Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow the focus and scope, as well as the guidelines for the authors of this journal. Manuscripts submitted must discuss scientific benefits or novelty in accordance with the focus and scope. The Editor in Chief has the right to reject articles that do not fit the theme or requirements of the Author Guidelines. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism content. All authors are advised to use plagiarism detection software to check similarities. Editors check plagiarism detection of articles in this journal using iThenticate software.
Research articles submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed with a blind review. The quality of Peer Review Statements is ensured with thoroughness and integrity, and anonymous peer evaluation of each major paper. Each paper goes through an internal review by the relevant editorial board members to determine whether it is properly formatted, within the scope of the English Journal Literacy UTama (EJL) and follows publication ethics. The editorial board members will also consider whether the basic research protocol was followed in the study design/analysis and contribution to the literature. Papers that do not meet the basic requirements are not sent to reviewers for article review, and authors will generally be notified within 2 to 3 weeks of the results of the article review. generally, comment on and suggest originality, quality of presentation, research design, data/results/conclusions, the usefulness of research and interests of the research community. During the review process by the reviewer, if it is found that the research paper has major deficiencies that cannot be resolved, it will be revised, until the reviewer can recommend rejecting the paper.
The publication of the accepted articles including the order in which the articles were published will be carried out by the Editor in Chief by considering the order of the accepted date and the geographical distribution of the authors and their thematic issues.
Review of Results: Leveraging the feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make the final publication decision. The review process will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks. The category of decisions includes;
Rejected: Submissions that are rejected will not be published and the author will not have the opportunity to send back the revised version of the manuscript to the English Journal Literacy UTama (EJL);
Resubmit Review: Submissions need to be reworked, but with significant changes, it's acceptable. However, this will require a second round of review;
Accept with Revised: Manuscripts that accept an accept-pending-revision decision will be published at the English Journal Literacy UTama (EJL)on the condition that minor / major modifications are made. Revisions will be reviewed by the editor to ensure necessary updates are made prior to publication;
Accept: Manuscripts received will be published in their current form without the need for further modification. After review, all appropriate information is sent to the author. Within a week or two, the author finishes the article and sends the final version to the Editor. If after this period the article is not returned (or the editorial board is not informed of any delays) - the article is rejected.