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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


JESMA aims to serve as a premier platform for scholars, researchers, and professionals dedicated to advancing the field of education. The journal is committed to fostering a dynamic academic discourse that pushes the boundaries of current knowledge, introduces fresh perspectives, and addresses the multifaceted challenges of contemporary education.


JESMA's scope, while broad, is meticulously defined to ensure relevance and specificity. We cater to a diverse academic community, emphasizing the following areas:

Empirical and Theoretical Research: Original investigations that contribute novel insights and expand the horizons of educational theories and practices.

Multidisciplinarity: Encouraging cross-disciplinary studies that intertwine various educational aspects, ensuring a holistic approach to understanding education.

Reviews: Comprehensive reviews that provide critical analyses of existing literature, identifying gaps, and suggesting future directions.

Case Studies: Detailed analyses of specific instances or events in education that offer valuable lessons or insights.

Reports: Conference summaries, book reviews, and essays that offer a deeper understanding of specific topics, events, or resources in the field of education.


Content Areas:

While JESMA is open to a wide spectrum of educational topics, we prioritize the following:

Elementary and Early Childhood Education: This refers to the foundational stages of education, focusing on the pedagogical methods, theories, and practices best suited for young learners.

Higher Education: This area delves into post-secondary and tertiary education, including undergraduate and graduate studies, and the dynamics of universities and colleges.

Teaching and Teacher Education: This domain covers the professional development of educators, the methodologies they employ, and the contemporary challenges and opportunities in the teaching profession.

Assessment and Evaluation: This pertains to the methods and tools used to measure students' learning outcomes, curriculum effectiveness, and instructional strategies.

Reading, English, and Communications: This area addresses literacy, language acquisition, and the skills necessary for effective communication.

Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education: A segment dedicated to the STEM fields and the pedagogical strategies best suited for these subjects.

Social Studies and Social Science Education: This domain emphasizes history, geography, civics, and other social sciences and their role in shaping informed and active citizens.

Information and Technology: This area examines the integration of digital tools and platforms in education, promoting modern, tech-savvy learning environments.

Educational Management: This pertains to the leadership and administrative aspects of educational institutions, from curriculum planning to school governance.

Disabilities and Gifted Education: A segment focused on special education, ensuring that students with disabilities or exceptional talents have the resources and support they need.

Rural Education and Small Schools: This domain highlights the unique challenges and opportunities associated with education in rural settings and smaller educational institutions.

Urban Education: This is about the dynamics of schooling in urban settings, addressing the unique challenges and opportunities present in densely populated areas.

Remember, each of these areas has its unique challenges, research trends, and innovations. JESMA, by covering these domains, ensures a comprehensive approach to educational research and practice.


JESMA is tailored for a global audience, including but not limited to researchers, educators, policy-makers, students, and professionals in the field of education.


To ensure a consistent stream of quality content, JESMA publishes biannually, with issues released in March and September.

JESMA is dedicated to upholding rigorous scholarship standards and ethical considerations in all its publications, ensuring that the content is not only academically excellent but also morally sound.

We invite you to join our mission to craft a brighter future for education, one article at a time.

Peer Review Policy:

All submissions to JESMA undergo a rigorous review process, starting with an initial assessment by the editor, followed by double-blind peer review from at least two anonymous referees.


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Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA)

JESMA steadfastly upholds the highest standards of integrity and quality in its publications. Our peer review process is integral to this commitment, ensuring the publication of research that is both rigorous and of significant impact.


  1. Initial Screening: All submitted manuscripts undergo a preliminary review by our editorial team. This initial assessment ensures relevance, completeness, and adherence to JESMA's guidelines.
  2. Assignment to Reviewers: Manuscripts that successfully pass the initial screening are then assigned to at least two independent experts in the relevant field. If deemed necessary, the editor may delegate one of the board members as a reviewer, given JESMA's extensive Editorial Board. Occasionally, based on the feedback from the first two reviewers or in cases of conflicting reviews, a third reviewer may also be delegated by the editor. It's important to note that even if a board member is selected, the sanctity of the double-blind review process remains unaltered, ensuring that the process does not equate to an internal review.
  3. Review Type: JESMA operates using a double-blind peer review system. This approach guarantees that both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous to each other, fostering impartiality and objective feedback.
  4. Review Rounds: Manuscripts generally undergo two rounds of review. Following each round, authors are provided with feedback and are expected to make the necessary revisions.
  5. Final Decision: Based on the reviewers' feedback and the subsequent revisions made by authors, the editorial team arrives at the final decision regarding the manuscript's publication.

Reviewer Selection:
Reviewers are meticulously chosen based on their expertise in the manuscript's subject area. While we maintain a roster of seasoned reviewers, we occasionally engage ad-hoc reviewers to ensure the content's precision and relevance.

Recognizing the importance of timely feedback, our objective is to wrap up the initial review round within 8 weeks from the date the manuscript is assigned to the reviewers. Authors are kept abreast at every phase of the process.

Upholding confidentiality is of paramount importance. Manuscripts in the review phase are treated with the utmost discretion. Similarly, reviewers are bound to maintain the confidentiality of the manuscripts they assess.

Ethical Standards:
JESMA's peer review process is anchored in internationally accepted standards of ethics and integrity. Our expectation is that reviewers dispense impartial, constructive feedback and steer clear of any potential conflicts of interest.

We encourage our reviewers to provide comprehensive and constructive feedback, equipping authors to enhance the quality of their manuscripts. This feedback is transparently relayed to authors while maintaining the reviewers' anonymity.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our reviewers. Their profound expertise and unwavering dedication fortify JESMA's reputation as a beacon in educational studies.



Publication Frequency

Introduction: The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) places immense value on punctuality, consistency, and clarity in its publication schedule. Following best practices outlined by esteemed scholarly databases, JESMA ensures that its readers and contributors are well-informed about its publication cadence.

Frequency of Publication: JESMA publishes biannually, with scheduled issues released in March and September.

Continuous Publication Model:

  • Forthcoming Issue: Besides the fixed issues, JESMA adopts a continuous publication model. Once an article successfully completes the peer-review process and is ready for publication, it is categorized under the "Forthcoming issue" section on the journal's website.
  • Volume, Number, and DOI Allocation: Articles in the "Forthcoming issue" are assigned a specific volume and number. Along with this, a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is generated for each article, ensuring its distinct identity in the digital scholarly ecosystem.
  • Page Numbering: Each article under the "Forthcoming issue" is also allocated a page number, ensuring continuity and ease of reference.

Transparency and Consistency: JESMA remains steadfast in its publication schedule. Any deviations or adjustments to the schedule, if ever necessary, will be communicated promptly to our readership. Our commitment ensures that authors receive timely decisions and readers gain regular access to the newest research.

DOIs and Digital Identity: The use of DOIs not only assures a permanent and consistent link to the research but also adds to the credibility and accessibility of the work. Every article, whether in scheduled issues or under the "Forthcoming issue" category, is assigned a DOI, reinforcing its position in the digital academic landscape.

JESMA, by combining scheduled issues with a continuous publication model, ensures that quality research is disseminated without delay. This hybrid approach guarantees both regularity in biannual releases and the flexibility to share pioneering research findings as they become ready, catering to the academic community's evolving needs.


Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy refers to the practice of making research publications freely available online, ensuring that these publications are accessible to anyone, anywhere, without the barriers of subscription fees or institutional access. The key principles of an Open Access Policy typically include:

Unrestricted Access: Open Access publications are available to anyone with an internet connection. Readers do not have to pay subscription fees or purchase individual articles.

Rights and Licensing: Authors retain copyright of their work but grant permissions (often through licenses like Creative Commons) for others to use, distribute, and reproduce the research, provided the original work is properly cited.

Increased Visibility and Citations: Because Open Access articles are freely available, they tend to have higher visibility and are often more frequently cited than articles published in traditional subscription-based journals.

Archiving: Open Access articles are often archived in public repositories to ensure long-term access and preservation.

Costs: Instead of readers or institutions bearing the subscription costs, Open Access often shifts the cost to authors or their institutions/funders in the form of Article Processing Charges (APCs). However, many Open Access journals offer waivers or discounts for authors who cannot afford these fees.

Public Good: The principle behind Open Access is that publicly funded research should be available to the public without access barriers.

Quality and Peer Review: Open Access does not mean compromising on quality. Open Access journals often maintain rigorous peer-review processes similar to their subscription-based counterparts.

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) firmly believes that the fruits of academic labor should be freely available to all, irrespective of geographical, financial, or institutional barriers. In a rapidly globalizing academic landscape, JESMA stands at the forefront of the open access movement, ensuring that scholarly contributions reach the widest possible audience, from seasoned researchers to curious minds everywhere.

Open Access Statement:
JESMA operates on an open access model, ensuring that all of its content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

1. Immediate and Unhindered Access:

At JESMA, we recognize the rapid pace of the academic world and the necessity for timely access to research findings. As soon as an article is published in our journal, it becomes instantly available to anyone, anywhere in the world. Moreover, even forthcoming articles are made available online, allowing our readership to gain early insights into emerging research trends and developments.

Our commitment to immediate access ensures that researchers, educators, students, and the wider public can benefit from the latest insights without any delays. Furthermore, our dedication to unhindered access goes beyond just immediacy. We have consciously removed all financial, technical, and legal barriers that can often restrict the distribution and use of scholarly works.

Whether you are accessing our content from a prestigious university in a metropolitan city or a remote school in a rural area, our content is equally accessible, ensuring that every reader has an equal footing in the academic landscape. By providing immediate and unhindered access, we not only amplify the reach and impact of the research we publish but also foster a more inclusive, democratic, and collaborative scholarly environment. It's our way of ensuring that knowledge, a universal treasure, remains free and open for all, catalyzing global academic progress and enlightenment.

2. User Rights and Licensing:

JESMA's adoption of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) exemplifies our belief in fostering a shared academic community where knowledge is not just consumed but also expanded upon. The CC BY license serves as a catalyst in promoting innovative research, interdisciplinary collaborations, and the widespread utilization of scholarly findings.

By opting for this license, we provide authors with the assurance that their work can reach the widest audience, while also ensuring that they are always credited for their contributions. For readers and fellow researchers, this license offers the freedom to engage with the content on multiple levels. Whether it's a student using the work as a foundation for their thesis, a startup integrating the research into their innovations, or an educator incorporating findings into a curriculum, the CC BY license ensures that the original work remains accessible and adaptable to various needs.

Furthermore, this approach to licensing encourages academic collaborations across borders. Researchers from diverse backgrounds, institutions, and nations can effortlessly build upon each other's work, paving the way for global research endeavors and breakthroughs that might not have been possible within restrictive licensing frameworks.

In essence, our commitment to the Creative Commons Attribution License is a testament to our vision of a scholarly ecosystem where knowledge is freely exchanged, collaboratively enhanced, and universally accessible, all while upholding the sanctity of authorship and scholarly contribution.

3. Archiving:

Ensuring the longevity and accessibility of scholarly work is paramount to JESMA. Our commitment to archiving is not just about the preservation of content but also about upholding the integrity of the academic record and ensuring the continuous availability of research for future generations.

To fulfill this commitment, JESMA collaborates with established digital archiving platforms, ensuring that every piece of content, from research articles to editorials, is securely stored in stable and redundant storage systems. These platforms employ state-of-the-art technology and best practices in data management, ensuring that our content remains safe from digital decay, technological obsolescence, or any unforeseen events.

Moreover, our archiving strategy is proactive. Beyond just preserving published articles, we also ensure that supplementary materials, datasets, and any other associated content are archived, thereby providing a comprehensive view of the research landscape at any given point in time.

In line with our archiving policy, the journal also supports and encourages authors to archive their preprints in preprint servers and repositories, ensuring the wider dissemination of knowledge even before formal peer review.

By prioritizing robust archiving practices, JESMA stands as a testament to the belief that scholarly output is not just for the present, but a legacy for future scholars, researchers, and the wider global community. Our dedication to archiving ensures that the academic discourse facilitated by our journal remains a touchstone for generations to come.

4. Article Submission Fee:

JESMA is unwavering in its commitment to disseminating high-quality research to a global audience without barriers. To sustain our robust open access model and uphold the highest standards of publishing, we employ a fee structure that supports our operations while keeping the best interests of our academic community in mind.

The submission fee of 150 USD levied on authors is a crucial component of this structure. This fee is not just a monetary transaction, but an investment in the scholarly publishing ecosystem.

Authors are required to pay a submission fee of 150 USD. This fee aids in covering operational costs  and website maintenance, supporting our open access model. This fee is applicable upon submission and remains independent of the final publication decision.

5. Transparency:

JESMA's commitment to fostering a culture of integrity and trustworthiness extends deeply into our operational ethos. We believe that transparency is not just a practice, but a principle that ensures credibility, accountability, and confidence among our stakeholders.

Clear Financial Disclosures: Every financial aspect of the journal, from the submission fee structure to any potential additional costs, is presented openly. Our financial model is designed to sustain the journal's open access nature and uphold its academic standards, and we ensure that every dollar's purpose is communicated clearly.

