Philosophy of Journal of English and Applied Linguistics

For more information, please see Journal of English and Applied Linguistics Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of English and Applied Linguistics provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of English and Applied Linguistics, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of English and Applied Linguistics. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of English and Applied Linguistics, please contact the editors.

The procedures and requirements for submitting an article are:

  1. Sign up to create an account on JEAL’s website.
  2. Ensure that your submitted manuscript is anonymized. Do not put your name, bio profile, email address, affiliation, and acknowledgements in your submitted manuscript at this point of submission.
  3. Ensure that all these parts are complete: (1) Title of the paper, (2) Abstract, (3) Keywords, (4) Main Body of the article (6) References, (7) Appendices if there are any, (8) Declaration of Conflict of Interest, (9) Declaration of AI use if applicable, and (10) Statement of Originality.

  4.   Statement of Originality
      "The author/s of this manuscript attest/s that this work is the result of original study, that it is not currently   under review in other journals, that it was not published before in any format except in abstract form in   conferences/university repositories, and that its similarity index with a similarity detection software is 10% or   below."

  5. Submit your article in the submission link provided.
  6. Check your article for accuracy and similarity before submission. JEAL uses the Turnitin software to measure the similarity of submitted articles against internet sources. Only 10 percent similarity is accepted. If you checked your paper using Turnitin or other plagiarism checkers before submission, ensure that you did not index or save your article in the software’s database.
  7. JEAL puts on a black list authors who violate established ethics in research and publishing. Hence, JEAL has zero tolerance for plagiarized works, duplicate texts, fabricated research, and the like.
  8. Multiple submission is discouraged. Authors cannot have more than two published articles in JEAL in 2 years.
  9. JEAL does not charge author processing fees. However, authors who retract their papers after the copy-editing stage will be charged copy-editing fees.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of English and Applied Linguistics has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and Animo Repository

As further described in our copyright agreement (see copyright agreement here),in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to De La Salle University Publishing House all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal-use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of De La Salle University Publishing House, requires credit to De La Salle University Publishing House (e.g., De La Salle University Publishing House © 2022).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from De La Salle University Publishing House provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Animo Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse the Animo Repository service or software in any way.

The failure of Animo Repository to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Animo Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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