Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJLTER publishes paper in the following fields:

Innovative methodologies in learning, teaching and assessment; multimedia in digital learning; e-learning: m-learning; e-education; knowledge management; infrasture support for online learning; virtual learning environments; open education; ICT and education; digital classrooms; blended learning; social networks and education; e-tutoring: learning management systems; educational portals; learning theories, classroom management issues, educational case studies, etc

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

IJLTER follows a single blind-review policy.

An editor will do a preliminary reading to assess the merits of the paper before forwarding it to the reviewers. This is done in order to avoid losing precious reviewing time for articles which have no merits at all. Each article is reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Reviewers are requested to submit their reviews within three weeks. A reminder is sent to them after 3 weeks to remind them to submit the review.

Review Guidelines:

The International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research values the role of reviewers in the peer-review process that enables us to publish high-quality materials in a timely way.

Reviewers are expected to accept for review only articles in which they have sufficient expertise. Any conflict of interest must be reported to the Chief Editor.

Reviewers should submit their reviews using the online form provided on the portal. They are expected to provide a clear recommendation and justifications for their recommendation for either acceptance or rejection of an article.

Reviewers should appreciate that they are a privileged group of persons who are having first-hand access to unpublished work and they should therefore maintain the confidentiality of all such works to which they are given access.

Reviewers must analyse the methodology and results and discuss whether these could be repeated.

Reviewers must identify gaps that could or should be addressed in order to provide better understanding of the results.

Reviewers should provide comments on how the article can be enhanced in terms of focus, style and length.

Reviewers must check whether the references are relevant, recent and in the proper format.

Reviewers must comment on the overall originality of the work and its contribution to the field.

Reviewers will be expected to re-review articles which are submitted again after substantial improvements.

 

 

Publication Frequency

IJLTER now releases 12 standard issues annually. Hence, readers can expect to have a new issue ready by the end of each month. Special issues may be published as and when they occur.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Consolidated Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research (IJLTER) publication ethics and malpractice statement are based almost wholly on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) standards.

IJLTER is committed to follow the best publication practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. Any kind of unethical behaviours are not tolerated and the journal has a zero tolerance to plagiarism. IJLTER uses the iThenticate software, which checks submissions against millions of published research papers, documents on the web and other relevant sources. Furthermore, authors who submit papers to this journal must ensure and confirm that the article is original.

Duties of Editor

Publication Decisions: Based on the review report, the editor has complete responsibility and authority to accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

Review of Manuscripts: Each submission that is submitted is initially evaluated by the editor for originality by making use of online services. Following a preliminary desk review, the manuscript is forwarded to five different reviewers who will make a recommendation to accept, accept with minor corrections, accept with major corrections, re-submit for review or to reject the manuscript. In order to allow reviewers to determine potential cases of conflict-of-interest, a single-blind review approach is used. Thus, authors do not know who has reviewed their articles but reviewers know whose paper they are reviewing. As soon as two positive reviews are obtained, the manuscript is usually accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue. If one positive review and one negative review is obtained, the editor waits until the views from a third reviewer are obtained. If both reviews are negative, the manuscript is usually rejected or the author(s) is/are asked to re-submit the paper as a new submission after making substantial improvements.

Fair Review: The editor ensures that each manuscript submitted to the Journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to nationality, race, religion, gender, etc. of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor ensures that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editors or reviewers of this journal shall not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research without written consent of the author.

Errata Information: The editor must publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

Ethical Guidelines: The editor shall ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

Proof of Misconduct: The editor should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.

Duties of Authors

Publication guidelines: Authors must follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Original Work: Authors must ensure that what they have written is original. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.

Multiple Submissions: Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

Authorship of the Paper: All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.

Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.

Authenticity of Data: Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.

Fundamental Errors: Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes at any point of time if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript.

Submission Check Form: All authors must complete the author submission check list form.

Research on Human Subjects: When appropriate, all authors must cite approval by an institutional review board (IRB) for research on human subjects.

Duties of Reviewers

Confidentiality: Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.

Supporting Argument: Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments

Plagiarism, Fraud and Other Ethical Concerns: Reviewers should let the editor know if you suspect/find that a manuscript is a substantial copy of another work, citing the previous work in as much detail as possible.

Relevant Work: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.

Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete the review of the manuscript within the stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.

 

Corrections and Retractions

In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing IJLTER does not alter articles after publication.

In cases of serious errors or (suspected) misconduct IJLTER publishes corrections and retractions.

Corrections
In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article IJLTER publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.

Retractions
In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), IJLTER will retract a published article if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation), the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication), it constitutes plagiarism, it reports unethical research. An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. IJLTER will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such.