Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJELS welcomes original and unpublished papers on English language studies, covering all branches of linguistics, literature and ELT, including translation. Other relevant fields will also be considered for publication.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The review process of an article is expected to take normally one (1) up to two-and-a-half (2.5) 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 IJELS 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. 

Each paper will go through a double-blind review process.

Authors are warmly welcome to submit original and unpublished papers anytime, all year round.


Publication Frequency

Indonesian Journal of English Language Studies (IJELS) is published twice a year, namely in March and September.

Article submissions are welcome all year round, without any specific deadlines.

Publication in IJELS is free of charge.


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.



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