Open access: Papers are published open access immediately under CC-BY licence, which means that your paper may be freely shared and distributed, provided that it is appropriately attributed. DuJAL does not charge Author Processing Costs (APCs); these are covered by Anéla, the Dutch Association of Applied Linguistics. However, if you have access to funds for open access publication, Anéla would greatly appreciate it if authors cover a part of the article processing costs, namely €250 excluding VAT. These contributions are used to support sustainable open access of this journal.

Open Science, transparency and pre-registration: DuJAL encourages researchers to pre-register studies when possible, and to make their materials and data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. DuJAL supports the inclusion of research instruments and data sets upon submission, and can publish these with accepted articles. If authors do not have easy access to GDPR-compliant online data storage options such as DataVerse, the Openjournals environment can provide such storage facilities.

Research ethics: DUJAL adheres to the best practices in the ethics of scholarly publishing stated in the COPE’s (Committee on Publication Ethics) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for all parties involved: Authors, Reviewers and the Publisher. DuJAL expects fair author attributions, fair treatment of research participants, honest reporting, explicit mention of funding and any potential conflict of interest when submitting the manuscript. If the contribution reports on studies that have been carried out by the authors, the data collection and storage should all be GDPR compliant, unless the research was conducted in a setting in which the GDPR does not apply. If you have questions or concerns regarding research integrity or publishing ethics in this journal, you may contact the editor.

Reviewing: Submissions submitted to DuJAL are subject to double-blind peer review. Each manuscript is assigned to one of the members of the editorial board. We normally seek the advice of two anonymous, knowledgeable external reviewers. Reviewers are asked to consider the following points:

    1. Are the study’s goals well motivated and based on an adequate understanding of the relevant literature?
    2. Are the data presented in the paper of sufficient quality to warrant publication? Were the methods used sufficiently rigorous and appropriate given the study’s goals?
    3. Are the study’s conclusions and implications justified given the study’s methods and results?

All submissions are reviewed internally before being sent out for external review. If submissions don’t meet DuJAL’s mission and submissions guidelines or if they are of insufficient quality, they will be rejected prior to review.

Copyright policy: Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Archiving: DuJAL is part of openjournals, which makes use of Portico archiving systems to ensure that publications are permanently archived.

Repository Policy: Authors are permitted to post and distribute all versions of their work in any format, including repositories, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Inquiries: All inquiries should be directed towards the editor by e-mailing the Editor-in-Chief: Sible Andringa, Email: S.J.Andringa@uva.nl