[Updated 31 July 2019]


  • 2014: Founded as print-based journal
  • 2016: Established as an online open-access journal
  • 2018: Registered as a sponsored member of Crossref under Relawan Jurnal Indonesia as sponsoring organization
  • 2019: Accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia
  • 2019: Moved to a new independent website

Focus & Scope

  1. Language teaching, learning, and assessment
  2. Language curriculum and material development
  3. Linguistics and applied linguistics
  4. Cultural issues in language studies
  5. Modern and classic literature studies

Publication Frequency

Ethical Lingua publishes two issues per year on March for Issue #1, and on September for Issue #2.

Section Policy

  • Regular Articles (open submission, indexed, and peer-reviewed)
  • Featured Articles (indexed and peer-reviewed)
  • Reports (open submission and indexed)
  • Editorial (indexed)

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 the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles. 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.

Plagiarism Check

The editor will run a plagiarism check using Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate for the submitted articles before sending to the reviewers. If an article has a high percentage of similarities based on the result of the check, we will send back the article to the author to be revised.

Peer Review Process

Every submitted article will be independently reviewed. Ethical Lingua applies blind review, where at least two anonymous reviewers will examine each article. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon reports and recommendation. After being reviewed, there will be three kinds of editor decision based on reviewers’ recommendation: 1) Accept submission with no revision; 2) Accept submission with revisions; or 3) Decline/reject submission.

Article Revision

The articles sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay (normally in three weeks). The revised article returned later than 20 days will be declined and considered as new submissions. The revised article can be sent to editorial through the online submission interface.


The articles published in Ethical Lingua will be considered for retraction in the publication if:

  1. they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error);
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication);
  3. it constitutes plagiarism; or
  4. it reports unethical research.

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).