Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ELT Worldwide: Journal of English Language Teaching is a peer reviewed and open access journal published by the English Language Education Graduate Program of the State University of Makassar, Indonesia. The principle aim is to publish research articles of English Language Education practices around the world. The scope of the journal welcomes articles from local and foreign academics, researchers, graduate students and policy makers. All articles are required to be in English. ELT Worldwide primarily accepts articles to publish dealing with: (1) Language Teaching Methodology, (2) ICT in ELT, (3) Language Teaching & Culture, (4) Language Immersion, (5) Contemporary Language Testing & Assessment, (6) Applied linguistics, (7) ELT Curriculum development, (8) Multiculturalism in Language Learning, (9) English for Specific Purposes (ESP), (10) Professional Development, and (11) Bilingual Education.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All submitted author’s manuscripts are read by the editorial board in ELT Worldwide.

ELT Worldwide is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be single-blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. ELT Worldwide: Journal of English Language Teaching Review Guideline:

Step 1: Editorial assessment

Peer review follows a number of stages, beginning with submitting your article to a journal. At this first stage, the journal editor will decide if it’s suitable for the journal, asking questions such as: • Has the author followed the journal’s guidelines? • Is this focus of the article right for the journal? • Will the journal’s readers find it interesting and useful? The editor might reject the article immediately, but otherwise it will move to the next stage, and into peer review.

Step 2: First round of peer review

The editor will find and contact potential referees or other researchers or academics who are experts in your field. They will be asked to read your article, and advise the editor whether to publish your paper in that journal

Step 3: Revise and resubmit

You can then amend your article based on the reviewers’ comments, resubmitting it with any or all changes made. You may be asked to make further revisions or the paper may be rejected if the editor thinks that the revisions you have made are not adequate.

The editor-in-chief of ELT Worldwide: Journal of English Language Teaching has full right to choose which submitted manuscripts to the journal should be published after following the editorial process.


Publication Frequency

ELT Wordldwide is published twice a year: April and October


Open Access Policy


ELT Worldwide: Journal of English Language Teaching is a peer reviewed journal with open access policy. The article processing or delivery of the manuscript submitted to the manager or editor through an online system or by using the OJS Open Access publishing model.

In this publishing model, papers are pprocessed through blind peer-review under editorial control. The paper appears electronically and freely available fro
m our website. Authors can also use articles that have been published in pdf format either for non-commercial use on a personal website or non-commercial institutions. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles ELT Wordldwide



We ensure the journal including all the documents are saved, so it is electronically archived for protection and recovery. These archives include:

  1. Indonesia one Search Perpusnas (National Library of the Indonesia)
  2. ISJD is an online directory database of Indonesian Lembaga 
  3. LOCKSS. This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

  • ELT WORLDWIDE Journal accepts research articles on English language teaching and learning which have not been published elsewhere.
  • Articles should be original, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals.
  • Manuscript should be typed in MS Document format, single spacing on A4-paper size, 10 to 18 pages, or about 3.000-6.000 words.
  • The article may be written in English, Indonesian or Arabic. The title of the article is written not more than 15 words.
  • All submission must include 100 - 250 words abstract and 3-5 keywords. The abstract of research paper should contain the purposes, methodology, and findings of the study.
  • Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and email address;
  • All references must follow the APA style as far as possible.
  • It is strongly suggested to use the MENDELEY citation software
  • Submit the manuscript to online system of ELT Worldwide (https://ojs.unm.ac.id/index.php/ELT/about/submissions?guidena=Online+Submission#onlineSubmissions) or via e-mail (eltworldwideojs@gmail.com).
  • Article Template is Available HERE!


Submission Statement and Validation

A manuscript submitted signifies that the work stated has not been published previously, that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is accepted by all authors. And that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same format, in English, Bahasa, Arabic, or in any other language, including electronically without the written agreement of the copyright holder.

To verify originality, your manuscript may be checked by the service of plagiarism detection via Grammarly and iThenticate.


Digital Archiving

We ensure the journal including all the documents are saved, so it is electronically archived through the system in Indonesia OneSearch (IOS, ISJD, and Locckks provided by PKP to create persistent archives of the journal for protection and recovery.


Publication Fee


Article Submission charges Free IDR 0

Article Processing charges (APCs): Free IDR 0


Editorial Team


Prof. Drs. Muhammad Basri, M.A., Ph.D (Scopus ID: 57189348778) English Language Education, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia


Prof. Dr. Baso Jabu, M.Hum (Scopus ID: 56674553600) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Editorial Advisory Board

Prof. Mark Gardner (Scopus ID: 8258407200) University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Hamsu Abdul Gani, M.Pd. (Scopus ID: 56913248200) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Dr. Sulaiman Samad, M.Si (Scopus ID: 57192591557) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Prof. Helen Borland (Scopus ID: 57191044055) Victoria University, Australia

