Editorial

Aim and Scope

Alphabet publishes articles on language, literary and cultural studies. The journal accepts manuscripts on fields of studies (not limited to) as language; literature; cultural studies; post-colonialism; popular culture; diaspora, multiculturalism, linguistics; discourse analysis, media studies, corpus analysis, digital humanities, sociolinguistics; language and gender; semantics; syntax; pragmatics; media studies; film studies; digital culture; phonology; morphology; anthropolinguistics; linguistic lanscape; fandom; semiotics; folklore; diaspora

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Managing Editor

  • Muhammad Rozin, M.A., Study Program of English, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (SintaGoogle Scholar)

Editorial Board

  • Dr. Charlotte Hemmings, the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, the University of Oxford (Scopus IDORCID iD)
  • Dr. Esti Junining, M.Pd., English Language Education Program, Department of Language Education, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (ORCID iDSintaGoogle Scholar)
  • Hamamah, M.Pd., Ph.D, Graduate Program of Linguistics, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (ORCID iDSintaGoogle Scholar)
  • Assoc Prof. Ann Dashwood, University of Southern Queensland, Australia (Scopus IDORCID iD)
  • Prof. Dr. Bart Barendregt, B.A., Leiden University, Netherlands (Scopus IDORCID iDGoogle Scholar)
  • Dr. Thomas Barker, Australian National University, Australia (Scopus IDORCID iDGoogle Scholar)

Associate Editors

  • Aris Siswanti, S.S., M.Pd., Study Program of English, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (SintaGoogle Scholar)
  • Dyah Eko Hapsari, M.Hum., Study Program of English, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (SintaGoogle Scholar)
  • Fredy Nugroho Setiawan, M.Hum., Study Program of English, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (Sinta,Google Scholar)
  • Melania Shinta Harendika, M.A., Study Program of English, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (ORCID iDSinta,Google Scholar)
  • Nanang Endrayanto, M.Sc., Study Program of English, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (SintaGoogle Scholar)
  • Scarletina Vidyayani Eka, M.Hum., Study Program of English, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (ORCID iDSintaGoogle Scholar)
  • Yusri Fajar, M.A., Study Program of English, Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia (ORCID iDSinta,Google Scholar)
  • Nestiani Hutami, M.A, Study Program of English Education; Faculty of Languages and Cultures, UIN Surakarta, Indonesia (ORCID iDSintaGoogle Scholar)
  • Sulistya Ningtyas, M.A., Study Program of English Literature, Department of English, Department of Linguistics, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia (Google Scholar)
  • Sufi Ikrima Sa’adah, M.Hum., Study Program of English Literature, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, UIN Surabaya, Indonesia (ORCID iDSintaGoogle Scholar)
  • Kelhouvinuo Suokhrie, Ph.D., University of Delhi, India (Google Schoolar)

Instructions for Authors

The Editorial Board welcomes articles and research reports that have never been published previously nor are under consideration for publication elsewhere. The submission guidelines are as follows:

  1. Manuscript is based on research findings or the equivalence on both applied and theoretical aspects on the topic of language, literature, and culture.
  2. The entire manuscript should be written double-spaced in English on A4 paper, 10-20 pages in length (excluding references), and in MS Word Garamond size 12.
  3. Tables and figures (in JPEG or GIFF format) should be set out in separate pages. Number tables and figures and provide captions. Identify where these should appear in the text with an insertion point.
  4. Manuscript must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet. This should contain the author’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, current position (where relevant), and institutions of the author. Note that these details shall not be written in the article itself as to facilitate a double blind-review. Replace name with word 'author' where necessary.
  5. The article should be written in an essay with subheading for each part, except for the introduction.
  6. The theoretical studies should be systematically arranged as follows: (a) title, (b) abstract (150-250 words), (c) keywords (max. 5 words), (d) introduction (with no heading), covering the background, gap identification, purpose and the scope, (e) discussion, (f) conclusion and suggestion, (g) references.
  7. The empirical studies should be arranged as follows: (a) title, (b) abstract (150-250 words), (c) keywords (max. 5 words), (d) introduction (with no heading), covering review of related literature, gap identification, and research purpose, (e) method (if applicable), (f) results, (g) discussion, (h) conclusion and suggestion, (i) references.
  8. All references cited should be listed alphabetically conforming to APA (American Psychological Association) system, 7th edition.
  9. Articles not conforming to the journal’s writing format and APA style as explained above will be returned to the author(s) for reformatting. Authors may revise and resend the articles after these are written in the accepted format and style.
  10. Contributions and correspondence on editorial matters should be addressed to editor’s address: Jurnal Alphabet, Program Studi Sastra Inggris, Universitas Brawijaya, Jl. Veteran Malang 65145, Malang, Indonesia. Telp. (0341) 575875 Fax. (0341) 575822, e-mail: alphabet@ub.ac.id

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Peer Review Process

The aim of the review process is to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the article. These include originality, interest, urgency, coherence, and balanced argumentation. In essence, all manuscripts submitted to Alphabet are subjected to a two-step double-blind peer-review process.
1. Internal Review

Prior to the distribution of manuscripts to peers for external review, all submissions are examined by the editorial board covering turn-it check, scope of studies, and the quality of the manuscripts. This allows us to decide whether the manuscripts received: fall within the scope of the journal, are acceptable in terms of adherence to codes of conduct and author guidelines of Alphabet, have strong conceptual frameworks conveyed in their literature reviews, demonstrate clarity of methodology, are adequate in terms of novelty and interpretations of findings, have followed APA style, have been effectively situated within the framework of the scientific community, and have followed the predetermined research paper format.
2. External Review

Following the internal review, submissions that fulfill the basic requirements and standards set by Alphabet are sent out for double-blind peer review by 2 experts in the field from the journal's list of reviewers. On rare occasions, this second review step may take up to 1 year or longer. Once the external review has been completed by both reviewers, the authors are sent copies of the comments and suggestions. The author will also be notified of the editor's decision (accept, accept with minor revision, revise and resubmit, or decline).

Plagiarism Policy

Alphabet follows a strong plagiarism policy and is committed to protecting the integrity of the scholarly record and feels its duty to help and support the scientific community in all aspects of research and publishing ethics. Authors must ensure that they have written original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible. All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through Turnitin with a maximum of 20% of the similarity index.

Publication Frequency

Alphabet is published biannually in April and October with six articles per issue.