About the Journal

Enletawa Journal is an electronic scientific journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and short articles, written in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese, on foreign language teaching, applied linguistics, and language studies.

Enletawa is aimed at researchers from the international scientific community and master’s or doctoral students. Enletawa follows a "double-blind" peer review process to select its contents.

Its publication frequency is continuous, through two issues a year, and its articles are published in immediate open access under the "Diamond" model. In other words, in any of its stages, the journal has no costs for the authors since it is financed by the Master's Degree in Language Teaching of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia.


Next, we are going to describe some aspects that an author should take into account before submitting an article to Enletawa:

Submission: Papers must be submitted exclusively to the journal. That is, the author must not simultaneously submit the same manuscript to another journal and must not have an active evaluation or publication process in another journal, as this potentially compromises the originality and rights of a manuscript.

On the other hand, submissions must be made through the OJS platform (OPEN JOURNAL SYSTEM) at the link https://revistas.uptc.edu.co/index.php/enletawa_journal/about/submissions

Unpublished Articles: Enletawa Journal accepts original articles that have not been published elsewhere. The presentation of texts that have been partially published or in other languages is not acceptable for the journal. Any work that does not meet this condition will be rejected by the editor.

Types of Articles: Enletawa Journal accepts the manuscripts shown below:

  • Original Article: (5000 to 7000 words excluding bibliographic references): a document that presents in detail the original results of completed research projects. The body of the work must contain the following sections: introduction, methodology, results, and discussion.
  • Reflection Article: (5,000 to 7,000 words, excluding bibliographical references): a document that presents the results of completed research from an analytical, interpretive, or critical perspective of the author, on a specific topic, using original sources.
  • Review Article: (6,000 to 7,500 words, excluding bibliographical references): a document resulting from a completed investigation, where the results of published or unpublished investigations on a field of science or technology are analyzed, systematized, and integrated, in order to inform about advances and development trends in language sciences. It is characterized by presenting a careful bibliographic review of at least 50 references.
  • Short Article: (3000 to 4000 words excluding bibliographic references): this type of article shares preliminary or partial original research findings.
  • Translation: This category includes classic texts, current issues, or transcripts of historical documents that are related to the area of interest of the magazine.


NOTE: Articles should not have more than three authors. Articles that exceed the indicated conditions are not accepted.


Graphic Aspects

Tables and Figures: All tables and figures must have a title and source. They must also be called within the body of the text and numbered in their order of appearance. In the case of photographs or images, they will be called figures, in all cases. It is suggested that authors try to prepare their tables and figures of the articles to avoid the permission process.

Special caution should be taken with making unauthorized adaptations or translations of already published tables or figures, as such adaptations would generate a derivative work and improper use.

Copyright and Permissions on Images: The photographs or images that come from other sources must have the proper authorization to be reused or reproduced in the Journal. It will not be the responsibility of the journal to process any of these permissions. It must be clear to the authors that the right to quote does not apply in the case of images, since the quote is exercised on a fragment of a work, and an image or photo is a work in itself.

Finally, the use of photographs in which the face of a person can be identified must have authorization for the use of the person's image. Otherwise, the photo cannot be published by the journal. This type of consent or permission will be the sole responsibility of the authors and may be a cause for rejection of the manuscript if it is not properly resolved.

Languages: Enletawa Journal accepts manuscripts in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese.

Peer Evaluation Process: The manuscripts received by the Enletawa Journal are by external peer-reviewed and follow the evaluation system (double-blind), that is, the identity of both evaluators and authors is reserved to promote the greatest possible independence in decision-making.

The evaluated article may have three (3) results: publishable, publishable with corrections, rejected; when this is considered as publishable with corrections, the author is informed, who decides whether or not to undertake to carry them out; if she/he does not do so, she/he must communicate her/his decision in writing to the Editorial Committee. The evaluation process of the article will last a maximum of two (2) months from the date of receipt, and the jurors will have a maximum period of fifteen (15) calendar days to consider its quality. The Editorial Committee will be the one who finally decides the publication or not of the articles and the number of the edition in which they will be included.

Conflict Resolution: If an article has contradictory concepts (one pair approves and the other rejects), a third party will be invited to resolve the conflict. Based on this result, the final publication decision will be made.