Open Editorial Processes: Our editorial decisions, peer review procedures, and selection criteria are available for public scrutiny. By being forthright about our processes, we aim to eliminate any ambiguity or doubt regarding our publication practices.

Feedback and Communication Channels: We encourage our community — be it authors, reviewers, or readers — to communicate any concerns, questions, or feedback. Open lines of communication ensure that we remain accountable and responsive to our community's needs.

Publication Ethics: Our stance on ethical considerations, including issues like plagiarism, conflicts of interest, or data manipulation, is clearly defined and made available to all. By doing so, we reinforce our commitment to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity.

Accessibility of Data: In line with our open access policy, any supplementary data, methodologies, or additional resources linked to our publications are made freely available, fostering an environment of complete transparency in research dissemination.

In essence, JESMA's transparency ethos ensures that every stakeholder in the scholarly publication process, from authors submitting their manuscripts to readers consuming the research, has a clear, comprehensive understanding of our operations, policies, and principles. This transparency nurtures trust, fostering a collaborative and open academic environment.

6. Copyright Retention:

In the traditional publishing landscape, authors often relinquish their copyrights to publishers. However, at JESMA, we adopt a more progressive stance that prioritizes the rights of authors and the broader dissemination of knowledge.

Author Empowerment: By allowing authors to retain the copyright of their work, we empower them with the freedom to share, distribute, and even republish their research elsewhere. This ensures that authors have complete control over their intellectual contributions.

Wider Dissemination: Retaining copyright means that authors can share their work on various platforms, academic networks, and institutional repositories, leading to a broader reach and increased visibility of their research.

Flexible Utilization: The CC BY license not only ensures the work remains accessible but also promotes its usage across different mediums. Whether it's for educational purposes, research endeavors, or policy-making, the content can be adapted and built upon without any hindrances.

Protection of Author Rights: While authors retain their copyright, the Creative Commons Attribution License ensures that anyone using the content attributes it correctly. This safeguards the author's moral rights and ensures they receive due recognition for their contributions.

Promotion of Collaborative Research: By retaining copyright and ensuring open access through the CC BY license, barriers to collaborative research are reduced. Other researchers can easily build upon, reference, and cite the work, fostering an interconnected and cumulative research ecosystem.

In sum, JESMA's approach to copyright retention aligns with our overarching mission of promoting open access, championing the rights of authors, and facilitating the unimpeded flow of academic knowledge. We believe that when authors have the autonomy and rights over their work, it leads to a richer, more vibrant scholarly community.

7. Upholding Ethical Standards:
JESMA stringently adheres to ethical standards, ensuring the utmost integrity, transparency, and quality of the research we publish.

We cordially invite authors from all corners of the globe to experience the profound impact of open access publishing with JESMA. Together, we can ensure that your research is granted the extensive audience it merits, fostering a comprehensive dialogue in the realm of education.





The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) recognizes the immense value of academic scholarship and the role it plays in shaping the future of education and multidisciplinary studies. Understanding the importance of safeguarding this wealth of knowledge, JESMA is resolutely dedicated to ensuring the enduring preservation, wide accessibility, and utmost integrity of every piece of scholarly content it publishes. Our goal is not just to share groundbreaking research but to ensure its longevity and continual availability for future generations of researchers, educators, and readers. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, there's an increasing need to adopt and adhere to international standards in content archiving. Acknowledging this, JESMA has carefully crafted a comprehensive archiving policy that aligns with global best practices, ensuring our contributions to academia remain timeless, secure, and readily accessible.

LOCKSS Archiving:

In our pursuit of rigorous content preservation, JESMA has partnered with the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program. By enabling LOCKSS, we ensure that our content is securely archived in multiple repositories worldwide. This decentralized approach to archiving guarantees that even in the event of data loss or journal discontinuation, our scholarly records remain intact and available for future generations.

Benefits of LOCKSS

The LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system, as its name suggests, is meticulously designed to offer an unparalleled level of security and preservation for academic journals and their invaluable content. JESMA's collaboration with LOCKSS provides a series of advantages that underscore our commitment to safeguarding our scholarly contributions:

Content Redundancy: One of LOCKSS' core strengths is its decentralized approach to data storage. By ensuring that multiple copies of JESMA's content are stored in a variety of geographically dispersed locations, the risk of total data loss due to local technical glitches, natural calamities, or other unforeseen disruptions is significantly minimized.

Consistent Access: Knowledge should be unfettered and universally accessible. Through the LOCKSS program, we guarantee that our global audience, be they researchers, educators, students, or general readers, always have uninterrupted access to the rich content of JESMA. This ensures that irrespective of technological advancements, evolving digital standards, or other external challenges, our journal remains within easy reach.

Content Integrity: In the digital realm, ensuring the authenticity and accuracy of content is paramount. LOCKSS goes beyond mere storage, routinely checking and cross-verifying the stored data with JESMA's original published version. This meticulous verification ensures that the content remains unaltered, preserving the original integrity of every article, study, and piece of research.

Community-Governed: The LOCKSS initiative is not governed by a single entity but is a collaborative effort driven by the global scholarly community. This collective governance ensures transparency, adaptability, and ensures that the system evolves in tandem with the needs and aspirations of researchers, publishers, and readers alike.

Future-Proofing: As technology continues its relentless march forward, LOCKSS is committed to evolving and adapting. By ensuring that JESMA's content is stored in formats that can be easily migrated to newer technologies, LOCKSS ensures the journal's longevity and relevance in an ever-changing digital landscape.

Support for Scholarly Endeavors: Beyond mere preservation, LOCKSS facilitates a seamless flow of knowledge. Researchers and scholars can cite JESMA's content confidently, knowing that it will remain accessible for future generations, thus fostering a culture of sustained academic dialogue and exploration.

By integrating with LOCKSS, JESMA underscores its unwavering commitment to the preservation of knowledge and its dedication to serving the global academic community.

PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN):

The PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) stands as a testament to the evolution of digital preservation, offering journals an added layer of security and longevity for their content. JESMA's association with the PKP PLN is a strategic move to enhance our journal's accessibility and durability. Here's what this partnership entails:

Seamless Integration: Being a part of the PKP PLN means that JESMA's content is seamlessly integrated into a global archiving system. This integration is automated, ensuring that as we continue to publish, our new content is automatically preserved without any manual intervention.

Cost-Efficient Preservation: One of the remarkable features of the PKP PLN is its cost-efficiency. For journals using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform, with a valid ISSN and at least one published article, the inclusion in the PKP PLN comes at no extra cost. This allows us to allocate resources to other essential aspects of journal management and publication.

Enhanced Security: The PKP PLN operates on the foundational principles of the LOCKSS system, ensuring that our content is not only stored but is stored securely. Multiple copies of JESMA's content are housed in different geographic locations, offering redundancy and safeguarding against data losses.

Commitment to Open Access: The PKP PLN aligns with JESMA's ethos of promoting open access. By being a part of this network, we emphasize our dedication to ensuring that academic knowledge remains freely accessible to all, irrespective of geographical or financial barriers.

Collaborative Effort: The PKP PLN isn't just a technological solution; it's a collaborative effort of academic journals from around the world. Being a part of this community means that JESMA is at the forefront of global discussions on digital preservation, allowing us to adopt best practices and stay updated with the latest advancements.

In essence, our association with the PKP Private LOCKSS Network amplifies our pledge to our authors, readers, and the broader academic community. It reassures that the research, insights, and scholarly discourse published in JESMA will remain accessible, secure, and relevant for generations to come.

Compliance with International Standards:

JESMA's archiving policy is not just an operational requirement; it's a reflection of our commitment to the broader academic community. Our adherence to internationally recognized standards underscores our promise to protect, preserve, and promote the scholarly works entrusted to us. Here's a deeper look at how our compliance with global standards translates to benefits for our stakeholders:

Robust Digital Preservation: At the heart of our policy is the assurance that every piece of scholarly content on JESMA is digitally preserved. This means that even with the rapid technological changes or potential digital threats, the intellectual legacy of our authors remains intact and accessible.

Enhanced Journal Credibility: Our alignment with recognized global standards amplifies JESMA's credibility in the academic publishing landscape. Researchers, authors, and academic institutions can trust that their contributions to JESMA will be part of a lasting scholarly record.

Future-Proofing Scholarly Work: As digital platforms evolve, the way we access and consume content changes. Our commitment ensures that irrespective of future technological shifts, the content on JESMA remains consistently available in its truest form.

Stakeholder Trust: By being transparent about our archiving practices and choosing to align with global standards, we build trust. Authors can be confident that their work will continue to reach audiences in the future, and readers can rely on JESMA as a consistent source of quality academic content.

Contributing to Global Academic Heritage: Through our rigorous archiving standards, we contribute to the global repository of knowledge. By ensuring the preservation of the work published in JESMA, we play our part in building a rich, accessible, and enduring academic heritage.

In sum, our dedication to compliance with international archiving standards is more than a mere procedural adherence. It's a testament to our vision of creating, preserving, and disseminating knowledge that stands the test of time, ensuring that today's research paves the way for tomorrow's innovations.


JESMA's dedication to a robust archiving policy underscores our commitment to the academic community. By ensuring the long-term preservation of our content, we uphold our promise to authors, researchers, and readers that their contributions and access to scholarly content remain uninterrupted and preserved for posterity.




Stay Connected with JESMA Journal on Twitter

Social media plays a vital role in today's academic landscape, fostering engagement, dissemination, and networking. JESMA embraces this shift and maintains an active presence on Twitter, one of the most influential platforms for academic engagement.

Follow us at @JesmaJournal for:

  • Latest updates on newly published articles.
  • Calls for papers and announcements.
  • Engaging discussions on current trends in educational studies and multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Highlights from conferences, workshops, and other relevant events.
  • Sharing and retweeting content related to education and educational research.

By connecting with us on Twitter, you join a dynamic community of scholars, educators, and professionals, all passionate about advancing education and multidisciplinary research.


Citation and Published Manuscripts Directory

Proper citation is the cornerstone of academic integrity and recognition. JESMA ensures that each published manuscript is easily citable, providing clear guidelines and consistent citation formats.

For a comprehensive list of all published manuscripts and easy citation referencing, please refer to our published manuscripts directory available here.


ISSN Details for JESMA

Journal Title: Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA)

Online ISSN (e-ISSN): 2757-8747

About ISSN:

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique identifier for serial publications, such as journals. It serves as an efficient, standardized code for identifying titles and ensuring consistent referencing. The ISSN system is utilized worldwide and facilitates the management and delivery of such publications.

Allocation and Validity:

The e-ISSN for JESMA has been officially allocated by the ISSN National Centre for Türkiye and is valid internationally. Each format of the journal has its distinct ISSN, and for JESMA, only the e-ISSN is currently available.

Usage of ISSN:

  • Facilitates the identification and differentiation of JESMA from other similar titles or publications.
  • Assists libraries and information systems in cataloging and updating their collection.
  • Aids researchers, educators, and students in accurately citing JESMA in their scholarly works.
  • Enhances the visibility and accessibility of JESMA in various databases and repositories.

Update and Changes:

In the event of a significant change in the content, structure, or title of JESMA, a new ISSN may be required. This ensures that the ISSN remains a reliable and consistent identifier for the journal.

For any queries or clarifications related to ISSN or any other aspect of JESMA, please reach out to our editorial team at editor@jesma.net


DOI Details for JESMA

Journal Title: Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA)

DOI Prefix: 10.51383/jesma

About DOI:

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a standardized method for identifying digital objects in the electronic environment. Each DOI is unique and serves as a permanent link to the content it identifies, making it easier for users to access, share, and reference digital content.

Features and Benefits:

Permanence and Stability: DOIs offer unmatched permanence in the digital realm. Unlike traditional URLs that can change when websites are updated or restructured, a DOI remains static throughout its existence. This ensures that regardless of any changes to the hosting platform, database structure, or even the migration of content across different servers, the DOI for a particular article or document will remain unchanged. Consequently, this steadfastness guarantees that researchers, students, and professionals can always access a referenced piece of work using its DOI, safeguarding the continuity of knowledge and ensuring that scholarly content remains reliably accessible for future generations. This inherent stability of DOIs thus plays a pivotal role in preserving the integrity and longevity of academic and research content in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Discoverability and Enhanced Visibility: The adoption of DOIs significantly amplifies the discoverability quotient of JESMA's publications. In the vast expanse of the digital academic ecosystem, where countless research papers vie for attention, a DOI acts like a unique digital fingerprint, ensuring that JESMA's articles stand out. When articles are equipped with DOIs, they are readily indexed by prominent academic databases, search engines, and research platforms. This facilitates a more streamlined search process for scholars, educators, and students, enabling them to pinpoint specific content with precision. Moreover, DOIs also interface seamlessly with citation management tools and software, ensuring that JESMA's publications are easily integrated into academic workflows. As a result, not only does the content become more accessible, but it also gains a wider audience reach, bolstering citations and enhancing the overall impact of the research. In essence, by leveraging the power of DOIs, JESMA ensures that its scholarly contributions are not lost in the digital shuffle but are prominently showcased, reaching the audiences they are intended for.

