Journal History

Celt: A Journal of Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature (p-ISSN: 1412-3320 & e-ISSN 2502-4914) is a blind peer-reviewed journal. Celt journal is published twice a year in July and December by the English Department, Faculty of Language & Arts, Soegijapranata Catholic University, Semarang, Indonesia.

Celt accepts manuscripts on Culture, English Language Teaching and learning, and on linguistics and literature, with contents that include analysis, studies, application of theories, research reports, and material development. Celt received the nationally re-accreditation status from the Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education No. 040/P/2014 in February 2014 and is effective until the next five years. Its 1st issue was published as a printed form in December 2001 by the Faculty of Letters (the name of the Faculty before it changed to the Faculty of Language & Arts in 2014) with the following characteristics: (1) published biannually every July and December, (2) printed in A5 size, (3) having blocked grey cover with blue font showing the Celt logo and table of contents on the cover, and (4) containing 6 manuscripts based on research and conceptual ideas, plus 1 book review for each publication.

Celt then received its 1st national accreditation on 30 May 2005 with a decree no: 56/DIKTI/Kp/2005. From July 2005 to December 2013, the printed journal: (1) maintain to publish biannually every July and December, (2) continue its A5 journal size, but (3) its look changed by having a front cover designed with grey silvery balls and globe on the top and bottom part, with a table of contents still shown on the front, with a white box written on it the table of contents with small grey lettered Celt logo writings for the background. (4) Its back cover also uses a white blocked color with small grey lettered Celt logo writings written slanted to a down right formation as its design, with (5) Celt publishing 6 manuscripts based on research and conceptual ideas, plus 1 book review for each publication. From 2005, Celt: A Journal of Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature promotes its articles by making itself public through its website on www.journalcelt.com. Ever since 2005, Celt also organizes a three yearly International Conference, whose main aim is to help authors promote their work through a conference medium and published in the conference’s Proceeding to later be revised and updated for a more scientific media, i.e. in the nationally accredited Celt journal.

In its development, Celt received its 2nd national accreditation in 14 February 2014 with a decree no: 040/P/2014. From July 2014 to December 2016, the journal: (1) maintains to publish biannually every July and December, (2) but change from an A5 to a B5 journal size, (3) change the look with the acronym Celt as logo in light blue color with dark blue outlines printed largely on the top left of the blocked white front cover, with underneath the logo a black font writing of “A Journal” then followed by the explanation of Celt acronym: “Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature” in light blue color. On the top right is written the printed ISSN number in black font, and at the bottom middle is written in black font the accreditation decree number, followed by the next line showing Celt’s acronym, volume, number, page, month and year of issue, also in black font. (4) Its back cover is a blocked light blue color with the bottom middle part of it, a written Celt acronym, and (5) Celt decides to no longer receive book reviews but only publishes 7 manuscripts based on research only for each publication.

Since 2016 through a decree no. 0005.25024914/JI.3.1/SK.ISSN/2016, dated on 15 February 2016, Celt receives an e-ISSN no. 2502-4914. It firstly makes use of the OJS for its July 2016 issue by using the OJS 2.4.2 version through the website http://journal.unika.ac.id/index.php/celt On 23 February 2017, Celt receives a DOI number doi.org/10.24167 from Crossref, and since 31 July 2017, Celt journal is DOAJ indexed with doaj.org/toc/2502-4914. To respond better to Crossref, since June 2017, the OJS has been upgraded to the 2.4.8.2 version.

Due to its national accreditation status with DOI number and DOAJ index, Celt journal receives many manuscripts. Henceforth, Celt decides to: (1) maintain to publish biannually every July and December, (2) maintain its printed B5 journal size for consistency, (3) maintain the look of the cover with the acronym Celt as logo in light blue color with dark blue outlines printed largely on the top left of the blocked white front cover, with underneath the logo, a black font written “A Journal” then followed by the explanation of Celt acronym: “Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature” in light blue color, but (4) on the top right is written on it the printed ISSN number added with the electronic ISSN number in black font, then (5) a written information with black font about the accreditation decree number is still shown at the center bottom, but (6) is then added with information about the DOI and DOAJ in black font. This is followed (7) on the next line showing Celt’s acronym, volume, number, page, month and year of issue, but in light blue font with dark blue outlines like the Celt logo. (8) On its back cover is still a blocked light blue color with the bottom middle part the written Celt acronym, but (9) next to it is shown 2 barcodes with the numbers for p-ISSN and e-ISSN on the bottom right corner. In allowing more chances of publication and in increasing the page total number, Celt decides to (10) publish an additional 3 manuscripts, thus making 10 manuscripts per issue or 20 manuscripts per volume, which are all based on research.

In 24 October 2018, Celt’s decree has been updated with a nationally accredited status of Sinta-2 from the Indonesian Directorate General of Strengthening Research and Development from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education No. 30/E/KPT/2018 for its online journal’s version available at http://journal.unika.ac.id/index.php/celt. After this, in 13 December 2019, Celt updated its Sinta-2 certificate with a decree No. 36/E/KPT/2019 for its online version. Taking into consideration the inputs given by the journal accreditation staff, Celt decides to publish its journal bi-annually for every July and January. This scheduling is effective since January 2020.