Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Lingua Pedagogia is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to advance knowledge and practice in all areas of EFL teaching. The journal publishes empirical, theoretical, methodological, and practice-oriented articles and book reviews covering topics relevant to EFL teaching biannually. Particular consideration is given to empirical (research-based) articles using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodology.

Each issue of this journal is not limited to comprehensive syntheses of studies towards developing new understandings of English teaching, but also explores scholarly analyses of issues and trends in the field.

Articles in the following areas are welcome:

  • theoretical/conceptual research with implications for EFL teaching
  • original research regarding EFL teaching
  • in-depth reviews of the research and literature in specific areas of EFL teaching
  • case studies demonstrating the application of innovative EFL teaching methods and strategies that highlight critical or often overlooked issues
  • manuscripts addressing the unique challenges encountered by EFL teachers in applying their knowledge and skill in the classroom


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Lingua Pedagogia employs a double-blind review, where the author and reviewers remain anonymous throughout the review process. Manuscripts that meet the minimum criteria of the journal are passed on to at least 2 reviewers. The reviewer will first evaluate all submitted manuscripts. Although it is rare, it is possible for outstanding manuscripts to be accepted without going through any revisions. However, manuscripts with unoriginal ideas, poor grammar, serious scientific flaws, and those outside the scope of the journal will be rejected.


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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Publication Ethics

All articles published in Lingua Pedagogia are essential building blocks in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge on education and those are a direct reflection of the writers and institutions quality. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society. Editors of Lingua Pedagogia are committed to guarantee that all procedures are directed merely to facilitate an objective and intellectual treatment. Further, the editors and reviewers evaluate manuscripts without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or certain political and group interest. A software is used to avoid plagiarism among the articles.

Duties of Authors

  1. Have the responsibility of ensuring only new and original work is submitted.
  2. Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
  3. Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.
  4. Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
  5. Must inform the Chief Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
  6. Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work.

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.
  2. Can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
  3. Review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally.
  4. Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Chief Editor for further action.
  5. Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
  6. Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.
  7. Adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Requests for extension to review the submission is at the discretion of the Chief Editor.

Duties of Editorial Board Members

  1. Actively contribute to the development and the greater good of the journal.
  2. Act as ambassadors for the journal.
  3. Continuously support and promote the journal.
  4. Review any work assigned to them.

Duties of Chief Editor

  1. Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
  2. Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
  3. Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
  4. Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/ increase the image and visibility of the journal.
  5. Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
  6. Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.