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    Training, Language

    and Culture
    ISSN 2520-2073
    ISSN 2521-442X

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Professor Elena N. Malyuga
Publisher Peoples' Friendship University of Russia named after Patrice Lumumba (RUDN University)
Founded in 2017
ISSN 2520-2073 (Print) | 2521-442X (Online)
Type of Access Open Access
Indexation SCOPUS, Russian Higher Attestation Commission Index (K1), Russian Index of Science Citation, DOAJ, Ulrich's Web, Linguistics Abstracts Online (Wiley), Google Scholar, EBSCO, ROAD, CyberLeninka, British Library, Bodleian Libraries (University of Oxford), Ghent University Library
Licensing Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC 4.0
Publication Frequency Quarterly (March, June, September, December)
Peer Review Double Blind
APC No Article Processing Charges apply
Language of Publication English
Subject Areas Language, linguistics, education, culture
Author Guidelines Download PDF file
Email tlcjournal@rudn.ru

Frequently Asked Questions

Training, Language and Culture (TLC) is a peer-reviewed research journal that aims to promote and disseminate research spanning the spectrum of language, linguistics, education and culture studies with a special focus on professional communication and professional discourse. Editorial Board of Training, Language and Culture invites original research and book reviews covering issues of relevance for the scientific and professional communities.

The editorial team invites authors to submit manuscripts that have not been published before and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions are accepted in English only. Submitted manuscripts must comply with the general academic requirements, fall within the aims and scope of the journal, present original research, and appeal to a wide range of specialists within the scientific community. Please read and follow our Submission Guidelines carefully and use the Manuscript Template when preparing your submission. Doing so will ensure that the publication of your work is as rapid and efficient as possible. The publisher reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions. For any enquiries feel free to contact us at tlcjournal@rudn.ru.

Training, Language and Culture publishes Open Access content with no Article Processing Charges (APCs) applicable. This implies that authors are not subject to any financial burden associated with the processing and publication of their research work. The submission, peer review, production, online hosting, and long-term archival are administered at no cost to the authors. This policy aligns with the journal's core commitment to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity, unbiased evaluation, timely publication, and promotion of global access to seminal research findings. We strongly encourage submissions from researchers worldwide, ensuring our platform remains accessible to all.

The timeline for publication is not fixed and can vary significantly based on several factors. These can include, but are not limited to, the following:

Peer Reviewer Availability. The process of peer review is an integral part of maintaining the high quality of the production process. However, the availability of appropriate reviewers who specialise in the relevant field and their willingness to donate their time and expertise can affect the speed of this process.

Topic Niche. If the topic of the article is particularly niche or specialised, it might take longer to find suitable reviewers who are experts in that field, which could lengthen the publication timeline.

Volume of Pending Submissions. The number of articles already in the publication queue can also impact the time it takes to get to a new submission. Higher volumes of pending submissions can cause delays.

Revision Needs. The quality of the submitted work and the extent of revisions required after the peer-review process also play a role. Articles needing significant revision will take longer to be ready for publication.

Production Times. Once an article is accepted, it goes into the production phase, which includes copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading, and online hosting. The time this takes can vary based on the current workload of the production team.

Given the above variables, it is not feasible to provide a precise prediction as to which issue your article will appear in. Every submission is important, and the editorial team make every effort to complete each step of the process as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality and integrity of the published work.

The three-week period prescribed by the journal publication policy is the ideal timeframe for a peer reviewer to complete their review once they have accepted the task. It does not include the time it may take to locate and engage suitable reviewers. Here are some important factors to understand:

Assignment of Reviewers. Upon receiving a submission, the editorial team commences the process of identifying suitable peer reviewers who are experts in the subject area of the paper. This process can sometimes be quick, but for certain specialised or complex topics, it may take more time to find the right reviewers who can thoroughly and accurately evaluate your work.

Reviewer Acceptance. Once potential reviewers have been identified, they need to be contacted and agree to undertake the review. Given that reviewers are often active academics themselves, they may not always be immediately available to take on new papers to review, which can lead to delays in the start of the review process.

Reviewer Timeline. After a reviewer agrees to evaluate a submission, they are given three weeks to complete their review. However, if they face unexpected circumstances or the paper is particularly complex, they might require an extension.

