Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies (IJEVS) E-ISSN : 2684-6950 covers all topics of education and vocational  related research from pre-vocational education (PVE), initial vocational education and training (IVET) and career and technical education (CTE) to workforce education (WE), human resource development (HRD), professional education and training (PET) and continuing vocational education and training (CVET). Some themes within these areas are as follows:

  • Comparison of VET cultures and governance of VET systems
  • Qualifications frameworks, competence-based education and training, and competence assessment
  • Work-based learning, skills matching and apprenticeship
  • Teachers' and trainers' professional development
  • VET careers, school-to-work transitions, vocational guidance and counseling
  • Green skills, green jobs, greening TVET and sustainable development
  • Social issues in VET and social impact of VET
  • Transversal skills and transferable skills
  • Pedagogic support by digital media
  • Digitalisation of work and learning, industry 4.0 and industrial internet of things
  • Permeability of the education system, hybrid qualifications & dual studies
  • History of VET

 but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Education And Information Technology
  • Education Method, Education Policy And Education Development
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Assessment And Evaluation
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Leadership, Educational Administration And Educational Evaluation
  • Educational Materials
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Educational Research And Methodologies
  • Educational Technology And Educational Psychology
  • Elementary And Secondary Education, Higher And Adult Education
  • Foundations Of Education
  • Gender And Education
  • Gender And Education
  • Instructional Theory
  • Language And Humanities Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Philosophy Of Education
  • Physical Education
  • Professional Development And Continuing Education
  • Race And Education
  • Religion And Education
  • Rural Education
  • Special Education And Cross-Cultural Education;
  • Teacher Education
  • The Education Of Special Groups
  • Theories Of Education
  • Training, Teaching And Learning

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles in press

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies (IJEVS) E-ISSN : 2684-6950 is a double blind and peer reviewed international journal. Every paper submitted to IJEVS for publication is subject to peer review. The peer review in this journal is an evaluation of the submitted paper by two or more individuals of similar competence to the author. It aims to determine the academic paper's suitability for publication. The peer review method is employed to maintain standards of quality and provide credibility of the papers. The peer review at IJEVS proceeds in 9 steps with description as follows.

1. Submission of Paper

The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. This is carried out via an online system supported by the Open Journal System (OJS). But in order to facilitate authors, IJEVS temporarily also accepts paper submissions by email.

2. Editorial Office Assessment

The submitted paper is first assessed by the IJEVS editor. The editor checks whether it is suitable with IJEVS’s focus and scope. The paper’s composition and arrangement are evaluated against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. In addition, an assessment of the minimum required quality of the paper for publication begins at this step, including one that assesses whether there is a major methodological flaw. Every submitted paper which pass this step will be checked by Ithenticate to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers.

3. Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) checks if the paper is appropriate for the journal, sufficiently original, interesting, and significant for publication. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further

4. Invitation to Reviewers

The handling editor sends invitations to individuals who he or she believes would be appropriate reviewers (also known as referees) based on expertise, closeness of research interest, and no  conflict of interest consideration. The peer review process at IJEVS involves a community of experts in a narrowly defined field of biomedical sciences, clinical medicine, community medicine, social medicine, and medical education, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.  The impartiality is also maintained by the double blind peer review employed in this journal. That said, the reviewer does not know the author’s identity, conversely the author does not know the reviewer’s identity. The paper is sent to two reviewers anonymously.

5. Response to Invitations

Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They then decide to accept or decline. In the invitation letter, the editor may ask the potential reviewer for suggestion of alternative reviewers, when he or she declines to review.

6. Review is Conducted

The reviewer allocates time to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise they will read the paper several more times, taking notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept, or reject it, or else with a request for revision (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

7. Journal Evaluates the Reviews

The EIC and handling editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely between both reviewers, the handling editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to obtain an extra opinion before making a decision.

8. The Decision is Communicated

The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments. Reviewers' comment are sent anonymously to corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. At this point, reviewers are also be sent an email or letter letting them know the outcome of their review.

9. Final Steps

If accepted, the paper is sent to production. If the article is rejected or sent back to the author for either major or minor revision, the handling editor will include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. The author should make corrections and revise the paper per the reviewers’ comments and instructions.

After revision has been made, the author should resubmit the revised paper to the editor supplemented with a cover page containing a check list that declares points of correction and revision that have been made.

If the paper was sent back for revision, the reviewers should expect to receive the revised version, unless they have opted out of further participation. However, where only minor changes were requested this follow-up review might be done by the handling editor.

If the editor is happy with the revised paper, it is considered to be accepted. The accepted papers will be published online and all are freely available as downloadable pdf files.

 

Publication Frequency

International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies (IJEVS) E-ISSN : 2684-6950 will be publishing issues Monthly (Every Month / publish at the end of the month) by the Universitas Malikussaleh, Aceh Utara, Province of Aceh,  Indonesia.

Deadlines for papers submission: FOR BATH 1

For Publish Vol. 2 No. 1 January 2020, submission DEADLINE: 25 November 2019

For Publish Vol. 2 No. 2 February 2020, submission DEADLINE: 25 December 2019
For Publish Vol. 2 No. 3 March 2020, submission DEADLINE: 25 January 2020
For Publish Vol. 2 No. 4 April 2020, submission DEADLINE: 25 February 2020
For Publish Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2020, submission DEADLINE: 25 March 2020
For Publish Vol. 2 No. 6 June 2020, submission DEADLINE: 25 April 2020

Before submit by Online submission, Please prepared your manuscript refer to Author Guidelines here

Please submit your paper to through ONLINE SUBMISSION

If any problems, please send your manuscript to email: ijevs@unimal.ac.id


AVERAGE OF ACCEPTANCE ARTICLE  (IN PERCENT)

2019 : 31,25 %


Description:

Number of received articles per month: upto 80 articles

Number of Accepted articles per month: upto 25 articles

 

Please read Notice of the Announcement, January 23, 2020

Old email is : ijevs@unimal.ac.id

(has been suspen by System G-Suite on date January 23, 2020 because over load the sending quota message, now still restoration process)

New email is: (as a new email)
editor.ijevs@gmail.com

(as a new email for editor's communication with authors)


 

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, Aceh Utara, Province of Aceh, Indonesia.

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.

 

Plagiarism Check

Every article submitted to International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies (IJEVS), 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 International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies (IJEVS) to be an object to Grammerly writing-enhancement program conducted by Editorial Board.

 

References Management Tool

Every article submitted to International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies (IJEVS) the author should use references management software. e.g Mendeley or Zotero, etc.

 

Correction and Retraction Policies

The papers published in the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies (IJEVS) 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.

 

Withdrawal of Manuscripts

This journal applies a policy towards withdrawal of the manuscript, as follows:

  1. Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, and works invested by the publisher.
  2. If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author will be punished with paying twice the amount of the article publication fee per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher.
  3. The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, author will be punished by paying twice the amount of the article publication fee per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher. If author don't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.