In submitting their manuscript to AJELS for possible publication, the authors signify that they agree to the terms and conditions stated in the Journal’s publication ethics statement.
The authors should also include in their manuscript a statement acknowledging any funding support they received for the research and the following ethics declaration statement:
No Conflict of Interest
The authors certify that they are not affiliated with any person or organization with financial or non-financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.
All articles submitted to AJELS undergo double blind review. This means both the reviewers and the authors do not know each other’s identities. Identifiers of the authors are removed from the manuscripts for review. Review decisions emailed to the authors do not disclose the name of the assigned reviewers. Doing this helps ensure that review decisions are independent based solely on the merit of the submitted work and guided by the Journal’s rubrics and evaluation guides.
The initial review form for articles and for book reviews and peer review form are used by the associate editors and international advisory board members, respectively. Authors apply their revisions to the most recent version of the manuscript sent back to them and summarize their responses to the reviewers’ comments using the author response form. Upon notification of acceptance, the authors are asked to accomplish the copyright agreement form.
The quality of published articles is safeguarded by the review process illustrated below. The actual processing may vary from the target timeline depending on the volume of submissions and the availability of reviewers. All forms are available here.
Two members of the AJELS Editorial Board review the manuscript. AJELS informs the author about the decision after about two weeks. For provisionally accepted manuscripts, the author/s are given two to four weeks to complete the revisions. The revised manuscript is reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief before it is endorsed for peer review.
Two members of the International Advisory Board specializing in the research topic of the article review the manuscript. AJELS informs the author about the decision after four weeks. For provisionally accepted manuscripts, the author is given two to four weeks to finalize revisions.
After reviewing the final manuscript, AJELS notifies the author via email that the paper has been accepted for publication. Language editing and layout may take two weeks. All articles accepted for the issue are published in December.