This JALA Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The JALA, The Journal of Asian Linguistic Anthropology, at al times upholds the highest standards of publication ethics, while ubiquitously acting against publication malpractices. As such, The JALA always acts ethically with regards to its publications, rejects plagiarism, preserves confidentiality of submitted work, to act against copyright issues of published material. Here, the JALA seeks to publish only original material. All articles submitted to The JALA are peer-reviewed. English language is a condition for all submitted content in papers, with the exception of necessary data in other languages and forms.