Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

To uphold fair-minded practice, we at the Journal of Language Pedagogy and Innovative Applied Linguistics (JLPIAL) firmly adhere to the following guidelines.

Duties of Authors:

- Authors of articles on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. The article must include sufficient detail and references to enable others to replicate the work. Unethical behavior, such as fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements, is unacceptable.

- Review and professional publication articles should also maintain accuracy and objectivity. Editorial 'opinion' works should be clearly identified. Authors may be requested to provide raw data for editorial review, and they should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

- Authors must ensure the originality of their works, appropriately citing or quoting the work and/or words of others. Plagiarism, in all its forms, is considered unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the article. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper before submission.

- If the work involves hazards, chemicals, procedures, or equipment with unusual inherent risks, the author must clearly identify them in the manuscript. If the work involves animal or human subjects, the author must ensure compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines, along with obtaining informed consent for experimentation with human subjects.

- Authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

- Authors must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher if they discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work. If a third party informs the editor or publisher of a significant error, the author is obligated to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence of its correctness.

Duties of Editors:

- The editor of the Journal of Language Pedagogy and Innovative Applied Linguistics (JLPIAL) is responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published, guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board. The editor should evaluate manuscripts based on intellectual content, without consideration of authors' personal characteristics.

- Editors must not disclose information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher. Unpublished materials from submitted manuscripts must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

- Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest. They should require contributors to disclose competing interests, and corrections or retractions should be published if needed.

- The peer-review process for sponsored supplements should align with that of the main journal, based on academic merit and interest to readers. Editors should take responsive measures when ethical complaints are presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Duties of Reviewers:

- Peer review is essential for scholarly communication, and all scholars contributing to publications, including the Journal of Language Pedagogy and Innovative Applied Linguistics (JLPIAL), are expected to fulfill their obligation to review manuscripts fairly.

- Reviewers who feel unqualified or unable to conduct a prompt review should notify the editor. Manuscripts for review must be treated as confidential documents, and reviews should be conducted objectively, avoiding personal criticism of the author.

- Reviewers should identify relevant unpublished work and bring it to the editor's attention. They must not use unpublished materials for personal research without the author's written consent, and conflicts of interest should be disclosed.


- The Journal of Language Pedagogy and Innovative Applied Linguistics (JLPIAL) prohibits all forms of plagiarism, considering it a serious breach of scientific ethics. Incidents of plagiarism, whether detected or reported, will be dealt with seriously. Continuous support and advice are sought from our Editors, Editorial Board, and Reviewers to prevent any malpractice in publication ethics.