ABOUT THE JOURNAL
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.
Asiatic is a peer-reviewed, print and online journal that is published biannually, in June and December. All submissions to the Journal are read and evaluated by at least two reviewers before a publication decision is made.
Copyright: Copyrights of all materials published in Asiatic are held exclusively by the Journal and the respective author/s. Any reproduction of material from the journal without proper acknowledgement or prior permission will result in the infringement of intellectual property laws.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in articles and creative pieces published in this Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, the editorial board or the publisher.