About the Journal
International Journal for Innovation Education and Research (IJIER) is a high-quality open access peer-reviewed research journal that is published by International Educative Research Foundation and Publisher (IERFP). IJIER providing a platform for the researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews and book reviews. IJIER welcomes and acknowledges high quality theoretical and empirical original research papers, case studies, review papers, literature reviews, book reviews, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, a technical note from researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students from all over the world.
FOCUS AND SCOPE
Disseminate intellectual production of technological, organizational and marketing studies in the innovation field by stimulating creative contributions in unpublished academic research.
- to contribute to increasing the knowledge from academic and professional communities in the innovation, education field.
- to serve as a proper channel to disseminate advances, concepts, methodologies and the experience of innovation in modern society.
- to stimulate the dissemination of knowledge that promotes new theoretical and empirical studies in the innovation, education field.
IJIER Journal focuses on the publication of scientific contributions in the innovation, education field, with the preferential theme of the process of innovation in technological.
The IJIER Journal is dedicated to a broad audience of researchers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, consultants and other highly qualified professionals working in the innovation, education field in public, private and third sector organizations.
IJIER Journal runs under the digital platform of OJS (Open Journal System) services. The Journal Publishes in both print and online version. Main areas of knowledge considered for publication in this journal::
- Social Science and Humanities: Social Science and Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Political, Cultural Aspects of Development, Tourism Management, Public Administration, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies and so on.
- Science and Engineering: Chemistry, Physics, Food Science, Material Science, Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Earth Science, Telecommunication Engineering, Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Biological and Bio-System Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Geological Engineering, Biochemical & Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Pollution Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Civil Engineering ,Construction Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering. All kind of Science and Engineering, Medical Science, Technology and Innovation, Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Agricultural, Rural Development, Urban Studies etc.
- Business and Economics: Business and Marketing, Economics, Financial Development, Accounting, Banking, Management, Human Resources etc.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
The Evaluation Process by Double Blind Review Process
The evaluation process of papers submitted to the International Journal for Innovation Education and Research (IJIER Journal) is characterized by a dual rating system and involves two sequential steps: the desk review and the assessment by reviewers.
In the desk review, the editors gather and analyze, without author identification, submitted articles to assess their relevance to the journal's scope and their potential to make a significant contribution to the construction of knowledge in the field of study of innovation, education. When necessary, the editors involve members of the scientific committee in the process.
This evaluation occurs monthly. When an article does not comply with the policy of the journal, the authors are notified of this decision within 14 days of the date of submission. Articles approved in the desk review stage are forwarded to one of the journal’s expert reviewers for evaluation in a Double Blind Review system or to external researchers selected for their knowledge of the field of study of the article. The reviewers are professors and researchers associated with strict sense graduate programs of domestic or foreign educational institutions.
Articles are evaluated in a previously defined form, considering the relevance of the theme in question to innovation, the quality of the writing, the logical thread of the theoretical review, the use of appropriate bibliographical references, the suitability of the methodological procedures, the depth and consistency of the analysis, the outline of the conclusions and the relevance of the contributions. This stage of the evaluation process can last up to 1 months. When it is completed, the authors are notified of the editorial decision. When reviewers request adjustments to the article, the authors, at the discretion of the editor, may be allowed a period of 20 to 30 days for the incorporation of the suggested changes.
After the completion of the requested adjustments, articles are submitted to a spelling check, grammar review, reassessment of their compliance with the norms of the journal and final editing.
The conclusion of this process does not imply the immediate publication of the article. This decision is made by the editors, who determine the editorial policies, guidelines and the appropriate time for publication.
The Editor decides whether reviews from additional experts are needed to evaluate the manuscript. After agreeing to review a manuscript, external reviewers are typically granted 10 days to complete the assignment. We will follow up with late reviewers and keep authors informed if there are any delays.
Will authors know who is reviewing their manuscript?
Reviewer’s identities are anonymous unless a reviewer indicates otherwise.
How many reviewers will a manuscript have?
The majority of IJIER JOURNAL submissions are evaluated by 1 external reviewers, but it is up to the Academic Editor to determine the number of reviews required.
When reviews have been received, authors may see the status “Required Reviews Complete.” Please note that additional reviews may still be pending after this status is activated.
The final decision on a manuscript is made by the Editor. The time to receive a decision depends on how long it takes for the editor to assess the reviews.
While the Editor is entering the decision, authors may see the status “Decision in Process.” When the decision is final, authors will receive the notification by email and see the decision term in the submission system.
What are the possible decision outcomes?
After evaluation, the Academic Editor chooses between the following decisions:
- Minor Revision
- Major Revision
Authors who receive a decision of Minor Revision or Major Revision have 5-7 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.
In most cases, the revised manuscript will be re-assigned to the Editor. The Editor will determine if additional input is needed from reviewers.
IJIER Journal is published Monthly
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
This is an open access periodical to all its contents. Readers can read articles directly from the pages of the journal or download them for later read, copy, distribute, print, search, link to the full texts of these articles and research studies.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits these to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration. Learn "> http://lockss.stanford.edu/">
This journal charges the following author fees.
- Article Submission: FREE
- Double Blind Review Process: FREE
- Fast-Track Review: FREE
- Article Publication: 100.00 (USD)
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Publishing Ethics and Publishing Malpractice Statement
This journal is committed to ethics and quality in publication. We support standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in publishing in our journal: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. We do not accept plagiarism or other unethical behavior.
Duties of Editors:
- Publication decision: The journal’s editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor is guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with editorial board or reviewers in decision making.
- Fair play: The editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
- Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor must not use unpublished information in his/her own research without the express written consent of the author. The editor should recuse him/herself from considering manuscripts in which he/she has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.
- Involvement and cooperation in investigations: The editor should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
Duties of Reviewers:
- Contribution to Editorial Decision: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
- Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
- Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others.
- Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively and referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Acknowledgment of Source: Peer reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. The peer reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider 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.
Duties of Authors:
- Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
- Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently and/or publish the same article in different journals constitute unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
- Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
- Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Duties of the Publisher:
- We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
Our articles are peer reviewed to ensure the quality of scientific publishing and we are also users of CrossCheck (CrossRef’s plagiarism software).