Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

English Education: English Journal for Teaching and Learning which is later called EEJ is a journal published by Tarbiyah and Teacher Training Faculty IAIN Padangsidimpuan every June and December. EEJ focuses on teaching and learning of English as a foreign language. 

English Education : English Journal for Teaching and Learning related into some scopes on English Teaching Methodology, Structure and Grammar, Speaking Skill, Listening Skill, Reading Comprehension, Writing Skill, Morphology, Semantic Pragmatic, Discourse Analysis, Syntax, Translation, Phonology, Pronounciation, Language Acquisition, Vocabulary, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics and Literature.



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

The Journal will be published two times a year. It is on June and December.


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.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

English Education: English Journal for Teaching and Learning which is later called EEJ is a peer-reviewed national journal, available in print and online which is published two times a year, June and December. This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the editorial board, the peer-reviewed and the publisher of English Department of Teacher Training Faculty IAIN Padangsidimpuan.

This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors


Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed English Education: English Journal for Teaching and Learning which is later called EEJ is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the chief editor, the editorial board, the peer-reviewed and the publisher and the society.

English Department for Teacher Training Faculty IAIN Padangsidimpuan as publisher of English Education: English Journal for Teaching and Learning which is later called EEJ takes its duties of guardians over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensure that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Publication Decisions

The editor of the English Education: English Journal for Teaching and Learning which is later called EEJ is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.    


Fair Play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.  

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosure in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.  

Publication ethics for Journal Reviewers

-       Reviewers should assist in improving the quality of a submitted article by reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration and objectivity, in a timely manner.

-       Reviewers should inform the journal editor of any published or submitted content that is similar to the material under review, or any suspected plagiarism.

-       Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.

-       Reviewers should respect the confidentially of any information or material during the review process.  

Publication ethics for Journal Authors

-       Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

-       Authors should declare that all work in their submitted piece is original, and cite content from other sources appropriately to avoid plagiarism.

-       An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

-       Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

-       When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Editors and reviewers will ensure that articles submitted to the journal are original studies which have not been submitted anywhere else. Manuscripts will be fairly and objectively reviewed; authors will receive corrections and suggestions relatively quickly depending on the availability and expertise of reviewers.