Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Submission Guidelines

Review of English and American Literature (REAL) is an academic journal published by the English and American Literature Association (EALA). It is ranked among the first-tier humanities journals. It is also included in the Taiwan Humanities Citation Index (THCI)an index of a select group of journals judged by the Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (affiliated to MOST) to represent high-quality academic journals published in Taiwan. The REAL will accept manuscripts written in either Chinese or English, effective since 2019 (Vol. 34). Research essays, book reviews as well as interviews regarding English and American literature are welcome.

Please follow the guidelines for submission:


The same manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal; papers having been published elsewhere shall not be submitted. The REAL will not consider the submission from an author who has violated either of the above ethic codes. Any future submission by an author who has violated these academic ethic codes will be rejected.


A paper which has been published in another language will not be accepted.


A submission in Chinese should be no more than 20,000 words. A submission in English should be between 6000 and 12000 words (including Works Cited and footnotes). The paper shall follow the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.


A submitted paper will go through double-blind review process. There must be no indication of personal identity or other related information. Accepted papers are to be revised based on the advice of the reviewers.


If the paper contains any copyrighted contents (such as photos or pictures), the author is solely responsible for obtaining written permission for these contents.


The manuscript should be in Word format and well paged, and it should include a Chinese and an English title, a Chinese abstract (350 to 400 words), an English abstract (200 to 250 words) as well as Chinese and English keywords (3 to 5 items). A cover letter should be attached, stating the author’s Chinese and English name, name and address of his or her affiliation, as well as the corresponding address, email and phone/fax number.


Papers published in the REAL will be included in digital databases constructed by companies in collaboration with EALA. These databases are for academic purposes only.


The author will not receive payment for a published paper. Two copies of the issue in which the paper appears will be provided to the author upon publication.


Please send the manuscript to: