About the Journal

Focus and Scope

ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles, studies and essays that address matters pertaining to the English language, literature, teaching and translation.

The journal promotes the discussion of linguistic and literary issues from theoretical and applied perspectives regardless of school of thought or methodology. Covering a wide range of issues and concerns, ELOPE aims to investigate and highlight the themes explored by contemporary scholars in the diverse fields of English studies.

ELOPE has been listed in the MLA International Bibliography and is available through Google Scholar. ELOPE is also included in the ERIH PLUS database (the European Reference Index for the Humanities) and in the DOAJ directory (Directory of Open Access Journals). The articles are also searchable in the OCLC Worldcat Library Catalogue. In 2017, the journal was accepted for inclusion in Scopus (2015-).

Peer Review Process

All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed.

Publication Frequency

ELOPE is published twice a year, in June and in December.

Abstracting and Indexing

The articles published in ELOPE are indexed/reviewed in the following databases/resources:

  • COBISS.si
  • dLib.si
  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • OCLC WorldCat  
  • Scopus
  • CNKI

SJR - Scimago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Journal History

ELOPE was launched in 2002, when the General Assembly of the Slovene Association for the Study of English (part of ESSE, the European Society for the Study of English) decided to establish a new academic journal.The Department of English at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, has been involved in the production of the journal from the very beginning. The first volume was published in 2004. The journal was published once a year in a double issue between 2004 and 2009, and twice a year since 2010. In 2015 ELOPE moved to a new publisher, Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana), and in 2022 to the newly established University of Ljubljana Press. The Association for the Study of English and the Department of English remain actively involved in the publication of the journal. By 2023, more than 350 articles by scholars from 30 different countries have been published in the journal.