Call for Papers

Launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), a most highly-recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original articles in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome any topic/issue involving, of, about or on but not confined to China in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc. 

For your interests, we will try to make sure that only those articles conforming to the principle of academic integrity, among other things, can be accepted.

We welcome MLA-style (the seventh edition) articles of 6000-12000 words in length. In the “Works Cited” section, English translations of all works cited in Chinese must be provided.

Your submission for editorial evaluation should have a front page containing the title of the work, an abstract not exceeding 300 words, 3 to 5 key words, and author information including full name, title/designation, affiliation, academic interests/areas of academic specialty, email and/or other contact information. The title, the abstract, the key words, and author information should be in both English and Chinese. Non-Chinese authors are encouraged but not required to provide corresponding Chinese translations.

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit our homepage https://tsla.researchcommons.org/journal/, click “Submit Article” and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your manuscript.

If you receive no editorial feedback 2 months after the submission, you can enquire about the status via email. You will be notified of the final decision about the submission usually within 4 months. You can email your enquiries and/or contributions to tsla@vip.126.com. Your contribution should come as an attachment in Word format, and your email subject heading should be “contribution from xxx[your name]”.

International subscription is made through China International Book Trading Company, P.O. Box 399, Beijing, China 100044, at a postage-inclusive rate. The international subscription code is BM255.

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Please send your books for review, and other communications to:
Editorial Board, Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art
3663 Zhongshan Rd (North)
Shanghai, 200062
P.R. China
Telephone: (+86)21-62232881

For more information, please visit our official website http://tsla.ecnu.edu.cn/EN/column/column1.shtml.