About the Journal

Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies is a triannual publication journal for all those involved in English language, whether as a second, additional, or foreign language, or as an international lingua franca. Elsya Journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners with insights gained from relevant academic disciplines such as Linguistics, Literature, and Education in English context. The journal aims to provide a medium for informed discussion of the principles and practice which determine the ways in which English is taught, learnt and explored around the world. It also provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among members of the profession worldwide.

Due to the increase of peer reviewers, Elsya Journal has increased the number of papers in each issue from 6 (six) to 9 (nine) as of 2021.


Peer Review Process

The journal adopts the double-blind review process which is closely monitored by the editors. Editors undertake an editorial review to assess the quality and type of submission before sending it to the review process. Manuscripts not meeting the scientific standards will not be considered for the reviewing process. Authors are expected to pay attention to the Instructions for Authors and also indicate the category in which they are publishing if it is not a research article. Editors will also check the readability, grammatical usage and may ask for resubmission if papers fare poorly in these parameters.

Editors request referees to advise on the scientific merit as well as the likely appeal the paper will have for broad scientometric’s readership. Editors will be in contact with the referees once the paper is sent to them, with periodic reminders of their due date. Once all the reviews are in-house, the Editor handling the manuscript will most likely make a decision within a day or two. The editor will then contact the corresponding author with the decision. Reviewers invest precious time in the belief that they are making important contributions to the scientific process.

Authors can differ with the reviewer comments supported by a rational explanation which will be examined by the Editor and can be sent to the said referee again. However, offensive remarks on reviewer’s comments will be subjected to the cancellation of publication.

Editorial assessment is also done after the referee process is completed before finally recommending the paper for the journal or otherwise.

All efforts are done to complete the whole process within three months from submission with the first decision on an average done within 30 days to inform the status of their article.

The entire review process of the articles submitted to Elsya journal is done online and digitally. Authors must use the online submission system for submitting their manuscript. Only if they are unable to do so they should contact the editor through email.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Memorandum of Understanding

This journal published by The Institute of Research and Community Services or Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (LPPM), Universitas Lancang Kuning (Unilak), Pekanbaru. Riau.  In the aim of improving the quality of this journal, LPPM Unilak is officially supported by:
1. Asosiasi Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris (APSBSI) since July 3, 2020. See the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here.
2. Linguistics and Literature Association (LITA) since August 7, 2020. See the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here.


ISSN and DOI Prefix

E-ISSN: 2684-9224

P-ISSN: 2684-7620

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31849