Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics (ESUKA – JEFUL) publishes linguistic articles and large-scale studies on Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages, as well as special theme issues. Papers on general linguistics are published only when they draw on data from the Estonian or other Finno-Ugric languages or when the treatment is important for the study of Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages. The journal is open to contributions from anyone who may wish to submit. The only criterion for publication is the quality of the submission, which is decided on the basis of blind peer review (the names of the author and reviewer are both kept anonymous). The journal has an international advisory board. The journal aims to stimulate the study of the Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages and to raise the standards of research for the discipline as a whole.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles (special issue)

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles (regular)

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Varia

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics (ESUKA – JEFUL) publishes linguistic articles and large-scale studies on Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages, as well as special theme issues. Papers on general linguistics are published only when they draw on data from Estonian or other Finno-Ugric languages or when the treatment is important for the study of Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages. The journal is open to contributions from anyone who may wish to submit. The only criterion for publication is the quality of the submission, which is decided on the basis of blind peer review (the names of the author and reviewer are both kept anonymous). The journal has an international advisory board, which includes neither the editor-in-chief nor the other members of the editorial board. The journal aims to stimulate the study of the Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages and to raise the standards of research for the discipline as a whole.
Papers published in ESUKA – JEFUL must meet certain criteria relating to audience, technical content, and presentation.

The following form is designated to help reviewers evaluate manuscripts submitted to ESUKA – JEFUL. If revisions are recommended, reviewers should be as specific as possible in describing changes and should indicate which changes are recommended and which are obligatory. If a paper is rejected because it is outside the scope of the journal, reviewers are requested to recommend that the paper be submitted elsewhere. If a paper is considered unpublishable, reviewers should reject it completely.

Please look at the manuscript soon after receiving it and return the review as soon as possible (but no later than 4 weeks after receiving the paper). 
Please return the review to:

ESUKA – JEFUL Editor
E-mail: Urmas.Sutrop@kirmus.ee

In the case of special issues please send the review to the guest editor.

Note on reviewer confidentiality. The editors of ESUKA – JEFUL never disclose the names of reviewers to authors. Reviewers should regard a submitted manuscript as a confidential document. They should not use or disclose unpublished information in a manuscript except with the permission of author(s). Since there is no direct communication between author(s) and reviewer(s) concerning a manuscript, that permission can only be obtained via the Editors.


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ESUKA – JEFUL
Review Form


Reviewer name: ..................................................................................
Reviewer address: ...............................................................................
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Paper title: ...........................................................................................
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Date: ...........................................

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1. General recommendation (check one):

1.1. Publish as is ___
1.2. Acceptable with minor modifications ___
1.3. Might be accepted after major modifications ___
1.4. Unacceptable (check all that apply) ___
1.4.1. Not appropriate for ESUKA – JEFUL ___
Which journal would be more appropriate? ...............................................................................
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1.4.2. Technically deficient ___
1.4.3. Quality of presentation is poor ___

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2. Summary comments for author(s). Please enter the appropriate word from the choices in parentheses

2.1. Interest of the subjects to readers of ESUKA/JEFUL (High/Medium/Low) 
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2.2. Originality of the paper (High/Medium/Low) ......................
2.3. Adequate references to prior and related works by other authors
(High/Medium/Low) ......................
2.4. Accurate information (Yes/No) .........................
2.5. Current information (Yes/No) .......................
2.6. Methodology (Yes/No) ...........................
2.7. Writing style is generally (Excellent/Readable/Poor) ....................
2.7.1. Paper is logically organised (Yes/No) ....................
2.7.2. Ideas are clearly presented (Yes/No) ....................
2.8. Meets submission requirements (abstract, length, style) (Yes/No) …..........


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3. Written Comments for Author(s)

Please enter your comments for the author(s) on your reason for accepting or rejecting the paper.

 

Publication Frequency

ESUKA – JEFUL is published at least twice a year in June and December

 

Open Access Policy

ESUKA – JEFUL 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.

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The journal adheres to the following publication ethics and malpractice statement issued by the University of Tartu Press. 



1. Publication and authorship

- All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.

- The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.

- The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.

- If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.

- Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.

- No copyright infringement, plagiarism or presentation of fraudulent data is alllowed.

- No same research can be published in more than one journal

- All papers include, if applicable, a list of financial supporters.



2. Authors' responsibilities

- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.

- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.

- Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

- Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process.

- Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

- All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.

- Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.

- Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.

- Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.



3. Reviewers' responsibilities

- Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.

- Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.

- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author.

- Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

- Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.



4. Editors' responsibilities

- Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.

- Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.

- Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

- Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources.

- Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.

- Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.

- Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

- Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

- Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.

- Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.

- Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.

- Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.





ISSN-L 1736-8987
ISSN 1736-8987 (print)
ISSN 2228-1339 (online)