Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

 World Journal of English Language (WJEL) is a peer-review journal, published by Sciedu Press. It is devoted to publishing articles in various aspects, fields and scopes of the English Language, such as but not limited to English literature, linguistics, teaching and learning English as a Second Language (ESL), as an Additional Language (EAL) or as a Foreign Language  (TEFL).  It is published semiannually in both online and printed versions.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal employs a double-blind peer-review system, which ensures that the identities of both reviewers and authors are kept confidential. Each submission undergoes a rigorous review process, typically involving three experts: two external reviewers and one editorial member from the journal. This process is designed to ensure objectivity and fairness in the evaluation of each submission, while minimizing the potential for biases or conflicts of interest. By maintaining anonymity, the review process aims to enhance the quality and integrity of the scholarly research published in the journal.


Publication Frequency

Bimonthly, published in January, March, May, July, September and November


Open Access Policy

This journal 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.



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...



AE Global Index

CNKI Scholar


Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB


Google Scholar

Harvard Library E-Journals


Journal TOCs




PKP Open Archives Harvester






Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

The Standard Periodical Directory


Journal Metrics

h-index (January 2024): 25

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

i10-index (January 2024): 63

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

h5-index (January 2024): N/A

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2018-2022 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

h5-median (January 2024): N/A

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics



2023: Articles Received: 1185; Accepted: 486; Rejected: 647; Published: 394; Retracted: 1

2023Q4: Articles Received: 251; Accepted: 115; Rejected: 127; Published: 62; Retracted: 0

2023Q3: Articles Received: 251; Accepted: 102; Rejected: 155; Published: 95; Retracted: 0

2023Q2: Articles Received: 363; Accepted: 132; Rejected: 180; Published: 110; Retracted: 1

2023Q1: Articles Received: 320; Accepted: 137; Rejected: 185; Published: 127; Retracted: 0

2022: Articles Received: 769; Accepted: 391; Rejected: 382; Published: 310; Retracted: 0

2021: Articles Received: 97; Accepted: 44; Rejected: 38; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2020: Articles Received: 54; Accepted: 26; Rejected: 24; Published: 12; Retracted: 0

2019: Articles Received: 77; Accepted: 42; Rejected: 32; Published: 15; Retracted: 3

2018: Articles Received: 49; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 21; Published: 10; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 47; Accepted: 32; Rejected: 23; Published: 20; Retracted: 1

2016: Articles Received: 57; Accepted: 30; Rejected: 25; Published: 17; Retracted: 0


Special Issues

In order to better serve the needs of the academic community, we welcome collaborations with other institutions to publish special issues. If you are interested in publishing a special issue with our journal, please send your inquiry and proposal to wjel@sciedupress.com.

Before embarking on a special issue with our journal, please take note of the following points:

  • Special issues should be focused on a specific research topic, conference, or closely related area of research.
  • Articles accepted for publication in special issues will undergo the same rigorous review process as regular issues.
  • You are welcome to recommend appropriate researchers to act as guest editors and reviewers.
  • To ensure timely publication, please discuss your proposal with us at least five months in advance.
  • An article processing charge (APC) of 1200USD will be charged for each article.
  • We will provide you with a number of printed journals, with a maximum of two copies of each article.
  • We also offer a free e-journal in PDF format if required.

We are committed to facilitating the dissemination of high-quality research and knowledge through special issues. We look forward to working with you to bring your research to a wider audience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns.