Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) is dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of English language teaching and learning. It connects the daily concern of practitioners touching the ground of English language teaching and learning with insights from applied linguistics, literature, and related academic disciplines. The Journal welcomes contributions in such areas of current analysis in:

  • Teaching English as a second or foreign language
  • English language teaching and learning
  • English language teachers’ training and education
  • English language and literary studies
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)-based ELT
  • English literature for ELT
  • English linguistics for ELT
  • Curriculum design and development
  • English syllabus and materials development
  • Intercultural-based English materials development
  • English language testing and assessment
  • English language testing development
  • English for specific purposes (ESP)
  • Translation studies
  • Second language acquisition (SLA)
  • Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) for ELT
  • Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) for ELT

 

Section Policies

Artikel

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts; one reviewer from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The journal will screen the paper for plagiarism using Turnitin software.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) is scheduled for publication biannually, in March and September.

 

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.

 

Journal on English as a Foreign Language

Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) is an open access academic, scholarly peer-reviewed journal and follows a double blind review policy. The Journal is scheduled for publication biannually, in March and September, with the first issue to appear in March 2011. The Journal welcomes research-based papers touching the ground of English language teaching and learning with insights from applied linguistics, literature, and related academic disciplines.

The Journal is published by IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia and appears in both print and electronic version (open access).

The Journal has been indexed on international academic publication databases, e.g.: DOAJ, Crossref, Google Scholar, Sinta, Moraref, ISJD, Mendeley, Universiteit Leiden, IPI, and so on.

Call for papers:

The Journal, with p-ISSN 2088-1657; e-ISSN 2502-6615, calls for unpublished original manuscripts to be considered for publication. The papers submitted to the Journal should not have already been published or are under consideration elsewhere. The manuscript should be 5000-7000 words to be considered for review and follow the Journal style.

Editor and Administration Address:

IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Jl. G. Obos Komplek Islamic Centre Palangka Raya, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia, Postal Code 73111, Email: jefl@iain-palangkaraya.ac.id, Website: http://e-journal.iain-palangkaraya.ac.id/index.php/jefl

 

 

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) (p-ISSN: 2088-1657, e-ISSN: 2502-6615) is an open access academic, scholarly peer-reviewed journal and follows a double blind review policy. The Journal has been published by IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya Indonesia since March 2011.

This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer reviewers­­­­­ and the publisher (IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya Indonesia). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.  

IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya Indonesia as the publisher of Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and it recognizes the ethical and other responsibilities a journal publisher holds. It is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 

Publication Decisions

The editors of Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers always drives such decisions. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. The editors have zero tolerance for plagiarism and actively carry out plagiarism screening using search engines and plagiarism checkers. 

Fair play

An editor evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editors and the editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness 

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

Confidentiality 

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention 

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.   

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects 

If the work involves human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Author Free of Charge

The authors do not need to pay for submitting, evaluating, and publishing the article in Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL)

 

Plagiarism Policy

Journal on English as Foreign Language (JEFL) of IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya Indonesia recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable for all authors and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by Journal on English as Foreign Language (JEFL) anti-plagiarism software detection using Turnitin software (https://www.turnitin.com) in an article that is submitted for publication.

Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. You must both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course."

This definition of plagiarism applies for copied text and ideas:

  1. Regardless of the source of the copied text or idea.
  2. Regardless of whether the author(s) of the text or idea which you have copied actually copied that  text or idea from another source.
  3. Regardless of whether or not the authorship of the text or idea which you copy is known
  4. Regardless of the nature of your text (journal paper/article, web page, book chapter, paper submitted for a college course, etc) into which you copy the text or idea
  5. Regardless of whether or not the author of the source of the copied material gives permission for the material to be copied; and
  6. Regardless of whether you are or are not the author of the source of the copied text or idea (self-plagiarism).

When plagiarism is identified by the Plagiarism Checker (using Turnitin software),  the Editorial Board is responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement with the following guidelines:

Minor Plagiarism

A small sentence or short paragraph of another manuscript is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other papers or publications.

Punishment: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the manuscript and properly cite the original sources.

Intermediate Plagiarism

A significant data, paragraph, or sentence of an article is plagiarized without proper citation to the original source.

Punishment: The submitted article is automatic rejected.

Severe Plagiarism

A large portion of an article is plagiarized that involves many aspects such as reproducing original results (data, formulation, equation, law, statement, etc.), ideas, and methods presented in other publications.

Punishment: The paper is automatic rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles to the journal.