Journal Publication Policies

Open Access Statement

Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics (RALs) is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows users to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.



Copyright Policy

The authors are the copyright holder in this journal and retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

Journal publishing schedule

Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics (RALs) publishes two issues annually (Semiannually). All the content from the beginning to the end will be available forever on the journal's exclusive website.


Plagiarism Detection Policy
    • Plagiarism is intentionally using someone else’s ideas or other original material as if they are one's own. Copying even one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism. Journal editors and readers have a right to expect that a submitted work is the author’s own contribution that has not been plagiarized (i.e., taken from other authors without permission, if permission is required). That copyright has not been breached (for example, if figures or tables are reproduced). The editorial office runs a plagiarism check on every submission using iThenticate
    • Thus, plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. By submitting your manuscript to this journal, you accept that it may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. Individual authors and researchers can now check their work for plagiarism before submission.
    • If plagiarism is detected during peer review, the submission can be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication we reserve the right, as necessary, to issue a correction or retract the article. We reserve the right to notify the authors' institutions about the plagiarism found before or after publication.