Focus and Scope


Beyond Words is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the current issues in language education and applied linguistics. The first area, language education, includes the practices of language teaching, especially issues pertaining to the curriculum, the syllabuses and the practices of instructed language learning (language instructions), and assessment. The second area, applied linguistics, covers issues in discourse analysis, translation studies, and language as a means of communication in general. Beyond Words is especially interested in the interconnected network of language, education, culture, and society. 


Call for Manuscripts Beyond Words invites articles that have never been submitted for any other publication elsewhere. See Guidelines for Authors.


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Open Access Policy

Beyond Words 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.
All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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This journal 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. More...


Guidelines for Authors

The demand of continuous academic improvement has urged scholars to do research and share knowledge in writing. Widya Mandala Graduate School accommodates these academic scholarly needs by providing the journal entitled Beyond Words. This twice-a-year, refereed, journal accepts a wide variety of both theoretical and practical manuscripts around the following fields: 1. Language Education 2. Applied Linguistics Submission Guidelines see Author Guidelines


Ethics and Responsibility

Authors’ Rights The copyright of an article published in Beyond Words is with the author(s). As an open access Journal, Beyond Words does not charge authors for the publication of their articles, and the full texts are directly available for readers without any payments.
Authors’ Responsibilities As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors who do not adhere to the guidelines.
All articles submitted for Beyond Words must be free from any form of plagiarism, fraud research, fake data, and fraudulent analyses. It is the authors’ responsibility to comply with these academic best practices. Articles submitted must not have been previously published, entirely or partly, nor is in the waiting list of another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). When using other authors’ ideas or statements, all the quotes and paraphrases of ideas taken from other articles must be given appropriate citations. (Beyond Words uses APA Publication Manual).
Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interests that may influence the objectivity and the judgments of the authors related to the research.
Editors’ Responsibilities Editors do their tasks by considering journal quality only, and will not make any unfair decisions on the basis of race, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs and affiliations, and sexual orientation.
The Editor-in-Chief secured authors that contents of waiting-to-be published and unpublished articles will not be used by editors or editorial staffs for their own writings


Peer Review Process

Beyond Words is a fully refereed online journal published twice a year in May and November. The standard of acceptance includes the following criteria: relevance, authenticity, new insights, flow of thoughts, and significance.
Relevance An article submitted for publication in Beyond Words should be relevant to the journal’s scope and areas, which broadly include Applied Linguistics and Language Education. Preference is given to research articles. but theoretical review articles of newly published books that offer fresh and innovative perspectives on language education are also welcome.
Aunthenticity As mentioned in the Publication Ethics, articles sent to this journal must be original and has not been previously published, entirely or partly, nor is in the waiting list of any other publication.
New Insights An article submitted for Beyond Words are expected to bring new insights to the field, discuss current issues, contribute to the advancement and accumulation of knowledge in the field. The article must show a clear and deep understanding of the topic discussed. If it is a research article, the findings could be followed up by further studies.
Flow of Thoughts In academic writing, main idea and supporting sentences, coherence in and between paragraphs, diction, hooks and transitional words, phrases and sentences are the elements of a good flow of thoughts. In other words, flow of thoughts leads to the readibility of an article.
Significance A Book Review is significant because of the reviewer’s analysis that brings awareness to the readers about the new insights written by the book author. A research article has a big significance if the findings is original and new.
The Process of Acceptance Article Submission Beyond Words is an open access journal using an Open Journal System (OJS). Authors are required to register before submission. Readers could directly read the articles. The copyright of articles published in the journal is with the author(s).
Editor Evaluation Articles received will be sent to the editor team for evaluation in terms of language, academic style and suitability of topics. If the topic is acceptable, but has some problems with the language, it will be returned to the author for revision. However, if the language, style and topic are unacceptable, or if an article is proven a plagiarism, it is directly rejected with some explanations. Otherwise, the article will be sent for peer review.
Peer Review All articles passed the desk evaluation (editor’s evaluation) will be sent to a reviewer and will be blindly reviewed. Comments and suggestions from the reviewer will be sent to the author for revision with a time limit no more than 15 days.
Editorial Meeting Finally, an editorial meeting, or “virtual meeting,” is conducted to make the final decisions regarding the articles to be published.


Article Processing Charge

No Processing Charge for submitting, processing, and publishing the Article in Beyond Words


Plagiarism Check

All articles submitted to the journal Beyond Words are subject to plagiarism check. Articles that do not meet the requirement will be returned to authors for further editorial works or will be rejected immediately. Plagiarism checker used by the journal is Turnitin.