Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Celt: A Journal of Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature with a printed ISSN 1412-3320 & online ISSN 2502-4914 is a double blind peer-reviewed journal. It is published twice a year, on July and December (2000-2019), but becomes June and December starting 2020 by the Faculty of Language & Arts, Soegijapranata Catholic University, Semarang, Indonesia.

Celt received the nationally re-accreditation status from the Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education No. 040/P/2014 in February 2014 for its print version and is effective until the next five years. This 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 in 24 October 2018 for its online version, and updated with 36/E/KPT/2019 for its online version for publications until 2023.

In general, Celt’s focus and scope is on research that deal with discussions on Culture, English Language Teaching and learning, and on pure linguistics and literature.

Topics that are accepted for publication can be on the following areas:

• Art, Fiction & Aesthetic of Language,

• Consumer Culture for Language & Arts,

• Cultural Studies for Language Teaching & Learning,

• Design, Communication & Visual Arts for Language & Culture,

• Digital Media & Technology for Language Teaching & Learning,

• English Language Teaching (ELT),

• English as a Foreign/ Second Language Teaching (EFL/ ESL),

• English for Specific Purposes (ESP),

• History of Language Teaching & Learning

• ICT in Language Teaching & Learning

• Linguistics/ the Pragmatics of Language & Arts

• Local/ Global Language, Arts & Culture

• Language & Arts' Material Development

• Modern/ Traditional Art

• Rhetorical Language

• Language & Arts' Syllabus & Curriculum Design

• Teacher Education for Language & Arts.

Manuscripts that are selected for publication in Celt, could:

• encourage and foster discussions among teachers, practitioners, policy makers, and those who are interested in using language of communication, such as English for the area of business and education, and any other topic relevant to their issue areas;

• share best practices, best teaching experiences, and policies that can increase students’ language and arts competencies for their future professions; and

• provide an avenue for the professional development of teachers, practitioners, and policy makers.

In more detail, Celt welcomes manuscripts that focus on, but are not limited to topics that deal on the following:

• utilizing the most appropriate teaching methods and approaches of understanding English culture and society by integrating the knowledge learnt from the field of language, culture and arts;

• exploring challenges in methods and approaches in successfully teaching language by appreciating its culture and arts;

• exploring numerous ways of integrating culture and arts as an appropriate aid and material for understanding narratives that deal with private voices or public self-hood;

• designing applicable curriculum for the better teaching of language, arts and culture;

• maximizing digital media and technology to better appreciate language, arts and culture;

• challenging innovative ways to integrate language, arts and culture with other humanities discipline;

• defining the aesthetic ideology and conceptions of literature;

• conceptualizing vernacular and literary language;

• reconstructing historical reality and fictional truths;

• comprehending the changing landscape and/ or the transnational characteristics of the young generation’s consumer and/ or digital culture.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Each manuscript is firstly scanned by a plagiarism checker provided by Celt to ensure originality of the author/s' manuscript. Once the originality is proven, the journal manager will inform the journal editor to assign two reviewers to evaluate the manuscript's content. The choice of at least two reviewers are based on the area of specialties that matches with the topic argued by the author/s of the manuscript. In evaluating the manuscript, Celt conditions it to be screened by a double blind process of reviewers. The reviewers would not know who is being partnered by whom and who the author of the manuscript is because no names will be shown. Reviewers are given the choice of evaluating the manuscript by filling out a "Review Form", or/and can make marks and comments on the manuscript by using the "track changes" in the Microsoft Word file sent to the reviewer’s email via the OJS. If both reviewers accept the author's manuscript, then the journal editor will process it further to be included in the list of manuscripts for publication. If one of the reviewer decides not to accept it, then the journal editor will find another reviewer to evaluate it. If the new reviewer also decides not to accept the manuscript then the journal editor has the right to send a letter of rejection to the author of the manuscript. Once a manuscript passes the double blind peer-review process, it may have an additional process for the language editors to screen further before it is handed over to the journal's layout editor. Once there is a recommendation from the reviewers and language editors to publish the manuscript, the publishing editor will finally process it for action by the layout editor. Once receiving a final agreement by the author/s and the managing editor, who is the editor-in-chief for the journal, the manuscript is uploaded in the journal’s archive of the OJS. Result of the manuscript publication is seen online. Author/s will receive a printed/ hard copy version of the manuscript in the form of a full journal, in addition to having access to a free download of the manuscript online. Like the author/s, readers can also freely download manuscripts that are already in Celt’s archive.


