English Language and Literature Studies

English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal. ELLS is published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education in both print and online versions. ELLS is striving to provide the best platform for researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange their latest findings. The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following topics: literature written in the English language, English linguistics, translation studies and related areas.

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2015 Q2: Articles Received: 42; Accepted: 27; Rejected: 16; Published: 17; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 34; Accepted: 20; Rejected: 11; Published: 19; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 131; Accepted: 75; Rejected: 52; Published: 48; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 105; Accepted: 62; Rejected: 42; Published: 55; Retracted: 0




What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.
We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First within a week after the final draft completed.


Each paper published in English Language and Literature Studies is assigned a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (ithenticate.com).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.







Recruitment for Reviewers

We are recruiting reviewers for the journal. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, we welcome you to join us. Please find the application form and details at http://ccsenet.org/web/reviewer.html and e-mail the completed application form to ells@ccsenet.org  
Posted: 2014-02-18

Call for Manuscripts


English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS) is quarterly published in March, June, September and December by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The editorial board welcomes original manuscripts on English language and literature.

You can submit your work as an email attachment to: ells@ccsenet.org
Or submit manuscripts online at http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ells/about/submissions

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the editor at: ells@ccsenet.org

Posted: 2014-02-18
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Vol 5, No 2 (2015)

English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 2015

Table of Contents


American Soldier Zombie Tales: The Desperate, the Drafted, and the Dead PDF
Kristine Hart, John Paul p1
Academic Dystopia: Teaching Incompetency and Sex in Contemporary American Drama PDF
Salim E. AL-Ibia p10
Lost in Collocation: When Arabic Collocation Dictionaries Lack Collocations PDF
Mohamed Mazen Galal p18
A Study of Length Approach on L2 Vocabulary Learning PDF
Hongying Li, Li Zhao p39
Jomo Kenyatta’s Speeches and the Construction of the Identities of a Nationalist Leader in Kenya PDF
Steve M. Mutie, Antony Somba Mang’oka, Bernard Chemwei, Nelly Nzula Kitonga p53
Destination of the Ark of Art: Yeats’s Christian Eschatology from “The Second Coming” to “Sailing to Byzantium” PDF
Shenghua Yang p64
Declaratives and Control in Nigerian Courtroom Discourse PDF
Raifu Olanrewaju Farinde, Johnson Oludare Ojo, Yemi Ogunsiji p70
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Unique Literary and Writing Style PDF
Fahimeh Keshmiri, Mina Mahdikhani p78
Skinning “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” PDF
Chiramel Paul Jose p87
Journalistic English Translation from the Cultural Perspective PDF
Yechun Zhang p97
Keats and Fear of Death PDF
MHD Noor Al-Abbood p103
An Exemplification of American Pragmatism in Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography PDF
Ting Hu p117
An Evaluation of the English Component of the General Studies Curriculum for Nigerian Polytechnics PDF
Martha O. Olasehinde p123
Interlingual Realization: A Systemic Functional Perspective on the Tao Te Ching English Translations PDF
Xi Wang p136
The Prelude: A Spiritual Autobiography of William Wordsworth PDF
Jamal Subhi Ismail Nafi’ p146
Metaphorical Analysis of the Governing Images in Beloved PDF
Weiwei Wang, Gengqing Chen p155
A Study of British and American Literature Education Goals Based on Humanistic Quality PDF
Wenjing Wang p160
Reviewer Acknowledgements for English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2 PDF
Alice Ding p165

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