Submission Evaluation Process
International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (IJOCIS) is a refereed journal. All articles sent to International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies pass through a refereeing process during which the names of the authors and the referees are kept private.
The manuscripts sent for evaluation go through the following steps:
Before the articles are sent to the referees, they are evaluated regarding relevance to the journal by the editor. The criteria for evaluation of the articles include relevance to the scope, scientific validity, importance of the topic, relations with the former studies, the appropriateness of the sources and references and the length of the article. The manuscripts that do not comply with the scope, format and ethical considerations are rejected or asked revision. The articles accepted for evaluation by the editor are mostly sent to two or more referees to be evaluated independently.
IJOCIS applies blind-review process for submission evaluation. The names of the reviewers and the authors are kept private.
The articles accepted for evaluation by the editor are sent to two referees to be evaluated independently. The reviewers are designated from referee repository in accordance with their expertise.
Reviewers evaluate the submissions with regard to authenticity, contribution to the field, critical analysis of literature, method, presentation of findings, discussion of the results and implications. Reviewers can accept, reject, or ask corrections/improvements for the submitted manuscripts. For a manuscript to be published, at least two reviewers should advice publication. When one reviewer recommends publication and the second reviewer recommends rejection, the manuscript is sent to a third reviewer for evaluation.
When a manuscript is sent back for corrections or improvements, the author is required to do so within 30 days and submit the revised version of the manuscript and add a respond to the reviewers with a separate file. Reviewers can ask for more than one correction for the same manuscript. The rejected articles are not sent back to the authors.
All papers accepted for publication by the reviewers are sent to the editor for the final evaluation. The papers accepted for publication by the editor are added to the queue of accepted articles and are published in order of acceptance date.
The Length of Reviewing Process
The reviewing process may take long for various uncontrollable reasons. Normally, preliminary evaluation is completed within one week and reviewing process is finalized within one month. However, because of delays or rejections in review acceptance process or other various reasons, the process can last longer than anticipated. We kindly ask patience from our authors for such delays.
Authors who submit manuscripts to International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies accept the journal’s evaluation and reviewing policy.