Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of this Journal is to promote a principle approach to research on languages and language teaching by encouraging enquiry into relationship between theoretical and practical studies. JOLLT welcomes contributions in such areas of current analysis, as follows:

  1. First, Second, and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning;
  2. Language Testing;
  3. Language Planning; 
  4. Multilingualism and Multilingual Education;
  5. Classroom Discourse Analysis;
  6. Translation;
  7. Syntax;
  8. Semantics;
  9. Sociolinguistics;
  10. Morphology;
  11. Psycolinguistics;
  12. Second Language Acquisition;
  13. Literature in Teaching; 
  14. Curriculum design of Language Teaching; and 
  15. Material Development in Language Teaching.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

The journal operates a peer review process and promotes Double blind reviewing. The acceptance or rejection of articles will be decided by the editorial boards based on the review results supplied by the reviewers. There are no communications between authors and editors concerning the rejection decision. The manuscript will be sent to at least two anonymous reviewers (Double Blind Review). Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses. The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.

Reviewers are given two weeks to review the assigned article. The editorial team will give a decision to accept or reject the article based on the results of the review conducted by the reviewer. If the reviewers give recommendations that are significantly different, the editor will assign 1 (one) additional reviewer to be considered in giving a decision on the article. The language used in this journal is English.

The author is expected to pay attention to the following points before entering the article in the JOLLT Journal of Languages and Language Teaching:

  1. Articles are not the result of the plagiarism of other people's articles. JOLLT Journal of Languages and Language Teaching will ensure that every published article will not exceed 25% similarity Score (Articles found with plagiarism more than 25% are automatically rejected and authors are advised, if the article has a similarity below or equal to 25%). Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Editorial Board using Turnitin® Plagiarism Checker.
  2. The article entered is never published and is not in the process of being published in another journal.
  3. The submitted articles are adjusted to the JOLLT Journal of Languages and Language Teaching template.

Peer review is designed to assess the contribution, validity, relevance, quality and often the originality of articles for publication. Its ultimate purpose is to maintain the integrity of science by filtering out invalid or poor quality articles.

From a publisher’s perspective, peer review functions as a filter for content, directing better quality articles to better quality journals and so creating journal brands.

Running articles through the process of peer review adds value to them. For this reason, publishers need to make sure that peer review is robust.

 

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...

 

Screening Plagiarism

JOLLT Journal of Languageas and Language Teaching will ensure that every published article will not exceed 25% similarity Score (Articles found with plagiarism more than 25% are automatically rejected and authors are advised, if the article has a simmilarity below or equal to 25%). Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Editorial Board using Turnitin® Plagiarism Checker.


 

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

The authors who submit their manuscripts to JOLLT Journal of Languageas and Language Teaching are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:

  • Author(s) must submit original studies to the journal. If they utilize or use other studies, they must make the in-text and end-text references accurately and completely.
  • People who have not contributed to the study at the intellectual level should not be indicated as author.
  • If the manuscripts submitted to be published are subject of conflicting interests or relations, these must be explained.
  • During the review process of their manuscripts, author(s) may be asked to supply raw data. In such a case, author(s) should be ready to submit such data and information to the editorial and scientific boards.
  • Author(s) should document that they have the participants' consent and the necessary permissions related with the sharing and research/analysis of the data that are used.
  • Author(s) bears the responsibility to inform the editor of the journal or publisher if they happen to notice a mistake in their study which is in early release or publication process and to cooperate with the editors during the correction or withdrawal process.
  • Authors cannot submit their studies to multiple journals simultaneously. Each submission can be made only after the previous one is completed. A study published in another journal cannot be submitted to JOLLT Journal of Languageas and Language Teaching.
  • Author responsibilities given in a study (e.g.: adding an author, reordering of author names) whose review process has begun cannot be changed.

 

Retraction

The articles published in JOLLT Journal of Languageas and Language Teaching will be considered to retract in the publication if:

1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)

2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)

3. it constitutes plagiarism

4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf

 

 

 

Complaints Policy

Complaints regarding any published materials will only be accepted within 12 months from the first publication date. In case of any complaint, the authors are required to submit their complaints along with their reasons to the editorial office via e-mail.

 

License Term

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