About the Journal
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Focus and Scope
The Journal of Quality in Education (JoQiE) with ISSN 2028-1897, is focusing on different aspects of quality in all levels of educational and training systems. The first issue of the journal was published in 2010 and since this date, the JoQiE continues to be published twice a year. The JoQiE publishes papers reviewed by experts in the field of Education Social studies and Management science. All authors, from anywhere in the world, who respect instructions of publication in the journal can submit papers for publication.
Open Access Policy
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
There are no charges for an author to process or submit or publish a paper in the Journal of Quality in Education.
The Journal of Quality in Education (JoQiE) by AMAQUEN is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Peer Review Process
JoQiE operates a rigorous and transparent a double-blind peer review process that ensures the respect of the criteria of the publication in the journal. Manuscripts are firstly reviewed by the editors. And then, submissions are assigned to the peer-review process which consist on the review of papers by at least three experts. The review process uses the following criteria:
- Update of theories
- Interest of the subject, importance
- New approach or major deepening of an existing subject
- Relevance of the step have regard to its object
- Articulation of ideas
- Progression of the thought
- Setting in prospect or context of the subject
- Use and respect of the quoted and consulted sources
- Quality of the language (grammar, syntax, vocabulary)
- Structure of the text: introduction, development, conclusion
- Clear presentation and supplements tables
Peer reviewers are asked to indicate their assessment of each criterion above as excellent, satisfactory, unsatisfactory, or not applicable, and also to offer comments. Reviewers' comments are extremely important to help the authors revise and improve their papers.
The Journal Editors determine what will be included in the Journal by consulting the reviewers' assessment and comments. Generally, articles with qualitative and/or quantitative data are preferred, though the journal also publishes theoretical articles.
The average time between submission and publication of papers is 21 weeks.
The Journal and Publisher assume all authors agreed with the content and that all gave explicit consent to submit and that they obtained consent from the responsible authorities at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out, before the work is submitted.
The Publisher does not prescribe the kinds of contributions that warrant ownership. It is recommended that authors adhere to the guidelines for authorship that are applicable in their specific research field. In absence of specific guidelines it is recommended to adhere to the following guidelines (Transparency in authors’ contributions and responsibilities to promote integrity in scientific publication, McNutt at all, PNAS February 27, 2018):
All authors whose names appear on the submission
1) made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; or the creation of new software used in the work;
2) drafted the work or revised it critically for important intellectual content;
3) approved the version to be published; and
4) agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Statement of Publication Ethics
JoQiE is committed to ensuring the highest standards of publication ethics which authors, reviewers and the publisher have to agree with. The journal is adhering to the following principles based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE.
- Reviewers asked for quick opinions are expected to be objective and to provide them promptly. Should they have a conflict of interest, or should they lack the expertise to make a judgment with confidence, they should make this clear to us and should decline to review the paper.
- Reviewers are expected to keep confidential the information that the paper has been submitted to the journal.
- Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate.
- Authors should submit original work only. Any results that are not due to the authors should be clearly cited. Copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another paper without attribution is unacceptable, as is any other form of plagiarism.
- No paper should be submitted to the journal that is already published elsewhere or is being considered for publication by another journal.
- Authors who discover important errors in their articles, whether published or under consideration for publication, should notify the journal promptly.
- Authors are requested to disclose interests that are directly or indirectly related to the work submitted for publication. Interests within the last 3 years of beginning the work (conducting the research and preparing the work for submission) should be reported. Interests outside the 3-year time frame must be disclosed if they could reasonably be perceived as influencing the submitted work. Disclosure of interests provides a complete and transparent process and helps readers form their own judgments of potential bias. This is not meant to imply that a financial relationship with an organization that sponsored the research or compensation received for consultancy work is inappropriate.
For the Publisher
- In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.
- The publisher shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
- The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility to our digital archive.