Average Times: The evaluation process in the journal, from the submission to the final decision, lasts approximately 4 months.

Editorial Review: Checking of Turnitin by the journal team and checking of the minimum conditions of editorial quality and scientific quality of each article.

Call for Evaluators: Evaluators are assigned according to their academic profile (Ph.D. and active researchers) and their recent publications on the subject.

Similarity and Management of sources: Plagiarism check (Turnitin iThenticate): all manuscripts received are reviewed through a robust tool called Turnitin.

Copyright: The journal requests the transfer of ownership of the rights of the articles that are approved by the peer process. However, reuses by the same authors for scholarly, scientific, educational, or professional purposes are permitted, provided the proper citation is given to the article's original publication in Enletawa.

Access and Licenses: The journal publishes in immediate open access and protects its content through a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) license.

Digital Preservation: The journal has policies to ensure the stability and security of its publishing platform, by the guidelines of the host university.

Self-archive: The journal allows self-archiving of all published articles, in the editor's version (the final published version). However, authors are requested to include the full reference and link to the article in their metadata on the journal's website.

Publishing Costs: The journal does not charge its authors in any of its phases. It is fully financed by the Master's Degree in Language Teaching of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia.

Assignment and Copyrights: The journal requests the copyright assignment of the articles in order to formalize their publication. However, the use or reproduction of articles for educational, academic, or scientific purposes is permitted, provided that full reference to the original publication is granted.


Enletawa Journal guides its ethics and science based on the 16 principles established by COPE regarding good editorial practices and transparency criteria. Here is how Enletawa Journal applies these principles in its manuscript publishing processes:

  1. Website: The journal runs on an Open Journal Systems platform and includes all the accurate and up-to-date information on its objectives and scope; it also shows the printed and electronic ISSN.
  2. Name of the Journal: Since its inception, it has been concise in its name, this has allowed it not to generate confusion with other magazines.
  3. Peer Review Process: The journal describes in detail its peer review process under the double-blind system.
  4. Ownership and Management: The journal is sponsored by the Master's Degree in Language Teaching from the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia.
  5. Editorial Board: The journal has an editorial structure that is publicly available on its website and is made up of a chief editor, an editorial assistant, and an editorial and scientific committee. It also has an editorial and production coordination area that supports the management of the magazine and the technical and professional publication processes.
  6. Editorial Team/Contact information: The journal includes complete information about its editorial structure, profiles, ORCID, or information about the CV of its members.
  7. Copyright and Licenses: The journal declares its relationship with the authors regarding the rights of the approved manuscripts and the relationship with its readers through a Creative Commons license.
  8. Management Fees: The journal explicitly states that it works under the diamond open access model; that is, it has no shipping or publication costs for its authors.
  9. Process for Identifying and Dealing with Reports of Research Misconduct: The journal affirms that it follows COPE procedures for dealing with potential ethical issues or malpractice in scientific research and publishing.
  10. Ethics in Publication: The journal has an ethics policy that promotes scientific integrity, which translates into procedures to promote and verify the quality of the manuscripts.
  11. Publication Frequency: The publication frequency is continuous; it is mentioned in the Journal's policies.
  12. Access: The journal specifies how to access its contents. It has no subscription costs, and its access is open under a Creative Commons license.
  13. Archive: The journal has a preservation policy and comments on it in its policy.
  14. Sources of Income: The journal is financed by the Master's Degree in Language Teaching, generating a scientific space to disseminate the written works of academics and researchers ¾national and foreign¾. It is aimed at university professors, researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of Education and Language Sciences, and at all those professionals interested in areas associated with Foreign Languages, Applied Linguistics, and Language.
  15. Advertising: The journal has an advertising guideline, but a legal notice clarifies that none of the advertisers influences the selection or publication of the journal's contents. The manuscript approval process is based on external peer review.
  16. Direct Marketing: The journal does not carry out direct marketing strategies nor does it have commercial purposes; it has no interest in this and does not charge processing fees to authors. It aims to create a community of contributors (authors, reviewers, editors) and an inclusive and diverse audience of readers within the particularities of their area of expertise and thematic spectrum.


