to be aware of this matter.



IJCLTS charges a submission fee of AUD160 that is subject to change. Authors are requested to pay this fee after they receive their preview report that confirms the submission, and the originality and relevance of the manuscript. The fee should be paid during the article submission with no condition of acceptance/rejection to avoid any conflict of interest. The submission fee is subject to change if the manuscript is submitted (i) as a featured/invited article, (ii) by IJCLTS editorial board or reviewers' team members, or (iii) from low income countries. Authors will pay no other fees except for the submission charges.

This journal holds a liberal policy to allow the authors, readers, universities, and public libraries to order the hard copies of any particular number/ issue, volume or set of volumes of the journal. A minimal fee is applied to cover the printing, packaging, handling, and postal delivery of the journal volume.

This journal offers discount or/provides an automatic waiver of Article Processing Charges to authors based in any of the countries which were classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies as of October 2012. All requests can be sent directly to the journal.

AIAC PTY. LTD. Payment Gateway via eWAY (Recommended)

Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD. receives payments through its gateway connected to eWay Australia. The gateway accepts different types of credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Our payment gateways are fast, secure, and free.