Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aims and Scope

Journal Arbitrer is an open access  published by Linguistics Society of Universitas Andalas. The main objective of Arbitrer is to provide a platform for the international scholars, academicians and researchers to share the contemporary thoughts in the fields of language, language teaching, and linguistics.It also aimed to promote interdisciplinary studies in language, language teaching and linguistics and thus become the leading international journal in language, language teaching and linguistics in the world.

The journal publishes research papers in the all the fields of language, language teaching, and linguistics such as:

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Lexicology
  • Syntax and Language Typology
  • Semantic
  • Pragmatic
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Grammar Analysis
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Dialectology and Language Evolution
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Biolinguistics
  • Clinical Linguistics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Language Teaching
  • Language Development
  • Translation
  • and other related studies of language


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The research article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed. The accepted research articles will be available online (free download) following the journal peer-reviewing process. Language used in this Journal is English.

Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, Arbitrer Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. Arbitrer adheres to a blind peer-review process that is rapid and fair, and also ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, Arbitrer needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about 4 weeks. Maintaining Arbitrer as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and an ability to be objectivefair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts.

Here list of items that need to be reviewed:

  1. Novelty of the topic
  2. Originality
  3. Scientific reliability
  4. Valuable contribution to the science
  5. Adding new aspects to the existed field of study
  6. Ethical aspects
  7. Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines
  8. References provided to substantiate the content
  9. Grammarpunctuation, and spelling
  10. Scientific misconduct


Publication Frequency

Journal Arbitrer is published twice a year during April and October.


Open Access Policy

Journal Arbitrer 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. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Arbitrer also operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing with the Arbitrer accept these as the terms of publication.

Benefits of open access for authors, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints



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Publication Fee

Arbitrer is dedicated to open access both for readers and authors. There will be no charge or of publication fee. Under the Journal’s open access initiative, authors can choose to download free material (via PDF link) from any of the journal issues from Arbitrer’s website http://arbitrer.fib.unand.ac.id under “Current Issues” or “Archives". The corresponding author for all articles will receive one complimentary hardcopy of the journal in which his/her articles is published by adding cost for shipping. Additional copies of the journals may be purchased by writing to the Chief Executive Editor.


Publication Schedule

Arbitrer is published twice a year during April and October with a minimum number 7 articles for a volume and a maximum number 20 articles. The submission will be open whole year.

Arbitrer accepts submission for the following types. 

1. Regular article

Regular articles are full-length original empirical investigations and research, consisting of introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions.  Original work must provide references and an explanation on research findings that contain new and significant findings.

Note: The article should in 6 and 12 journal pages (excluding the abstract, references, tables and/or figures), a maximum of 20 references, and an abstract of 100–200 words.

2. Review article

Review article is critical evaluation of materials about current research that has already been published by organizing, integrating, and evaluating previously published materials. It summarizes the status of knowledge and outline future directions of research within the journal scope. It aims to provide systemic overviews, evaluations and interpretations of research in a given field. The manuscript title must start with "Review Article:".

Note: The articles is about 7-10 pages, include appropriate figures and/or tables, and an abstract of 100–200 words. 


Language Accuracy and Plagiarism Check

Arbitrer emphasizes on language accuracy.  It must be writeen in English with clear and concise grammatical English. The authors are suggest to have the manuscript checked by a colleague or reputable institution. Author must provide submission with Certificate of Check from reputable institution. 

Arbitrer also concern about the originality of the article. Plagiarism is intolerable. The article will be banished and the author will be rejected for future submission. 

For screening language accuracy and plagiarism check, Arbitrer uses several tools including:

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