About the Journal

Title (as per Letter of Statement): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
ISSN: 2684-9224 (Online), 2684-7620 (Print)
Indexed at: Crossref, PKP IndexIndonesia OneSearchDimensions, Garuda, Publons, and more
Citation: Scopus (authorisation required), Google Scholar
Archive Preservation: The Keepers (PKP PN), LPPM Universitas Lancang Kuning
Professional Bodies: LPPM Universitas Lancang Kuning in collaboration with APSBSI and LITA
Deposit/Archiving Policy Directory: -
OAI: https://journal.unilak.ac.id/index.php/elsya/oai 
Campus Prefix: https://doi.org/10.31849
Publication Frequency:  three times a year, published every February, June and October

Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies is a campus-based and open-access journal that aims to disseminate knowledge and generate debate on theoretical or real-world research related to English language studies particularly in developing and emerging countries. The topic may range from educational concerns to everyday issues, offering a real contribution to the local community. The journal publishes volumes three times a year on February, June and October, presenting nine accepted manuscripts evaluated in at least two rounds of peer reviews. 


Peer Review Process

The journal adopts the Double-blind Peer 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. Authors are expected to pay attention to the Author Guidelines because manuscripts not meeting the scientific standards will not be considered for the reviewing process. 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 or more months from submission with the first decision on an average done within 75 days to inform the final status of their article (accepted or declined).

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. If authors  are unable to do so, they should contact the editor by emailing [email protected]


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 Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, Universitas Lancang Kuning (LPPM - 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.