Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

RILL is a peer reviewed journal published triannualy in January, May, and September. RILL is organized and published by Lembaga Penelitian (The Institute of Research) Universitas Swadaya Gunung Djati Cirebon, Indonesia in collaboration with AsiaCALL, Thailand with p-ISSN 2614-5960 and e-ISSN 2615-4137

RILL accepts and publishes multidisciplinary research and critical review of issues on applied linguistics, language teaching and literature in the context of first, second and foreign Language. RILL disseminates both theoretical and empirical research reports regarding language learning-related issues in Indonesia and other countries that cover the fields of:

  1. First and Second (Foreign) Language Acquisition including Indonesian Language, Javanese, Sundanese, Malay, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, etc.,
  3. Indonesian Language (Bahasa Indonesia),
  4. BIPA (Teaching Bahasa Indonesia to Speakers of Other Languages),
  5. Linguistics (Pragmatics & Literature),
  6. CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning),
  7. Language Curriculum,
  8. Language Assessment and Evaluation.

All manuscripts must be written in English and  will be undergone a double-blind review.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

RILL employes a double blind review meaning that  both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; one is chief editor and the other two are the reviewers.

All received manuscripts will be involved in an initial screening process relating to the standard format and its relevancy to the RILL scope and research areas First, after received the manuscript, the editor-in-chief will assign section editor to do the screening process. The initial screening results will be sent within  2 weeks after submission by the section editor. The author(s) will be notified if the manuscript does not conform the standard format of the journal writing and asked to rewrite and resubmit to be included in the next process. The irrelevant manuscripts will be rejected directly as the editor-in-chief receives it.

Second, the section editor will do plagiarims screening. The successful screened manuscript in the initial screening process is then scanned for its originality through Plagiarism Checker X Once, it is completed, the manuscript will be sent to two external reviewers/ experts in the field. The process of reviews may take, at least 2-4 weeks after the manuscripts sent to the reviewers.The results of the reviews will be sent to the RILL Editors.

Finally, by considering the results of the reviews, the editor-in-chief will decide the submission into standard decisions:

  1. Accept
  2. Accept with revisions
  3. Submit for review
  4. Submit elsewhere
  5. Decline or See comments

The accepted manuscripts will be directly scheduled for publication and will only be published after the publication fees are received. When the decision is "revision required", the author(s) has to make the revision based on the reviewer's comments. All comments and files will be attached in the author's account (dashboard). The delay of the revision will result the delay of the publication. So, author(s) has to ensure that the revision should be as soon as possible. When the decision is rejected, the authors can make some revision and are suggested to send it to other journals.


Publication Frequency

RILL is published three times a year in the months of January, May, and September.


Open Access Policy

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



  1. Manuscript Submission: No Charge (free)
  2. Manuscript Review: No Charge (free)
  3. Manuscript Processing: No Charge(free)
  4. Manuscript Publication: IDR 300,000 (US $ 25) Fee payment to Bank Account


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

(Based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)


Ethical guidelines for journal publication

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journals published by The Institute of Research University of Swadaya Gunung Jati is process of permanent knowledge improvement. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.


Duties of authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion' works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.


Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.


Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.


Duties of editors

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interest


Indexed and Abstracting

Research and Innovation in Language Learning has been indexed by

  1. Scholar Google,
  2. Garuda,
  3. Moraref,
  4. BASE, and
  5. Crossref