- Editorial Board Bylaws
- Submission Guidelines
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:
- 1. Specializations Editorial Committee members shall be chosen from a wide range of specializations in English education in order for the committee to give quality reviews for different areas of English education.
- 2. Regions Editorial Committee members shall be chosen from professionals affiliated with a broad range of universities or research institutions in different regions.
- 3. Educational Stages Editorial Committee members shall be chosen to represent professionals specializing in primary, secondary, and higher English education.
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.
- 1. Appropriateness of Content: Submitted articles shall include critical reflections on theories and practices of English education, experimental research analysis, and new proposals. Articles relevant to English linguistics, Linguistics, English literature or other applicable disciplines shall discuss pedagogical implications explicitly for English education.
- 2. Creativity of Content: Submitted articles shall be original and creative, and not have been published in any other journals.
- 3. Observance of Manuscript Guidelines: Submitted articles shall comply with the manuscript submission guidelines.
- 4. Appropriateness of Structure and Development: Submitted articles shall be formed and developed in accordance with the conventions in the field of English education.
- 5. Appropriateness of Research Methodology: Submitted articles shall be based on solid research methodology procedures with regard to research questions, research design, and data analysis.
- 6. Contribution within Disciplines: Submitted articles shall contribute to the field of English education theoretically and practically.
Article Thirteen Article review procedures shall take place as follows.
- 1. Acceptance for review: Submitted articles shall be accepted for review until three months prior to the scheduled date of journal publication. Immediately after an article is submitted, the Editor-in-Chief shall complete a form confirming the acceptance of the manuscript for review and send the form to the author(s). Submitted articles, however, shall not be accepted for review if they fail to meet the journal's manuscript guidelines. The submission deadline dates of publication scheduled for the first, second, third, and fourth issues of the journal shall be January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15, respectively.
- 2. Review requests: The Editor-in-Chief shall examine submitted manuscripts and classify them according to their fields. Then the Editor-in-Chief shall select reviewers for each article and send each of the reviewers "a review request form" and the submitted article. The Editor-in-Chief shall designate three reviewers for each submitted article and make sure that the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) have been) deleted from the manuscript.
- 3. Review: Each reviewer shall review the assigned manuscript and rate it as "accepted for publication," "to be accepted with revisions," "to be reviewed after revisions," or "rejected." Each reviewer shall have to offer explicit justifications for his or her reviews in writing. In the case of suggesting revisions, the reviewer shall give clear directions specifying which parts of the manuscript should be revised.
- 4. Review reports: Each reviewer shall complete a "review report" and send it to the Editor-in-Chief. The review report shall include the reviewer's remarks, rating, and suggestions for revisions. The reviewer shall enclose the reviewed manuscript with suggestions in writing, if necessary.
- 5. Editorial Committee meetings: The Editor-in-Chief shall call Editorial Committee meetings to examine the review reports. In the case that the reviewers of a particular manuscript make conflicting ratings, the Editorial Committee shall discuss the case and make the final decision as to the publication of the manuscript.
- 6. Review notification: The Editor-in-Chief shall send the author(s) the review reports and the suggestions for revisions, if necessary. A manuscript rated by more than two reviewers as "to be reviewed after revisions" or "rejected" shall not be published in the current issue. The revised manuscript shall go through the same review procedures specified herein if the author revises and submits it again for the next issue.
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.