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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2014 Q3: Articles Received: 25; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 10; Published: 13; Retracted: 0

2014 Q2: Articles Received: 22; Accepted: 21; Rejected: 13; Published: 10; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 48; Accepted: 18; Rejected: 19; Published: 10; 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 4, No 3 (2014)

English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2014

Table of Contents


Age of Iron as a Cultural Text: The Question of Apartheid and the Body PDF
Shadi S. Neimneh, Marwan M. Obeidat p1
Uniting Form with Contingency: Female Characters’ Self-Liberation in Iris Murdoch’s Novel PDF
Ming-Ying Xu p9
Matrimonial Relations in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew: The Machiavellian Husband/Ruler PDF
Khaled Masoud Shuqair p18
Color Words in D. H. Lawrence’s Fictional Works PDF
Xuan Luo p28
Assimilation/Self-discovery: A Study of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1992) PDF
Ashraf Ibrahim Zidan p36
A Poet Dwells in Beauty: A Kantian Reading of Keats’s Poetry PDF
Chang Zheng p46
Interpretation on Social Origin of Southern-American Women’s Tragic Fate in A Streetcar Named Desire PDF
Qiang Zhang p52
Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Use of Instructional Resources in Teaching of the Novel PDF
Rotumoi Joseph, Lydia Cheruto Kipkoech p58
Exploring the Theme of Self-Actualization in Maya Angelou’s Poetry PDF
Juan Du p65
A Diachronic Study of Political Metaphors and Their Social Implications in Government Work Reports (1983-2013) in China PDF
Cheng Chen p71
The Translatability and Untranslatability of Chinese Numeral Classifiers into English PDF
Haiyan Miao p77
Edgar Allan Poe and Modernism PDF
Erlei Wang p82
Arabised Terms in the Holy Quran Facts or Fiction: History and Criticism PDF
Basma Odeh Salman Al-Rawashdeh p90
Reviewer Acknowledgements for English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3 PDF
Alice Ding p101

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