Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Lingua Didaktika: Jurnal Bahasa dan Pembelajaran Bahasa is published by the English Department of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang. It is a fully open-access peer-reviewed journal publishing high quality, original, self-contained research articles. The journal provides a venue for the researchers and practitioners to discuss, pursue, and promote knowledge in emerging and developing areas in language, linguistics, literature, and their learning. There must be critical discussion of issues and new and significant contribution to the related field. It accepts English and Indonesian language. This journal was firstly published in 2017.

The editors welcome articles and research reports addressing language, language learning, literature, and linguistic study, including:

  • analyses of texts and discourse;
  • studies of semantic systems and cultural classifications;
  • pragmatics, sociolinguistics, language typology;
  • language learning (ELT, Japanese, Arabic, Indonesian, language learning, etc)
  • ethnohistorical papers that draw significantly on linguistic data;
  • studies of linguistic prehistory and genetic classification, both methodological and substantive;
  • translation studies.

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Lingua Didaktika: Jurnal Bahasa dan Pembelajaran Bahasa diterbitkan oleh Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris FBS Universitas Negeri Padang. Jurnal ini merupakan open-access peer-reviewed journal yang memuat artikel berkualitas tinggi dan original. Jurnal ini merupakan wadah bagi peneliti dan praktisi untuk berdiskusi, mencari, dan memajukan pengetahuan dan mengembangkan bidang bahasa, linguistik, sastra, dan pembelajarannya. Mesti terdapat pembahasan mengenai isu yang dikaji, kebaruan dan kontribusi yang signifikan pada bidangnya. Jurnal ini menerima artikel dalam bahasa Inggris dan bahasa Indonesia. Terbit pertama kali pada bulan Desember 2007. dua kali setahun, Desember dan Juli,

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by reviewers. Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. If the reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The file should be the latest file sent by the editorial staff to see the revision process. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface. The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

Following initial review, the editors accept, reject, or call for revision. In case there is a need for revision, the editor may opt to request extended commentary from one or both reviewers in order to clarify what revisions are needed, and will then forward a request for revision to the author. Following revision, the editor may decide to publish, although following major revisions a paper will normally be sent for at least one further review. After acceptance, editorial assistants take charge of proof-reading and formatting.

One of the most important goals of the journal is to keep time from submission to publication to a minimum. With the advantages of the open access format, and the strong commitment of our editorial board to this goal, we aim for a significantly faster time-to-publication.

 

Publication Frequency

Lingua Didaktika Published twice a year, July and December.

Lingua Didaktika diterbitkan dua kali setahun yaitu pada bulan Juli dan Desember.

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Plagiarism Policy

Lingua Didaktika Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in Lingua Didaktika.

Definition: Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."

Policy: Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief and Editor are responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism

Minor: A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper

Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made

Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper

Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year

Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication

Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

 

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all sign the Lingua Didaktika Copyright Transfer Form. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.

If the second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief. The author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.

This policy applies also to material reproduced from another publication by the same author(s). If an author uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that in the case of a review paper or a paper of a tutorial nature much of the material was previously published.

The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to Lingua Didaktika with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publications of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means the use of identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one-half or more of the paper. For self-plagiarism of less than one-half of the paper but more than one tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered as minor plagiarism.

If an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder.

In the case of a manuscript that was originally published in conference proceedings and then is submitted for publication in Lingua Didaktika either in identical or in expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

However, an author shall be permitted to use material from an unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of a publication being submitted, that was originally published in another language, the title, date, and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The editor may select a specific paper that had been published (e.g. a “historic” paper) for republication in order to provide a better perspective of a series of papers published in one issue of Lingua Didaktika. This republication shall be clearly identified as such and the date and journal of the original publication shall be given, and the permission of the author(s) and the publisher shall be obtained.

The Lingua Didaktika layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Editor-in-Chief who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the website with the instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to the authors with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript. A sentence shall be added to the copyright transfer form to indicate that the author(s) have read the Plagiarism Policy.

 

Digital Archiving and Preservation Policy

Lingua Didaktika: Jurnal Bahasa dan Pembelajaran Bahasa is fully committed to the cause of digital preservation of scientific research. The digital content of the Journal is extremely valuable and measures are in place to ensure both its current accessibility and long-term preservation.

  • All digital Journal content is stored on a secure server which is backed up frequently. In the event of a problem, the back-up will be restored within 24 hours. Lingua Didaktika also implementing PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) preservation function. More info click here
  • The articles in digital format are archived on Perpustakaan Nasional RI (Perpusnas)-(IOS), Crossref, Science and Technology Index (sinta), portal garuda, and in the Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD).
  • All digital Journal content is stored on a secure server of PTIK (Center for Technology,  Information, and Communication) of Universitas Negeri Padang which is backed up frequently. In the event of a problem, the back-up will be restored within 24 hours.