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Editorial Board Regulations

<revised: April 15, 2020>

Chapter 1: General Provisions

Article 1 (Designation) The official title of the Editorial Board is <the Editorial Board> of Linguistic Research published by the Institute for the Study of Language and Information, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Article 2 (Purpose) The purpose of these regulations is to clarify the duties and responsibilities of the Editorial Board, which are responsible for all the tasks concerned with the editing and publishing of Linguistic Research.

Chapter 2: Organization

Article 3 (Organization) The Editorial Board is comprised of the two Editors-in-Chief and 25-30 Editorial Board Members.

Article 4 (Term) The term for the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Board Members is one year and renewable.

Article 5 (Appointment) The Editorial Board Members are appointed by the Editors-in-Chief, considering their active research work and excellence in it and the domestic and global distribution of their affiliations.

Chapter 3: Functions

Article 6 (Functions) The Editorial Board discuss and deliberate on the following issues related to the journal: the format, the edition, the criteria, and procedures for reviewing manuscripts, the regulations for submission of manuscripts, and the accepting, reviewing, and publishing of the journal issues.

Chapter 4: Meetings

Article 7 (Meetings) Generally, the Editorial Board meetings are held periodically and at least once before the publishing of each issue and when necessary, additional meetings are held.

Article 8 (Resolutions) The Editorial Board meetings are held on the presence of a majority of the members and resolutions are considered binding if they are favored by a majority of those present at the meeting. The Editorial Board meetings can be done online as well.

Chapter 5: Article Submission and Publication

Article 9 (Submission of Manuscripts) All submitted articles must be related to linguistics and they must be original articles not published in other journals. They are expected to make a substantial contribution to the understanding of any branch of theoretical and applied linguistics.

Article 10 (Submission Method) Only those articles that comply with the contents of the Instructions for Authors are subject to review. The Editorial Board determine the fees for review and publication.

Article 11 (Language, Format, and Additional Required Documents) The submitted article must be written in English, using Hangeul or Word, All the additional documents in Instructions for Authors must be submitted along with the manuscript.

Article 12 (Copyright) The copyright of all articles published in Linguistic Research resides with the Institute for the Study of Language and Information.

Article 13 (Manuscript Receipt) There is no submission deadline for each issue, meaning that manuscripts can be submitted at all times. The date of the manuscript recept is the date when it is submitted to the Editorial Board.

Chapter 6: Article Review Procedure

Article 14 (Pre-review) The Editors-in-Chief review the submitted manuscripts to see whether they comply with the manuscript submission guidelines. The Editors-in-Chief return those that do not follow the manuscript submission guidelines to the authors and can require the authors to edit their manuscripts in accordance with the guidelines. If the topics of the submitted manuscripts do not fall within the aims and scope that Linguistic Research pursues, upon the decision by the Editorial Board, the Editors-in-Chief notify the authors of the decision that the submitted manuscripts cannot be taken for further consideration.

Article 15 (Appointment of Reviewers) Two reviewers are appointed to review each of the submitted manuscripts in the order that they are received.

Article 16 (Reviewers)

① Manuscript reviewers are academic scholars in the areas of research of the submitted manuscripts. The Editorial Board Members, those recommended by the Editorial Board Members, and those in other linguistics associations can serve as manuscript reviewers.

② Those who belong to the same affiliations of the authors are excluded from reviewers.

Article 17 (Main Review)

① Each appointed reviewer reviews the manuscript and chooses one of the three evaluation options: <resubmit with minor revisions>, <resubmit with major revisions>, and <reject>.

② If both reviewers give the <resubmit with minor revisions> evaluation and the Editors-in-Chief affirm the evaluation, they notify the author(s) of a <resubmit with minor revisions> decision and ask for a revised version of the manuscript based on the evaluation contents and a letter that responds more closely to the evaluation contents. When the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editors-in-Chief check whether the revision is made in accordance with the evaluation contents and if so, they decide an <accept> decision.

③ If one reviewer gives the <resubmit with minor revisions> evaluation and the other reviewer gives the <resubmit with major revisions> evaluation, the Editors-in-Chief notify the author(s) of a <resubmit with major revisions> decision and ask for a revised version of the manuscript based on the evaluation contents and a letter that responds more closely to the evaluation contents. When the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editors-in-Chief check whether the revision is made in accordance with the evaluation contents and if so, they request the one reviewer who gave the <resubmit with major revisions> evaluation to re-review the revised manuscript.

④ If both reviewers give the <resubmit with major revisions> and the Editors-in-Chief affirm the evaluation, they notify the author(s) of a <resubmit with major revisions> decision and ask for a revised version of the manuscript based on the evaluation contents and a letter that responds more closely to the evaluation contents. When the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editors-in-Chief check whether the revision is made in accordance with the evaluation contents and if so, they request the two reviewers to re-review the revised manuscript.

⑤ If one reviewer gives the <resubmit with minor revisions> evaluation and the other reviewer gives the <reject> evaluation, the Editors-in-Chief appoint a third reviewer and make a decision based on the three reviewers‘ evaluation.

⑥ If one reviewer gives the <submit with major revisions> evaluation and the other reviewer <reject>, and if both reviewers give the <reject> evaluation, and the Editors-in-Chief affirm the evaluation, they notify the author(s) of a <reject> decision.

⑦ If re-review is necessary in cases of ③, ④, ⑤ above, it can be done twice at most. If a manuscript does not receive the <accept> evaluation even after two times of re-review, the Editors-in-Chief notify the author(s) of a <reject> decision.

⑧ If a manuscript with a <reject> decision is re-submitted with the same title and contents, the Editors-in-Chief can reject it without further review.

⑨ The Editors-in-Chief and reviewers are obliged to maintain confidentiality regarding review.

Article 18 (Accepted Articles and Notification)

① The Editors-in-Chief convene at least one Editorial Board meeting before the publishing of each issue to determine which articles to accept.

② The Editorial Board have a meeting on around the 10th of the journal publication month and decide which articles to publish on the basis of article submission dates, research areas, etc. out of all the accepted articles by then. The Editors-in-Chief notify the authors of the decisions.

Chapter 7: Journal Publication

Article 19 (Publication Editions and Areas) The journal is published four times a year and issues 1, 2, and 3 deal with articles in theoretical linguistics and the Special Edition issue deals with articles in applied linguistics.

Article 20 (Journal Publication Dates) The publication dates of the issues of the journal are as follows:

① Issue 1: March 30

② Issue 2: June 30

③ Special Edition: September 30

④ Issue 3: December 30

Addendum

1. This shall enter into force on January 1, 1996.

2. This shall enter into force on January 1, 2004.

3. This shall enter into force on March 15, 2011.

4. This shall enter into force on March 15, 2015.

5. This shall enter into force on January 15, 2016.

6. This shall enter into force on April 15, 2019.

7. This shall enter into force on April 15, 2020.

Linguistic
Research

Institute for the Study of Language and Information, Kyung Hee University
1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82-2-961-0211 Fax. +82-2-961-9317 E-mail: isli.editor@khu.ac.kr