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Author Guidelines

1. Ethical Lingua accepts scholarly article, including, but not limited to, the following fields:

  • Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign Language
  • Language Teaching Methods, Strategies, Models, and Approaches
  • Curriculum and Material Development
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Language Education Policy
  • Cultural Issues in Education
  • Literature Studies

2. The article must be original and has not been published or under review in other journal. If the article has been presented in a forum, the author should mention the forum. The writer takes full responsibility on the originality of the article. The article submitted will be checked for originality by using Plagiarism Checker X. If the article is found plagiarised after publication, the article will be retracted and the author will be banned for future submission.

3. The title of the article should be clear and concise, and must not be more than 20 words. It must be followed by the author’s name without title, email address, and affiliation/institution.

4. Text must have English abstract of 150 - 300 words and at least 3 keywords.

5. The article must be written in English, formatted as MS Word document (.doc or .docx), and typed on A4-sized paper, 1 spaced, with a 11-pt Arial font. The paper should not exceed 15 pages in length.

6. The article should consist of:

  1. Introduction (Background & Research Question)
  2. Literature Review (Optional)
  3. Method
  4. Result
  5. Discussion
  6. Conclusion
  7. Suggestion/Recommendation (Optional)
  8. Acknowledgement (Optional)
  9. References
  10. Appendix (Optional)

7. The referencing style of the article must follow The APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition. It is strongly recommended for the authors to use referencing manager software (i.e. Mendeley or Zotero).

8. Biodata is written in brief with max 150 words. It contains full name with title, place and date of birth, educational background, affiliation, e-mail, correspondence address, phone number and recent publications.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. My article is under the coverage of the journal.
  2. My article is original (plagiarism-free) and has not been published or under review in other journal.
  3. My article is written in English consists of 10-15 pages length.
  4. My article's citation and referencing style follows The APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
  5. My article follows the IMRaD-CSR (Introduction, Method, Result, Discussion, Conclusion/Suggestion/Recommendation) standard format.

Copyright Notice

Ethical Lingua apply Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License. Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement 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 acknowledgement 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.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission Fee: 0.00 (USD)

Article Processing Fee: 0.00 (USD)

Article Publication Fee: 40.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication and printing costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.