Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The focus and scope of UC Journal: ELT, Linguistics and Literature Journal include English language teaching (ELT), linguistics of any language and literature of any language. Other related topics 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 UC 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. 

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Authors are warmly welcome to submit original and unpublished papers anytime, all year round.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

UC Journal: ELT, Linguistics and Literature Journalis published twice a year, namely in May (Dec-May period) and in November (Jun-Nov period).

Articles or individual items will be published as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.

All paper submissions are welcome all year round. All author throughout the world are welcome to submit their original and unpublished papers.


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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