Ethics and Malpractice Statements
The Journal of Modern Languages (JML) adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publications ethics. We uphold values of objectivity, confidentiality, and integrity to publish original work in the best possible standard and take all possible steps to act against publication malpractices. Submission of an article implies that:
- the work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.
- it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- its submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all authors.
- the work is the author's own with no falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism including duplicate publication of the author's own work without proper citation.
The Chief Editor and Associate Editors of JML are responsible for the following:
- periodically review the Editorial mission as well as the focus and scope of the Journal.
- ensure that the published journal articles are aligned with the editorial mission.
- make decisions to publish any thematic issues for the journal and for recruiting papers to be published.
- oversee the process of the editorial review which includes:
a. using the peer-review system to conduct the editorial review process.
b. assigning papers to potential reviewers who have relevant knowledge and skills to review the papers.
c. monitoring the quality and process of the reviews.
d. reminding or replacing reviewers to expedite the review process.
- make final decisions about the acceptance of papers (whether to accept or reject a paper) when different opinions arose in the Reviewer's evaluations.
- ensure that the journal adheres to the ethical policies for scholarly publishing.
- seek opportunities to promote JML.
The Reviewers of JML are responsible for the following:
- treat the manuscripts as confidential.
- provide unbiased peer-review reports which contain objective and constructive feedback to facilitate authors to improve on their work.
- submit the peer review report to the Editor in a fair and timely fashion.
- recommend editorial decisions, i.e., minor revision, or major revision based on the quality and validity of the information in the manuscript.
- inform the Editors if they are unqualified to review the manuscript and thereafter remove the manuscript for good.
The Authors of JML are responsible for the following:
- write and submit original work to JML.
- ensure the article provides adequate contributions to new knowledge in the research field.
- provide work that contributes to the intellectual conception and design of the research work;
- ensure the process of acquisition of data adheres to ethics.
- amend errors and improve the manuscript based on feedback provided by reviewers carefully before resubmission (if authors are required to make amendments before resubmission for further consideration).
Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE. For further details please visit: