Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (JFLTL) focuses its publication on the issues around the teaching and learning of foreign languages around the world. The area of discussion may include:

  • Teaching skills
  • Foreign language pedagogy
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Linguistics in the process of teaching and learning
  • The use of literary works in teaching and learning foreign languages
  • Identities in the fields of foreign language teaching and learning

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts; one or two external reviewers and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a manuscript. The review process may take 4 to 6 weeks.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published twice a year on January and July.

 

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

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics

Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (JFLTL) puts attention on the legal standards and ethical behavior in the publishing process of an article. This is why JFLTL finds it significant to inform the publication ethics for every party including the authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher itself. It is hoped that those parties realize the importance of the code of conduct before they submit and accept the manuscript. It is aimed as a prevention of ethical misconduct for all parties involved in the publication process. The statement of publication ethics is based on COPE’s Core Practices (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).

Duties of Authors

Authors who submit the manuscript to JFLTL have such commitment to publish only original materials, i.e. material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.

Every author should be able to deliver the detail of the data precisely. There will be no tolerance towards plagiarism. Citation and quotation should be presented properly as a way of preventing such plagiarism. The data fabrication and falsification cannot be tolerated so submitted manuscripts which are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.

The role of a corresponding author is important in contacting the editors for such retraction or correction. If it is found the errors in publication, the corresponding author has the rights to inform such mistakes to the editorial board members for such correction and/or retraction.

All listed authors must have made a significant research contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant research contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

 

Duties of Editors

Initial screening of a manuscript is the main duty of the editors. In this manuscript’s initial screening process, the editors have the rights to accept or refuse the manuscript based on the focus and scope of the manuscript and the contents of the manuscript. The editors should only consider the manuscript’s content without considering the author’s gender, race, religions, citizenship, ethnic origins, or political views. The editors should be able in keeping the secrecy of the manuscript and it is not allowed to share the document to other people who are not involved in the publishing process. The editors do not have the rights to use the data in the manuscript for their own research without the author’s agreement.

Selecting the peer-reviewers is the other task performed by the editors. The editors should be able to choose the reviewers with the appropriate academic background and expertise for reviewing the manuscript. In this process of selecting the reviewers, the editors need to consider the conflict of interest as well.

Editor have the rights and responsibility in the decision of accepting or rejecting the manuscripts. Whenever found such plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification, the editors have to contact the author to confirm this matter.

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers have the significant role in the publication process of a manuscript. Right after the editors decide that a manuscript is fit enough for the journal, the reviewers are assigned to check the whole content of the manuscript.

It is a must for reviewers to give such constructive feedback related to the content of the manuscript. It should be clearly stated with such supportive theoretical arguments and references. As JFLTL applies the double blind peer review, the reviewers have no clues on the author’s identity and vice versa.

If a selected reviewer cannot manage to accomplish the task given, he/she has the rights to inform the editors to exclude from this reviewing process. Competing interest statement should be declared by the reviewers during the review process. This statement is aimed to prevent such action that the reviewers find that it causes competitive, collaborative, or other kinds of challenge towards the authors or institutions related to the paper.

Reviewers have the responsibility in giving the recommendation regarding the manuscript status to the editors. They also have to notify the editors whenever they found any kinds of fraud during the process of manuscript review. Any kinds of information related to the paper should be kept in secret and the reviewers have no rights to take any advantages of it.

 

Duties of Journal and Publisher

Publisher or journal must ensure that the editorial decision is not affected by external motives such as sources of funding or other things. The journal should make a policy that supports the development of science and protect the author’s intellectual rights. The journal has the responsibility in taking action of correction and/or retraction for the manuscript.