Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The English Teacher promotes effective English language teaching and learning, and it is intended for teachers and instructors who are primarily involved in teaching children and adults.

This is a refereed journal published once a year before 2012. In 2012, two issues were published, and from 2013 onwards, it has been publishing three issues (April, August, December) per year. It is an open access online journal.

The English Teacher has been in publication since 1987 and is indexed in MyCite, a citation index system developed by the Malaysian Citation Centre, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

As of December 2015, The English Teacher has been included by Thomson Reuters (TR) in its Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Authors are invited to submit articles that provide practical techniques and strategies for ELT, identify effective classroom-tested instructional techniques and/or provide descriptions of procedures that can be implemented in classrooms with a variety of students. Articles may also focus on insights and understanding about ELT research and its application to the classroom. 



Authors of articles for The English Teacher may use the following guidelines to submit manuscripts to the journal.


Target Audience:

ELT practitioners and researchers



Practical applications of ELT theory and research and classroom-based research that has implications for teaching and learning:

• Practical techniques and strategies for ELT

• Effective classroom-tested instructional techniques

• Descriptions of procedures that can be implemented in classrooms

• Insights and understanding about ELT research and its application to the classroom



• Teaching EAP to Large Mixed Groups

• Using Mnemonics to Improve Vocabulary, Boost Memory and Enhance Creativity in the ESL Classroom

• Electronic Literacy: Exploring the Teacher’s Role in English Language Education

• Teaching Literature through Mind Maps


Section Policies


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Past Issues

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August 2017 Issue

  • Mohd Shukri Nordin
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Peer Review Process

1. 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.

2. In cases where manuscripts are rejected at this internal review stage, the authors are notified through email.

3. The two reviewers are selected from the journal's Board of Reviewers, and as far as possible their areas of expertise is matched to that of the paper.

4. 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 Chief Editor (CE), and if necessary, to the Director of Journals (DoJ) of MELTA.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Authors are informed of the CE’s decision, which is final, through email.

8. 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.

9. 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).

10. 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.