Editorial policy

Editorial Policy

ExELL (Explorations in English Language and Linguistics) is a double-blind peer-reviewed electronic journal. The aim of the journal is to promote and facilitate academic exchange in English theoretical and applied linguistics. Our mission is to provide a linguistics journal based on data drawn from the English language that would reflect a wide range of interests and opinions. We want to create opportunities for scholarly communication by encouraging the dissemination of theoretical and research-informed insights using the Internet as a medium in order to make linguistics accessible to the widest possible audience. ExELL (Explorations in English Language and Linguistics) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable. Articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that these have been appropriately cited or quoted. The good news is there are more funders today than there were 10 years ago. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Material submitted to ExELL must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer-review process. High quality manuscripts are peer-reviewed by minimum two peers of the same field. During this review process identity of both the authors and reviewers are kept hidden to ensure unbiased evaluation. Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. All information and ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Articles may be rejected without review if the Editor considers the article obviously not suitable for publication.