Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching, or LLT Journal for short, is an international scientific journal which is devoted to language and language teaching. LLT Journal is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed journal published online and in printed form. LLT Journal publishes original, previously unpublished research and opinion papers written in English. Paper topics include the following:

1. language studies/investigations
2. language teaching/learning
3. literature related to language studies or learning
4. linguistics related to language learning


Section Policies


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Publication Frequency

LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching is published twice a year, namely in April and in October.

All paper submissions are welcome all year round.


Open Access Policy

LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching provides immediate open access, free of charge, to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

LLT Journal supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI)

“An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good.”

The Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002

"Fifteen years ago, the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) brought together a diverse group of stakeholders and launched a worldwide campaign for open access (OA) to all new peer-reviewed research. The BOAI deliberately drew together existing projects to explore how they might “work together to achieve broader, deeper, and faster success.”

By "open access" to this [research] 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.

The BOAI is a groundbreaking initiative that has been widely embraced by stakeholders, and that has stimulated significant progress toward the global understanding and adoption of open access. The BOAI was the first to define the term “open access,” and its definition has since become canonical, frequently cited in the context of open access policies, practices, and laws around the world. The BOAI’s recognition of complementary strategies for implementing OA has been adopted extensively across disciplines and in numerous countries. ..."





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Publication Ethics

LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching, p-ISSN: 1410-7201, is an international scientific journal which is devoted to language and language teaching. LLT Journal is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed journal published online and in printed form. LLT Journal publishes original, previously unpublished research and opinion papers written in English.

This journal is published twice a year, namely in April and October, is a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Language Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta. The journal welcomes articles on language and language teaching, including 1. Language studies/investigations, 2. Language teaching/learning, 3. Literature related to language studies or learning, and 4. Linguistics related to language learning.



Reporting Standard

  • Authors are expected to have made reasonable attempts to check and validate results submitted to the journal for publication.
  • Authors should provide real and authentic research data.
  • Authors should confirm that the journal is not published in another journal.
  • Authors are required to cite the sources correctly by considering the content of the manuscript either in the form of written publications and personal interviews.

Originality and plagiarism

  • The authors should confirm 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

  • Authors should not submit or publish the same manuscript to more than one journal or primary publication.

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 research.
  • 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.

Data Access and Retention

  • Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to keep such data for a reasonable time after publication.

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.
  • If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.



Fair Play

  • An editor assesses manuscripts based only on the originality and the quality of the paper and should not be affected by the religious, national, political or any other influences.


  • The editors and any editorial staff must 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 must not be used in editors' own research without the express written consent of the author.



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 to give proper assessment and judgement of the submitted paper.
  • Reviewers should immediately inform the editor if any form of plagiarism is identified within submitted work.


  • 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 editors and excuse himself from the review process. 


  • 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. The reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting rationale arguments. 

Acknowledgement of Sources

  • Reviewers should point out on relevant published work which is not cited in the article.
  • 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 with any of the authors or institutions connected to the papers.



  • LLT Journal is committed to ensuring that commercial interest has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 
  • LLT Journal will assist in communications with other journals where this is useful to the authors. 
  • LLT Journal is working closely with all related divisions to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions--and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.


Originality Screening

Every full paper submitted to LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching will be screened for plagiarism or originality using Turnitin (an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention service). LLT Journal will not publish any papers containing plagiarism or self-plagiarism.


Article Processing Charges

Article processing in LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching is free of charge; there are no article processing charges (without any APCs). Publication in LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching is totally free.


Article Submission Charges

Article submission in LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching is free of charge; there are no article submission charges (without any ASCs).  Publication in LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching is totally free.


Indexing and Abstracting

LLT Journal is indexed and abstracted in:

  • BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
  • Cosmos Impact Factor
  • Crossref
  • DRJI (Directory of Research Journal Indexing)
  • Google Scholar
  • Indonesian Scientific Journal Database
  • WorldCat (World Catalogue)
  • Sinta (Science and Technology Index)


Review Process

The review process is expected to take two (2) to three (3) months but it may take longer depending on the number of papers currently being reviewed. The following are the four main steps of the review process.

  1. The completed manuscript uploaded by the author(s) to the LLT Journal website is then assigned by the Section Editor to see the editorial process.
  2. The editor will invite reviewers to give proper assessment and judgement of the submitted manuscript.
  3. The result of the review will be communicated to the editor for onward transmission to the author(s).
  4. If required, the author(s) will revise the manuscript in light of the reviewers’ comments and suggestions and resubmit the manuscript within two to six weeks. When the manuscript is finally accepted for publication, the editor will schedule the publication and inform the author(s) of the particular number and volume of the journal in which the article will be published. 


Publishing Rights

LLT Journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.