Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JoFLLT: Journal of Foreign Language Learning and Teaching The journal welcomes research-based papers that touch on the foundations of Arabic and English language teaching and learning with insights from applied linguistics, literature, and related academic disciplines. The editor welcomes scholars, researchers and practitioners around the world to submit scientific articles for publication through this journal. All articles will be reviewed by experts before being accepted for publication. Each author is fully responsible for the content of the published article.

The scope of JoFLLT addresses the areas of Arabic and English Language Teaching in the context of Arabic as well as English as a foreign and second language, such as:

  • Arabic Language Teaching & Learning
  • English Language Teaching & Learning
  • Applied linguistics, literature, and academic disciplines


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The journal uses a double-blind system for peer-review; The identities of reviewers and authors remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by reviewers and editors of journals usually involved in reviewing submissions. The journal will screen papers for plagiarism using Turnitin software.

The steps include:

Step 1: Initial review (2 weeks)

The Editorial Team will screen newly submitted manuscripts for compliance with JoFLLT scope and style requirements and basic bibliography and for plagiarism using Turnitin software (paper similarity index must be less than 20%).

If the manuscript is not suitable, it will be rejected without further review. The Editorial Team will send an email to the author of the initial review results (rejection of the manuscript).

If the manuscript is suitable, the Editorial Team will send an email to the author of the initial review results (accepted for review).

Step 2: Peer review (2-4 months)

The manuscript will be assigned to the Section Editor, who will then send it to at least 2 (two) peer-reviewers in the relevant field to undergo double-blind peer-review.

The results of the review are:

  • Accepted with minor revision.
  • Accepted with major revision.
  • Accepted as is.
  • Rejected.

The author will receive a decision on the manuscript after receiving at least two review reports. In cases where reports differ significantly, Section Editor will invite additional reviewers before deciding.

If accepted, the Section Editor will return the manuscript to the author for formatting.

If revisions are required, authors should do so as suggested by reviewers.

Step 3: Revision stage (2 weeks)

The Editorial Team will evaluate further revisions.

If further correction is required, then the Section Editor will repeat the cycle. The Section Editor will ask the author for further revisions.

Step 4: Final decision

The revised manuscript will be accepted or rejected. This decision depends on whether the manuscript has been upgraded to the appropriate level for publication. The manuscript will be rejected if it has not made the necessary changes.

If all revisions are completed, the manuscript will be accepted. Then a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) is assigned to the article and sent to the author.

The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision to accept the manuscript based on the recommendation of the Section Editor / after approval by the Editorial Board.

The entire process for each article from submission to publication can take a minimum of 2 (two) months to a maximum of 1 (one) year, depending on the author's efforts to make revisions and slots for publication from the journal.