Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal who  aims to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, lecturer, and educational practitioners on all topics related to mathematics education for the sharing, dissemination and discussion of research, experience and perspectives across a wide range of education, teaching, development, instruction, educational projects and innovations, learning methodologies and new technologies in mathematics education.

Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML) welcomes research articles, literature reviews, book reviews from various countries in the world that have high-quality on all topics related to mathematics education to publish in this journal.

The whole spectrum in mathematics education research are welcome, which includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Mathematics teaching and learning in primary school, high school and higher education
  • Mathematics pedagogic
  • Development of mathematics teaching materials
  • Development of mathematics teaching media
  • Development of models and methods of mathematics teaching
  • Development of mathematics learning evaluation
  • Teacher professional development in mathematics
  • Development of teaching curriculum in mathematics
  • Difficulties students in mathematics learning
  • Technology in mathematics teaching and learning
  • Mathematics skills
  • Realistic Mathematics Education (RME)
  • Design Development Research in Mathematics Education
  • PISA Task
  • Historical of Mathematics Education
  • Ethnomathematics
  • Cognitive Development Research in mathematics
  • Develompment of students reasoning by mathematics, and
  • Studies related to mathematics teaching and learning in a broader context

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office whether it is suitable with our focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw. These manuscript will be sent to two international reviewers anonymously (Double Blind Review). Reviewers' comment are then sent to corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. The decision of the revised manuscript will be then evaluated in editorial board meeting, the final decision of whom are sent to the corresponding author.

 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published two times a year (May and October)

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher, namely Universitas Malikussaleh.

Section A: Publication and authorship 

  1. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two International Reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review processes are blind peer review.
  3. The factors taken into account in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
  8. No research can be included in more than one publication. 

Section B: Authors’ responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 
  4. Authors must participate in the peer review process. 
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors. 

Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information. 
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. 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. 

Section D: Editors’ responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of a research’s funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely on the papers’ importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to publication’s scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason. 
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers. 
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.

 

Author Free of Charge

The authors are NOT reguired to pay an Article Submission Fee, Processing Fee, and Publication Fee.

For year 2018, Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML) only publishes online with available full text on the website, Readers can download for free full-text in pdf format on the website.

We do not publish the print version for year 2018. Next year, 2019 will be publish both online and print version.

 

Plagiarism Check

Every article submitted to Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML), the initial stages of the manuscript will check the plagiarism screening using Plagiarism Checker software by an editor. The level of tolerance of similarity should be below 10 percent. If more than 10 percent of the level of similarity, then the editor will reject submitted articles.

 

Copy Editing and Proofreading

Every article accepted by Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML) to be an object to Grammerly writing-enhancement program conducted by Editorial Board

 

References Management

Every article submitted to Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML) the author should use references management software. e.g Mendeley or Zotero, etc

 

Retraction

The papers published in the Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML) will be considered to retract in the publication if :

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  3. it constitutes plagiarism
  4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.