Peer\ Review

Training Language and Culture is committed to ensuring a fair and productive double-blind peer review process

The submitted papers are subject to a peer review process. The purpose of peer review is to assist the Editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author it may also assist the author in improving the paper. A manuscript goes through a double-blind peer review meaning that reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers. The typical pariod of time allowed for reviews is 6 weeks.

The choice of reviewers is at the Editors' discretion. The reviewers must be knowledgeable about the subject area of the manuscript: they must have no affiliation with the authors' institution and they should not have recent joint publications with any of the authors. Reviewers must not have conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the funding sources for the research. If such conflicts exist, the reviewers must report them to the Editor without delay. Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor without delay.

Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. TLC expects the reviewers to express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Any manuscript received for review will be treated as a confidential document.

Authors submit manuscripts to Editorial Office via the online system available at TLC website. The acknowledgement letter will be sent to the author to confirm the receipt of the manuscript.

Manuscripts that are not suitable for publication in the journal will be rejected. A rejection letter will be sent to the author stating the reason for rejection.

If the manuscript conforms to aims and scope of Training Language and Culture and formally abides by journal requirements, it shall be sent out for review. Depending on the type of the paper, it could be accepted for publication immediately (invited editorial, book review, etc.).

TLC Submission Guidelines

Before you proceed to submit your paper, please make sure it meets our requirements