Peer Review Process

  1. Submission: Authors submit their manuscripts electronically through an online submission system, ensuring that they meet the journal's guidelines and formatting requirements.

  2. Initial Evaluation: The journal's editor-in-chief or associate editor conducts an initial evaluation of the manuscript to determine its suitability for the journal. Factors considered may include the relevance to the scope of the journal, originality of the research, and adherence to ethical guidelines.

  3. Peer Review Assignment: If the manuscript passes the initial evaluation, the editor assigns it to two or more external reviewers who possess expertise in the relevant field of English education. Reviewers are chosen based on their qualifications, research experience, and absence of any conflicts of interest with the authors.

  4. Reviewer Evaluation: Reviewers evaluate the manuscript based on various criteria, such as the clarity of the research question, appropriateness of the methodology, relevance of the literature review, validity of the findings, and the overall contribution to the field of English education.

  5. Reviewer Recommendations: Reviewers provide constructive feedback and recommendations to the editor regarding the manuscript's strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. They may suggest revisions, additional data analysis, or clarification of certain sections.

  6. Decision: Based on the reviewers' feedback, the editor makes a decision regarding the manuscript. The possible decisions include: a. Acceptance: The manuscript is accepted for publication without any major revisions. b. Minor Revisions: The manuscript requires minor revisions, which can be addressed by the authors in a timely manner. c. Major Revisions: The manuscript requires substantial revisions and the authors are asked to resubmit the revised version for further evaluation. d. Rejection: The manuscript does not meet the journal's standards and is not suitable for publication.

  7. Author Revision: If revisions are required, the authors revise the manuscript based on the reviewers' comments and suggestions. They provide a detailed response to each reviewer comment, explaining the changes made or providing a rationale if they choose not to incorporate a particular suggestion.

  8. Final Decision: The editor reviews the revised manuscript and decides whether the authors have adequately addressed the reviewers' comments and suggestions. The editor may seek further input from the original reviewers if necessary.

  9. Acceptance and Publication: If the manuscript is accepted, the authors are notified, and the manuscript moves into the production process for publication. The journal's copyediting and typesetting teams work with the authors to prepare the manuscript for publication.

  10. Peer Reviewer Recognition: Reviewers who have provided valuable feedback and contributed to the improvement of the manuscript are acknowledged and recognized for their efforts, usually through an acknowledgment in the published article.