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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

 

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help Editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    78 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    65 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    164 days from submission to acceptance
    20 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
    52,382 downloads
    21 Altmetric mentions

This journal is indexed by

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
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  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EBSCO TOC Premier
  • EBSCO Education Source 
  • ERIC
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon

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