Citation and Academic Recognition: DOIs play a pivotal role in fortifying the citation process, making it more standardized and efficient. In the ever-expanding realm of academic publishing, proper attribution is paramount. By incorporating DOIs, JESMA ensures that every article can be precisely and consistently referenced, regardless of where it is cited or accessed from. This unique digital identifier aids in eliminating ambiguities related to article titles, author names, or publication dates. As a result, researchers and scholars can effortlessly and confidently cite JESMA's contributions, knowing that the DOI will always lead back to the original source. This not only ensures that authors are duly recognized for their scholarly contributions but also enhances the credibility and reliability of the referencing process. Additionally, as the citation count is a critical metric in gauging the impact of research, a streamlined citation mechanism facilitated by DOIs can significantly influence an article's visibility and influence in the academic community. In essence, DOIs serve as a bridge, linking authors' groundbreaking insights with the global scholarly dialogue, ensuring that their contributions are acknowledged, celebrated, and built upon.

Interlinking and Enhanced Scholarly Network: DOIs serve as more than just digital placeholders for articles; they function as robust connectors in the vast web of scholarly literature. By implementing DOIs, JESMA is actively participating in and contributing to this intricate network of knowledge. When articles reference one another, DOIs ensure that these connections are clear, direct, and easily navigable. This interconnectedness fosters a richer and more comprehensive understanding of topics, as readers can effortlessly traverse from one related piece of research to another, delving deeper into subjects and exploring various facets and perspectives.

Moreover, this interlinking capability augments the value of each article, as it situates the research within a broader context, showing how it relates to, builds upon, or diverges from other works in the field. For researchers, this means a more streamlined and intuitive way to explore literature, discover seminal works, identify gaps, and find inspiration for future investigations. For JESMA, it signifies an active engagement in the continuous and collaborative process of knowledge creation, dissemination, and expansion. In essence, through the power of DOIs, every article becomes a nexus, a starting point for myriad scholarly journeys, each branching out into diverse avenues of exploration and understanding.

JESMA's DOI Prefix:

JESMA's unique DOI prefix is "10.51383/jesma". Each article published in JESMA will be assigned a unique DOI suffix, which, when combined with the prefix, creates a permanent link to that specific article.

Example: For an article in JESMA with the DOI suffix "xyz", the complete DOI would be: 10.51383/jesma/xyz

Usage of DOI in JESMA:

  • Every article published in JESMA will be assigned a unique DOI.
  • This DOI will be prominently displayed on the article's webpage and in its citation details.
  • Authors and readers are encouraged to use the DOI when citing or sharing JESMA's articles to ensure accessibility and accuracy.

Registration and Validity:

JESMA's DOI prefix is registered and validated internationally, ensuring that our articles are identifiable and accessible worldwide.

For further questions or clarifications related to DOI or other aspects of JESMA, please contact our editorial team at editor@jesma.net .


Publication Ethics and Plagiarism Policy

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) is unwavering in its commitment to upholding the highest standards of publication integrity and ethics. Our policies, detailed below, are carefully crafted in alignment with global best practices and standards to ensure the utmost credibility and trustworthiness of our publications.

Clear Editorial Process:

At JESMA, we pride ourselves on maintaining a clear and transparent editorial process, designed to uphold the highest standards of scholarly publishing. Our editorial protocol ensures that every submitted manuscript is treated with fairness, consistency, and respect.

Well-defined Workflow: From the moment a manuscript is submitted to its final publication, every stage is well-defined. This includes initial screening, peer review, revisions, final approval, and eventual publication. Each phase has its own set of criteria and timelines, ensuring clarity for authors.

Documentation: For the benefit of our authors, reviewers, and readers, we ensure that every decision made concerning a manuscript is documented. This includes reviewer comments, editorial remarks, and any correspondence related to revisions or clarifications.

Open Communication: Our editorial team is always approachable. We believe in open communication, ensuring that authors are kept informed about the status of their manuscripts. Queries, concerns, or requests for updates are addressed promptly.

Ethical Adherence: At every step, our team ensures that the process aligns with the ethical guidelines of scholarly publishing. This includes ensuring the anonymity in the double-blind review process, addressing conflicts of interest, and maintaining the confidentiality of the manuscript.

Consistent Standards: Regardless of an article's origin or the reputation of its authors, each manuscript is subjected to the same rigorous standards. This guarantees fairness and impartiality in our publication decisions.

In essence, our transparent editorial process at JESMA is a testament to our dedication to scholarly rigor, fairness, and integrity. It is our commitment to fostering an environment where authors, irrespective of their background, feel valued, respected, and understood.

Ethical Guidelines:

Guided by the principles laid out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), JESMA strictly adheres to internationally recognized ethical standards. We expect every stakeholder in the publication process, including authors, reviewers, editors, and the broader scholarly community, to abide by these guidelines.

Authorship and Responsibilities: We believe that those who have made a significant contribution to the research should be given due credit as authors. It is crucial that all authors disclose any conflicts of interest and ensure the originality of their manuscript. Authors must also ensure they have obtained necessary permissions for any copyrighted material used.

Integrity in the Review Process: Reviewers are the backbone of our commitment to upholding the academic rigor and trustworthiness of the research we publish. They shoulder the responsibility of evaluating manuscripts impartially and ensuring that each publication meets the high standards our readers expect.

Guidelines for Reviewers:

Objectivity and Constructive Feedback: We urge reviewers to approach every manuscript with an unbiased mindset. Their feedback should be constructive, aiding authors in refining their research.

Conflicts of Interest: Transparency is essential. If reviewers identify any potential conflicts of interest—whether personal, professional, or financial—they should immediately disclose them. We advise against reviewing manuscripts where there's a risk of perceived or actual conflicts.

By joining our team of esteemed reviewers, you can contribute significantly to the world of educational research, ensuring that every publication under JESMA's banner is of the highest quality.

Editorial Independence and Accountability: Our editorial team operates independently, making decisions based on the academic merit of manuscripts. Editors are expected to handle submissions confidentially and are committed to providing authors with a clear explanation for any editorial decisions.

Data Integrity: Authors are expected to maintain the integrity of their research data. Any manipulation or falsification of data is strictly prohibited. If required, authors might be asked to provide raw data for verification.

Transparency and Corrections: JESMA is committed to correcting any errors in its publications. Should any inaccuracies or oversights be discovered post-publication, corrections or retractions will be made, ensuring the content's reliability.

In emphasizing these ethical guidelines, JESMA ensures the trustworthiness of its scholarly output, ensuring that every article published stands up to the rigorous standards of the global academic community.

Plagiarism Checks:

JESMA considers plagiarism a grave violation of academic integrity and is unwavering in its commitment to preserving the authenticity of its content. To this end, every manuscript submitted to JESMA is meticulously scrutinized for any signs of duplication or unauthorized appropriation.

