Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

TEFLIN Journal is a biannual journal published by TEFLIN - The Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia.

TEFLIN Journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to enhancing and disseminating scholarly work in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). The journal publishes both conceptual and research-based articles within the fields of teaching English as a second or foreign language, English language teaching and learning, and English language teachers' training and education.

The journal is accredited “A” as a scientific journal under the decree of the Directorate General of Research Enhancement and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, dated 23 May 2016, No: 36a/E/KPT/2016, effective for five years from 23 May 2016.

It has been indexed in several international academic publication databases, e.g. DOAJ, EBSCO, Proquest, Indonesian Publication Index (IPI), Google Scholar, WorldCat, Science and Citation Index (Sinta), and ERIC.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

TEFLIN Journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Submissions which meet the requirements of the journal are reviewed by two experienced reviewers in the field of ELT and are rated using the following criteria.

  1. The title is appropriate, concise, and clear. 
  2. Abstract well represents the article.
  3. The writer’s aims are clear and well justified.
  4. The writer uses appropriate references.
  5. The references are adequate.
  6. All parts are complete and relevant.
  7. The article is of appropriate length.
  8. All the statements are clear.
  9. Diagrams, figures, illustrations are clear and functional.
  10. The article contributes to the advancement of theories and/ or practices in the field.
  11. For research report article:
  • The problem/issue/purpose of the study is clear and well justified with contextualization within the wider web of relevant studies.
  • Research methodology and design suit the purpose(s). 
  • Research procedures are clearly described.
  • Research findings are well presented.
  • Discussion well explains the findings and logically links the findings to theories and/ or practices; alternative perspectives are sought for (where applicable).
  • Conclusions are well drawn.

 

 

Publication Frequency

TEFLIN Journal is published twice a year in the months of 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 and Malpractice Statement

TEFLIN Journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to enhancing and disseminating scholarly work in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). The journal publishes both conceptual and research-based articles within the fields of teaching English as a second or foreign language, English language teaching and learning, and English language teachers' training and education.

The journal is accredited “A” as a scientific journal under the decree of the Directorate General of Research Enhancement and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, dated 23 May 2016, No: 36a/E/KPT/2016, effective for five years from 23 May 2016.

It has been indexed in several international academic publication databases, e.g. DOAJ, EBSCO, Proquest, Indonesian Publication Index (IPI), Google Scholar, WorldCat, Science and Citation Index (Sinta), and ERIC. 

This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer reviewers­­­­­ and the publisher (TEFLIN - The Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed TEFLIN Journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.  

TEFLIN as the publisher of TEFLIN Journal is an association for the teaching of English as a foreign language in Indonesia. It is made up of scholars in ELT (English Language Teaching) from reputable universities and other academic institutions from different parts of Indonesia. TEFLIN, through its Publication Division based at the English Department of Faculty of Letters of Universitas Negeri Malang (UM), takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and it recognizes the ethical and other responsibilities a journal publisher holds. It is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 

Publication decisions

The editors of TEFLIN Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers always drives such decisions. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. The editors have zero tolerance for plagiarism and actively carry out plagiarism screening using search engines and plagiarism checkers. 

Fair play

An editor evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editors and the editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness 

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

Confidentiality 

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention 

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.   

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects 

If the work involves human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Article Publication Charge

TEFLIN Journal does not charge authors fees for article submissions, processing, and publication.

 

Copyright Transfer Agreement

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms.

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Upon receiving the proofs, the Author/Editor agrees to promptly check the proofs carefully, correct any errors, and authorize the publication of the corrected proofs.
  4. Authors should submit the signed copyright transfer agreement form along with the checked (and corrected proofs.