Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal of VELES Voices of English Language Education Society e-ISSN 2579-7484 aims to provide an international forum for sharing, dissemination, and discussion of research, experience, and perspectives across a wide range of education, teaching, development, instruction, educational projects and innovations, learning methodologies and new technologies in English education, linguistics, and literature.

The Journal invites original research articles and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The whole spectrum of research in English education and linguistics is welcome.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

VELES Voices of English Language Education Society Journal is a scientific publication so that the manuscripts received are only scientific texts in the form of scientific articles that have never been published. The review process is carried out involving writers, editors, section editors, and reviewers. 

The submitted manuscripts to this journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers from Peer-Reviewers Team. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript. Sometimes (if required) a third peer-reviewer is needed to give critical comments to the submitted manuscript. The review process used in this journal is blind review system.

Final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely made by Editor in Chief (together with Editorial Team if required for consideration) according to reviewers critical comments. The final decision of manuscript is solely based on the Editor and Editorial Team final review which considering peer-reviewers comments (but not solely by Reviewer).

Publication of accepted articles including the assigning the article to published issue will be made by Editor in Chief by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issue.


Publication Frequency

VELES Journal is a biannual e-journal published in April and October every year 


Open Access Policy

This journal is an open access journal which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers have right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in Voices of English Language Education Society journal. However, if the data in this article is used as material in writing articles or others, it must quote and include the name of the author of the article in the article made.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are NOT required to pay an Article Submission Fee.

Article Processing Charges (APCs) / Article Publication Fee: 1.000.000 (IDR)

This journal charges the article publication fee for supporting the cost of wide-open access dissemination of research results, managing the various costs associated with handling and editing of the submitted manuscripts, and the Journal management and publication in general, the authors or the author's institution is requested to pay a publication fee for each article accepted. The fee covers:

  • The standard twelve (12) pages manuscript. For every additional page.
  • DOI registration for each paper.
  • Checking the article similarity by iThenticate Plagiarism Checker.


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.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

VELES Voices of English Language Education Society (e-ISSN 2579-7484) is a reviewed journal published by Hamzanwadi University. This statement describes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the process of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board, the reviewers, and the publisher. This statement is based on the COPE Journal Best Practice Guidelines for Editors.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in the journal VELES is an important building block in the development of a coherent and recognized knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Review articles support and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on the expected standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, review partners, publishers, and the public.

Hamzanwadi University as the publisher of the VELES Journal takes the task of maintaining all stages of publishing very seriously and we are aware of our ethics and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, Hamzanwadi University and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers, where this is useful and necessary.

Publication Decision

The VELES Journal Editor is responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published. The validation of the work and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and limited by applicable legal requirements, such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may consult with other editors or review partners in making this decision.

Aspects of Justice

The editors evaluate manuscripts at all times for the intellectual content of the authors regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political views of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other appropriate editorial boards, and publishers, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's own research without the author's written consent.

Reviewer's Task

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Bestari partners assist editors in making editorial decisions and can assist authors in improving the quality of manuscripts through editors.


Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified/interested in reviewing the manuscript or does not have sufficient time to review must immediately notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.


Any manuscript accepted for review must be treated as a confidential document. Manuscripts must not be shared or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

Objectivity Standard

The review must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate to convey. Reviewers must state their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Statements that observations, derivations, or arguments have been previously reported must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also state to the editor if there are substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published articles.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or ideas obtained in the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must reject manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships and connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.

Writer's Task

Reporting Standard

Authors of the original research report must present an accurate account of the work done as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the research. The underlying data must be accurately included in the manuscript. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to copy the work. Reporting fraud or giving out inaccurate information is unethical and unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are required to provide raw data associated with the manuscript for editorial, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if possible, and should, in any case, retain such data after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written a completely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, that this has been properly cited.

Multiple, Redundant, and Concurrent Publications

An author may not publish a manuscript outlining the essence of the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Source Acknowledgment

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the work they report on.

List of Manuscript Authors
Authors should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported research. Everyone who has made a significant contribution must be listed as a co-author. Persons or other parties who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project must be recognized or listed as contributors. Corresponding authors must ensure that all appropriate authors are listed in the manuscript and that there are no unsuitable authors, and that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment with unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify them in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any substantive or financial conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.

Content License

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

You are free to:

  • Sharing - copying and redistributing this material in any form or format
  • Adapt - compose, modify, and make derivatives of this material for any purpose, including commercial purposes.

The licensor cannot revoke the above terms as long as you comply with the terms of this license. With the following conditions:

  • Attribution - You must include an appropriate name, include a link to the license, and certify that changes have been made. You can do this in a manner that is appropriate but does not imply that the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • ShareAlike - If you compose, modify, or make derivatives of this material, you must distribute your contribution under the same license as the original material.
  • No additional restrictions - You may not use legal provisions or technological control means that legally restrict others from doing what this license allows.


You do not need to comply with a license for any portion of this material that is already in the public domain or for any use permitted under any exclusion or restriction.
No warranty is given by this license. This license may not provide appropriate permissions for your intended use. For example, other rights such as rights to portraits, rights to privacy, or moral rights may restrict the use of CC-licensed material.

Authors are required to fill out, sign (stamp), and send an Ethics Clearance Statement as a file attachment at the time of submission of the manuscript (submit article step 4). Download the Ethical Clearance Statement HERE.


Article Writing Code of Ethics

  1. The author is responsible for the overall content of the article which includes methods, analysis, calculations and details.
  2. The author immediately responds to comments made by peer reviews in a professional and timely manner.
  3. Authors must inform the editor if they withdraw their paper.
  4. The author describes the limitations of this study.
  5. The author respects the publisher if the submitted article, for one reason or another, is not published.
  6. The author informs the editor of a paper that is part of a gradual, multidisciplinary, and different perspective research.
  7. The author makes a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has not been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.
  8. If there is an error in the paper, the author must immediately notify the editor or publisher.
  9. Use of material from other publications that are copyrighted, must be given written permission and thanks.
  10. Authors refer to the work of others as appropriate citations and citations used in the paper.
  11. When submitting new discoveries or improving inventions, authors should mention previous work, researcher/author/founder.
  12. Authors are not allowed to provide a bibliography of a publication if they have not read the publication.
  13. If requested, the authors provide evidence that the research has met the requirements of research ethics including field notes.
  14. The author responds if there are comments or feedback after the paper is published.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism includes the following:

  1. Referring and/or quoting terms, words and/or sentences, data or information from sources without citing sources in the citation notes and/or without adequately stating sources.
  2. Referring or citing random terms, words or sentences and information from sources without citing the source in the citation notes or without adequately citing the source.
  3. Using ideas, opinions, views, or theories without adequately citing sources.
  4. Formulate your own words or sentences from the source of words or phrases, ideas, opinions, views, or theories without stating the source adequately.
  5. Submit scientific works produced or published by others as a source of scientific work without disclosing it adequately.

Plagiarism Checking

The editor checks plagiarism 2 times, namely:

  1. Submission process: Articles are checked using Ithenticate after the author submits the article and before the article is reviewed by the reviewer.
  2. Before publication: Articles are checked again using iThenticate after the article is declared eligible for publication and carried out before the article is published.


If the author is proven to be duplicating, manufacturing, falsifying, plagiarizing, or publishing one manuscript in two or more different journals, the author is given sanctions in the form of revocation of the article, cancellation of publication, the author being black-listed from the Elements Journal.