Peer Review Process


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check all of the following items, as submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Please read the Author Guide before you submit a manuscript.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guide.
  • Add DOIs and persistent links to those references that have DOIs.
  • If the paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Charge: IDR 400/article.
  • Copyrights for articles published in this journal are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

Manuscript Selection

Step 1: Basic Check

The editor or editorial assistant checks a received manuscript to determine whether it fits the journal’s aim and scope. Manuscripts out of the journal’s scope are rejected. Articles published fully or partly in other publications/websites are not reviewed or accepted.

Step 2: Similarity Check

Please be aware that we check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. We use Cross Check (powered by Turnitin, the plagiarism-detection system by Google) to check for similarity to previously published documents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty are rejected.

Step 3: Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors' identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks. In some rare cases, according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers, a second round of peer review may be initiated.

Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision

The decision to accept an article is based on the average score given by reviewers. The reviewers grade a submitted manuscript on a scale of 1 to 5. To be accepted for publication, the manuscript must obtain an average score not less than 2.5. However, we may reject a manuscript with a score higher than 2.5 when an editor or reviewer thinks it is not suitable for publication.

To hold publication core values and adherence to accepted publication ethics, LINGUA employs the double-blinded  peer-review  process for all articles. The purpose is to validate the integrity and novelty of the research work.

Authors must confirm the following that:

  1. Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s);
  2. Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted;
  3. It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently;
  4. Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated;
  5. The sources of data used in the development of the manuscript are acknowledged;
  6. All   errors   discovered   in   the   manuscript    after   submission   must   be   swiftly communicated to the Editor.

Reviewers of the journal are expected to evaluate a manuscript for critical analysis, comparative analysis and most importantly for integrity and novelty of the research work.

Therefore, reviewers must confirm the following; that:

  1. All manuscripts  are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the article regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s);
  2. Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor;
  3. All information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential;
  4. Any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript
  5. must be communicated to the Editor.

 Editors of the journal must confirm the following:

  1. All manuscripts  are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of authors;
  2. Information pertaining to manuscripts are kept confidential;
  3. Any observed conflict of interest pertaining to manuscripts must be disclosed;
  4. Editorial Board  takes  responsibility  for  making  publication  decisions for submitted manuscripts  based  on  the  reviewer’s  evaluation  of the  manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.


Prior to review by the board of editor, each paper is screened by the Member of the Editorial Board to check its suitability for favour of  publication. If it can be considered for publication than the Corresponding Author will receive a notification of peer-review process. All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. This is done within the shortest given time. The journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 3 weeks. The editorial board re-review manuscripts that are accepted until they are revised.  Papers will be published one to two months after acceptance.

Upon the completion of the review process, an article will receive an evaluation result as follows:

  • Accepted
  • Accepted with minor revision
  • Accepted with major revision
  • Rejected