Editorial Board

Lim Seong Pek, B.Ed., M.TESL., Ed.D. Cand. (Scopus ID: 57218775327) Universiti Selangor, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Dr. Sukardi Weda, M.Hum., M.Pd., M.Si., M.M., M.Sos.I., M.A.P. (Scopus ID: 57196276180) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Amirullah Abduh, Ph.D (Scopus ID: 57197817281) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Dr. Rosmaladewi (Scopus ID: 57197811135 English Lecturer at Politeknik Pertanian Negeri Pangkep, Indonesia

Dr. Cand. Muhammad Arham, S.Pd., M.Pd. (Scopus ID: 57209968390) Universitas Muslim Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Kisman Salija, M.Pd (Scopus ID: 57191990706) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Prof. Murni Mahmud, M.Hum., Ph.D (Scopus ID: 56435695400) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Anto Patak, M.Pd., Ph.D (Scopus ID: 57163334100) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Sultan, M.Ed., Ph.D (Scopus ID: 84978630578) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Ahmad Dzo’ul Milal (Scopus ID: 85086440703) Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel Surabaya, Indonesia

Faheem Hasan Shahed (Scopus ID: 57205353127) BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Journal Manager

Muhammad Azwar Paramma, (Scopus ID: 57202424599) Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia


Publication Ethics

ELT Worldwide: is a Journal of English Language Teaching published by the English Language Education Graduate Program of the State University of Makassar, Indonesia. This journal publishes research articles of English Language Education practices around the world. The editors welcome experts and researchers of ELT from all over the world to share their inventions here for free

The statement of scientific publication code ethics is based on the LIPI Regulation Number 5 in 2014 about Scientific Publication Code Ethics, which uphold 3 ethic values in publication, they are: (i) neutrality, it is clear from conflict of interest in the publication processing; (ii) justice, it gives right to the writer to claim his/her papers; and (iii) Honesty, it is clear from duplicating, fabricating, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publication.       

Duties and Responsibilities of the journal processor 

  1. Deciding the title of the journal, the study scope, the period, and accreditation if it is necessary.
  2. Arranging the membership of editor committee.
  3. Defining the relationship between the publisher, editor, experts, and other participants in the agreement.    
  4. Respecting to the confidential things, whether it is for the contributed researchers, writers/authors, editors, and experts.
  5. Applying norms and conditions about the rights of intellectual properties, especially the copyrights.
  6. Studying the journal policies and deliver them to the authors/writers.
  7. Creating code ethics guidance for editors and experts.
  8. Publishing the journal regularly.
  9. Giving guarantee the availability of funding sources for the continuity of journal publication.
  10. Setting networks and marketing.
  11.   Preparing the license and other legalizing things.

Duties and Responsibilities of editors

  1. Meeting the readers and authors/writers requirements.
  2.  Attempting to the increasing of publication quality continuously.
  3.  Applying the process to assuring the quality of published papers/articles.
  4. Promoting freedom of ideas objectively.
  5. Maintaining the integrity of academic track record of the authors/writers.
  6.  Submitting corrections, clarifications, returning, apologizing if necessary.
  7. Responsible for the style and form the writing, whilst the content and any statements written in the writing is the responsibility of the writers/authors.
  8. Actively asking the writer/authors, readers, experts, and the editors committee about their opinion and suggestion to increase the publication quality.
  9. Promoting the assessment to the journal for each finding.
  10. Supporting the ideas to decrease the research and publication errors by having the authors/writers to enclose their Ethic Clearance forms that have been approved by the Ethic Clearance Commission.
  11. Participating ideas to educate the researchers about publication ethics.
  12. Studying the effects of publication policies on the writers/authors and experts and fixing it in order to increase the responsibilities and minimize the errors.
  13. Having open-minded attitude toward the new or others ideas which possibly oppose personal view. 
  14. Do not force on his/her own view, authors/writers or third parties view that can cause in giving subjective decision.
  15. Motivate the authors/writers in order to do constructive improvement to have the proper publications.

Duties and responsibilities of experts

  1. Commanding duties from the editors committee to review the papers and deliver the results to the editors to determine a proper published paper.
  2. The reviewers cannot review a paper which involves him/her self directly or indirectly.
  3. Keeping the privacy of the authors to not publish the corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by giving critics, suggestions, and recommendations.
  4. Encourage the authors/writers to do improvement to their papers.
  5. Review again the papers that have been reviewed based on the standards.
  6. The papers are reviewed in time based on the scientific standard form determined (Data collection method, the authorization of the author, conclusion, etc).

Duties and Responsibilities of the authors/writers

  1. Ensure that the author who registers has met the requirements as an author.
  2. Collectively responsible for his profession and the content of the article including the method, analysis, calculation/measurement, and details.
  3. State the sources (including fund) directly or indirectly.
  4. Explain the limits in his/her writing.
  5. Give response to the correction given by the expert professionally and on time.
  6. Inform to the editor if she/he wants to cancel his/her participation.
  7. Make a statement letter stated that the paper is genuine, never published in other publishers and in any other languages, and not in process of proposing to the other publishers.