Advanced Tools: We leverage state-of-the-art software like iThenticate and Turnitin to scan submissions. These tools are renowned for their precision in detecting instances of overlapping or identical content in academic papers across extensive databases worldwide.

Multiple Layers of Checking: Beyond automated tools, our editorial team is trained to spot instances of paraphrasing, improper citation, or any other form of subtle plagiarism that might bypass software checks.

Consequences for Plagiarism: Should a manuscript be found to contain plagiarized content, it will be promptly rejected. In severe cases, the offending author(s) might be blacklisted from submitting to JESMA in the future. We also reserve the right to notify the authors' affiliated institutions about the breach.

Educative Approach: While we are stringent about plagiarism, JESMA also believes in the importance of education. We seek to inform authors about the nuances of plagiarism, helping them understand how to avoid inadvertent mistakes and ensure the authenticity of their work.

Continuous Updates: The tools and techniques for plagiarism detection are continually evolving. JESMA remains updated with the latest advancements, ensuring that our checks are always thorough and up-to-date.

By implementing a rigorous anti-plagiarism protocol, JESMA ensures that all its published content stands as a testament to genuine research and original thought. We are dedicated to providing our readers with content they can trust, free from any concerns about authenticity.

Handling Misconduct:

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarly excellence. To safeguard the integrity of our publication and the academic community at large, we have rigorous procedures to address any allegations or instances of research or publication misconduct.

Preliminary Assessment: Upon receiving any reports or indications of potential misconduct, our editorial team conducts an initial assessment to determine the validity of the claims. This preliminary review aims to ensure that the allegations are not baseless or driven by personal disputes.

Detailed Investigation: If the preliminary assessment finds merit in the concerns raised, a more thorough investigation is initiated. This involves gathering all pertinent data and documentation, consulting with involved parties, and potentially seeking external expert opinions.

Maintaining Confidentiality: Throughout the investigation process, JESMA prioritizes the confidentiality of all parties involved. Details of the investigation are disclosed only to those directly involved or as required by the process.

Opportunity for Redress: Before making any decisions, the accused parties are given an opportunity to respond to the allegations. This ensures fairness and that all perspectives are considered in the decision-making process.

Taking Appropriate Action: Depending on the outcome of the investigation, JESMA will take appropriate action. This could range from issuing corrections or retractions, notifying the author's institution, or taking other measures deemed necessary.

Preventive Measures: Beyond addressing individual instances of misconduct, JESMA is proactive in its approach. We offer guidance and resources for authors and reviewers to ensure clarity on ethical standards and to minimize the chances of inadvertent misconduct.

Continuous Review of Policies: The landscape of research and publication ethics is continually evolving. JESMA periodically reviews and updates its policies on handling misconduct to ensure they remain robust and in line with global best practices.

By having a structured and transparent approach to handling allegations of misconduct, JESMA underscores its commitment to integrity, fairness, and accountability in the academic publishing process.

Declaration of Conflicts of Interest:

Ensuring the credibility and trustworthiness of academic work is of paramount importance to the Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA). Recognizing the potential influence of conflicts of interest on the integrity of scholarly publications, JESMA has established stringent policies for transparently identifying, declaring, and managing such conflicts.

Definition: A conflict of interest arises when there is a divergence between an individual's private interests and their professional obligations such that it could influence their professional actions or decisions. This can be financial, academic, personal, or any other type that may compromise or appear to compromise the integrity of the work.

Mandatory Declaration for Authors: At the time of manuscript submission, authors are required to disclose any relationships, conditions, or circumstances that could potentially influence the results of their study or the interpretation of their data. This includes financial ties, proprietary interests, funding sources, or personal relationships that may be construed as biased.

Reviewer's Responsibility: Reviewers are asked to recuse themselves from the peer review process if they identify any potential conflicts of interest, ensuring that their assessment remains objective and unbiased. Before reviewing a submission, they must declare any financial, personal, or professional ties to the authors or the study.

Editorial Transparency: Editors play a critical role in the publication process, and their impartiality is crucial. They are obligated to declare any potential conflicts and recuse themselves from decisions where such conflicts might interfere with an unbiased judgment.

Management of Declared Conflicts: Upon declaration of a potential conflict, JESMA will assess its magnitude and relevance. Depending on its nature, the manuscript might be assigned to different reviewers or editors, or additional disclosures might be requested.

Transparent Communication: Any declared conflicts of interest will be clearly communicated to readers alongside the published article. This ensures that the audience is aware of any factors that might have influenced the research or its presentation.

Continuous Education: JESMA remains committed to educating all stakeholders about the importance of recognizing and declaring conflicts of interest. Regular updates, guidelines, and training sessions are provided to ensure clarity and adherence to these ethical standards.

In adopting these comprehensive measures, JESMA aims to preserve the integrity, transparency, and credibility of the research it publishes, ensuring that the scholarly community and the broader public can trust and rely on the content presented.

Data Sharing and Transparency:

At the Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA), we firmly believe that the progress of academic research is bolstered when data is shared and made accessible to the wider community. With this in mind, our policies are aligned to foster a culture of open science:

Encouraging Data Availability: Authors are encouraged to deposit their research data in reputable public repositories, ensuring that the data is preserved, accessible, and reusable. By doing so, they provide a foundation for future researchers to understand, validate, and extend their work.

Citation of Data Sets: In the spirit of giving credit where it's due, any shared datasets should be appropriately cited within the manuscript. This not only acknowledges the value of data in the research process but also promotes the practice of data sharing among the scholarly community.

Transparency in Methods: Apart from the data, authors are also urged to provide clear and detailed methodologies. This aids in replicating studies, ensuring the robustness and validity of the research findings.

Benefits to Authors: Data sharing can significantly enhance the visibility and impact of research. By making their data available, authors can attract more citations, foster collaborations, and contribute more profoundly to the advancement of their field.



At the Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA), the confidentiality of authors, reviewers, and readers is paramount. Our commitment to safeguarding the identities and contributions of every participant in the publication process reflects our unwavering dedication to editorial integrity and our respect for the trust placed in us:

Anonymity in Review: JESMA's double-blind review system is meticulously designed to ensure that both authors and reviewers remain anonymous to one another. This ensures that manuscripts are evaluated purely on their academic merit, free from any potential biases.

Protection of Personal Information: We employ robust systems and protocols to shield the personal and professional data of all contributors. This data is exclusively utilized for editorial purposes and is never disclosed for other intents or to external entities.

Secure Systems: JESMA's online submission and review platforms are fortified with cutting-edge security measures. This guarantees the confidentiality of manuscripts, reviewer feedback, and all associated data throughout the editorial process.

