Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

  1. Editorial Board:

The full names and affiliations of the editorial board of the Linguistics Journal can be accessed here:

The contact information for the editorial office can be accessed here: Ramon Medriano. SITE Skills Training, Centenial Road, Clark, 2023, Philippines.

Executive Founder: Dr. Paul Robertson

Managing Editor: Prof. Dr. John Adamson

Chief Editor: Dr. Liu Xinghua, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

  • The TESOL Asia/ELE address is:
  • Centennial Road, Clark Freeport Zone, Clark, Pampanga, Philippines.
  • +63 45 499 1434

The roles and responsibilities for editors should embrace the following principles. Editors:

  • are accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish;
  • should make fair and unbiased decisions independent of commercial considerations, and should ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process;
  • should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting;
  • should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct;
  • should pursue issues involving reviewer and editorial misconduct;
  • should make it clear to peer reviewers and authors what is expected of them; and
  • should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest.
  1. Authors and Authors’ responsibilities:


  • may submit papers without incurring any fees for submission or eventual publication if their work is accepted;
  • should submit papers only on work that has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that complies with all relevant legislation;
  • should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation;
  • should provide references to support the claims and ideas presented in their work;
  • should endeavour to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others;
  • should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, has not been published previously, and is not under review elsewhere;
  • should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work;
  • should ensure that the authorship accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting;
  • should disclose relevant funding sources and any existing or potential conflicts of interest;
  • should include a statement of research ethics for research-based papers dealing with, or affecting, human participants. Studies dealing with minors are to be particularly scrutinized for such ethical procedures;
  • should be allowed to retract, withdraw or amend their work if the content is proven in some manner to be false or misleading.
  1. Peer-review process:
  • The journal operates a strict peer review process of double-blind review. Submissions can be made through the following link:
  • Reviewers and editors will be objective in their evaluation of a submission at all times;
  • If a conflict of interest occurs, then reviewers and editors should hand over responsibility for that submission to other journal staff;
  • Reviewers and editors should not give feedback which is discriminatory to authors in any form;
  • Reviewers and editors should treat information surrounding the submission as confidential.
  1. Publication ethics:
  • All papers which are screened into the blind peer review system undergo a plagiarism check and cannot be sent out for review if found to include plagiarized content. We also respectfully refer submitting authors to the submission guidelines for individual journals in the ELE Group:
  • During the review process, any instances of plagiarized content identified by reviewers and editors should be reported to the authors with evidence clearly given.
  1. Copyright and access:
  • The Linguistics Journal does not charge any fees for readers to access. A registration procedure is required for log-in to all current and archived editions of the journal.
  • Author grants to Publisher the exclusive rights to print, publish, distribute, sell and license the rights to any and all editions and/or formats of the Book, in whole or in part, in the English language throughout the world.
  • Author grants to Publisher the non-exclusive right to Electronic versions of the Book. (Electronic versions shall be defined as online and digital reproductions and displays of the verbatim text and illustrations of the Book, or excerpts, for promotional purposes only. This grant of rights shall in no event be deemed to be a grant of electronic-book or audio-recording rights, which are reserved by the Author.)
  • These rights shall be granted to the Publisher for a period of five (5) years from date of this agreement.
  1. Archiving:
  • Regarding the electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event a journal is no longer published, archived articles shall be available at the Head Office of SITE by writing to SITE Australia Ltd at or GPO Box 3335, Brisbane, QLD 4001 Australia.
  1. Ownership and management:
  1. The web site:
  • The Linguistics Journal website is maintained and regularly updated by Staff at ELE/TESOL Asia, Pampanga, Clark City, the Philippines. The person-in-charge is Paul Silmaro –
  1. Publishing schedule
  • The TESOL International Journal publishes quarterly.
  1. Name of the journal:
  • The name of the journal – the Linguistics Journal – is seen as embracing a wide range of themes in the field of linguistics.