Peer Review Policy
Submitted manuscripts will be pre-reviewed by the editors, determining whether the manuscript meets the Journal of Innovation and Research in Primary Education (JIRPE) submission guidelines and requirements. Manuscripts that have fulfilled the journal's style and journal policy will be peer-reviewed. The JIRPE is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that involves many reviewers of experts in relevant fields. The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by the editors according to reviewers' comments. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. The JIRPE uses a plagiarism checker to screen articles for detecting plagiarism (Turnitin). Detection of overlapping and similar text is used there and so quotations and appropriate citations have to be used whenever required. The JIRPE uses a double-blind peer-review process.
- Initial Review: The editor evaluates the submitted manuscript to determine if the content is suitable for the journal. The manuscript is also subjected to a similarity check procedure to identify any indication of plagiarism. Manuscripts with contents that are not suitable for the journal or with a high percentage of similarity will be returned immediately to the author(s).
- Peer Review: Submitted manuscripts that have passed the initial review are subjected to double-blind peer review, where both authors and reviewers remain anonymous during the review process. A minimum of two reviewers are assigned to evaluate and provide the recommendation for a manuscript. In assigning the reviewers, the editor is responsible to avoid conflict of interest during the review process.
- Decision: The editor makes the final decision on the acceptability of a manuscript based on the comments and recommendations of the reviewers.