Peer Review Process
ALRJ follows the style recommended by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), sixth edition. A manuscript must not exceed 8,000 words in length, including references and an abstract of 150 to 250 words. Manuscripts should not have been submitted to another journal or published elsewhere. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically by using the Applied Linguistics Research Journal online submission and review Website (www.alrjournal.com). Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and figures in electronic form to this address.
Applied Linguistics Research Journal follows double-blind peer review procedure to guarantee originality, quality, and relatedness of the submitted papers in terms of the journal scope and themes. The double-blind review ensures the probable errors and mistakes will be removed from the manuscript before publishing the final draft in the journal. Authors are permitted to introduce reviewers for their manuscript; however, the assignment of the draft to reviewers is decided by the Editor-in-Chief. Moreover, the peer review process provides the opportunity for the manuscripts be examined by experts in the same field as the author. For authors to publish their work in the journal, the following issues must be taken into account:
Note: In case authors intend to withdraw their papers after that their paper is reviewed, revised, accepted and design set for publication (Copyright Transfer Form signed), They will pay 50 USD to compensate for the costs imposed on the journal.
Peer Review Process
Before assigning the manuscript to peers for their bind review, we read each manuscript at first to examine whether the manuscript fits within the scope of the journal, is adequate in terms of adherence to ALRJ codes of conduct and author guidelines, has solid conceptual frameworks reflected in their literature reviews, shows clarity of methodology, is adequate in terms of novelty and elaboration of findings, has followed APA editorial style, has been appropriately situated within the context of the international community of applied linguistics, and has followed the research paper format expected from them. Manuscripts which do not meet these requirements are not sent out for further review, and their authors will be notified. Following the step 1 review, authors receive an e-mail as to whether their manuscript has been sent out for peer review or not.
Following the Step 1 review, manuscripts which meet the requirements of the journal are sent out for double-blind peer review either from the journal's reviewers panel/editorial panel or from other invited reviewers. Following the external review, the corresponding author will receive an email in which she/he will be informed of the status of the manuscript along with copies of the reviewers' comments and are notified of the decision (accept as is, accept pending changes, revise and resubmit, or reject).
When a manuscript is finally accepted for publication, the corresponding author is required to download the Copyright Transfer Form and Conflict of Interest Form from the journal website and submit to the journal after completing the forms.