About JELL

Print ISSN 1016-2283

The Journal of English Language and Literature (or JELL) is a long-established matrix journal of regional importance for over 60 English studies journals as well as for more than 5,000 scholars based in Korea. The first issue of JELL was published in July 1955. Since then, the journal has provided a forum for academics at all levels to contribute their research into an expanding network. Published quarterly, JELL has an annual volume of approximately 1,200 pages; circulation stands at 2,000 copies per issue. Scholarly papers appearing in the journal span all historical periods up to the present moment, and explore diverse geographic sites and texts throughout the English-speaking world; papers appearing in JELL mobilize state-of-the-art analyses, deploying both emergent and canonical theoretical frameworks. Over the last decade, the journal has received national funding support from the Korean Ministry of Education and, as an Outstanding Journal in Korea (2013-2017), from the National Research Foundation. JELL appears on the Distinguished Journals of Korea Citation Index (KCI: 2018-present), and is also indexed with the Modern Languages Association (MLA) International Bibliography repository.
Journal Information
Journal Title The Journal of English Language and Literature
Journal Abbreviation JELL
Publication Date Vol. 1 No. 1 (1955) -
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher ELLAK
Languages : English & Korean Spring, March 31st English only
Summer, June 30th English and Korean
Autumn, September 30th English only
Winter, December 31st English and Korean
ISSN(Print) 1016-2283
ISSN(Electronic) 2465-8545

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Open Access

All papers published in JELL belong to Open Access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ ). This license permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


All papers published in JELL are also available through subscription to the Journal on Kstudy (KISS). This applies to libraries, institutions, and individuals whose employers pay for their subscription.

Licensing Policy

All authors publishing research in JELL are expected to observe the journal’s Research Ethics and Publishing Ethics. Published materials associated with both JELL and ELLAK are not permitted to be quoted, changed, used, or republished without proper acknowledgment and permission from ELLAK. In the case of secondary revisions to original manuscripts of published papers appearing in JELL, the same copyright and licensing policies will be applied.

From the Fall issue (2020) of JELL, all papers shall reflect the copyright and licensing policies in the printed and online versions of the journal.