The author must register as a journal user on the Open Journal System (OJS) platform at the following link:
https://revistas.uptc.edu.co/index.php/enletawa_journal/about/submissions  and from there he/she can submit his/her article.

– The author accepts that his/her article is submitted to the evaluation for its possible approval. He/she takes responsibility for the ideas contained in his/her document; In addition, he/she welcomes the comments of the evaluators (referees) and the Editorial Committee to adapt its text to academic, scientific, and editorial parameters. The author may be consulted during the evaluation and editing process to respond to requirements regarding formal and content aspects of his/her document.

– The author undertakes to respect the intellectual property rights of third parties and any violation of copyright will be his/her responsibility. If the article reproduces bibliographic information, charts, graphs, diagrams, illustrations, images, etc., the author undertakes to request authorization for its use and publication. Enletawa Journal, the Editor, the Editorial Committee, and the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia, in case of litigation for copyright infringement, will hold directly responsible the author who submitted the article to the evaluation process.

– The Editorial Committee will communicate in writing the author(s) of the reasons for the non-approval of the submitted article. It will ask the authors of the approved articles for a letter of originality and authorization in which they assign the rights to Enletawa Journal and authorize the use of the copyright (reproduction, public communication, transformation, and distribution) to the magazine and the
Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia. Once this authorization is received, the journal and the University may publish the text of the article in electronic format. At the time the author assigns the rights of his/her article to the
journal, the latter has the legal attributes to dispose of the article and its dissemination, as decided by its Editorial Committee.

Originality: The manuscripts submitted to Enletawa Journal must be unpublished. Simultaneous submission to other journals will be considered a serious offense and cause for rejection of a manuscript.

Ethics: Enletawa Journal follows the guidelines of the COPE (Committee of Ethics for Publications)

Review System: The evaluation process of the article will be strictly anonymous; that is, the author will not know who reviewed his/her article, and the reader will not know the author's name either (double-blind system).

The evaluated article may have three (3) results: publishable, publishable with corrections, rejected; when this is considered as publishable with corrections, the author is informed, who decides whether or not to undertake to make them; if he
does not do so, he must communicate his/her decision in writing to the EditorialCommittee.

Edition: Approved articles will undergo professional editing, language copyediting, and layout design processes.

Access and Creative Commons: The journal is of immediate open access, with a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) license, and it works under the diamond model.

Assignment and Copyrights: The journal requests the copyright assignment of the articles in order to formalize their publication. However, the use or reproduction of articles for educational, academic, or scientific purposes is permitted, provided that full reference to the original publication is granted.

Handling Fees: The journal has no shipping or publication cost for the authors.

Digital Preservation: The journal recognizes the importance of preserving its published content in the long term, and continually advances in the processes of indexing and archiving its content to keep it accessible.

Author: Enletawa Journal defines an author as follows:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  •  Redact the paper or critically revise it for important intellectual content.
  •  Final approval of the version to be published.
  •  Agreement to be responsible for all aspects of the work to ensure that questions regarding the accuracy or completeness of any part of the work are properly
    investigated and resolved.

In addition to being responsible for the parts of the work he/she has done, an author must be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for other specific parts of the work. Furthermore, authors must have confidence in the integrity of
their co-author's; contributions.

Changes in Co-authorship: The journal does not allow changes in co-authorshipafter the article has already been submitted. To make a change to remove or add an author in the corrections phase, after peer review, the authors must justify very well why the change is due and all co-authors must express their agreement. Each request for a change in the co-authorship of an article will be reviewed in detail by the journal and may be a cause for rejection if there is evidence of a probable conflict between the authors or an undue removal or inclusion, not agreed between them.

Responsibilities of the Participants

Publishers: They must adopt the best peer review standards and methods so that each article is reviewed by competent experts. Editors should also clarify which sections do not have a peer review process and which do. They, in other words,
must ensure that the journal has a clear publication guide. Likewise, editors must contribute to the detection of plagiarism and possible ethical breaches. Finally, they
should offer advice on the publication process to both authors and reviewers, to promote appropriate conduct for research and publication.

Authors: They must develop original research responsibly and with high ethical standards. In addition, they must present the results in an honest, complete, and transparent way, so that the scientific community can confirm or respond to the data presented. Authors should not submit the manuscript to other journals for evaluation. They must report the studies on which the research was based, as well as the sponsors who supported it. They must also declare if there is any conflict of
interest. Finally, the authors must claim responsibility for the published research.

