Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Scripta Manent, the journal of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers, is a peer-reviewed open access journal designed primarily as a resource for LSP teachers and researchers. It is committed to contributing to the professional development of its readers around the world by publishing manuscripts that strive to bridge theory and practice in the LSP teaching profession.

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on applied and theoretical research in languages for specific purposes (LSP), e.g. learning and teaching methods, teacher education, assessment of language, needs analysis, materials development and evaluation, discourse analysis, language policies, etc. Reviews of scholarly books on LSP and reviews of local LSP coursebooks are also welcome.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

LSP teaching reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Slovene summaries

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Step 1: Each submission is first screened by the editors to determine their appropriateness to proceed to a full peer review. Manuscripts that do not comply with the journal’s scope, evidence possible duplication of content, or do not meet other requirements of the journal will be declined without a peer review.

Step 2: All submissions that meet the requirements for publication are assigned to an associate editor and sent out for double blind review. The decision to accept or reject the article is based on the reviews and made by the editors.

If the article is sent back to the author for revision and subsequent resubmission, the associate editor will forward the reviews to the author and provide further comments if necessary about what areas of the article need revision. The revised and resubmitted article will be sent back to the reviewers for re-assessment. Based on the reviewers’ comments, the editors make the final decision.

 

Publication Frequency

Scripta Manent is published twice a year.

 

Open Access Policy

Scripta Manent is an open access journal of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

There is no Article Processing Fee charged to authors.

All articles are immediately available on the journal website once published.

Open access means that all content is freely available without charge to the readers. Readers are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative's definition of open access. The Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license permits any readers/users also to extract, reuse, adapt (e.g. translate), archive, mine, include in a collective work (e.g. an anthology) and distribute an article on condition they credit the author(s) appropriately, do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation, use the articles for non-commercial purposes only and license their new adaptations or creations under identical terms (CC BY-NC-SA).

Under the terms of this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. They will, however, assign to Scripta Manent the permanent right to electronically distribute their manuscript and, after it has appeared in Scripta Manent, they may republish their text as long as they clearly acknowledge Scripta Manent as the place of the original publication.

Please note that the detailed legal code for CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode.

Publisher: Slovensko društvo učiteljev tujega strokovnega jezika | Slovene Association of LSP Teachers, Kardeljeva pl. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Archiving

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...

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The editorial team of Scripta Manent adhers to principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing as defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and the World Association of Medical Editors. Their guidelines for editors are available at http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors.pdf.

Authors are thus expected to be aware of and comply with best practice in publication ethics especially with regard to authorship, dual submission, plagiarism, manipulation of figures and similar, declare competing interests, and comply with policies on research ethics.

By submitting a manuscript to Scripta Manent, authors agree that it is an original manuscript and that it is unpublished work which is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Therefore, all submissions are systemically checked for plagiarism. On receipt, manuscripts are automatically screened using plagiarism detection software. Furthermore, manuscripts suspected of having been plagiarized are manually verified at any stage of the review and/or publication process.

Reviewers and editors are required to treat manuscripts fairly and in confidence, and to declare any competing interests.

The editorial team thus strives to ensure that research published in Scripta Manent is as free from bias as possible. As transparency of competing interests allows readers to better evaluate the possibility of bias and editors must take all competing interests into account during the review process as well as ensure that any relevant ones are declared in the published article, Scripta Manent has the following requirements:

  • authors must declare all relevant competing interests for consideration during the review process,
  • editors and reviewers must declare their own competing interests and if necessary disqualify themselves from involvement in the assessment of a paper.
In cases of suspected misconduct, the COPE flowchartswill be followed.

Any concerns about publication malpractice should be addressed to the Editor.

 

Abstracting and Indexing

Scripta Manentis indexed in

  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals,
  • LLBA - Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts,
  • ERIH Plus - The European Reference Index for the Humanities, and
  • MLA - Modern Language Association International Bibliography.