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홈> About the JELL >Authors and Referees: Peer Review & Submission Process

Foreign Membership


Peer Review Process & Author Fees

Peer Review Process

The review process for submissions involves the “double blind peer reviewevaluation by three expert readers. In most cases, we are able to reach a final decision regarding publication within one months. Essays typically appear in print one to three months after they are accepted.

JELL uses “double-blind” peer review throughout the whole review process. The Editor-in-Chief shall nominate 3 reviewers for each submitted paper. The reviewers of the paper will not know the identity of the author, and the author will not know the identity of the reviewer. Authors are ensured to prepare the manuscripts in the following ways when submitting to JELL:

1. Submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files.

2. In the Title Page, please include the title, authors' names and affiliations, and e-mail address.

3. Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken and cite papers published by the Author in the text as follows: ‘[Anonymous, 2019]’. Remove references to funding sources and do not include acknowledgments.

Papers submitted may be reviewed any time of the year and will be sent to three reviewers, including international scholars of respective expertise. Decision on the manuscript will be made based upon the following three categories: 1) ‘Publish with revision’ 2) ‘Revise and submit for reevaluation’ 3) ‘Reject’.

The criteria for the reevaluation is the same as the first evaluation. The author will be informed of the decision for publication not more than 30 days of submission. Articles submitted for reevaluation take longer for the decision.

Author Pays

The author should pay the reviewing processing fee of ̛̛₩30,000 Korean Won when s/he submits an article. When a submission is accepted to be published, the author is responsible for the publication fee. The publication fee is ₩250,000 Korean Won in general and ₩400,000 Korean Won if the article receives financial support from any source. Authors of essays published in the journal receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their work appears along with 15 prints of their articles.

Submission Process, Copyrights, & Licensing

Submission Process

JELL welcomes new, original submissions on a wide variety of topics pertaining to language and literature. When submitting to JELL, however, please make sure that the following guidelines be observed: The length of submitted papers should be between 5000 and 7,000 words, inclusive of the footnotes but excluding the Works Cited reference list. To secure the fairness of reviewing process, the author should remove his or her name and all other identifying marks from the manuscript. Where necessary, the author may be referred to as "author" or "authors" and then to "he or she" or to "they." On a separate page of the manuscript, the author should provide his/her or their name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), home/office phone number(s), email address(es), and cell phone number(s). Acknowledgements can be added later should the article be accepted.

All submissions should conform to the requirements of the latest 2016 version of JELL Style Manual from the English Language and Literature Association of Korea. JELL will not accept submissions already published or under consideration elsewhere. The submission should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and 5 keywords. The author should provide his/her personal information (biodata) to be included in the article in approximately 50~70 words, using Bold text for the name only.

For example:

Steve Kim is Associate Professor and Chairperson of English at the University of California. He teaches British Romantic Poetry and Nineteenth-Century Literature. He has published on Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and others. He is currently working on Romanticism and public opinion.Email: steve.kim@hanmail.net

Electronic submissions must be readable on a PC and composed in MS Word. Submissions should be uploaded on the website: http://ellak.jams.or.kr. In case of the difficulties for foreign authors, we are providing the following platform of Submission in the below. Papers can be submitted at any time of the year, and there is no deadline for submission. Publication of more than two articles by the same writer per year is not usually allowed in principle. JELL is published four times a year by the English Language and Literature Association of Korea. The March and September issues are published in English only, and the June and December issues are published in both English and Korean. The dates of publication for the spring, summer, fall, and winter issues of the journal shall be March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, respectively. The ELLAK reserves the copyrights of all published articles.

Correspondence concerning submissions, editorial procedures, and books for review should be addressed to the addressed to Dong-wook Noh, Managing Editor, JELL, The English Language and Literature Association of Korea: ellak_journal@daum.net.

Copyrights & Licensing

CopyrightⒸ2020 The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK). The ELLAK which is a non-profit organization reserves the copyrights of all published articles. The authors of all the articles which are published in the journal should observe the following copyrights and licensing policy. The authors whose articles are accepted for publication in the JELL should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process at the JAMS. The Editorial Board takes it for granted that the authors accept the copyright transfer.

All the published articles in the JELL belong to Open Access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The authors of all the articles which are published in the JELL should also observe the Ethics Standards for Research and Publication of ELLAK, and the published materials by the JELL are not permitted to be quoted, changed, used, or republished without proper acknowledgments and permission from the ELLAK. In case of the secondary revision of the original manuscripts of the published articles in the JELL, the same copyrights and licensing policy of the JELL will be applied.

From the fall issues of 2020, all the articles shall reflect the copyright and licensing policy in the printed and online version.