EDITORIAL POLICY

CONTENTS

Open Access Policy

Copyright Policy

Licensing Policy

Archiving Policy

Repository Policy

Peer Review Process

Plagiarism Policy

Author Fees

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright Policy

EBONY: Journal of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature is an academic journal. As such, it is dedicated to the open exchange of information. For this reason, articles published by Ebony is freely available to individuals and institutions. Copies of this journal or articles in this journal may be distributed for research or educational purposes free of charge and without permission.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Licensing Policy

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Notices:

  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Archiving Policy

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.

Repository Policy

EBONY: Journal of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature has the following repository policy.

1. Submitted Version

EBONY: Journal of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature allows authors to store their submitted manuscript in their personal repositories or other repositories which cannot be accessed by public. These repositories include but not limited to Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, and Apple iCloud.

2. Accepted Version

EBONY: Journal of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature allows authors to store their submitted manuscript in their personal repositories or other repositories which cannot be accessed by public. These repositories include but not limited to Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, and Apple iCloud.

3. Published Version

EBONY: Journal of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature allows and encourages authors to store their published version (pdf version) in their personal respositories and other non-commecial repositories, and make it accessible for non-commecial use with proper retribution. All of published articles in EBONY: Journal of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature are deposited in Portal Garuda repository.

Peer Review Process

EBONY 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. EBONY 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:

  1. Has the author followed the journal’s guidelines?
  2. Is this the right journal for this article?
  3. 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.

Plagiarism Policy

  • Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed.
  • 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.
  • 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 behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • Proper acknowledgment 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.

Working Process:

  1. Editorial Team checking manuscript on offline and online database manually (checking proper citation and quotation);
  2. Editorial Team checking manuscript using Crossref Similarity Check, and iThenticate;

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (USD)

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)