Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ELT ECHO: The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Contexts accepts research, conceptual, and best practices articles related to English language education. The journal welcomes contributions in the following areas:

1. Literacy;

2. Second and Foreign language acquisition;

3. Bilingualism;

4. Multilingualism;

5. Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL);

6. Language teaching skills;

7. Language assessment; and

8. Curriculum and material development.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

ELT ECHO: The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Contexts conducts a peer review process and promotes a double-blind review. The editorial team decides each article's acceptance and rejection based on the review results. The steps for the reviewing process are:

1. Manuscript submission (by author)

2. Manuscript check (by the editor-in-chief or managing editor).
At this step, the editor-in-chief or managing editor will decide if the manuscript is suitable for the journal by asking questions such as: has the author followed the journal’s guidelines? Is this the right journal for this article? Will the journal’s readers find it interesting and useful? The editor might reject the article immediately, but otherwise, it will move to the next step. Prior to further processing steps, a plagiarism check using Turnitin is applied for each manuscript.

3. Manuscript process (by editor)

4. Manuscript reviewing process (by reviewer)

5. Notification of Manuscript Acceptance, Revision, or Rejection (by editor to author based on reviewer's comments)

6. Paper Revision (by author)

7. Revision Submission based on Reviewer Suggestion (by author)

8. If the revision is satisfactory, notification for acceptance (by editor)

9. Galley proof and publishing process


Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice a year on June and December.


Open Access Policy


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Publication Ethics

ELT ECHO: The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Contexts is a peer-reviewed international journal published twice a year in June and December. All parties involved in every publication process, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer, and the publisher are expected to adhere to our policy regarding publication ethics.This statement is based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in this journal 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.  

English Department of IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon as the publisher of

ELT ECHO: The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Contexts takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 

Duties of Editors

Publication Decisions

The journal editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors 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 editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

Editors at any time evaluate manuscripts for their academic merit without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


Editors and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript 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 manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the author’s written consent.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communications with authors may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editors and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have 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 Authors

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 behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

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. Plagiarism in any forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Authors should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour 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.

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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose 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 authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



Plagiarism Check

To check the possibility of plagiarism, we use the Turnitin software. Manuscripts should have no more than 20% of Turnitin's similarity index.

What we consider as plagiarism is as follows:

  1. Word for word Plagiarism. The author uses the words of other authors (exactly) without mentioning the source.
  2. Plagiarism over the source. The author uses the idea of others without giving enough recognition (without mentioning the source expressly).
  3. Plagiarism of Authorship. The author acknowledged as the author of the paperwork of others.
  4. Self Plagiarism. Included in this type are authors publish one article in more than one editor of the publication. And recycle paper/papers. That is important in self-plagiarism is that when taking his own works, then the creation of new works produced must have a meaningful change. This means that the old Works is a small part of the new works were produced. So readers will get new stuff, which is really the author of pour on the paper using the old paper.


Article Charges



Open Access Statement

ELT ECHO: The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Contexts allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose with an acknowledgment (citation) to authors and the journal.