Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of English Language Pedagogy, Literature, and Culture (Jelpedlic) is the research journal for the Teaching of English, Literature & Culture. It publishes research-based (qualitative or quantitative) articles and reviews that reflect on every aspect of English teaching. The journal also considers new developments in literacy studies, literature, drama, film, language media, and new technologies as they pertain to the teaching of English as a  foreign language (TEFL).

The JELPEDLIC journal publishes articles dealing with both practical and theoretical themes of interest to EFL teachers, with a focus on the circumstances of teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) around the world.

It also seeks to provide a forum for an open exchange of ideas, based on research and serious professional reflection on both the theoretical underpinning of practice and practical applications of theory. English Pedagogic welcomes contributions from all English teachers nationwide as well as fresh voices with something new to contribute to the TEFL community.

Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

  • Received manuscripts are first internally reviewed by the editorial committee members within 2-3 weeks of their arrival. If the manuscript(s) need revision, they are sent back to the author(s) in 4-6 weeks to make changes.
  • After the appropriate revisions are complete, resubmitted, and are acceptable, they are transferred to an author-blanked form, and then sent to two or more external reviewers who are experts in their field. These external reviews usually take 4-6 weeks to be completed.
  • After receiving the results from the external reviewers, the editorial committee decides if further revisions are needed and if the manuscript is deemed acceptable or not for publication.
  • The editors will then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation with 4 possibilities: accepted, need minor revision, require major revision, and rejected.

Publication Frequency

Electronic issues are published in January and August.

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. 

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

Author Fees

All articles are made immediately available nationwide under an open-access license. This means:

  • everyone has free and unlimited access to the full text of all articles published in these journals, and
  • everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given.

Journal of English Language Pedagogy, Literature, and Culture is a nonprofit Journal, that does NOT charge publication/processing fees from the Author(s). NO subscription fee is levied for Libraries / Individuals. NO fee is levied for accessing published articles.