Peer Review Process

JELT adopts a double-blind peer-review system to avoid any potential bias in review. This means that the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. The reviewers are specialists in the field. The peer review process helps in ensuring the quality of articles published by JELT. It helps to evaluate the quality of research reported and submitted. It also enables authors to improve their manuscripts and facilitates editors in making decisions about the suitability of manuscripts for publication.

Upon receipt of the reviewers’ comments, the Editor reviews both the overall and specific comments. The comments are sent to the authors without revealing the reviewer’s identity. Based on the reviewers’ comments, authors make changes to the manuscript, substantive or otherwise, as the case may be, and submit a revised manuscript to the Editor within one-to-two weeks from the date when the comments are sent. Th revised manuscripts are processed as required.


  • Does this article present and/or discuss issues that are important and relevant to the teaching and learning of English in an ESL/EFL context?
  • Is the title clear, short and appropriate for the content of the article?
  • Is the abstract brief, clear, inclusive and consistent with the content of the article?
  • Is the introduction relevant, meaningful and purposeful?
  • Is the literature review relevant to the article and focussed?
  • Does the article establish a clear rationale for the study and state the problem clearly?
  • Are the techniques and tools used appropriate for the study?
  • Are the results clearly presented and discussed?
  • Are the findings based on a robust analysis of the data and clearly presented?
  • Are the conclusions appropriate and reasonable, and linked to other studies on the topic?
  • Are implications of the findings discussed in the article?
  • Are the references appropriate, current, sufficient and consistent with in-text citations?