The biannual SKASE Journal of Literary Studies is published by the Slovak Association for the Study of English (SKASE). All articles are anonymously reviewed by members of the editorial board. 

FORM: An electronic on-line journal


SCOPE: biannual peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the analysis of literary texts written in English, within any genre, from different nations and periods. Scholarly articles from theoretical, interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives are welcome. Contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, and announcements of conferences are also invited.





Nieves Pascual (University of Jaen, Spain)


Advisory Board:  

Laura Alonso Gallo (University of Huelva, Spain)

Kofi Andiyoho (University of Ghana, Africa)

Fritz Hans König (University of Northern Iowa, USA)

Emory Elliott (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Sneja Gunew (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Stanislav Kolář (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)

Susanne Reichl (University of Vienna, Austria)

Corinne Saunders  (University of Durham, United Kingdom)

Eluned Summers-Bremner (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Wladyslaw Witalisz (Jagiellonian University, Krakow/Krosno State College, Poland)



The editor, the managing editor (the Director of the University Library of Prešov University), and the President of SKASE form the main editorial board responsible for the organizational and technical aspects of the journal and for making decisions concerning the overall conception of the journal.




Articles in English from 8,000 to 10,000 words maximum shall be submitted to the editor in an electronic form as an e-mail attachment. They should be written in the WORD 97 editor and in accordance with the Style Sheet.




Upon submission of an article to the journal, the editor will forward an electronic version of the article to a member of his editorial board whose task is to review the article in an unbiased way. The reviewing process will be anonymous, i.e. the reviewer will not know the author of the article, nor will the author know the reviewer. The reviewer is expected to review an article within a reasonable amount of time, allowing for unforeseen delays.

Based on the review, the editor will decide whether the article meets the high-quality standards of the journal, or is unacceptable. In either case, the author shall be advised of the decision. In the former case, the editor shall mail the review to the author in an electronic way, and the author shall modify the article in accordance with the reviewer’s comments and recommendations. Final decisions concerning acceptance/non-acceptance of an article will be the exclusive decision of the editor. In the case of excessive number of articles, the final selection of articles for the next issue shall be made by the main editorial board.





Nieves Pascual, Editor

Departamento de Filología inglesa

Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación

Universidad de Jaén

Paraje Las Lagunillas, s/n

23071 Jaén, Spain




Slávka Tomaščíková, PhD. SKASE President  
Department of British and American Studies
Faculty of Arts
P. J. Šafárik University in Košice
Moyzesova 50
040 01 Košice, Slovakia

Tel/Fax: 00-421-55-622 43 12



Page layout:



A4, portrait


Left, right, top – 2.54; bottom – 4.00





Page numbering


Paragraph first line indent



Times New Roman, normal, 12 points




14 points, bold, centred

Author’s name:

12 points, normal, centred, immediately under the title


100 words max, 11 points, italics, left and right indent 1.25


10 words max, 11 points, italics, left and right indent 1.25

Heading levels:  

All headings left justified

Level 1:

12 points, bold, two lines spacing above and one line below

Level 2: 

12 points, italics, one line spacing above and below

Level 3:

12 points, italics, one line spacing above, text in new line

Level 4:

12 points, italics, one line spacing above, text in the same line


In parentheses, including
- the year of publication followed by a colon, a space, and the page referred to: 
De Lauretis (1987: 25) assumes that... 

or, if a publication as a whole is referred to:  
- author’s name, space, year of publication:
(De Lauretis 1987)  


Up to three lines: in the text, with quotation marks
More than three lines: 11 points, left indent 1.25 cm, right indent 1 cm, one line spacing above and below, no quotation marks:

A number of remarks are in order. First of all, as De Lauretis  (1987: 25) points out:

It is, rather, that we have produced it as not recognizable, precisely, as a representation. For that ‘elsewhere’ is not some mythic distant past or some utopian future history: it is the elsewhere of discourse here and now, the blind spots, or the space-off, of its representations.


Endnotes, after the text, 11 points


After any notes, 11 points:

DE LAURETIS, Teresa. Technologies of Gender : Essays on Theory, Film and Fiction. Bloomington;  Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1987.

HENDRY, Joy. Snug in an Asylum of Taciturnity : Womens History in Scotland. In The Manufacture of Scottish History (eds. Donnachie, I., Whatley, C.). Edinburgh : Polygon, 1992, pp. 125-142.

MacKINNON, Catherine A. Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State : An Agenda for Theory. In Signs,  Spring 1982, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 515-544.

PRICE-WILKIN, John. 1994. Using the World-Wide Web to deliver Complex Electronic Documents : Implications for Libraries. In The Public-Access Computer Systems Review [online]. 1994, vol. 5, no. 3 [cit. 1994-07-28], pp. 5-21. Available at: <gopher:// /uhlibrary/pacsreview/v5/n3/pricewil.5n3>.

The 1990 CIA World Factbook [CD-ROM]. Washington, D.C. : Central Intelligence Agency, 1990.

Author’s address

and e-mail:     

11 points, italics, at the end of the article.