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1. Editorial Policy
- • 'EDUJOURN' – International Journal of Education publishes papers that are judged and peer reviewed by team of expert reviewers (in the individual subject).
- • Types of articles include original research papers, reviews, mini-reviews, short research communications.
- • Edujourn aims at rapid publication of quality research results and reviews while maintaining rigorous review process.
- • The main criteria for accepting a manuscript for publication in Edujourn are originality, innovative and scientific importance and interest.
- • To cater for international audiences and promote international collaboration, we encourage submissions that present results of collaborative research of more than one country.
- • Edujourn Policy on Commercial Consideration:- No publication fee is charged from authors. All financial activities of Edujourn functions on monetary help received through journal subscription charges. Edujourn does not accept any donations / grants / advertisements from any commercial organization to maintain sanctity in publication of unbiased research.
- • Hard copy of journals to authors is provided at nominal cost.
- • Antiplagiarism Policy: Edujourn strongly condemns and discourages practice of plagiarism. All received manuscripts have to pass through "Plagiarism Detection Software" test before forwarding for peer review. We consider plagiarism as a crime..
2. Edujourn Policy on Peer Review Process:
- We understand the importance of peer review process in upholding quality of scholarly publications. Once manuscript is received from authors, it passes from following stages-
- i. Manuscript is first handled by Edujourn Editorial Board (team consists of experts on language and copyediting). During this process manuscript is checked for plagiarism and grammatical errors. Softwares are used to detect plagiarized content and grammatical errors in manuscripts.
- ii. After successful passing through this step, manuscripts are assigned with unique code. Coded manuscripts are then forwarded for blindfolded review process to two reviewers. Reviewers are required to submit their evaluation report within 15 working days on the report template provided to them.
- iii. Evaluation report received by the two reviewers are then analysed by the editorial board members and decision is made regarding publishing of the manuscript.
- iv. The acceptance/ required changes are communicated to the author. Authors are also provided with copyright form to be filled and sent with the final form of their manuscript
3. Ethical Policy
- • Authors must not fabricate, falsify or misrepresent data or results. They should strive to be objective, unbiased and truthful in all aspects of their work. Authors must be honest in making claims for the results and conclusions of their research. If an error is discovered in published or submitted work, the mistake should be admitted and a corrigendum, erratum or retraction should be published.
- • When determining the credit for a piece of work, authors should ensure that all those who have made a significant contribution are cited as co-authors.
- • It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all named authors have approved the submitted version of the manuscript, agree to its submission and are willing to take appropriate responsibility for it.
- • Authors have a responsibility to acknowledge the work of others used in their research and to cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their work. All sources for the article must be clearly disclosed and permissions obtained from the original authors (and original publishers if they hold the copyright) for any figures or significant extracts that are to be reproduced or quoted. Collection of such permissions is the responsibility of the authors.
- • Submitted articles must be the authors own work. Plagiarism constitutes unethical scientific behaviour and is not acceptable. Plagiarism ranges from the unreferenced use of others’ ideas to submission of a complete paper under ‘new’ authorship.
- • Duplicate publication, i.e. production of multiple papers with the same, or essentially the same, content by the same authors and is viewed as unacceptable. Submitted research articles must be novel and original.
- • It is also unethical to submit the same, or essentially the same, article to a second primary research journal whilst it remains under active consideration by another.
- • Articles should include a full list of the current institutional affiliations of all authors, both academic and corporate.