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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches publishes original research and theoretical articles in the field of educational sciences. The journal publishes manuscripts that have direct relevance to the principles of learning and teaching, the significance of quality education, the role of technology in education, application of psychological concepts to education, student health and wellness, the importance of curriculum development and sociology of education. The journal also welcomes contributions from closely related research areas such as: educational leadership, creative pedagogy, special education, educational policy, educational management, language education, career planning and educational finance etc.

The JESMA welcomes papers on educational sciences: original theoretical works, literature reviews, research reports, social issues, psychological issues, curricula, learning environments, research in an educational context, book reviews, and review articles.

Please note that JESMA only publishes manuscripts in English.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to the Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) and during the review process.

When the author(s) submits paper to the journal, it is assessed for suitability by the editor or section editor and it'll then be sent out for assessment by independent experts in the field. These reviewers are asked to judge the validity, significance, and originality of the manuscript.

Peer review is also a very useful source of feedback, helping the author(s) to improve their paper before it is published. Review is a collaborative process, where author(s) engage in a dialogue with their peers and receive constructive support to advance their work.

JESMA has Double-anonymous peer review model. In this model, the reviewers don’t know the author(s) of the article. And the author(s) don’t know who the reviewers are either. 

 

Open Access Policy

Open Access Statement

The International Journal of Modern Education Studies (IJONMES) is an Open Access Journal. Upon publication of the manuscripts, they are freely accessible for scholars, students or readers from all over the World. All the open access content of IJONMES journal can be distributed in any medium within non-commercial use as long as the the author and the journal are properly credited. IJONMES supports The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). 

The details regarding The Budapest Open Access Initiative can be found on the link https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read  

 

Archiving

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...

 

Publication Frequency

The  Journal of Educational and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA) is a peer-reviewed scholarly online journal. The JESMA is published semi-annual in March and October.

 

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Publication Fee

 

Publication Ethics and Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism 

Plagiarism which includes taking the words, ideas, or substance of another and either copying or paraphrasing the work without giving credit to the source through the appropriate use of footnotes, quotation marks, or reference citations, is understood to be an intentional act and must be totally avoided.

All new submissions to The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (JESMA) are screened using Ithenticate for plagiarism and similarity report. Authors should strictly avoid plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.

If plagiarism is identified, the manuscrip may be rejected by the editor or the author may be asked to change the text according to the the level of plagiarism detected.

Manuscripts with over 15% overlapping from the similarity report results exceeding 15% would not be considered for publication by JESMA. Papers submitted to JESMA must be original and not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA)’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below.

 

Responsibilities of Authors

 

By submitting a manuscript to The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA), the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes.

 

An author should not normally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in multiple journals or publication venues. Such redundant publication is generally considered to constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration being rejected, or a published article being retracted.

 

Authors of manuscripts reporting on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and may be cause for rejection or retraction of a manuscript or published article.

 

Where the manuscript reports on commercial software, hardware, or other products, authors must include a declaration at the beginning of the manuscript in which they must either state that no conflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict. All sources of financial support for the research should also be disclosed in the manuscript.

 

The author(s) of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA), the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license. This license allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions.

 

Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license.

 

The authors’ names should be listed on the article in order of their contribution to the article, and all authors take responsibility for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an “Acknowledgments” section at the end of the article, immediately preceding the Reference List. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.

 

Where an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his/hers that has been published in The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA), he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct the article or retract it as appropriate.

Upon the change in TR Index Journal Evaluation Criteria for 2020, "Ethics Committee Approval" is requested for articles in all disciplines, including social sciences (See TR Index Journal Evaluation Criteria Article 8 at https://trdizin.gov.tr/en/about/#applicationAndCriterias ).

This change obliges the information regarding the permission (board name, date and issue number) included in the Ethics Committee Approval to be included in the method section of the article and also on the first / last page of the article.

Even if the process of the article that does not meet this criterion is completed, it may not be possible to publish it, as it will negatively affect the indexing process of our journal in TRDizin.

  

Responsibilities of Reviewers

 

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA)’s reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Given that most of these individuals are in full-time employment, their reviewing activities for The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA) must, by necessity, not be their top priority. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion, for example, if their current employment workload and/or other commitments make it prohibitive for them to complete a review in a timely fashion and to do justice to the task in the available time frame. They should also not accept manuscript review assignments for which they feel unqualified.

 

Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their reviews within 15 days. They should recuse themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

 

Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA) Editor.

 

When conducting their reviews, reviewers are asked to do so as objectively as possible, refraining from engaging in personal criticism of the author(s). They are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made. They should always attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the author(s) in improving their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable.

 

Reviewers should identify in their reviews relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources has not been provided. They should call to the responsible editor’s attention any major resemblances between a manuscript under consideration and other published articles or papers of which they are aware, as well as any concerns they might have in relation to the ethical acceptability of the research reported in the manuscript.

 

Responsibilities of Editors

 

The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA) has ultimate responsibility for deciding if a manuscript submitted to The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA) should be published, and in doing so is guided by the journal’s policies as determined by The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA) editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with the Associate Editor and other members of the editorial team, as well as with reviewers, in making publication decisions.

 

The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). They will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances the Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA) editorial board members, as appropriate. Additionally, the editors will make every effort to ensure the integrity of the blind review process by not revealing the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to the reviewers of that manuscript, and vice versa.

 

When evaluating a manuscript for publication, in addition to considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to humanity’s stock of knowledge, the editors will also seek evidence that ethical harms have been minimized in the conduct of the reported research. They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms in the particular study’s case. Since The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA) welcomes the submission of manuscripts from any country, it is necessary to recognize that laws and regulations regarding research ethics and ethical approval vary worldwide. As such, the editors may need to seek clarification in this regard with the author(s) and request that they supply a letter from the relevant institutional ethics committee or board that approved the research.

 

The editors will be guided by CORE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing an expression of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in The Journal of Educational Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches  (JESMA). They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with CORE’s advice on Cooperation between Research Institutions and Journals on Research Integrity Cases.

 

 

Copyright Policy

Articles may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Authors alone are responsible for the contents of their articles. The journal owns the copyright of the articles. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand, or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of the research material.

The author(s) of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in JESMA, the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license. This license allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions.

Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license.

 

 

Preparing your paper

Formatting and Templates

Papers may be submitted in Word format. Figures and tables should be included. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting template.

Please use the IJONMES template to format your paper. Please download it from the following link:

https://jesma.net/index.php/jesma/manager/downloadLayoutTemplate

Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use.

Word Limit

Please include a word count for your paper.

A typical paper for this journal should be no more than 10000 words, inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, figure captions, footnotes, endnotes.

 

IJONMES is candidate journal for  TR Index- TrDizin and the indexing process continues.

Upon the change in TR Index Journal Evaluation Criteria for 2020, "Ethics Committee Approval" is requested for articles in all disciplines, including social sciences (See TR Index Journal Evaluation Criteria Article 8 at https://trdizin.gov.tr/en/about/#applicationAndCriterias ).

This change obliges the information regarding the permission (board name, date and issue number) included in the Ethics Committee Approval to be included in the method section of the article and also on the first / last page of the article.

Even if the process of the article that does not meet this criterion is completed, it may not be possible to publish it, as it will negatively affect the indexing process of our journal in TRDizin.