Peer Review Process

Submission

Authors must adhere strictly to the following submission regulations when submitting a manuscript for publication in the journal:

Editorial Review

If a manuscript does not pass the initial assessment, it will be rejected within five working days. Only manuscripts that meet the initial criteria will be forwarded to the editorial team for further review, evaluating their relevance, scope, and adherence to the journal's standards.

Peer Review

Following editorial review, the manuscript is forwarded to an anonymous peer review process. Relevance to the subject matter of the paper. The  manuscript is then peer-reviewed by not less than two reviewers possessing immense experience and knowledge in the domain of teaching and learning English, linguistics or a related field to their expertise. This anonymous peer review ensures an impartial review where neither the reviewer nor the author(s) are known to one another.

Indicated details are going to be reviewed by a reviewer accordingly to different qualifications, such as originality, methodology, theoretical framework, and conclusion. The reviewer provides full feedback to the editor; strengths of the manuscript and areas to be addressed are highlighted, and they give their recommendations on the acceptance or not for publication.

Based on reviewers' comments, the editor takes a decision to accept the manuscript for publication, reject the same, or ask an author to revise the manuscript. In most cases, the authors are requested to make revisions and resubmit their manuscript within a specified time frame, sometimes upon its revised version being subject to another round of peer review.

Publication

The accepted manuscript then undergoes copyediting, typesetting, and is published in the online edition of the journal.

Benefits of Peer Review

The whole process of peer review gives a significant advantage in ensuring high research quality of the publication and, with that, coherence with academic criteria.

In this sense, the author obtained essential feedback for his research and suggestions about its development. The contribution of the reviewers ensures that integrity is always the guiding light in academic publishing, and the field is taken forward by leaps and bounds. RSELTL is fully committed to keeping up the quality and integrity of the publication through serious and meticulous anonymous peer review. This is to ensure the journal dedicates its readership to innovative and rigorously evaluated research aimed at fostering the ongoing growth and development of the field of English Language Teaching and Learning.