Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJALEL publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews in the fields of: 

  • Language Teaching and Literacy Practices

Bilingualism, Computer-assisted language learning/teaching, Curriculum innovation and evaluation, English for Specific/Academic Purposes, Materials development, Multiliteracies, Syllabus Design, Teaching Methodologies in Language Classrooms, The use of Technology in Language learning and Teaching, Using English Literature for the Teaching of English

  • Testing and Evaluation in Language Learning

Assessment in second/foreign language teaching and learning, Assessment in a Technology-Enabled Language Learning Class, Current Issues, Problems and Testing Methods in Language Learning, Evaluation for Language Learning in Multilingual and Multicultural Context, Language Policy and Assessment in Language Learning and Teaching

  • Linguistics

Phonetics and Phonology, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Conversation analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, World Englishes, Corpus Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

  • Translation and Interpretation

Interpreting Studies, Translation in Literature, Translation Studies, Translation Studies, Translation and Globalizations

  • Language and Culture

Cross-Cultural Communication, Intercultural Communication, Language Teaching and Cultural Communication, Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Environments, Cultural Heritage and Hybridisation, Gender Studies

  • Literature

Contemporary literature, Comparative literature , Interdisciplinary Approaches in Literature, Literary criticism, Literature and history, Literature and Media, Literature and other arts, Medieval and Renaissance literature, Poetry and prose, World languages & literature

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

IJALEL uses double-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, while the reviewers can see authors' identities. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; one is chief editor and the other two are internal editors and external reviewers. 

Peer Review / Responsibility for the Reviewers

As an editor or a reviewer you are requested to find out about the originality of the manuscript you are urged to review. Therefore, it is recommended that you also see the Author Guidelines and Polices page to see which points authors should take into consideration prior to submission of their papers for the publication.

Although reviewed articles are treated confidentially, reviewers’ judgments should be objective. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders, and reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. 

Editorial Responsibilities

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept, only accept a paper when reasonably certain, when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction,  and preserve anonymity of reviewers.

Review Guidelines

IJALEL highly appreciates their kind support by agreeing to review an article for our journal. Before they consent to evaluate any paper, the reviewers are requested to consider a number of points. First, if the paper is not in your area of research interest and expertise, please inform the editor and feel free to refuse to review it. Second, if you have no free time to evaluate the paper before the deadline, kindly inform the editor. Third, in case of any conflicts of interest, the reviewer’s acknowledgement can be very useful in our final decision. Therefore, if by any chance you have read the paper before or happen to know the authors, please inform the editor about this.

Kindly make sure you review the paper confidentially. Please avoid contacting the authors. In addition, should you feel the need to ask a third party for their comments, please make sure to inform the managing editor in advance.

Before they are sent to reviewers, all IJALEL papers are previewed by our editor(s)-in-chief. The papers are also checked for their originality using the turn-it-in/ithenticate software. However to our experience, there have been cases of plagiarism which the software has failed to detect. If you doubt the originality of any part(s) of the work you are reviewing, please inform the editor. In addition, if you suspect the accuracy or truth of any part(s) of the work under review, make sure to inform the editor about it.

IJALEL reviewers are requested to evaluate the articles based on a number of evaluative criteria available in the review from including the clarity, quality, thoroughness, relevance, significance, and soundness of the works. The reviewers score each of these criteria based on the quality of the work. Reviewers may leave comments in the manuscript itself and in the review form. These comments are very valuable for the professional development of any authors and will unquestionably help them improve their work.

Reviewers may also add their comments in the second section of the Review Form. Having reviewed the paper, the reviewer is requested to make any of the following decisions:

  • Accept as it is
  • Accept with some minor or major corrections 
  • Revise and resubmit 
  • Reject

This decision should be based on the merits and demerits of the work under review.

IJALEL papers are proofread before they are published, and the reviewers are by no means obliged to correct or mark language errors or typos. However, if the reviewers detect such cases, they are most welcome to highlight them.

IJALEL corresponds with its reviewers only through email; therefore, you are requested to email your report and in-text comments (if any) to the IJALEL managing editor.

Reviewing is undoubtedly an invaluable and noble act that cannot be compensated by any means. However, IJALEL hopes to return this favour, at least in part, by occasional discounts for its reviewers if they wish to publish their works with us.


Disclaimer

IJALEL Managing Editor is not involved in editorials decisions.   

 

 

Publication Frequency

  • IJALEL is a bimonthly journal and it is scheduled to be published in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
 
  • Finalized papers might be available in advance access mode for readers.  

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

Apart from this journal’s interface, the journal also utilizes the National Library of Australia and Academia.edu to distribute and archive the journal contents among participating libraries, authors, and readers and permits them to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 

In addition, authors are allowed and suggested to archive the final published version of their articles in any open access repositories.

 

Abstracting & Indexing

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The journal has been indexed and abstracted in 

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Disclaimer

The journal editors and the publisher are doing their best for this journal to be included in the abstracting and indexing databases; however, for the journal to be or to remain indexed in any indexing body is definitely beyond their control. All the journal editors can do is to ensure the papers published are of high quality and all the publisher can do is recommending the journal to the indexing and abstracting bodies as well as controlling the quality of its published material, but they have no power to decide where/whether/when a published paper is indexed, and all authors are expected to be aware of this matter.

 

Article Processing Charges

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers. In addition, authors who publish in AIAC open access journals retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License,” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature is an Open Access journal. Publishing an article in this journal requires Article Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. The fees are used to cover the costs of providing and maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journals, and processing the manuscripts through peer-review and the editorial procedure. Apart from these Article Process Charges, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fees to be paid following the acceptance of an article are indicated below:

  • Online Article Processing Charges AUD320
  • Hard copy (Optional) AUD80

This journal holds a liberal policy to allow the authors, readers, universities, and public libraries to order the hard copies of any particular number/ issue, volume or set of volumes of the journal. A minimal fee is applied to cover the printing, packaging, handling, and postal delivery of the journal volume.

This journal offers discount or/provides an automatic waiver of Article Processing Charges to authors based in any of the countries which were classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies as of October 2012. All requests can be sent directly to the journal.

Making Payments

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