Applied Linguistics Research Journal (ALRJ) adheres to a strict code of practice to ensure that all parties involved in the publishing process (authors, reviewers, and editors) maintain a high standard of ethical behavior throughout the process and that malpractice is dealt with in a timely and responsible manner. The journal’s code of practice is influenced by guidelines made available by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology (MSRT) emphasizing ethics in publishing and avoiding scientific malpractice. In addition, the journal’s code of practice is influenced by guidelines made available by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is observed by the journal’s Editorial Board. See COPE Ethical Guidelines for peer reviewers at https://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/Peer%20review%20guidelines.pdf
For the major principles of peer review by COPE, please see Reviewers menu of the journal website.
Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree on the submission of the manuscript to the Journal. ALL named authors must have made an active contribution to the analysis and interpretation of the data and/or the drafting of the paper and ALL must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the manuscript content. They should also sign an agreement form confirming their contribution in writing the manuscript. Papers are only considered for publication once consent is given by all contributing authors.
Conflict of interest and source of funding
Authors are required to disclose any possible conflict of interest. These include financial issues (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker's fee). Applied Linguistics Research Journal requires that sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for the work within the manuscript must be fully acknowledged, and any potential conflicts of interest noted. Please include this information under the separate headings of 'Source of Funding' and 'Conflict of Interest' at the end of your manuscript.
Plagiarism and copyright
Journal editors and readers have a right to expect that a submitted work is the author’s own contribution that has not been plagiarized (i.e. taken from other authors without permission, if permission is required) and that copyright has not been breached (for example, if figures or tables are reproduced). The editorial office runs a plagiarism check on every submission using iThenticate. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. Individual authors and researchers can now check their work for plagiarism before submission.
Identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
The publisher and the editor of the journal take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, under/over citation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall the journal or its editor encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the journal’s publisher or editor is made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in the journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.