Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Malaysian Journal of ELT Research (MaJER) aims to advance knowledge of and to develop expertise in critical and scientific inquiry in English language teaching and learning. The journal is intended for academicians, researchers, teacher educators and graduate students who are involved in research and dissemination of knowledge in the field. This is a refereed online journal which will publish articles in an on-going manner. All articles in this journal undergo anonymous peer review by two referees. 

Submission of a manuscript to MaJER implies that the work submitted is original and has not appeared in other publications (whether electronic or print) and nor is it being considered for publication elsewhere. Corresponding authors are responsible for ensuring that all contributors to the manuscript submitted are properly and duly acknowledged. The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) and the Editorial Board of MaJER will not be responsible for any authorship disputes arising from the publication of an article in MaJER. 

Whilst every effort is made to verify the originality of manuscripts and to proofread accepted manuscripts, MELTA and the Editorial Board of MaJER cannot be held responsible for errors or accuracy of information contained in articles published in MaJER. Further, the views and opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect those of MELTA or the Editorial Board or their agents. 

Authors are invited to submit articles that focus on new theoretical perspectives, syntheses of research, discussions of methodological issues and scholarly analyses of issues in ELT. Articles may also include debates on a variety of perspectives, policy and theories, investigations of alternative modes of research in ELT, examination of trends in ELT and the advancement of knowledge and understanding of effective English language teaching and learning. The article must be accompanied by an abstract and a bio data of the author(s).


We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the online submission system. Until the issue is resolev, the journal will revert to submissions via e-mail to the Editor in Chief. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


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Peer Review Process


All articles in this journal undergo anonymous peer review by two reviewers after they are deemed suitable by the Chief Editor (CE), assisted by the Co-Editors (CoEs), for further review.
In cases where manuscripts are rejected at this internal review stage, the authors are notified through email.
The two reviewers are selected from MaJER’s international Board of Reviewers, and as far as possible their areas of expertise is matched to that of the paper.
All reviewers will have to attest that they have no conflict of interest with the manuscript they have been asked to review, and that they will maintain confidentially of their report. All correspondence pertaining to their review will be addressed only to the CE of MaJER and if necessary, to the Director of Journals (DoJ) for MELTA.
The review process normally takes between 4-8 weeks. However, in cases where there are contradictory reviews or a reviewer is unable to meet the deadline, further time may be needed to submit the manuscript to a new reviewer.
Upon receipt of the reviews, a decision is made by the CE, based on the reviews, whether to
                    i.        accept a manuscript with minor revisions.
                   ii.        require the authors to resubmit their manuscript after making major revisions to it (usually requiring at least one of the original reviewers to review the article again).
                  iii.        reject the manuscript.
Authors are informed of the CE’s decision, which is final, through email.
In the case of 6(i), the revised manuscript is checked by the CE and if necessary, the CoEs.  The manuscript sent for proofreading, and the authors are contacted if the Editors require further changes.
In the case of 6(ii), the revised manuscript is sent to at least one of the reviewers, and a decision is made whether to accept or reject an article. Accepted manuscripts go through the process in (8).
Articles that have gone through the process in (8), and have been approved by the CE will be sent to the DoJ for uploading at MELTA’s website.



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.