Peer Review Process
The peer review process is carried out to ensure the quality and substance of articles in published journals. This process is an objective process carried out by the Journal of Education and Culture. The review policies include:
- Editors conduct an initial evaluation of all newly submitted articles. At this stage, the Editor checks the scope of the journal, plagiarism, and writing guidelines. Articles that are still far from the initial provisions, may be rejected at this stage. Articles that pass the check will be sent to two reviewers.
- The Journal of Education and Culture applies a double-blind review, in which the author does not know who is reviewing and vice versa. This is done to maintain objectivity.
- Reviewer's assignment of an article is based on consideration of the Reviewer's field of expertise.
- Reviewers are assigned to provide feedback/reviews on articles by considering originality, structure and flow of writing, code of ethics for scientific writing, ownership of clear results and supporting conclusions, references to related previous research. Grammar correction is not part of this process, but Reviewers are not prohibited from correcting grammar.
- The length of the review process depends on the response given by each reviewer. The Journal of Education and Culture has a policy of giving Reviewers a total of two (2) weeks from the time they are assigned. The Reviewer's duties may be transferred if they do not respond within one to two weeks. Reviewers can provide recommendations in the form of "Article accepted", "Minor revision", "Major revision", or "Article rejected". If there is a revision, the author will get a notification to make a revision, which will be sent along with the reviewer's comments via email. The revised results will be re-examined to ensure that the notes from the Reviewers have been carried out properly.
- The final decision in the form of "Article accepted" or "Article rejected" will be sent to the author which may also contain some comments from Reviewers or Editors.
- Final Evaluation. Before the article is published, the editor may submit a request for correction of the grammar or images used in the article.
- The editor will send a draft of the article to be published along with an authorship approval sheet.