The Ethics Committee Approval for Research Studies


Dear EJAL Friends,

As the editorial team of EJAL, we would like to inform you about the latest news about our journal. One of the indices, ULAKBİM (TR Dizin), has updated their coverage criteria for 2020 in terms of research ethics and it now requires some supplementary documents. In this regard, the following guidelines will be applied and required from the authors who have already submitted their papers as of the 1st of January, 2020 or are thinking of submitting their manuscripts to EJAL from now on. 


  • It is obligatory to obtain an official approval document from Ethics Board/Committee for all research studies which have been uploaded to the journal’s submission system since the 1st of January, 2020 and are now in the reviewing process. If you believe that you will not be able to obtain such a document, it is advisable that you withdraw your submission. Even if your paper is accepted, the publication of your manuscript will be postponed as a result of this current development in line with the failure in presenting the official document. In addition, the manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the new template. In the last page of the new template, authors are required to clearly mention the ethical committee approval for their research study by stating the name of the board/committee, the date and the protocol number in Research and Publication Ethics Statement section. Authors who had no direct access to Ethics Board/Committees (e.g. freelancer authors), please give us detailed information about your situation before withdrawing your manuscript. 
  • Without the necessary official document from an ethics board/committee indicating the approval of the scientific research, it will not be possible to initiate the evaluation process of the research article. Therefore, it is obligatory for the authors to fill in the Authors, Abstract & Ethical Approval form (which could be found in Author Guidelines on the Submissions page) and upload it into the system while they are submitting their manuscript. If necessary, the editorial team might ask for the Ethics Committee Approval Letter. 
  • Authors should mention the ethical approval in their paper as well. They need to present information about the ethical approval by referring to the name of the board in the methodology section. Additionally, they need to confirm that they have informed the participants and got their consents before the data collection process (collecting the data through scale, questionnaire, observation forms, interviews, video-recordings, protocols) in the methodology section. 
  • The authors which have already uploaded their manuscripts into EJAL system following January 1st, 2020 need to update their Author, Abstract & Ethical Approval form. They are not required to use the new template, the editorial team will add the ethics statement on behalf of them.
If the manuscript includes a review study, this ethical approval is not required. Therefore, they need to fill in the Ethics Committee Approval part in the Authors, Abstract & Ethical Approval form by clearly stating “not required”.
Posted: 2020-03-16

Call for papers: Special Issue dedicated to the work and memory of our deceased editor-in-chief, Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı Erten


Special Issue dedicated to the work and memory of our deceased editor-in-chief, Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı Erten

December 2020


Psychology of English language learning and teaching
Posted: 2020-02-27 More...

Editorial announcement: The scope of EJAL


EJAL has been welcoming papers on all aspects of second or foreign language learning and teaching since its inception in 2015. Yet, an analysis of the articles published in the past issues has revealed compelling evidence that the number of the papers on teacher-education related issues outnumbers the ones that focused on a range of issues on language, language acquisition and learning, communication in contemporary context of use. Therefore, here, we announce that EJAL will no longer accept papers whose focus is language teacher education. Those papers on the same research topic which have already been submitted to the journal before 2020, passed the editorial screening and sent to external reviewers will complete the review process as outlined in “Peer Review Process” policy.

It is hoped that this careful decision to reclarify the scope of the journal will stimulate even more submissions from the applied linguistics community on a wide range of issues that will help understand, identify, solve our real-life problems resulting from language-related causes. 

EJAL Editorial Team 
Posted: 2020-01-20

Happy New Year


Dear EJAL friends,

Thank you for your continuous interest in Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics (EJAL). Some of you may already be aware that we have experienced many technical problems that were difficult to overcome with our existing website We eventually have managed to solve all these technical issues which gave us no more choice but to change the domain and server of our website. That’s why we have started and will continue to serve our editorial process and responsibility at since November, 2019. EJAL is ready to carry out the submission and review process of previously submitted and new manuscripts on language teaching and learning from 2020.

We wish you a happy and successful New Year,

EJAL Editorial Team

Posted: 2020-01-01

Tribute to İsmail Hakkı Erten


It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that EJAL’s co-founder and editor-in-chief, Prof.Dr. İsmail Hakkı Erten, passed away on December 11, 2019. He was a passionate academic and an inspiring teacher who touched the lives of many and his influence was huge. He worked tirelessly with a vision and an ideal to carry EJAL forward to new heights and his legacy will live on with the EJAL family for many years to come.  He will be dearly missed, but will be remembered with great love and deep admiration.

The EJAL Family

Posted: 2019-12-19
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