Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ELITE (English and Literature Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted specifically to the studies of English linguistics and literature and other literatures with a special emphasis on local culture, wisdom, philosophy and identity. Published twice a year in June and December, the first edition of ELITE was published in 2013. The journal contents are managed by the English and Literature Department, Faculty of Adab and Humanities, Alauddin State Islamic University of Makassar, Indonesia. The primary objective of the journal is to provide a productive forum for lecturers, researchers, authors, graduate students, and practitioners to present results of their recent studies in the areas of English linguistics and literature and other literary traditions. The journal is also indended to help disseminate recent developments in theories, concepts, and ideas in the areas concerned to the academic community of language and literature studies in Indonesia in particular and worldwide in general.

ELITE publishes articles based on original research and studies in the areas of English and literature. The coverage of English studies includes -but not limited to- English linguistics, language policy, translation and interpreting, English pedagogy, etc. Meanwhile, the coverage of English literary studies include -but not limited to- analytical studies of literary works such as novels, films, poetry, songs and drama framed by relevant literary theories, concepts, and ideas. In addition, ELITE also publishes articles based on interdisciplinary research and studies of other literary traditions with a special emphasis on local culture, loval values, and local wisdom.

ELITE accepts submissions from all over the world. Our Editorial Board members are highly qualified and committed researchers in the fields of language and literature studies who will ensure a fair, efficient, and constructive peer-review process.

ELITE has been indexed in Crossref, Google Scholar, Indonesian Publication Index (IPI), the World Catalogue (WorldCat), Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), Ministry of Religious Affair References (MORAREF), Garda Rujukan Digital (GARUDA), Harvard Library, and Repository of Alauddin State Islamic University of Makassar.

 

Section Policies

Artikel

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Volume 1 Number 1, December 2013

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 1 Number 2, July 2014

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 2 Number 1, June 2015

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 2 Number 2, December 2015

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 3 Number 1, June 2016

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 3 Number 2, December 2016

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 4 Number 1, June 2017

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 04 Number 2, December 2017

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 05 Number 1, June 2018

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

To ensure and maintain quality in its publication, for every manuscript submission ELITE strictly enforces the following steps as part of its review process:

  1. A desk review will be done by the editors to determine whether a submitted manuscript complies with the ELITE’s writing guidelines.
  2. A plagiarism check will be done to make sure that the submitted manuscript is an original work of its author (or authors).
  3. The manuscript will then be submitted for a blind review by two reviewers. No personal identifiers of the manuscript’s author or authors will be disclosed to the reviewers, nor will one reviewer know the identity of the other. In case the two reviewers show a substantial disagreement about the manuscript, a third reviewer will be consulted to finalize the review results.
  4. All submissions will receive an initial editorial decision within 2 to 8 weeks from the date of submission.
  5. The whole review process for every submitted manuscript typically takes 8 to 12 weeks.
  6. The author (or authors) of every submitted manuscript will have to follow up revision suggestions made by the reviewers, in case their manuscripts are accepted with required revisions.
  7. Through a strict double-blind review process, the editors of ELITE will issue a final decision to accept or reject a manuscript submitted for publication based purely on its academic merit.

 

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.

 

Plagiarism

Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized and has not been published or being considered for publication elsewhere. A plagiarigm checker will be used by the editorial team to check for similarities of the submitted manuscripts to the existing databases in the literature.