Peer Review Process

ELITE: Journal of English Language and Literature uses a peer-review process. The research article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 (two) reviewers. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. The language used in this journal is English. There are 7 stages of the peer-review process:

 1. The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. 

2. The journal checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The quality of the paper is not assessed at this point.

3. The Editor In Chief (EIC) checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.

4.  Associate Editors assigned by the Editor in chief. 

5. The reviewer sets time aside to read the paper several times. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

6. The handling editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

 7. The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments.  If accepted, the paper is sent to production. If the article is rejected or sent back for either major or minor revision, the handling editor should include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article.