English Linguistics Research


English Linguistics Research (ELR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. The journal is published Quarterly (March, June, September and December).

The journal encourages and publishes research papers in the fields of English language, applied English linguistics, theoretical English linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, comparative linguistics, and dialectology. The journal is published in both printed and online versions. The online version is free access and download.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail elr@sciedupress.com.




2019Q3: Articles Received: 26; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 15; Published: 8; Retracted: 1

2019Q2: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 10; Rejected: 17; Published: 5; Retracted: 0

2019Q1: Articles Received: 29; Accepted: 12; Rejected: 17; Published: 6; Retracted: 0

2018: Articles Received: 107; Accepted: 62; Rejected: 46; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 107; Accepted: 69; Rejected: 39; Published: 29; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 119; Accepted: 70; Rejected: 41; Published: 26; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 92; Accepted: 58; Rejected: 30; Published: 22; Retracted: 0


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant by email: elr@sciedupress.com.

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (300USD).

g) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.



ELR: Calling for Papers for the Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2020 issue


ELR is calling for papers for the issue of Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2020. Submission deadline: March 5, 2020. You may see the journal’s website at http://elr.sciedupress.com and submit online. You may also e-mail submissions to elr@sciedupress.com

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ELR: Calling for Papers for the Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2019 issue


ELR is calling for papers for the issue of Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2019. Submission deadline: December 5, 2019. You may see the journal’s website at http://elr.sciedupress.com and submit online. You may also e-mail submissions to elr@sciedupress.com

Posted: 2019-09-02 More...
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Vol 8, No 4 (2019): e-Version First

English Linguistics Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2019

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Chunyan Mai
Awaad Alqarhi