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 paper 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been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.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 reviwed by the editors within two weeks at the latest. The manuscripts are critically reviwed basing on the journal’s submission criteria:
- scope of the journal and appropriateness to the field of study
- evaluation of the similarity
- appropriateness to the writing rules
- Publication language (APA 6 rules)
Manuscripts are reviwed by editors and then are forwarded to two reviwers who are specialized.
These reviwers state their decision whether they take the submitted manuscript into evaluation or not to the editorial board within two weeks at the latest. If the reviwers don’t state an opinion to the editorial board, new reviwers are assigned for the reviewing the manuscript.
The assigned reviwers review the study by using standard manuscript evaluation form. Moreover, the assigned reviwers 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 7 weeks.
Reviwers' views serve as a guide to editors to make final decision. Final decision always belongs to editors.
Reviwers can state the following four views for the submitted manuscript:
- Acceptance for publication
- Acceptance for publication after minor revision (it is decided after revisions are checked by the editorial board)
- Reviewing again after the major revision is done. After revision is made by the writers of the study, it is evaluated for the second tour.
- It is not published (rejection)
Based on the reviwers' views third or fourth reviwers can be assigned. In such case, the same process of evaluation will be performed.
After reviewers’ evaluation is completed, reviwers' views are examined at least two weeks by editors.
Editors make the final decision for the manuscript by taking into consideration of reviewers' views and suggestions. The final decision is sent to the author.