About the Journal

The International Journal of Chinese and English Translation & Interpreting (IJCETI) is an international, open access, bi-lingual, and peer-reviewed periodical concerning the translation and interpreting of Chinese and English language pair. This specific pair of languages is of increasing interest among both scholars and practitioners as it represents two major languages for international business, cultural exchange and global collaboration in the 21st century.

The Journal publishes a broad range of original articles including but not restricted to research articles, commentaries, tutorials, professional practice reflections, book reviews, and other forms of scholarly outcomes from academic studies and vocational practices. Novel formats of articles that can effectively share experience, knowledge, and know-how are welcome.

As one of the AT-Journals (ATJs), this Journal follows the OA regime in general, but adopts additional, enhanced and unique operational models to promote the AJTs’ ethos of academic rigour, professional practicality, rapid dissemination, “fairness for all” and value for money. Bridging or filling the gaps of traditional periodicals, the journal strives to break the barriers among the disciplines and foster the fusion of academic studies and vocational practices. One important mission is to enable the publication of good works (especially those from under-funded or unfunded scholarly activities and professional practices) that are otherwise left unpublished and undiscovered. The journal aims to provide an easy-to-access platform with effective workflows for authors, reviewers and editors, as well as a free-to-access, reliably archived and well-indexed knowledge base for the broadest range of readers.

Editorial Policies

Articles are submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere previously and that they are not being submitted simultaneously to another journal.

If the author uses material protected by copyright, it is the author’s responsibility to acquire any necessary permissions and they are personally responsible for the payment of any fee related to copyright that may be applicable. Authors are also responsible for obtaining any ethical clearance necessary for the publication of their article.

Length: Research articles should normally be between 6,000 and 8,000 words (or Chinese characters) in length. Submission to the Reflection sections can be 3000 - 5000 words (or Chinese characters) or more. Book reviews can be 1,000 words or more

Language: We consider contributions mainly in English using consistent spelling conventions either in BrE (British English) or AmE (American English), though quality papers in Chinese can also be considered. For papers in Chinese, an extended English abstract of 500 words is required.

Footnote and/or Endnote: No content footnotes should be used; instead they should be replaced with references or clarifications in the text.  Copyright permissions should be properly stated as footnotes not end notes.

Trademarks: All trademarks should be denoted as trademarks, not just usual proper nouns.

Pre-print: The author needs to declare that a preprint is available during submission and must include a link to the location of the preprint. Should the submission be published, the author is expected to update the information associated with the preprint version to show that a final version has been published in IJCETI, including the DOI linking directly to the publication.

Correction & Retraction: In accordance with guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (where applicable), the publisher handles different kinds of error. All articles have their proofs checked prior to publication by the author and the editor, which should ensure that content errors are not present. Post-publication changes to the publication are only permitted in exceptional circumstances. If an error is discovered in a published article then the publisher will assess whether a Correction Paper or Retraction is required.

Appeals & Complaints: Should an individual wish to submit an appeal, complaint or raise an issue of potential misconduct regarding the journal or its content, they should contact the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) and/or the publisher to explain their concerns. The EiC and/or publisher will assess the nature of the complaint and/or appeal following the Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Ethics and Consent: The journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guide.

Indexing and Archiving

All published articles will be allocated their DOIs and indexed with DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Google Scholar, BITRA (Bibliography of Interpreting and Translation), and etc. They will be digitally preserved via CLOCKSS.

Open Access and Licence

The journal offers free access to readers. In this way, the most up-to-date research, publications in the field, scholarly work, teaching materials, latest industry practices and technology development can be disseminated among the readers in the first instance without the traditional barriers of subscription and membership.

All the articles are published under the licence of Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial and Non-Derivative 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). if the reader wishes to use them for commercial purpose, please get in touch with the editorial office by emailing your request to editor@ijceti.at-journals.com.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The publisher has agreed to not to charge APC for the first two years. It intends to support the Chinese and English translation & interpreting community with the publication of their valuable work and dissemination. The journal’s operational costs will be covered and funded by AT-Translation during this period.

In order to provide free access to readers, it is a common practice for open access journals to charge Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of copyediting, typesetting, indexing & archiving, and journal management. This journal is no exception. The journal is actively seeking sustainable ways to support its operation in the interim and long term. In the future the journal may charge APC.

The journal provides waivers and discounts to authors from low- and middle-income countries, based on the Research4Life country list. Authors from these countries will have APC costs waived (for Group A countries) or reduced by 50% (for Group B countries).