Applied Research on English Language is a peer reviewed international journal publishing high quality articles dedicated to all aspects of English language teaching and learning in Open Access Format. The Journal considers only manuscripts that have not been published (or submitted simultaneously), at any language, elsewhere. Contributions are in English. The Journal is published by the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Isfahan, Iran.

 Peer Review Policy

When you submit a manuscript to Applied Research on English Language, we will take it to imply that the manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere.

All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before the review process. Please read our Publication Ethics before submitting your manuscript.

The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good science is published. Our reviewers play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the journal and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined in the Peer Review Process section (https://are.ui.ac.ir/journal/process ).

Initial manuscript evaluation
The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least 2 experts for review.

Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within 2-3 weeks of receipt.

Type of peer review
This journal employs double blind review, where the author and referee remain anonymous throughout the process.

How the referee is selected
Whenever possible, referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our database is constantly being updated.

Referee reports
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
– Is original
– Makes a theoretical contribution to the journal
– Is methodologically sound
– Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
– Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
– Correctly references previous relevant work

Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may, if so wish, suggest corrections to the manuscript.