Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Japanese Language Education and Linguistics (JJEL) is an online journal, open access peer review journal, published twice a year every February and August. This journal is for all contributors who are concerned with research related to the study of Japanese language education and Japanese Linguistics

Articles published in JLEL can be written in Bahasa Indonesia, and English. JJLEL is a forum for publishing original research articles, paper-based articles and Linguistic reviews that have never been published before. All texts are reviewed by at least one competent riveiwer in the related field.

Objectives and Scope

JJEL is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Japanese Language Education Program Faculty of Language Education Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta.

JJLEL focuses mainly on the areas of the field below:

  • Japanese Language Teaching Methodology
  • Japanese Material Design
  • Japanese Language Teacher Education and Professional Development
  • Innovation / New Technology in Japanese Language Teaching
  • Japanese Linguistics Theory

JJLEL is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available at no cost with the use of his / her agency. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of the article, or use it for other legitimate purposes, without requesting prior authorization from the publisher or author. 


Section Policies


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Publication Frequency

Journal of Japanese Language Education and Linguistics (JJEL) is an online journal, open access peer review journal, published twice a year every February and August. This journal is for all contributors who are concerned with research related to the study of Japanese language education and Japanese Linguistics


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.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative

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Budapest Open Access Initiative

 An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While  the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies. 

I.  Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.

February 14, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Leslie Chan: Bioline International
Darius Cuplinskas
: Director, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Michael Eisen
: Public Library of Science
Fred Friend
: Director Scholarly Communication, University College London
Yana Genova
: Next Page Foundation
Jean-Claude Guédon: University of Montreal
Melissa Hagemann
: Program Officer, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Stevan Harnad: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Southampton, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rick Johnson
: Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Rima Kupryte: Open Society Institute
Manfredi La Manna
: Electronic Society for Social Scientists 
István Rév: Open Society Institute, Open Society Archives
Monika Segbert: eIFL Project consultant 
Sidnei de Souza
: Informatics Director at CRIA, Bioline International
Peter Suber
: Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College & The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter
Jan Velterop
: Publisher, BioMed Central



Plagiarism Policy

Every manuscript that submitted into Journal of Japanese Language Education and Linguistics (JJEL) will be scanned using turnitin (similarity check).


Publication Ethics

Journal of Japanese Language Education and Linguistics (JJLEL) is aware of the legal standards and ethical behavior in the publishing process of an article. This is why JJLEL needs 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 in publishing the articles. It aims 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 JJLEL 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 JJLEL 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. For the procedure of retraction, correction, and withdrawal of an article will be explained in further sections.