Peer Review Process
The New English Teacher (NET) upholds a rigorous and meticulous peer review process as a cornerstone of its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of scholarly excellence in language education. The process is designed to ensure the quality, validity, and impact of the research the journal publishes. NET values the contributions of authors and reviewers alike in advancing the understanding of language education across all specified areas.
Double-Blind Peer Review
The New English Teacher employs a double-blind peer review process, emphasizing the journal's dedication to impartiality, objectivity, and the highest ethical standards. In a double-blind review, the identities of both the authors and the reviewers are concealed to foster a fair and unbiased evaluation of each submission.
Key Features of Double-Blind Review
- Anonymity of Authors and Reviewers: Throughout the review process, the identities of authors and reviewers are kept confidential. This practice ensures that the evaluation is solely based on the merit of the research, free from potential biases associated with authorship.
- Objective Evaluation: The double-blind review process promotes an objective assessment of the manuscript. Reviewers focus on the content, methodology, and contribution to the field without being influenced by the reputation or affiliations of the authors.
- Elimination of Bias: By concealing authorship information, the potential for unconscious bias is minimized. This enhances the fairness and integrity of the evaluation, contributing to the overall quality of the research published in NET.
- Enhanced Scholarly Rigor: The double-blind review process is integral to maintaining scholarly rigor. This rigorous evaluation ensures that only high-quality, impactful research that meets the standards of excellence in language education is published in NET.
The double-blind review process at NET underscores the journal's commitment to fostering an environment of scholarly integrity and contributing to the advancement of language education research. NET expresses gratitude for the dedication of authors and reviewers in upholding the highest standards of academic excellence.
Double-Blind Peer Review Flowchart
Double-Blind Peer Review Steps
The following comprehensive eight-step process ensures the quality and integrity of publications in The New English Teacher journal, reflecting a commitment to rigorous peer review and editorial standard.
- Submission: Authors are required to submit their manuscripts through the New English Teacher (NET) website, utilizing the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform.
- Initial Review: Submitted manuscripts undergo an initial review to assess their adherence to scope, format, and originality (ensuring similarity is less than 20%). The NET team evaluates compliance with all requirements and publication ethics. If any criteria are not met, the corresponding author is promptly notified of the submission's decline. This step typically takes a few days.
- Review: The Editor-in-Chief decides whether to accept or decline a submission for further review. Accepted submissions are assigned to three reviewers following double-blind review requirements. Review invitations are sent to the selected reviewers, and the entire review process spans 2 to 4 weeks.
- Editorial Decision: After the completion of reviews, the editorial team compiles the results for the Editor-in-Chief's final decision. The decision may involve minor revisions, major revisions, resubmission for another round of review, or decline.
- Revisions: Upon receiving review results, the corresponding author is notified and required to revise the manuscript. This revision phase typically spans about 2 weeks.
- Decision for Publication Acceptance: Revised manuscripts are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief to determine if they meet the specified revision requirements based on reviewers' comments. Manuscripts with minor or major revisions are considered for publication. Manuscripts requiring resubmission undergo another round of review.
- Copyediting and Formatting Revisions: Accepted manuscripts undergo thorough copyediting and formatting checks, ensuring compliance with APA style and TCI requirements. Corrections related to formatting, in-text citations, and referencing are communicated to the corresponding author. Content revisions are no longer permitted during this stage, which lasts approximately 2 weeks.
- Proofreading, Artwork, and Corrections: The accepted manuscript undergoes rigorous proofreading by NET experts to ensure high-quality language use and grammar. Artwork is finalized, and the manuscript is prepared for online publishing. This final stage typically takes about 2 weeks, culminating in the publication of the manuscript on the NET website.