Editor’s guide for SiELE articles

I made this guide to assist me when editing the SiELE articles.

This is an additional guide to the standard one provided by the journal.

Most of the guides are recommendations made by Prof. Yunisrina.

Primary vs secondary source

If the original work was published more than 20 years, the secondary source is acceptable. If otherwise, editors are encouraged to comment on the article.

Example of the comment: “Cite the original Lazar’s work if the work was published in the last 20 years.”

Uncommon proper noun:

If the author capitalizes uncommon proper nouns such as the name of approach and method un-uniformly, editors need to comment on the article asking the author to make necessary changes.

Example of the comment: “The use of capitalization is not uniform throughout the article when referring to some approaches. Ensure consistencies throughout the article.”

Incorrect DOI:

Ensure that all DOI in the reference list is correct. If the DOI used in the reference list is incorrect, provide the correct one.

Non-APA 7th:

Check if all references are formatted in APA 7th, if only three to four references are formated incorrectly, editors are encouraged to correct the format. If otherwise, comment on the article.

Example of the comment: “Some of the references does not follow in APA 7th, format the reference list in APA 7th.”


Citation tenses.

The verb used when citing work is simple present while the verbs inside the citation vary. If it is the definition, the verb is simple present; if results, the verb is in simple past.

Example of correct in-text citation: “Zainuddin (2018) says that students who have good learning strategies often excel in speaking, and this is as found in his research conducted on ESL Indonesian at the high school level.”

If the mistakes are too many, editors may comment on the article.

Do not edit excerpts from the interview.

Leave any errors from the interview’s excerpt as is. No revision is necessary for this part.

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