FAQ

Is ‘Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics’ a refereed journal?

Yes, it is. Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics (RALs) is a fully peer reviewed journal. It follows double blind peer review policy. The journal strictly maintains the academic review policy and publication ethics.

Is the journal indexed?

Yes, RALs is a scientific-research journal abstracted/indexed in:

Magiran
Copernicus ICV 4.96
ISC

What is the frequency of the journal?

The frequency of the journal is semi-annually (2 issues per year).

How do I submit my article?

Please submit your article online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please click “Submit Paper” on the specific journal's page. The link “Submit a New Manuscript” leads you directly to the submission system used by the journal.

I want to know more about the review and publication process of the journal.

Please view the journal’s Guide for Authors and review policy section.

How much time does the journal take for complete review process?

The complete review process takes about six months after the acknowledgement of the submission e-mail of the contributor.

I want to submit a paper to your journal. Does it fall within the scope of the journal?

Visit the ‘Scope’ menu of the journal in the website. If you are not sure about the suitability, write to the executive editor at rals@scu.ac.ir

Is there any publication fee?

According to the formal announcement made by Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, manuscripts submitted to RALs for review and possible publication will be processed only when the following conditions are met:
1. Upon submission to RALs, 50,000 Tomans should be deposited in the bank account number 2177272219000


1. After final acceptance issued by the journal, 100,000 Tomans should be wired into the above bank account for publication as well.
Please make sure that a copy of your payment receipt is attached to your submission as an image file. It should be noted that all deposits are non-refundable.

Is there any specific ‘Author Guidelines’ of the journal?

Yes. Please visit the ‘Guide for Authors menu of the journal.

How can I contact with the executive editor?

You can contact with the executive editor at rals@scu.ac.ir

Can I make another correction to my article?

Please contact the executive editor at rals@scu.ac.ir to see if this is possible. You will need to check the status of your paper with us, but if it is soon after you returned your first corrections, generally yes. You should ensure that you check your proofs very carefully to avoid this situation arising.

What is a ‘Conflict of Interest’?

Any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications or opinions stated – including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition.