Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

CJLS is an international scholarly open access journal that provides a forum devoted to current and state of the art studies in Language and Communication. It is a fully refereed journal, focusing both on conceptual and theoretical approaches to Language and Communication studies. Submissions that deal with case studies and essays demonstrating new knowledge and advanced methods providing heightened scholarly understanding of traditional topics in English and French linguistics or literary studies, pragmatics, discourse studies and (new) media communications are particularly welcome. The journal also encourages descriptive and highly objective reviews.

The journal aims to maintain rapid editorial procedures and a rigorous peer review system. Submitted articles are reviewed within approximately three months of submission and the accepted articles are published shortly afterwards. CJLS is published twice a year (June & December), both electronically as well as in printed form by Covenant University Press, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

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.

 

Editor

Innocent Chiluwa

 

Co-Editors

Tunde Ajiboye
Charles Ogbulogo

 

Associate Editor

Taiwo Abioye

 

Editorial Assistants

Edwin Onwuka
Tuesday Owoeye

 

Review Editors

Anya Egwu
Olusola Oyero

 

Editorial Advisory Board

S/N   Name   University
1   Jacob Mey   University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
2   Ruth Wodak   Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
3   Christian Mair   University of Freiburg, Germany
4   Crispin Thurlow   University of Washington, Bothell, USA
5   Anne Wichmann   University of Central Lancashire, UK
6   Shi-xu   Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
7   Ulrike Gut   University of Münster, Germany
8   Michael O’Donnell   Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
9   Luanga Kasanga   University of Bahrain, Bahrain
10   Chris Awonuga   Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
11   Rotimi Taiwo   Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
12   Albert Oyeleye   University of Ibadan, Nigeria
13   Wale Adegbite   Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
14   Tunde Ajiboye   University of Ilorin, Nigeria
15   Akin Odebunmi   University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Ethics and Misconduct

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Ethics: The Editors of Covenant University Journals (CUJ) strictly ensure that all research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that the work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow the Misconduct policy and may reject the manuscript, and/or contact the author(s), institution or ethics committee. On rare occasions, if the Editor has serious concerns about the ethics of a study, the manuscript may be rejected on ethical grounds.

Confidentiality: Editors will treat all manuscripts submitted to all CU Journals in confidence. Reviewers are also required to treat manuscripts confidentially. CUJ will not share manuscripts with third parties outside of CUJ, except in cases of suspected misconduct. Manuscripts may be shared with other Editors of CUJ, unless authors indicate on submission that they do not wish their manuscript to be passed on beyond the journal they submitted to.

Consent: For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants (or their parent or guardian in the case of children under 18) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript.

Misconduct: CUJ takes seriously all allegations of potential misconduct. As members of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), all CU Journals will follow COPE guidelines outlining how to deal with cases of suspected misconduct. In cases of suspected research or publication misconduct, it may be necessary for Editors to contact and share manuscripts with third parties, for example, author(s)’ institution(s) and ethics Committee(s). CUJ may also seek advice from COPE and discuss anonymized cases in the COPE forum.

Research Misconduct: All research must be carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that research has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors may reject a manuscript and may inform third parties, for example, author(s)’ institution(s) and ethics Committee(s). In cases of proven research misconduct involving published articles, such articles may be retracted.

Publication misconduct: As members of COPE, all CU journals will follow COPE guidelines outlining how to deal with cases of potential publication misconduct.

Plagiarism: CUJ is a member of Crosscheck’s plagiarism detection initiative and uses plagiarism detection software. If plagiarism is identified, COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

 

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