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Contemporary Literary Review India

Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI) is a literary journal in English and publishes a wide variety of creative pieces including research papers, critical essays, stories, poems, book reviews, film reviews, arts and photography of the best quality of the time. CLRI is a peer-reviewed and internationally referred journal. It is one of the leading journals in the field of English literature and language and publishes authors from around the world. 

CLRI is a peer-reviewed open access journal, has very high Publication Impact Factor bestowed by several agencies, is at par with UGC-CARE listed journals, attracts high traffic from readers each month, is listed with several depositories of high repute, and is considered one of the leading English literary journals in India. Our print copies are available with many libraries in India. Our blog has reached more than 2.5 lakh visitors, Facebook about 1 lakh visitors and similar trend is from other social media.

CLRI Editions

Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI) comes out in two editions, online and print. The online edition has ISSN 2394-6075 and the print edition has ISSN 2250-3366. All articles published with the online edition are included in the print edition also.

CLRI Schedules

CLRI brings out four issues in a year with February, May, August, and November schedules.


Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI) is at par with UGC's list of approved journals as per new notification. University Grants Commission (UGC) gives dues credits for Academic Performance Indicators (API) scoring to the research papers published in refereed journals or non-refereed but recognized and reputable journals and periodicals, having ISBN/ISSN numbers. CLRI is an internationally refereed academic literary journal. In September 2018, the UGC has approved all peer-reviewed journals at par with its approved list of journals. CLRI is a peer-reviewed journal.

Open Access

CLRI believes in promoting arts, literature and knowledge to the people. CLRI therefore provides immediate open access to its content to all the readers on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

Our content is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Hence, readers can read any material as Web page and download PDF for future reference. They can quote from our writing freely without asking for permission with due credit to us.

Double-blind Peer Reviewed

We follow double-blind peer review process. In this process, the authors of the articles are not revealed to the subject editors to curtail any possibility of bias. 

Publication Impact Factor

CLRI has won I2OR - Publication Excellence Award 2017 and I2OR - Publication Excellence Award 2018 in a row that shows our high standard in the area of publishing.

CLRI has received high Publication Impact Factor by various organizations.

5.236 by COSMOS
7.261 by GISI
3.886 by I2OR
0.201 CGIJ by OAJI
7.419 by SJIF

Indexing & Listing

CLRI is listed with several reputed international journal directories and has applied to many others including DOAJ and SCOPUS. See the complete list of indexing here.

See Google Scholar Profile of CLRI here. CLRI on Social Media.

CLRI in News

Contemporary Literary Review India is creating buzz in the media.

The English Historical Review
The Indian Express
The Himalayan Writing Retreat

Submission Fee

CLRI does not charge any reading fee or publishing fee for the online or print edition. It is absolutely free to register, submit and get published with us. Only the quality of your articles will decide if they can be selected.

Any article published with our online edition (ISSN 2394-6075) is subsequently included in the print edition (ISSN 2250-3366) also. Our print copies are distributed to various libraries and authors in India.

However, we send paperback copies to those authors who are paid subscribers with us. As a paid subscriber, you get 4 issues in a year, whether your article is published in any issue or not. For details, please see Subscribe to CLRI.

Author Remuneration

Currently, we do not pay any remuneration to the authors who we publish. Authors must agree to this condition to get published with us.

Financial Support

Our online edition is freely accessible. All articles published with us are accessible to the readers on the policy of encouraging open access to literature and arts. We generate revenue through paid subscription to out print edition. We send our print copies only to the paid subscribers. Our annual subscription is Rs 2000/ only. However, subscription to our journal is not required to get published with us. We don’t charge any money to submit to us or get published with us.

Submission Schedule

We accept the submission year round. However, please note we don't read any material as soon as we receive it. We have schedules (Feb/May/Aug/Nov) for the reading cycle aimed towards the upcoming issue. The reading cycle starts about one month ahead of the due schedule. We pick up the submissions based on the submission dates. We can inform you about the status of your submission only when the reading cycle starts. Generally, it takes 3-4 months to make any final decision.  We’ll keep you updated about the status. Please wait until you hear from us.

Submission Deadlines

Please follow the following submission deadlines.

For February Schedule, the submission deadline is November 30.

For May Schedule, the submission deadline is February 28.

For August Schedule, the submission deadline is May 30.

For November Schedule, the submission deadline is August 30.

Note: We pick up the submissions based on the submission dates only. Generally, it takes 1-2 schedule times, 3-6 months to make any final decision. Sometimes, it may take longer to make a decision whether an article is selected or rejected, based on submission numbers. We’ll keep you updated about the status. Please wait until you hear from us.

How to Submit?

We prefer online submission. Please submit here. Make Submission Now! In case of any technical issue, you may send your submission to: clrijournal(at)gmail.com

For you, see Aim & Scope, Submission Guidelines (download PDF).

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