Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Paradigm is an international journal of language and literary studies which provides an academic space for researchers and writers to publish their articles containing research reports, reviews, analyses, insights, (application of) theories, and criticism on the novel issues related in the following areas:

  • Contrastive Analyses and Historical Linguistics
  • Corpus-Based Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • World Literature
  • Critical Theory: New Criticism, Archetypal Criticism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Feminist Criticism, Marxist Criticism, Reader-Response Criticism, Cultural Studies, New Historicism, Deconstruction, Postcolonial Studies, Postmodernism Studies
  • Literature and Media
  • Stylistics and Semiotics
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Pragmatics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • Literary Theory
  • Literary History
  • Literary Criticism


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to Paradigm: Journal of Language and Literary Studies go through an internal review and if they meet the basic requirements, they are forwarded for blind review to distinguished experts in the respective field, either from the editorial board or identified reviewers. The manuscript will be given to the reviewers with anonymous authorship to avoid any subjectivity. Comments from the external reviewers are sent to the authors and they are notified of the journal’s decision (accept, accept with revisions, reject). The review process will take approximately three months after submission.


Publication Frequency

Paradigm: Journal of Language and Literary Studiesis is issued online twice in a year: April and November. The printed version is published annually by the end of the year


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.


Publication Ethics

The followings are the ethical codes of Paradigm: Journal of Language and Literary Studies issued by English Letters Department, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang. They cover the duties of authors, reviewers, editorial board members, and editor in chief.
•    Are responsible for conforming new and original work,
•    Must ensure the scientific merit or novelties of the work,
•    Must not submit any manuscripts that are under the consideration for other journals, and
•    Are allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection or upon the approval of their request to withdraw the work.

•    Must perform competing expertise on the interest of the journal before concurring to review a manuscript,
•    Are allowed to refuse a review of any manuscripts due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge,
•    Review all manuscripts objectively, fairly, and professionally,
•    Must ensure the originality of a manuscript,
•    Must not include any parties upon the decision making on the acceptance of the manuscript only under the permission of the Editor-in-Chief, and
•    Must adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Request for extension to review the submission is on the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

Editorial Board Members
•    Perform as ambassadors for the journal,
•    Actively contribute to the development of the journal, and
•    Review any work assigned to them.


•    Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit,
•    Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts,
•    Has the sole right to decide when and which articles are to be published,
•    Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/ increase the image and visibility of the journal,
•    Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors, and
•    Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.