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English is an internationally known journal of literary criticism, published on behalf of The English Association. Each issue contains essays on a wide range of authors and literary texts in English, aimed at readers within universities and colleges and presented in a lively and engaging style. There is a substantial review section, in which reviewers have space to situate a book within the context of recent developments in its field, and present a detailed argument. English is unusual among academic journals in publishing original poetry. This policy embodies the view that the critical and creative functions, often so widely separated in the teaching of English, can co-exist and cross-fertilise each other.

To submit your work to English for consideration, visit our Instructions to Authors page.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

English is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

ABES (Annotated bibliography for English Studies)
Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
British Humanities Index
British Humanities Index
International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR)
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ)
MLA International Bibliography
Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
Scopus