Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal, Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), is a collaborative initiative between UPT Bahasa Universitas Tanjungpura and the English Language Teaching Materials (ELTeaM) association. It operates as an open access biannual journal under under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA).

Vision. By the end of 2025, Jeltim will become one of the world's leading academic journals that focuses on English language teaching research.

Mission. Jeltim is dedicated to advancing research in English language teaching, specifically within the domains of teaching/learning innovations and materials. It seeks to deliver high-quality, evidence-based papers catering to academics, researchers, teachers, and policymakers.

Goal. Jeltim aims to exert influence on academic and educational practices and foster discussions, providing a platform for the exchange of ideas. It encourages theoretical, empirical, and comparative research to address challenges in the field of English language teaching and learning.

Business. Jeltim globally disseminates authentic research on English Language Teaching (ELT) methodologies, curriculum, syllabus design, educational materials, media usage, computer-based innovations, internet-mediated interactions, and blended teaching and learning approaches. The journal welcomes studies conducted through various methodologies, including development, analysis, evaluation, experimentation, survey, correlation, case study, grounded research, and action research.




Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Double Anonymous Review

The editorial process begins with a designated editor, chosen by the editor-in-chief, conducting the initial review and processing of the manuscript. This sets the stage for a confidential review, ensuring the anonymity of authors throughout the evaluation, as two or three reviewers provide valuable feedback on the anonymized manuscript. Authors remain unaware of the identities or IDs of these reviewers. Ultimately, conclusive decisions about the manuscript are made collaboratively by the editor-in-chief and the assigned editor, guided by the assessments and recommendations provided by the reviewers.

Plagiarism Screening

Our practice of peer review is to ensure that only genuine (plagiarism-free) and good article is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals.

Jeltim operates under the guidance of the editorial board, providing expert advice on content, attracting new authors and encouraging submissions.


Jeltim editorial board is a team of experts in the English language teaching innovation and materials. The editorial board members: (1) review submitted manuscripts; (2) advise on journal policy and scope; (3) identify topics for special issues, which they may guest edit; and (4) attract new authors and submissions.

Jeltim editorial board members are selected by the journal’s editor(s), with input from the publisher. Editorial boards generally undergo a complete revision every two or three years, with members joining, stepping down or continuing for another term. Changes also occur in the interim, for example, if a member resigns.

A journal’s editorial board can affect its quality, so editors should consider the following:

The journal board members' expertise should represent the journal's scope. Representatives should be appointed from key research institutes. Former Guest Editors of special issues, and authors of key reviews and top reviewers may be suitable. Existing board members may have suggestions for new members

If you’re interested in joining a journal’s editorial board, use the Journal Finder to locate the journal, and contact the editor via the Editorial Board listings.


Publication Frequency

Jeltim is scheduled to appear twice a year, in Aprils and Octobers: one volume and two issues.


Open Access Policy

This journal 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.



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Jeltim's Publisher

The Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim) is published by the UPT Bahasa Universitas Tanjungpura in collaboration with the English Language Teaching Materials (ELTeaM) association.


Publication Ethics


Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim) is managed by professional institutions and hereby follows the publication ethics in the academic journals. The ethics cover Open Access Policy, Frequency Publications, Peer Review Process, Publication Decision, and the Responsibilities of the Reviewers and the Authors. The publication ethics of this journal uphold the values of neutrality, justice, and honesty. The following publication ethics are based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decision

The editors of Jeltim are responsible for determining the articles that deserve to be published in the journal. In so doing, the editors ensure that all articles have passed a tight peer review process and are free from plagiarism.

Responsibilities of the Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial decisions

Reviewers help the editors to determine qualified articles to be published in the journal. This action is performed through official communication with the editors so as to help the authors improve the quality of their papers.

  • Promptness

When the reviewers are unable to do the peer review process, worried about not being able to return the article on time, or feel unqualified to judge the article, editors should be notified as soon as possible. The editors will immediately withdraw the reviewer from the review process and find a replacement.

  • Confidentiality

All articles sent to the reviewers should be treated confidentially. The articles must not be shown to anyone else and the file should be stored securely in a computer folder.

  • Standard of Objectivity

All articles are sent to the reviewers anonymously to assure the reviewers judge the article based on its merit. All comments should be made objectively and supported with clear arguments.

  • Acknowledgement of Source

Reviewers are responsible for assessing the literature of the under-reviewed article. The reviewers must highlight citations that have not been cited properly by the authors or not listed in the reference. The reviewers should notify the editors if they figure out any similarity of the article with other published work in the other journal, based on their best knowledge.

Responsibilities of the 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 behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion' works should be clearly identified as such.

  • Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

  • Originality and Plagiarism

The 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 or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author 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 behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

  • Acknowledgement of Source

Proper acknowledgement 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. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

  • 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 co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

  • Fundamental errors in the Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.



Author Fees

Starting Volume 4 Number 2, Jeltim charges Article Processing Charge (APC) as much as USD 115 (One Hundred and fifteen US Dollars Only) per article. The APC is paid after the manuscript is accepted. When submitting a manuscript, it is enough that the corresponding author makes a statement that he agrees to pay the APC when the manuscript is already accepted. The author may pay APC in Indonesian currency as much as IDR 1,500,000.- (One Million and Five Hundred Thousand Indonesian Rupiahs). The bank account number will be informed to the corresponding author by a Jeltim finance assistant.


Plagiarism Screening

Authors must ensure the manuscript’s originality before they submit it to Jeltim. All manuscripts received by Jeltim will be screened using plagiarism-checking software, iThenticate. A high level of similarity with other documents will cause the manuscript to be rejected or returned to the authors.




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