Guidelines and Training: Both reviewers and members of the editorial board are provided with comprehensive guidelines emphasizing the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of the manuscripts they handle. They are explicitly instructed to refrain from discussing or disclosing any aspect of the manuscript or their review outside the designated channels.

Confidential Communications: All interactions concerning a manuscript, including publication decisions and reviewer feedback, are treated with the strictest confidentiality. Such communications are shared solely with the corresponding author, and if required, specific editors or reviewers integral to the decision-making process.

Protection of Data: Beyond just the manuscript, we are also deeply committed to protecting the personal and professional information of our contributors, ensuring it is never misused or shared beyond the journal's operations.

Corrections, Retractions, and Expressions of Concern:

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) upholds the principles of integrity, transparency, and accountability in scholarly publishing. Recognizing the potential for human error or unforeseen complications in any research endeavor, we have instituted robust procedures to address any content that does not meet our exacting standards:

Proactive Monitoring: While our rigorous review process minimizes the chances of publishing inaccurate content, we actively encourage our readership, reviewers, and the broader academic community to alert us if they identify any potential issues in our published works.

Corrections: If minor errors that do not impact the overall findings or interpretations of the research are identified, JESMA will issue a correction. This correction will clearly detail the nature of the error, provide the corrected information, and will be linked to the original article to ensure clarity for readers.

Retractions: In instances where the inaccuracies compromise the integrity of the research findings, or if there is proven misconduct such as data fabrication or plagiarism, a retraction will be issued. The retraction will be clearly marked, explaining the reasons for such action, and the original article will also be marked as retracted.

Expressions of Concern: If there are suspicions or allegations related to an article, but conclusive evidence is not yet available, JESMA will issue an expression of concern. This ensures that our readers are informed about potential issues with a publication while investigations are ongoing.

Transparent Communication: All corrections, retractions, or expressions of concern are communicated openly. They are indexed and linked to the original article, ensuring that readers have a complete understanding of the status and history of the publication.

Author Involvement: Before any corrective action is taken, authors are informed and, where possible, involved in discussions to determine the best course of action. However, the final decision rests with the editorial board to ensure the preservation of the journal's integrity.

Ongoing Training and Awareness: The editorial team and reviewers at JESMA are periodically updated about best practices related to identifying and handling potential errors or misconduct. This ensures a proactive approach to maintaining the journal's reputation and trustworthiness.

In essence, JESMA's guidelines on corrections, retractions, and expressions of concern are designed to ensure the highest standards of accuracy, transparency, and academic integrity, ensuring that our readers always have access to reliable and credible scholarly content.



The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) recognizes the importance of comprehensive dissemination and visibility of its published content. To enhance the reach and impact of our scholarly work, JESMA ensures that its content is indexed in prominent and esteemed databases and directories that are accessed and trusted by researchers around the world.


Indexed Databases:

JESMA's commitment to scholarly excellence and its mission to advance knowledge in the field of educational studies and multidisciplinary approaches is reflected in its indexing in several leading databases:


CrossRef DOI: Each article is given a unique digital identifier, ensuring traceability and ease of citation.

Google Scholar: Recognized globally, this academic search engine provides a platform for researchers to easily discover JESMA's contributions.

ROAD: The Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources, attesting to JESMA's commitment to open access publishing.

EBSCO Host: A renowned research database accessed by numerous academic institutions and libraries worldwide.

Idealonline: An academic research platform known for its extensive collection of scholarly content.

Ulrichsweb: A global directory that provides detailed information on academic journals.

ASOS Index: Catering specifically to the academic social sciences community, this index amplifies JESMA's reach within this discipline.

H.W. Wilson Education Full Text: A specialized source for educational publications, enhancing JESMA's visibility in the field of education.

Mendeley: A reference manager and academic social network that can help researchers organize their research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.


Journal Directories:


BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: A multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources, created by Bielefeld University Library.

OpenAIRE: An open access infrastructure for research in Europe, which helps in maximizing the reach of JESMA.


Digital Preservation:

LOCKSS: Provides libraries with digital versions of peer-reviewed web journals, ensuring JESMA's long-term preservation.

British Library: One of the world's most significant research libraries, preserving JESMA's content for future generations.


Content Aggregators:

Semantic Scholar: An AI-backed search engine that helps researchers find relevant work across a wide array of domains.

ResearchGate: A professional network for researchers, enhancing the visibility and accessibility of JESMA.

scite.ai: Provides a platform to see how a publication has been cited, helping to contextualize its findings.


Future Endeavors:

While JESMA is already indexed in the aforementioned databases and directories, we are continually striving to expand our presence in more platforms, ensuring that our research is accessible to an even wider audience. Our team actively engages with various indexing platforms and directories, ensuring that the quality research published in JESMA is recognized and made available to researchers, educators, and professionals globally.

The Significance of Indexing in Esteemed Databases

Being featured in such databases offers JESMA numerous benefits:

Enhanced Visibility: It ensures our articles are available to diverse academic audiences across various regions.

Increased Citations: Our content is more easily discovered, read, and cited.

Academic Recognition: It highlights the rigorous academic quality of JESMA's publications.

Global Reach: Our content is accessible to researchers worldwide, encouraging global collaboration.

Accessibility: Our open-access nature combined with our indexing ensures wide and easy availability of our research.

Endorsement of Quality: Being featured in these databases is a testament to the excellence of JESMA's research.



Navigating Scholarly Copyright: JESMA's Commitment to Transparency, Accessibility, and Global Standards

JESMA recognizes the importance of clear and equitable copyright policies in academic publishing. We adhere to a transparent and robust copyright policy, reflecting international standards and best practices in the academic community.

  1. Licensing: At the heart of JESMA's ethos is a commitment to open access. Our adoption of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) ensures the free dissemination of knowledge, allowing content to be accessed, shared, and adapted without restrictions, provided proper attribution is given.

  2. Author Rights: JESMA values the contributions of authors. Our policy allows authors to retain copyright while granting JESMA the right to the first publication.

  3. Global Copyright Landscape: JESMA adheres to international copyright conventions and treaties, ensuring that our authors' works are protected globally.


Diversity and Inclusion Statement

JESMA champions the principles of diversity and inclusion in all its operations. We believe that embracing a broad spectrum of perspectives enriches scholarly discourse and advances the field of educational studies.

  1. Editorial Processes: Our editorial board, peer reviewers, and contributors reflect a diverse mix of backgrounds, ensuring balanced decision-making and comprehensive coverage. The diversity of our editorial team can be viewed here.

  2. Authorship: JESMA provides an accessible platform for researchers from varied backgrounds, valuing contributions from scholars of different ethnicities, genders, and other defining characteristics. The global reach of our authorship is evident here.

