Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Archives Language and Linguistics welcomes scholars to submit an original research paper, systematic review, perspectives, best practice articles, and photo essay written in English in understanding the current issues and interests in Southeast Asia, but not limited to:

  • Theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches and development to language, linguistics, arts, culture, and literacy;
  • Knowledge and contribution of digital humanities, philosophy and religions, bilingualism, multilingualism, and language learning and teaching
  • Results of empirical research or the innovative policies and programs that describe and evaluate strategies for future action;
  • Roles of the languages of Southeast Asia in teaching and promotion, soft diplomacy, business, trading, and tourism in the global community.


Section Policies

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Best Practice

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Photo Essay

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Archives Language and Linguistics will undergo a double-blind peer review where both reviewer and author’s identity will not be disclosed. The journal editorial team is responsible for choosing peer reviewers, however, authors may suggest independent reviewers to assess their manuscript although it cannot be guaranteed to be accepted. Submissions will generally be sent to the peer reviewers, but in some cases, the opinion of a third reviewer may be sought. We may also seek the assistance of a statistical reviewer if necessary. Peer reviewers submit their reviews through our open journal access system. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a peer reviewer’s assessment.


Publication Frequency

Archives Language and Linguistics will issue its publication in March and September. However, with its ONLINE FIRST policy, if a manuscript is considered particularly timely, the journal may consider it for publication in the Online First section of the website. This will mean the paper is published ahead of the triannual issue, but will be removed from the Online First section and incorporated into the completed triannual issue once it is published.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Archives Language and Linguistics adopts authorship policy as recommended by International Journal of Medical Editors (IJME) as follow:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the work
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content
  3. Final approval of the version to be published
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

A written statement outlining each author’s contribution must be submitted with each manuscript and can be uploaded via the online journal management system. Individuals or organizations who have contributed to the manuscript but who do not meet all of the authorship criteria should be listed in the paper’s Acknowledgements. 

An example is below:

AB was responsible for the design, drafting, analysis of data, and editing of the manuscript.

CD was responsible for the design, drafting and editing of the manuscript

EF was responsible for reviewing and editing the manuscript and overseeing the data analysis.

GH was responsible for the reviewing and editing the manuscript.

IJ was responsible for providing analytical advice, reviewing and editing the manuscript.

KL was responsible for the reviewing and editing the manuscript and contributing to the design of the manuscript.

The Corresponding Author takes sole responsibility for all communications with the journal throughout the publication process. This includes managing communications between author(s) and journal editor(s), ensuring the completeness and accuracy of all content provided to the journal, such as article proofs, journal forms, ethics committee approval, authorship statement and each author’s Conflict of Interests Declaration. The corresponding author should be available throughout the submission and peer review process to respond to editorial queries in a timely way and should be available after publication to respond to critiques of the work and cooperate with any requests from the journal for data or additional information after publication.

Requests to remove or add authors after manuscript submission or publication must be accompanied by signed agreement from all authors before manuscript being published.


Conflict of Interests

Authors should not sign any agreement with sponsors that interfere with authors’ access to all of the study’s data or that interfere with their ability to analyze and interpret the data and to prepare and publish manuscripts independently. Each author must declare their potential conflict of interest as a result of financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, patents, and paid expert testimony) by signing author’s Conflict of Interests Declaration.


Copyright and Open Access

Authors must sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement prior the publication. Archives Language and Linguistics is an open access following Creative Commons License Deed – Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Users are allowed to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material with one condition--appropriate credit is given to the journal. 

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Plagiarism Checking

Before undergoing the peer review process, all manuscripts submitted to Archives Language and Linguistics should be checked for plagiarism via Turnitin software by the authors.