Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The editorial board of READ (Research in English and Education) Journal welcomes complete, unpublished and original works on the following topics:

  • teaching and learning of English
  • language teaching methods
  • linguistics and applied linguistics
  • educational development
  • cultural issues in education
  • literature


Section Policies

Front Matter

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Back Matter

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Peer Review Process

We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts. The review process may take 1-2 months.

The reviewers will determine whether the article should be published at READ based on the following criteria:

  1. Are the concerns in this article important to the field of English language and education studies?
  2. Is the title clear and appropriate for the content of the manuscript?
  3. Does the abstract summarize the article clearly and effectively?
  4. Does the introduction provide meaningful purpose to the manuscript?
  5. Is the literature review appropriate and adequate?
  6. Are the objectives set clearly?
  7. Are the techniques used appropriate for the collection and analysis of the data?
  8. Are the findings expressed clearly? 
  9. Is the presentation of the findings adequate and consistent?
  10. Are the tables and figures, if any, arranged and explained well?
  11. Are the suggestions meaningful, valid, and based on the findings?
  12. Are the implications logical or pertinent to the manuscript?
  13. Are the conclusions and generalizations based on the findings?
  14. Are the conclusions drawn reasonable and linked to other studies on the topic?
  15. Are the references current and sufficient?
  16. Is the language clear and understandable?
  17. Is cohesion achieved throughout the article?
  18. Does the format of manuscript follow READ submission guidelines? 



Publication Frequency

READ is published four times a year in the months of February, May, August 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.



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...


About READ (Research in English and Education)

Research in English and Education (READ) (ISSN on process of obtaining) is a peer-reviewed and open access academic journal  published by the English Education Department, Faculty of Teacher and Training, University of Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. It presents the work/research of students and lecturers who are in the department. It is published four times a year in the months of February, May, August and December. The articles are those in the scopes of English language teaching and learning, linguistics, applied linguistics and literature.


Plagiarism Policy

Every manuscript submitted for publication in READ Journal will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin software. If plagiarism is detected by the editors or peer reviewers, the author/s will be informed and requested to rewrite the text or provide any necessary citations. READ Journal put a great concern on plagiarism. The journal recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy. Following the guidance of plagiarism policy developed by the University of New South Wales, Australia 2016, below are some practices considered as plagiarism

1. Copying. Using the same or very similar words to the original text or idea without acknowledging the source or using quotation marks. This includes copying materials, ideas or concepts from a book, article, report or other written document, presentation, composition, artwork, design, drawing, circuitry, computer program or software, website, internet, other electronic resources, or another person's assignment, without appropriate acknowledgment.

2. Inappropriate paraphrasing. This refers to changing a few words and phrases while mostly retaining the original structure and/or progression of ideas of the original, and information without acknowledgment.

3. Inappropriate citation. Citing sources which have not been read, without acknowledging the 'secondary' source from which knowledge of them has been obtained.