Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Etnolingual is a journal that is focused on highlighting the links between language and culture of all societies in the world. Without limiting the topic of study in terms of culture only, other linguistic studies such as; First, Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Acquisition, Language Planning, Translation, Clinical Linguistics, Pragmatics and pure linguistic studies, are also accepted.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Etnolingual follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. Authors are not told who review their papers and reviewers are not told who the author of a paper is. The results of the review will be informed to the author of the article.

The editor makes an initial appraisal of each manuscript. If it seems potentially appropriate for the journal, the manuscript will be delivered to the editorial board for further review process. Once the review process has been completed, decision on acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript is made by the editor. The editorial team holds the right and the policy to publish or reject the submitted article. Articles that do not pass the publication selection are not returned except with a request from the author.

A decision on the manuscript generally takes four to five weeks after submission; delays in obtaining reviews may prolong this process. Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail.

Etnolingual uses Turnitin plagiarism detection service to ensure the integrity of all submitted manuscripts.



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...



To avoid plagiarism, all submissions are screened using Turnitin before undergoing the review processes. Plagiarism-free  works should match these requirements:

1. Any statement within the manuscript that quotes the writings of others (by quoting indirectly) which has been well paraphrased, by making one’s own words, instead of performing copy and paste or typing the source word-by-word, and write down the reading sources according to the rules of scientific writing.

2. Any statement within the manuscript with the direct quotation, by quoting the same words as the original copies should apply quotation marks (for writing that less than 40 words), or if the quote consists of over than 40 words, the paragraphs should be notched and apply different font size.

3. Mentioning the source other people's ideas that are being used, whether from published or unpublished writing, both oral or written source, in any form of media.

Should any act of plagiarism found within the manuscript, the Editorial Team has right to reject the manuscript.