Peer Review Policy
Our journal has adopted a double blind reviewing policy, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process. Please remove all identifying features from the paper itself, ensuring that the Authors’ identity is not revealed.
All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor’s decision is final.
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.
JRSMTE supports the early sharing of research via preprint servers and other early sharing platforms and our authors are permitted to share a Preprint of their article anywhere at any time.
If your article is subsequently published in JRSMTE, or if you choose to post the Preprint after the publication of the Final Published Version, then we strongly encourage you to add the following information to the Preprint in order to maximize the readership and citation of the final Version of Record:
- Citation details of the Version of Record;
- A link from the preprint to the Version of Record via DOI (digital object identifier); and
- The wording as set out below:
This is the version of the article before peer review or editing, as submitted by an author to JRSMTE. JRSMTE is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at [INSERT DOI]
The policy of screening for plagiarism
JRSMTE adheres to the international policies against plagiarism. JRSMTE uses the Turnitin platform for plagiarism detection. Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for plagiarism, by a member of the editorial team.
Plagiarism is the exposure of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or because of failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:
An author can literally copy another author’s work- by copying word by word, in whole or in part, without permission, acknowledge or citing the original source. This practice can be identified through comparing the original source and the manuscript/work who is suspected of plagiarism.
Substantial copying implies an author to reproduce a substantial part of another author, without permission, acknowledge, or citation. The substantial term can be understood both in terms of quality as quantity, being often used in the context of Intellectual property. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole.
Paraphrasing involves taking ideas, words, or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within the writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.
Copyright without Restrictions
The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and will retain publishing rights without restrictions.
The submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the JRSMTE or its Editorial Staff. The main (first/corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.
It is important to check the policy for the journal to which you are submitting or publishing to establish your rights as an author. JRSMTE’s standard policies allow the following re-use rights:
- The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
- The journal allows the author(s) to obtain publishing rights without restrictions.
- You may do whatever you wish with the version of the article you submitted to the journal.
- Once the article has been accepted for publication, you may post the accepted version of the article on your own personal website, your department’s website or the repository of your institution without any restrictions.
- You may use the published article for your own teaching needs.
- You may use the article in a book authored or edited by you at any time after publication in the journal.
- When posting or re-using the article please provide a link to the appropriate DIP for the published version of the article on the JRSMTE Journal.
Copyright and Access
Journal of Research in Science Mathematics and Technology Education (JRSMTE) refers to “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International” license. Manuscript content on this site is licensed under Creative Commons Licenses.
This license allows authors to use all articles, data sets, graphics, and appendices in data mining applications, search engines, web sites, blogs, and other platforms by providing appropriate reference.
JRSMTE is an open access journal and all individual articles are available to readers without any subscription/fees.
Archiving: The publisher of JRSMTE ensures electronic backup of the published articles and website content regularly. All published articles are also being archived in our second server database and available for access.