Reviewers: They must inform the editors of possible fraud or plagiarism of the research reviewed. They must review the documents in an objective and timely manner. They will also discuss why an article has been rejected or how it might be
more suitable for publication.

Formal Requirements for the Presentation of Articles

In any case, the authors must comply with the following style and presentation instructions for the articles:
1. The first page of the article should contain:

Title of the article: No more than 12 words and the use of acronyms, symbols, and abbreviations will be avoided.

Identification: Name of the author(s) and email, ORCID identifier code. In a footnote, with a (*) symbol, it is essential to include the following:

Type of article (research, reflection, or review). - Last academic title and university that grants it, institution, and country where the author works. - Name of the research group, if applicable. - Origin of subsidies and support received, if any. It is mandatory to have a fully completed ORCID (Open Researcher and Contribution ID). For ORCID registration, go to: https://orcid.org/signin.

In the case of authors affiliated with Colombian institutions, we suggest that they process their CV registration with the CvLAC of the Ministry of Science:


Authors who already have a CvLAC registration should verify that it is up to date with their current affiliation.

The manuscript must designate the corresponding author, linking with the other authors and the journal throughout the publication process.

2. Second page

On the second page, there should be an abstract and keywords. The article must be presented with an abstract of a maximum of 150 words and a minimum of 100, in which the author describes what she/he is going to develop in her/his article. It should also include keywords, a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8, that account for the central themes, authors, and other topics to be highlighted in the article.

The abstract must present the following structure:
Purpose: (minimum 25, maximum 50 words)

Methodology: (minimum 25, maximum 50 words)

Results: (minimum 25, maximum 50 words)

Conclusions: (minimum 25, maximum 50 words)
3. Third page

From the third page, the development of the work must be presented, introduction (description of the problem and objective of the article), the body of the work (theoretical framework, methodology, results, and discussion), conclusions, and bibliographical references (APA Guidelines, 7th edition).

Margins: Letter format with 2.54 cm margins on each side.

Spacing: Titles and subtitles will be registered with Arabic numerals up to the third level (for example 1.3.2). Footnotes should appear in Arabic numerals. These will be used only to clarify, explain or expand concepts or data that the author
considers should be outside the text. It is recommended to avoid its excessive use. Line spacing 1.5.

6. Font: Arial 12, for textual citations with paragraph indentation Arial 11 line spacing 1.0.

7. Text Indent: All paragraphs will be indented on the first line; you must leave a blank space between one and the other, and between the different sections of the article 

8. Titles and subtitles: The titles and subtitles will be registered with Arabic numerals up to the third level (for example 1.3.2) 

9. Footnotes: Footnotes must appear in Arabic numerals. These will be used only to clarify, explain or expand concepts or data that the author considers should be outside the text. It is recommended to avoid its excessive use.

10. Tables and Figures: The tables and figures must appear referenced and explained in the text. They must be titled, sequentially numbered, and accompanied by their respective image and source captions. They are located after the paragraph where they are announced. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain and deliver permission to the journal for the publication of figures that require it.

Technical Citation and Reference Standards 

The style standard established by the journal for citing and referencing bibliography takes into account some aspects of the updated APA Guidelines (7th edition).

Bibliographic Citation
- Only the author's last name, the year of publication of the book or magazine, and the page number are recorded in the text.

- Italics will not be used for textual citations. However, when they appear in a citation, it must be indicated whether the emphasis belongs to the original or the author.

- Verbatim quotations of less than 40 words must be incorporated into the text and enclosed in English quotation marks.

Corrections of Articles Published in the Journal:

Fixes: Corrections will be made to a published article if the identified error can generate significant errors (an error in the affiliation of an author, ORCID, or names, among others) or affects its interpretation due to an unintentional omission
or error in its writing or format. 

Retractions: If it is detected that an article has serious  problems that affect the veracity of its results, compromise its scientific quality, or pose a serious ethical problem (plagiarism, fabrication of data, manipulation, among others), the journal
may retract and prevent access to the full-text manuscript, with the corresponding notification of the reasons for retraction.