On these pages, you will find more information about the journal and about how you can propose topics for, and contribute to, the three themed issues we publish each year.
To sample the intellectual scope of the journal, please visit the virtual 20th anniversary issue compiled by the editors and made available free of charge by Taylor and Francis.
The journal’s acronym ‘EJES’ reflects our aspiration to publish cutting-edge research within an outlook that questions boundaries between disciplines and cultural contexts. For us, ‘European’ does not describe a geography, but a situation in which ‘English’ is studied and taught in both Anglophone and non-Anglophone contexts and across a range of disciplines. We therefore take a broad, multidisciplinary and ever-questioning stance towards our subject and seek to promote dialogue across different disciplinary and cultural traditions of inquiry into areas of common interest to students of English.
In the same spirit, while mindful of its special relationship to ESSE and its membership, the journal welcomes contributions from, and addresses, scholars based anywhere in the world who share its aims.
In order to give coherence to this plurality of approaches, our three annual issues are organised by themes, which are proposed by guest editors. Proposals are welcome at any time and the selection for the next volume is made annually by the general editors in December, following which the calls for contributions are announced. Click here for further details on proposing a themed issue, and here for a list of past topics.
We do not accept unsolicited contributions outwith the themed special issues.
The journal is completed by a book review section.
EJES is indexed in the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities Citation Indices.
Peer Review Policy
All submissions to the journal go through a rigorous, two-stage peer review process, based on screening by the editorial board peer review panel and by external experts when required.
The journal is managed by a team of three general editors, currently constituted by Martin A. Kayman (Cardiff University); Greta Olson (Justus Liebig University, Giessen) and Stephanos Stephanides (University of Cyprus). The books review editor is Adam Piette (University of Sheffield).