About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Scripta Manent, Journal of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers, is a peer-reviewed open access journal designed primarily as a resource for LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) teachers and researchers. It is committed to contributing to the professional development of its readers around the world by publishing articles that strive to bridge theory and practice in the LSP teaching profession.

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on applied and theoretical research in LSP, including:

-          genre-based research,
-          multimodal texts,
-          lexicology and lexicography,
-          translation studies,
-          intercultural studies,
-          language policy,
-          teaching/learning,
-          curriculum and syllabus design,
-          teaching and learning materials design,
-          language teaching methodology,
-          assessment and evaluation,
-          teacher roles and education,
-          information-communication technologies,
-          etc.

Reviews of scholarly books and research monographs on LSP, and reviews of local LSP coursebooks are also welcome.

 

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process.

Step 1: The Editor-in-Chief acknowledges the receipt of the manuscript within a week of receipt. Each manuscript is first screened by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors to determine their appropriateness to proceed to a full peer review. Manuscripts that do not comply with the Scripta Manent scope, evidence possible duplication of content, or do not meet other requirements of Scripta Manent will be declined without a peer review.

Step 2: All submitted manuscripts that meet the requirements for publication defined in Step 1 are assigned to an Associate Editor, and sent out for double-blind peer review to two reviewers who are specialists in the field.  Scripta Manent possesses its own reviewers’ database. However, potential reviewers may be suggested by the authors. In case the applied research methodology reaches beyond the commonly applied research methods in LSP research, a methodological reviewer may be used. The reviewers are provided with assessment instructions and a manuscript review form. The quality of reviewers’ reports is carefully controlled by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. The reviewers are asked to complete the review process within six weeks.

If the manuscript is sent back to the author for revision and subsequent resubmission, the Associate Editor forwards the reviews to the author and provides further comments, if necessary, about what areas of the manuscript need revision. The revised and resubmitted manuscript is sent back to the reviewers for re-assessment. If there is no consensus between the reviewers on the quality of the submitted manuscript, the evaluation of a third reviewer may be sought.

The final decision to accept or reject the manuscript is based on the reviews and made by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors, normally within ten weeks from the manuscript receipt date.

A proof of the final version of the manuscript is sent to the author for revision.

 

Publication Frequency

Scripta Manent is published twice a year.

 

Open Access Policy

This is a diamond open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Article Processing Charges

There is no Article Processing Fee charged to authors and articles are immediately available on the journal website once published.

 

Archiving

Scripta Manent utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

 

Sponsors

Scripta Manent's Editorial Team, guest editors, and reviewers work on a voluntary basis. Scripta Manent has no revenues. The publisher, the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers, is a non-profit association in the public interest.

 

Abstracting and Indexing

The journal Scripta Manent is indexed in the following databases/resources:

- DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals,
- LLBA – Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts,
- ERIH – The European Reference Index for the Humanities (2011, NAT),
- MLA – Modern Language Association, and
- ANVUR - Classificazione delle riviste