Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

TLEMC (Teaching & Learning English in Multicultural Contexts) is a freely accessible, full text, peer-reviewed journal allowing for the dissemination of ELT empirical investigations on these predominant scopes: (1) Methodology in ELT, (2) Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), (3) Language Policy and Curriculum, (4) Teacher Professional Development, (4) Literature in ELT, (5) Language Assessment, (6) Language Materials Design and Evaluation, (7)Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics in ELT, (8) Intercultural communication, (9) World Englishes, (10) Discourse studies and other investigative perspectives relevant with language education and applied linguistics.

This journal is intended for an international audience of elementary and secondary teachers, researchers, teacher educators, scholars, parents and instructors at tertiary levels who are concerned with the teaching and learning of English in varying contexts (such as families, classrooms, schools, colleges, universities, communities, countries etc), whereby two or more languages are prevalently and extensively used by an individual speaker or a community of speakers.

TLEMC welcomes articles that are practical, methodological, and empirical (both qualitative and quantitative studies) in nature, and that discusses different levels of education. TLEMC focuses on the impact of English language education in a multilingual context on an individual or/and the community’s learning, development, knowledge, socialization, engagement, culture, advancement and all other related phenomena. These impacts should be explicitly explored and critically argued by contributors in making their conclusions and implications.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

The journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. The acceptance or rejection of articles will be decided by the editorial boards based on the review results supplied by the reviewers. There are no communications between authors and editors concerning the rejection decision. Before going to review process, all manuscripts will be checked that they are free from plagiarism practice using "Turnitin" software. If there is an indication of plagiarism above 25%, the manuscript will instantly be rejected. Authors whose papers are rejected will be informed with the reasons of the rejection.

The editors reserve the right to suggest that the authors have their manuscipts proofread and edited by professional proffreaders  and to decline publication of manuscripts whose authors do not comply with the editors' suggestions.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts (TLEMC) published twice a year in June and December consists of 5-6. Since February 2020, the article template of TLEMC has been updated. 

 

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.

 

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

 

TLEMC (Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts) (e-ISSN: 2541-6383) is a peer-review journal managed and published by English Education Department Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training Siliwangi University. It states the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing an article in TLEMC (Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts), including writers, editors, reviewers and publishers. This statement is based on Elsevier and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for the editor of a journal. The authors must submit research ethics permits issued by the research ethics commission.

Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal like the Journal of Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts 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 editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

English Education Department Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training Siliwangi University as the publisher of the Journal of Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts is responsible for the whole publishing process and fully recognise the ethics and responsibilities related to the process. Besides, it also strives to establish good communication with journals and/or other publishers when needed.

 

Duties of Author

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 behavior and are unacceptable.

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 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. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior 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. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

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.

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 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 chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them.

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.

Duties of Editors

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be 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 editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Peer Review

The editor shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely.  Research articles must typically be reviewed by at least two external and independent reviewers, and where necessary the editor should seek additional opinions.

Confidentiality

The editor must protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers, unless otherwise agreed with the relevant authors and reviewers.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

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

Duties of Reviewer

Contribution to Editorial Decision

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.  

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the authors directly without permission from the editor.

 

Alertness to Ethical Issues

A reviewer should be alert to potential ethical issues in the paper and should bring these to the attention of the editor, including any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which the reviewer has personal knowledge. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.

 

Standards of Objectivity & Competing Interests

Reviews should be conducted objectively.  Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers should consult the Editor before agreeing to review a paper where they have potential 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 Publisher

Guardianship of the scholarly record.

These guidelines have been written with all these requirements in mind but especially recognising that it is an important role of the publisher to support the huge efforts made by journal editors, and the often unsung volunteer work undertaken by peer reviewers, in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record.

 

Safeguard editorial independence

We are committed to ensuring that the potential for advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

 

Provide editors with technical, procedural & legal support

We support editors in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors and are prepared to provide specialised legal review and counsel if necessary.

 

Educate researchers on publishing ethics

We also provide extensive education and advice on publishing ethics standards, particularly for early career researchers.

 

 

Peer Review Process

The journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. The acceptance or rejection of articles will be decided by the editorial boards based on the review results supplied by the reviewers. There are no communications between authors and editors concerning the rejection decision.Authors whose papers are rejected will be informed with the reasons of the rejection.

The editors reserve the right to suggest that the authors have their manuscipts proofread and edited by professional proofreaders, and to decline publication of manuscripts whose authors do not comply with the editors' suggestions.

 

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 an Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) 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) Authors should sign copyright transfer agreement when they have approved the final proofs sent by TLEMC prior to the publication

 

Fees

TLEMC does not charge any processing or publishing fees for every article published.

 

Journal 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...