Academic journal article International Journal of English Studies

Editorial

Academic journal article International Journal of English Studies

Editorial

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This is the first issue of International Journal of English Studies (IJES) which the new Editorial Committee has edited since taking on responsibility for the Journal early this year. We would first of all like to thank the previous General Editor, Dr. Pascual Cantos, for his help in the transition and also pay tribute to him for his splendid work and outstanding management of the Journal. We hope to maintain the high standards he reached and maintained. We would also like to extend our thanks to all former members of the Editorial Committee who collaborated with him.

Any change in editorship of a journal will involve some change in editorial policy and in the journal itself. Changes, however, are reduced to a minimum. The main sections of IJES will be maintained, as readers will easily notice. We shall centre our efforts on the indexation of IJES in the major Bibliographical Databases (IJES is currently indexed in 24 databases). This endeavour, already noticeable in the last issues, will have a significant effect on the quality of IJES, on its reliability as an international academic journal and on its international character.

Our journal is already present in several databases, and what is more important and useful, it can be downloaded in its electronic format on various sites (Dialnet, Open Journal System). We shall reinforce that policy of free accessibility and availability. In this respect, the preceding Editorial Committee has accomplished a remarkable feat. Future plans for our Journal include a most significant change regarding its foundational nature. IJES will be published from 2012 onwards alternatively as a monograph issue and as an open-topic issue, twice a year. …

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