Peer Review Process

PRASASTI: Journal of Linguistics (PJL) journal maintains the standards of double blind-peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process. All research that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by Editorial Board. Then, the manuscript will be sent to at least two reviewers. The double-blind peer-review process is adopted to ensure that the manuscript selection is carried out objectively. Editors and reviewers would provide constructive feedback on the manuscript evaluation results to the author(s). The detailed review process is explained as the following:
1. Before submission, the author must finalize the registration processes.
2. Editor in chief will perform an initial review emphasized the following critical points:

  • Suitability of the draft compared to the focus and scope of the journal
  • Significance and novelty of the draft.
  • Compliance with the author guidelines.
  • Plagiarism checking by Turnitin.
  • Decisions by the editor in chief during the initial review are as follows:
  • Rejected after the peer-review process: The manuscript will be sent back to the author with comments attached to the manuscript.
  • Revision required: The manuscript is sent back to the author with a comment attached. These comments will direct the author to revise a few things before re-uploading the document via the OJS system.
  • Accepted for the further peer-review process: The manuscript will be sent to the section editor to be assigned to the reviewers.

3. Next, the section editor will assign each manuscript to at least two reviewers. During the review processes, the manuscript will be reviewed using a double-blind peer-review process.
4. Reviewers will then provide comments with the following recommendations:

  • Accepted
  • Minor Revision
  • Major Revision
  • Rejected

5. The section editor and editor in chief will consider the recommendations and comments of reviewers before making the following decisions:

  • Accepted, no revisions to the manuscript;
  • Accepted by Minor Revisions, the journal will publish the paper and asks the author to make small corrections (let authors revised with stipulated time);
  • Accepted by Major Revisions, the journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors (let authors revised with stipulated time);
  • Resubmit (conditional rejection), the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision making after the authors make major changes;
  • Rejected (outright rejection), the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the authors make major revisions.

6. After the section editor and editor-in-chief receive the manuscript, it will be sent to copyediting for drafting and editing before being sent back to the author for an overall review.
7. If changes required by authors with major and minor revisions are made prior to sending back to the system, the editor section will determine whether or not to proceed to the next revision process.
8. If the section editor and editor in chief reject the manuscript, the author will be notified that the manuscript failed for publication. This decision is followed by the attached detailed comments.
9. After the layout is complete, the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) will be sent to the author along with the final version of the manuscript.


Note :
The manuscript review process for desk evaluation takes two weeks in maximum. Manuscript that passes this stage can be seen from its status in OJS that is changed from "Awaiting Assignment" to "In Review". Meanwhile, substantive review by section editor and reviewer usually takes four to twelve weeks. This review period depends on the editors and reviewers' duration in reviewing the manuscript. If the author(s) does not get confirmation from the PJL for a long time, the author(s) can confirm by email or support contact.