The International Journal of Research in Teacher Education - IJRTE is a peer reviewed journal. Submitted manuscript are evaluated by at least two reviewer (the double-blind system). The Review Process is completed within 1-3 months, depending on the intensity of the journal.
Blind review is a procedure used to ensure that submissions of the highest possible quality get published. Many scholarly publications favor this approach, which is essential to the impartial examination of research papers. The quality of IJRTE publications is influenced by reviewer opinions. The following procedures are followed for the blind evaluation of every paper submitted to IJRTE:
Blind Review Method
IJRTE employs the double blind review method in the review process of all submitted manuscripts. In this method the identities of the authors and reviewers are confidential.
Initial Review Process
The editors of IJRTE first assess the studies that have been submitted. Studies that do not align with the goals and scope of the journal, are poorly written, lack originality, include serious scientific errors, and do not satisfy the requirements for publication are now denied. Within two months of the submission date, the decision is communicated to the authors of such research. On the other hand, studies that are approved are sent to two reviewers who have expertise in the area of the paper.
The studies' contents and the reviewers' areas of expertise are taken into consideration when assigning the reviewers. They are expected to offer an unbiased view. They should withdraw themselves from the evaluating process if they are unable to distinguish between the evaluation procedure and their own opinions or if there is a conflict of interest. The secrecy of the manuscript must be protected, and reviewers must make sure it is not shared or used in any way prior to publication.
The reviews are generally based on the originality of the studies, the techniques, the ethical issues, the consistent presentation of the findings and outcomes, and the interpretation of the studies in relation to the body of literature. The following criteria are used for this evaluation:
- Introduction and literature: the reviewer's report discusses the study's presentation and goals, the significance of the subject, the breadth of the relevant literature, and the study's originality and timeliness.
- Method: the reviewer's report contains opinions on the suitability of the research method, the selection and characteristics of the sample, problems with validity and reliability, as well as the gathering and analyzing of data.
- Findings: the reviewer's report contains opinions on the presentation of the conclusions gleaned from the method, the correctness of the analytical techniques, the consistency of the study's objectives and findings, the presentation of necessary tables, diagrams, and visuals, and the conceptual evaluation of the scales.
- Evaluation and Discussion: the reviewer report offers opinions on how well discussions of the findings fit with the research question(s) and hypothesis(es), as well as their generalizability and application.
- Results and Suggestions: the reviewer report includes views about contribution to literature, recommendations for future studies and suggestions about applications in the field.
- Style and Wording: the reviewer report contains opinions on whether the study's title adequately describes its content, if accurate English use was employed, and whether APA criteria were followed when providing references and in-text citations that were parallel to the language of the whole text.
- Overall Evaluation: the reviewer report includes views about the originality of the study as a whole and the contribution it makes to the education literature and applications.
There is a 6-week evaluation period for reviewers. Reviewers may request additional editing of a research if they think it is warranted.
The editor takes a final choice about the study after evaluating the reviewers' remarks within 2 weeks, at the latest.
Editorial Board Decision
The board notifies the author(s) of the decision and any comments offered by the reviewers no later than one week after the selection has been made. Studies that are rejected for publication through this procedure are sent back without being checked for plagiarism. Based on the findings of the plagiarism detection report, the decision about accepted research is made in the end.