Conflicting Reviews. On occasion, the reviews received for an article may not align. For example, one reviewer may recommend rejection, while another might suggest the article be accepted with revisions. In these cases, the editorial team has to make a decision, which often involves seeking additional opinions from another reviewer or a member of the editorial board. This step can also extend the review process. We consider these situations carefully, aiming for a fair and balanced final decision that is most beneficial to the academic community and maintains the integrity and quality of the journal.

The time between submission of a paper and commencement of the review process can vary significantly based on these factors. In some cases, it may take several months to assign reviewers and receive their feedback. We understand that waiting for a review can be a period of uncertainty, and we appreciate your patience during this time.

Training, Language and Culture does not offer pre-evaluations of proposed topics through correspondence or any other means. Only manuscripts submitted in compliance with the TLC Submission Guidelines are eligible for evaluation. Upon receipt, each manuscript undergoes an initial editorial review that assesses if the manuscript adheres to the journal’s guidelines, falls within the Aims and Scope it pursues, and essentially presents a quality research. If the manuscript successfully passes the initial editorial review, it is then forwarded to the peer-review stage. During this stage, the manuscript is thoroughly reviewed by experts in the relevant field to assess its scholarly merit, rigour of research methodology, validity of findings, and contribution to the field.

TLC does not currently support an online tracking system for manuscript submissions. The addition of such functionality is under active consideration and development, as it is acknowledged to be a valuable feature for authors.

Currently, inquiries regarding the status of a manuscript should be directed to the journal via its official email. However, it is advised that such inquiries be made no sooner than three months following the initial submission. This period is aligned with the typical timeframe within which most submissions are forwarded to the review stage.

TLC is committed to keeping authors informed and will proactively contact contributors whenever there is noteworthy progress or updates related to their submissions. Such updates may include the commencement of the peer-review process, requests for revisions, or the final decision on the manuscript.

The manuscript template provided on the journal's website should be adhered to when preparing your manuscript. This template has been specifically designed to aid authors in structuring their submissions in a manner that ensures consistency, readability, and completeness of all necessary information. The differences observed between the template and the layout of published articles are due to the post-production process that each accepted manuscript undergoes before publication. After a manuscript has been accepted, it is professionally copy-edited, typeset, and formatted to match the journal's style. This includes aspects such as font style and size, spacing, alignment, citation formatting, and other graphical elements that comprise the final layout of a published article.

Training, Language and Culture maintains a stringent policy against the submission of recycled content, which is regarded as a form of self-plagiarism. Submitting a manuscript that is essentially a translation of an article previously published in another language - full or in part - falls under this category. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author reuses significant parts of their own published work without acknowledging that they are doing so. It is crucial to uphold the principles of originality and intellectual honesty in academic publishing, and the practice of repurposing previously published work, even in another language, undermines these principles.

No. Training, Language and Culture has a policy in place that restricts authors from submitting multiple articles within a short period of time. This policy is designed to ensure fairness and diversity in the selection of articles for publication in each quarterly issue. Specifically, our policy states that one and the same author cannot publish within the same astronomical year, whether as a sole author of an article or as one of several contributors to an article. This means that if you have already had an article published in a given astronomical year, you will need to wait until the next astronomical year to submit another article. We understand that authors may have multiple pieces of research they wish to share, but this policy helps us maintain a balanced representation of authors and topics in each issue of the journal. It also encourages authors to carefully select and prioritise their submissions. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this policy as it helps us maintain the quality and diversity of the content we publish. If you have any further questions or need clarification on this policy, please feel free to contact our editorial team for assistance.

Current Issue: Volume 8 Issue 1

The current issue 8(1) incorporates a collection of eight original research articles and one book review that together span a wide range of topics in the fields of language learning, pedagogical innovation, linguistic analysis, and the intersection of language with technology. Each contribution encourages the integration of the findings across disciplines, appealing to a broad audience including educators, linguists, curriculum designers, and policymakers. The articles in this issue collectively expose the importance of interdisciplinary research in addressing complex questions about language acquisition, teaching methodologies, cultural influences on communication, and the role of language studies. Learn more.

Submission Guidelines

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