Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

English Language Education Journals (A Division of TESOL Asia) A division of SITE Ltd Australia) and its academic editors are committed to publishing original work for the academic community of the highest possible standards. Honesty, originality and fairness by authors, and editors and reviewers in evaluating scholarly work are expected.

English Language Education Journals (a Division of TESOL Asia, SITE Ltd Australia) endorses and behaves in accordance with strict codes of conduct and international standards.


  • are accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish;
  • should make fair and unbiased decisions independent of commercial considerations, and should ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process;
  • should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting;
  • should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct;
  • should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct;
  • should make it clear to peer reviewers and authors what is expected of them; and
  • should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest.

Authors …

  • should submit papers only on work that has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that complies with all relevant legislation;
  • should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation;
  • should endeavour to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others;
  • should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, has not been published, and is not under review elsewhere;
  • should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work;
  • should ensure that the authorship (as represented in the byline for the paper) accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting;
  • should disclose relevant funding sources and any existing or potential conflicts of interest and
  • should include a statement of research ethics for research-based papers dealing with, or affecting, human participants. Studies dealing with minors are to be particularly scrutinized for such ethical procedures.

All papers which are screened into the blind peer review system undergo a plagiarism check and cannot be sent out for review if found to include plagiarized content. We also respectfully refer submitting authors to the submission guidelines for individual journals in the ELE Group:

The Editors
ELE Publishing