About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Psychology, Evaluation, and Technology in Educational Research publishes articles on psychology, evaluation, and technology in educational research which include, but are not limited to :
- Psychology in educational research: educational counselling; behaviour analysis and modification; human development; communication techniques; mental hygiene; career planning
- Evaluation in educational research: evaluation, assessment, and measurement in varied instructional settings, including economics, mathematics, physics, vocation, engineering, and linguistics with their own particular phenomena, and significant studies that address issues of current education concern.
- Technology in educational research: integration of technology in learning, development of learning media, smart learning environment, online learning, adaptive learning, mobile learning, digital classroom, hypermedia in learning, quality assurance of learning
Peer Review Process
Every article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers using a double-blind review method. Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses. The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.
The journal is published by the Research and Social Study Institute biannually, in October and May.
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.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Section A: Publication and authorship
- All submitted papers are subject to a strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
- The review process is blind peer review.
- The factors that are taken into account in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
- The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
- If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
- Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
- The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
- No research can be included in more than one publication.
Section B: Authors' responsibilities
- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Authors must participate in the peer-review process.
- Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
- All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
- Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
- Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
- Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts.
- Authors must report any errors they discover in their published papers to the Editors.
Section C: Reviewers' responsibilities
- Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
- Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
- Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chiefs' attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- 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
- Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
- Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
- Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
- Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
- Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
- Editors should have a clear picture of research funding sources.
- Editors should base their decisions solely one the paper's importance, originality, clarity and relevance to the publication's scope.
- Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
- Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
- Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
- 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.
- Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
- Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.
The papers published in the Psychology, Evaluation and Technology in Educational Research will be considered retracted in the publication if :
- 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)
- The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
- It constitutes plagiarism
- It reports unethical research
The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.
Plagiarism Includes But is Not Limited to:
- Refer and/or quote terms, words and/or sentences, data and/or information from a source without citing sources in the record citation and/or without stating the source adequately;
- Refer and/or quote random terms, words and/or sentences, data and/or information from a source without citing a source in the record citation and/or without stating the source adequately;
- Using a source of ideas, opinions, views, or theory without stating the source adequately;
- Formulate the words and/or sentences themselves from the source of words and/or phrases, ideas, opinions, views, or theory without stating the source adequately;
- Submit a scientific paper produced and/or published by others as a source of scientific work without express adequately.
Psychology, Evaluation, and Technology in Educational Research will ensure that every published article will not exceed a 20% similarity score. Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Psychology, Evaluation, and Technology in Educational Research using Turnitin and Plagiarism Checker X
- Letter of warning;
- Revocation of the article;
- Cancellation of publication.