Peer Review Policy
Journal of Childhood, Education & Society is to be a double-blind peer review academic, scientific journal. All manuscripts submitted for publication should be original. Manuscripts published or under consideration for publication elsewhere should not be submitted and will not be considered. Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal management system is reviewed by the editors within two weeks at least. The manuscripts are critically reviewed based on the journal’s submission criteria:
- aims and scope of the journal
- quality of manuscript
- journal writing rules (APA 6 rules)
- publication language
- citing and references
- evaluation of the similarity
Manuscripts are reviewed by editors and then are forwarded to two reviewers who are specialized. If the manuscripts do not meet the above-mentioned criteria, it is rejected by the editors.
These reviewers state their decision whether they take the submitted manuscript into review or not to the editorial board within two weeks at least. If the reviewers don’t state an opinion to the editorial board, new reviewers are assigned the reviewing the manuscript.
The assigned reviewers review the study by using the journal review form. Moreover, the assigned reviewers may also present their views and thoughts in the full paper and send it to the editorial board. The review process may take up to 8 weeks for the first decision.
Reviewers' decisions serve as a guide to editors to make the final decisions. The final decision always belongs to editors.
Reviewers can state the following four decisions for the submitted manuscript:
- Accept for Publication
- Revisions Required (Accept with minor revisions: Revisions are checked by the editors)
- Resubmit for Review (Major revisions: It will be reviewed for the second round)
- Reject (It is not recommended for publishing)
- Submit Elsewhere (It is not the scope of the journal: Reject)
Based on the reviewers' decisions third or fourth reviewers can be assigned. In such a case, the same process of review will be performed.
After reviews are completed, reviewers' comments/views are examined for at least two weeks by editors. Editors make the final decision for the manuscript by taking into consideration reviewers' decisions and suggestions. The final decision is sent to the author.