Publication Frequency

Celt: A Journal of Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature is published every July and December, but since the year 2020 it is published every June and December. The published pdf version is open for all authors and readers to download freely.



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...


Ethics Statement

Ethics Statement

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

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Publication decisions

The editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor-in-chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board’s suggestions and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding the journal manuscript’s liability, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief may confer with other editors in the editorial Board and/or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An assigned editor and Reviewer can at any time 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-in-chief 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 an expressed written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer-reviewers assist the editor-in-chief in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor-in-chief.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument that had been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citation. A reviewer should also call onto the editor-in-chief's attention on any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest that resulted from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

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.

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, they should have been appropriately cited or quoted.

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.

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.

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 of 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 appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and 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.

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.


Abstracting & Indexing

1. DOAJ, 2. Crossref, 3. Sinta, 4. Google Scholar, 5. One Search, 6. Garuda, 7. Microsoft academic


Citedness of journal articles in Scopus

Scopus EXPORT DATE:14 Feb 2017 Zacharias, N.T. EFL students' understanding of their multilingual English identities (2012) Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 9 (2), pp. 233-244. Cited 2 times. https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84871282435&partnerID=40&md5=b4997d5d9c31fea43c840eecd90f0494 Suparno 'REVOLUSI MENTAL' to build the character of bureaucrats in Indonesia (2017) International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 (8), pp. 1099-1104. https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85028510755&partnerID=40&md5=2799793db7cdf99131216721b3ff9c99

Matra, S.D. Teacher questioning in classroom interaction (2014) Celt: A Journal of Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature, 14 (1), p. 82. Cited 2

Cited by:

1) Analyzing and Describing the Oral Questionings Used by the Prospective English Teacher in EFL Classroom Imanuel Kamlasi, Anselmus Sahan English Lecturers at English Education Study Program of Timor University Jl. Km. 09 Kel. Sasi, Kec. Kota Kefamenanu, Kab. TTU, Prop. NTT, Indonesia Email: ikamlasi@yahoo.com; anselsahan@gmail.com International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. www.ijicc.net Volume 5, Issue 3, 2019 Special Edition: Science, Applied Science, Teaching and Education https://ijicc.net/images/Vol_5_Iss_3/22_Kamlasi_P384_2019R.pdf

2) INDONESIAN EFL STUDENTS’ WILLINGNESS TOCOMMUNICATE IN THE 2013 CURRICULUMIMPLEMENTATION: A CASE STUDY Tian Havwini(tianhavwini@polibatam.ac.id) TEFLIN Journal, Volume 30, Number 1, January 2019 http://journal.teflin.org/index.php/journal/article/view/717

Mali, Y.C.G. Motivational teaching strategies in Indonesian EFL writing classrooms," (2018) Celt: A Journal of Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature, 17 (1), p. 60.

Cited by:

Triggering preservice teachers’ writing skills through genre-based instructional model viewed from creativity Haerazi Haerazi1 , Lalu Ari Irawan2 , Taufik Suadiyatno3 , Heri Hidayatullah4 1,2Magister of English Education, Mandalika University of Education, Indonesia 3,4Department of English Education, Mandalika University of Education, Indonesia International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE) Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2020, pp. 234~244 ISSN: 2252-8822, DOI: 10.11591/ijere.v9i1.203945 https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1246443.pdf

Aunurrahman, A., Hamied, F., Emilia, E. A joint construction practice in an academic writing course in an Indonesian university context (2017) Celt: A Journal of Culture, English Language Teaching & Literature, 17 (1), pp. 27-44.

Cited by:

1) Triggering preservice teachers’ writing skills through genre-based instructional model viewed from creativity Haerazi Haerazi1 , Lalu Ari Irawan2 , Taufik Suadiyatno3 , Heri Hidayatullah4 1,2Magister of English Education, Mandalika University of Education, Indonesia 3,4Department of English Education, Mandalika University of Education, Indonesia International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE) Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2020, pp. 234~244 ISSN: 2252-8822, DOI: 10.11591/ijere.v9i1.203945 https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1246443.pdf/

2) The Effectiveness of Quartet Card Game in Teaching Writing Descriptive Texts to Senior High School Students in Batu Ampar Yuliani Dwi Astuti1 , Aunurrahman2 , Maliqul Hafis 3 1,2,3Department of English Language Education, IKIP-PGRI Pontianak 1yulianidwia@gmail.com Proceedings of the 1st ICOLED – IKIP-PGRI Pontianak Study Program of English Language Education ISBN: 978-623-93430-0-2 https://pbing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20192-4yuliani.pdf