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GETA

Editorial Board Bylaws

Chapter One: General Provisions

Article One The name of the committee shall be Global English Teachers Association (herein referred to as GETA) Editorial Committee.

Article Two In accordance to article Eighteen of GETA's Constitution, the GETA Editorial Committee shall be considered as an integral part of GETA.

Chapter Two: Members of the Editorial Committee

Article Three The Editorial Committee shall consist of approximately 20 members including an editor-in-chief, executive editorial managers and editorial members.

Article Four The Vice President in charge of editorial work and publication shall also serve as Editor-in-Chief for the duration of his or her term of Vice Presidency.

Article Five The President of GETA shall appoint the members of the Editorial Committee, which must be approved by the Executive Board of GETA. The members of the Editorial Committee should be appointed after considering their specializations, regions and educational stages. The tenure for Editorial Committee members shall be the same as that of the Executive Board members.

Article Six Editorial Committee members shall be selected based upon the following standards:

Chapter Three: Responsibilities

Article Seven The Editorial Committee shall specify the guidelines for the format, the number of publications in a year, and the volume of GETA's journal Studies in English Education. The Editorial Committee shall also determine criteria for article review and submission guidelines.

Article Eight The Editor-in-Chief shall assign reviewers for each submitted article. Based on the reviews, the Editorial Committee shall decide whether (or not) to publish the articles in review.

Article Nine Any decision other than article reviews that the Editorial Committee makes shall be reviewed and approved by the Executive Board before it becomes effective.

Chapter Four: Meetings

Article Ten The Editorial Committee shall have regular meetings for editorial work and publications for the timely publication of the journal.

Article Eleven The Editorial Committee meetings shall be convened at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. More than half of the Committee members must be present to constitute a quorum. Resolutions shall be considered binding if they are favored by a majority of those present at the meeting.

Chapter Five: Article Review and Reviewing Process

Article Twelve The Editorial Committee shall review submitted articles upon the following criteria.

Article Thirteen Article review procedures shall take place as follows.

Article Fourteen Other: Manuscripts rated as "accepted for publication" shall be nullified through a resolution by the Editorial Committee either if they are found to have been published elsewhere or if plagiarism has been proven. In the case that it has already published in the journal, the Editorial Committee shall discuss the matter and advise the GETA board to take disciplinary actions against the author.

Chapter Six: Article Review Regulations

Submissions shall be reviewed upon the criteria below.

1. Reviewer Nomination The Editorial Committee shall classify submitted manuscripts into their specific fields and nominate three reviewers appropriate for each field.

2. Review Reviewers shall rate classified manuscripts and complete review reports based on the 'review request form' and send them to the Editor-in-Chief, attaching the submitted articles, if necessary. One reviewer can rate more than two submissions if the fields of submitted articles are similar to each other.

3. Review Procedure and Rating After reviewers rate submissions, the Editorial Committee shall decide whether or not to publish the manuscripts that two out of three reviewers rate as "accepted for publication" or "to be accepted with revisions." If the manuscripts need revisions for publication, the authors shall receive review reports for revisions (reviewed manuscripts with suggestions in writing, if necessary) and revise their manuscripts. Authors rated "to be reviewed after revisions" or "rejected" shall also receive their review reports.

4. Review Criteria Reviewers shall rate manuscripts based on the appropriateness of the content, the validity and reliability of the methodology, and the creativity of the content.

5. Other Author(s) shall receive review reports with the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the reviewer(s) not revealed. Review reports written by reviewers shall follow the GETA Review Criteria.