  3. Content Focus: We encourage submissions addressing topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, emphasizing research that sheds light on historically marginalized or underrepresented groups.


Feedback and Appeals

JESMA values the feedback of its contributors and readers. We understand that disagreements or concerns might arise during the publication process.

  1. Feedback Mechanism: Authors are encouraged to share their feedback regarding the review or editorial process. Constructive feedback helps us refine our processes and serve our contributors better.

  2. Appeals: If authors disagree with editorial decisions, they have the right to appeal. The appeal process is transparent and ensures that authors' concerns are addressed promptly and fairly.


Retraction Policy

Maintaining the integrity of the academic record is paramount for JESMA. We have clear guidelines for retracting articles if significant issues or ethical breaches are discovered post-publication.

  1. Grounds for Retraction: Articles may be retracted for reasons including scientific misconduct, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and erroneous data.

  2. Transparent Process: The retraction process is initiated with due diligence, ensuring fairness and transparency. Retracted articles remain in the public domain, clearly marked as retracted.


Conflicts of Interest Policy

JESMA ensures potential conflicts of interest among authors, reviewers, and editors are addressed transparently and ethically.

  1. Disclosure: Authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest that could influence their research or its interpretation.

  2. Review Process: Reviewers are expected to recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts if they perceive a conflict of interest.

  3. Editorial Decision-making: Editorial decisions are made without bias, and editors who perceive a conflict of interest with a particular manuscript will delegate its review and decision-making process.


Editorial Independence

JESMA underscores the importance of editorial independence. Decisions regarding manuscript acceptance and other editorial policies are made without any interference from the journal's publishers or other external entities. This autonomy ensures the credibility, integrity, and quality of articles published in JESMA.


Ethics and Research Integrity

Upholding the highest standards of research integrity and ethics is fundamental to JESMA. We are committed to ensuring that all published work adheres to international standards of scholarly excellence.

  1. Ethical Conduct: Authors are expected to ensure their research is conducted ethically, with respect for participants and in accordance with relevant guidelines.

  2. Data Integrity: Authors should present their findings transparently and accurately, ensuring data integrity.

  3. Ethics Approval: For research involving humans or animals, appropriate ethics approval and consent should be obtained and clearly stated within the manuscript.


Authorship and Acknowledgements

JESMA places significant emphasis on accurate authorship representation and acknowledgements.

  1. Authorship Criteria: Only individuals who have made substantial contributions to the research and manuscript preparation should be listed as authors.

  2. Acknowledgements: Individuals who have contributed to the research but do not meet the authorship criteria should be acknowledged in the manuscript.

  3. Corresponding Author: The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have reviewed and approved the manuscript prior to submission.


Privacy and Confidentiality

JESMA respects the privacy of its authors, reviewers, and readers.

  1. Confidential Review: The peer review process is confidential, and the identities of reviewers are not disclosed.

  2. Data Privacy: Personal data provided during manuscript submission or any other communication is protected and not shared with third parties.


Submission Fee

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) is dedicated to upholding scholarly excellence and facilitating researchers worldwide in publishing their works. To support the various publishing processes and ensure sustainability, JESMA has instituted a tiered submission fee based on the development status of the author's country.

Tiered Fee Structure:

JESMA's submission fee is determined by the World Bank's classification of countries into low-income, lower-middle-income, upper-middle-income, and high-income economies:

  1. High-Income Countries: Submission fee of 150 USD.
  2. Upper-Middle-Income Countries: Submission fee of 120 USD.
  3. Lower-Middle-Income Countries: Submission fee of 90 USD.
  4. Low-Income Countries: Submission fee of 60 USD.

Refund Policy:

To value every scholarly contribution, if a manuscript submitted from any country is not accepted for publication, JESMA refunds 100 USD of the respective submission fee. This ensures that charges are mainly for manuscripts that undergo our meticulous publishing process.

Special Issue Submissions:

Manuscripts dedicated to special issues are exempted from the submission fee, in acknowledgment of their thematic importance.

Transparency in Fees:

The tiered fee structure contributes to various stages of publishing, including manuscript handling, peer review orchestration, production, and online hosting. JESMA ensures that every fee is effectively utilized to maintain the journal's quality and reputation.

Ethical Commitment:

JESMA's fee structure is designed to support operations and never influences editorial decisions. The review and evaluation of manuscripts remain strictly independent of submission fee considerations.

Fee Waivers and Concessions:

We recognize the financial challenges researchers may encounter. Authors facing genuine financial hardships, especially from low-income countries, can approach the editorial office for possible fee waivers or discounts. Each case is evaluated individually.

JESMA's tiered publication fee policy is a reflection of our commitment to academic inclusivity and excellence. We value every researcher's contribution and strive to make our platform accessible to all, ensuring fairness, transparency, and quality at every step.


Copyright Policy for JESMA

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) is committed to maintaining a transparent and robust copyright policy that aligns with international standards and best practices. Our policy ensures the rights of authors, the journal, and readers are clearly defined, ensuring the ethical dissemination and reuse of scholarly content.

Licensing Terms: JESMA publishes all its content under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). This license allows others to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the original work, even commercially, provided the original work is appropriately cited. This approach fosters the broadest dissemination and use of licensed materials, promoting further innovation and creativity.

Author Rights:

  • Copyright Retention: Authors retain the copyright of their work, ensuring they have the freedom to disseminate their research and contribute to open science.
  • Grant of Publishing Right: While authors retain copyright, they grant JESMA the right to first publication. This ensures the work is disseminated in a manner that acknowledges its original publication in JESMA.
  • Reuse and Distribution: Under the CC BY license, authors can share (copy and redistribute in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon) their work for any purpose, even commercially, with proper attribution.

Reader/User Rights:

  • Broad Accessibility: The CC BY license ensures that readers and users can access and use the content freely.
  • Permissible Uses: Users can remix, adapt, and build upon JESMA's content, even for commercial purposes, as long as they provide appropriate attribution.
  • No Additional Permissions: Users don't need to seek additional permissions for the full range of uses allowed by the license.

Archiving Rights: JESMA promotes the long-term preservation of its content. Authors are encouraged to archive their published articles in trusted third-party repositories to ensure enduring access to their work.

Compliance with International Standards: JESMA's copyright policy complies with global copyright conventions and treaties, ensuring our content is handled with the utmost integrity and in line with international best practices.

Conclusion: JESMA's copyright policy, centered on the CC BY license, is designed to ensure the maximum accessibility, reuse, and impact of the research we publish, while respecting and acknowledging the rights and contributions of our authors. Our commitment to transparency, adherence to international standards, and the empowerment of both authors and readers underpins our approach to copyright.