About the Journal

e-Journal of ELTS (English Language Teaching Society) is an electronic open-access journal that aims to publish the latest research results in the area of English education from academicians, professionals, and other practitioners at all levels of English education. The journal coverage includes the following: current trends of ELT methodology, curriculum, and material development, language assessment and evaluation, linguistics in education, teacher professional development, and literature in education.

Journal of English Language Teaching Society (ELTS) was firstly published in March 2013 and published three times a year in May, Agustus, dan January. The aim of this journal is to accommodate the professional researchers of English teaching who attend to publish their works. 

Every accepted paper will be charged IDR 250.000 to cover publication services.




Focus and Scope

The aim of this Journal is to promote a principled and practical approach to research on language education by encouraging enquiry into relationship between theoretical and practical studies. The journal welcomes contributions in such areas of current analysis in:

  • ELT Methodology;
  • Language Assessment and Evaluation;
  • Curriculum and Material Development;
  • Linguistics in Education;
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Literature in Education;


Peer Review Process

e-Journal of ELTS (English Language Teaching Society) journal maintains the standards of double blind-peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process. All research articles published in the e-Journal of ELTS (English Language Teaching Society) journal undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which are listed below:

  1. e-Journal of ELTS (English Language Teaching Society) bis applying a two-stage process: After the technical check your submission will be first reviewed by the editorial team for publication suitability in the journal. If suitable, it will then be assigned to one of the editors for handling the review and decision process.
  2. If your manuscript matches the scope and satisfies the criteria of e-Journal of ELTS (English Language Teaching Society), your paper will be assigned to an Editor. The Editor will identify and contact reviewers who are acknowledged experts in the field. Since peer-review is a voluntary service, it can take some time but please be assured that the Editor will regularly remind reviewers if they do not reply in a timely manner. During this stage, the status will appear as "Under Review".
  3. Once the Editor has received the minimum number of expert reviews, the status will change to "Required Reviews Complete".

  4. It is also possible that the Editor may decide that your manuscript does not meet the journal criteria or scope and that it should not be considered further. In this case, the Editor will immediately notify you that the manuscript has been rejected and may recommend a more suitable journal.

Peer review of referred papers:

Editors of the e-Journal of ELTS (English Language Teaching Society) journal will decide promptly whether to accept, reject or request revisions of referred papers based on the reviews and editorial insight of the supporting journals. Also, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. The authors will be advised when Editors decide, further review is required. Submitted articles will be first review by the editor for the topic and writing style according to the guidelines. All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer-review, both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process to meet standards of academic excellence. In short, the steps are:

  1. Manuscript Submission (by author).
  2. Manuscript Check and Selection (by manager and editors). 
  3. Editors have a right to directly accept, reject, or review. Prior to further processing steps, plagiarism check using Turnitin is applied for each manuscript.
  4. Manuscript Reviewing Process (by reviewers).
  5. Notification of Manuscript Acceptance, Revision, or Rejection (by editor to author based on reviewers comments).
  6. Paper Revision (by author)
  7. Revision Submission based on Reviewer Suggestion (by author) with the similar flow to point number 1. 
  8. If the reviewer seems to be satisfied with revision, notification for acceptance (by editor). 
  9. Galley proof and publishing process.

The steps point number 1 to 5 are considered as 1 round of the peer-reviewing process (see the grey area in the figure). The editor or editorial board considers the feedback provided by the peer reviewers and arrives at a decision. The following are the most common decisions:

  1. Accepted, as it is. The journal will publish the paper in its original form;
  2. Accepted by Minor Revisions, the journal will publish the paper and asks the author to make small corrections (let authors revised with stipulated time);
  3. Accepted by Major Revisions, the journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors (let authors revised with stipulated time);
  4. Resubmit (conditional rejection), the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision making after the authors make major changes;
  5. Rejected (outright rejection), the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the authors make major revisions.


Publication Ethics

Respecting intellectual property rights is a foundational principle of Universitas Tadulako's Codes of Ethics as a publisher. So, it is critical to avoid some specific ethical violations (like plagiarism, simultaneous submission, data fabrication, duplicate publication, improper author contribution, citation manipulation). Likewise, English Language Teaching Society (ELTS) is committed to ethical standards in its own editorial policy. The editors of ELTS do their best to ensure fair, unbiased, and transparent peer review processes and editorial decisions.

All authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of papers published by Universitas Tadulako. Hence, it is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to ELTS attain the highest ethical standards with respect to plagiarism.

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Publication Decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to should be accepted and published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the scientific panel 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 in making this decision.

Fair play

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


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted paper 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 paper must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Authors:

Authors should be aware in particular about the following:


In order to avoid ethical violations, all journals published by Universitas Tadulako are committed to only publishing original material that was not published before, except in the form of an abstract or proceedings-type publication (including electronic preprints and discussion papers), or that is considered for publication elsewhere. Authors have to agree on that in a consent form. Furthermore, redundant publications ("salami tactic" of publishing small parts of the same research in several papers) should be avoided.

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 appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication to ELTS. In addition, sources of financial support, if any, must be clearly disclosed.


Redundant submission of papers to multiple publications is unethical. It wastes the time of the editors and peer reviewers that form research communities and contribute to the publication of scholarly journals. Any article found to have been submitted to more than one journal, published by Universitas Tadulako or another publisher, will be immediately rejected. Sanctions, such as a ban from submitting further publications for a specified period may also be considered. Authors must inform the editors of journals to which they submit their work about any related papers by any of the authors of the article that have been submitted to the same or other journals.

Citation Manipulation

Any manipulation of citations (e.g. including citations not contributing to a manuscript's scientific content, citations solely aiming at increasing an author's or a journal’s citations, etc.) is regarded as scientific malpractice.

Data Fabrication and Falsification

Data fabrication and falsification means the researcher did not actually do the study, but made up the results and had recorded or reported the fabricated information. Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment, but manipulated, changed, or omitted data or results from the research findings. This would lead to public distrust and less willing to provide funding support.


Plagiarism means the use of any material and ideas developed or created by another person without acknowledging the original source. The decision on whether a manuscript should be rejected because of fraud or should proceed to the peer-review process belongs to the handling editor. The similarity reports are also made available to referees.

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.

Ethical Statement and Copyright Agreement

Ethical Statement must be submitted as a part of author's initial article submission. The Copyright Agreement must be submitted before the article can be published.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with e-Journal English Language Teaching Society (ELTS) agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment 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 acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


Open Access Policy

e-Journal of ELTS (English Language Teaching Society) 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.


Plagiarism Policy

English Language Teaching Society (ELTS) does not encourage any form of plagiarism and duplicate submissions. Hence, JAK strongly recommends the authors to a thorough check of the manuscript content before submitting it to the JAK for publication. JAK requests the authors to use "Plagiarism Checking software’s" to check plagiarism prior to submission as a preliminary step, although they are not completely reliable. How to check plagiarism of your manuscript: Click here Best plagiarism checker for research papers free

The editorial office will check plagiarism for all the submitted manuscript before publishing online. If the plagiarism is observed by editors, peer reviewers, or by the editorial staff at any stage of the publication process, it could be rejected based on the percentile of plagiarism occurred and it would be notified to the author. If the plagiarism is extensive- that is, if at least 15% of the original submission is plagiarized - the manuscript may be rejected and the author's institution notified.