Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Faculty of Education, University of Sindh since its inception has been working for enhancing the quality of teacher education and research in diversified domains. One of the prime goals of Faculty of Education has been to develop and promote a research culture in the field of education. For achieving this goal, it had launched Sindh University Journal of Education in 1955, First in Pakistan, The journal provides academic and scholarly platform to the researchers and educators to come forward and contribute their valuable piece of research work. SUJE publishes original, conceptual and research based articles related to all major areas of education in general and teacher education in particular in Pakistan context.

The journal provides insightful explorations and innovations in education related principles and practices. The Journal, however, prefers to publish articles whose primary purpose is to report the methods and results of an empirical study. The key audiences of journal are teacher educators, policy makers, researchers, curriculum planners and managers at large.

Sindh University Journal of Education is published twice a year in January and June. To ensure the quality of its published research articles and reports, the journal follows a double-blind peer review mechanism with the help of the diverse team of reviewers of national and international reputation, It aims to target a wide range of audience including practitioners, educators, scholars, and policy makers.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

REVIEW PROCESS:

SUJE will publish high quality research papers that are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor and if found suitable for further consideration then will go through a double-blind peer review, and at least one of the reviewers will be from outside the country. This process will be prompt, nondiscriminatory and will have high confidentiality for your research undergoing the review process.

Editor will short list the research papers that have relevancy with the scope of the journal based on his/her judgment but without any prejudice. After completing the review process, submission of revised manuscript and assessing the quality and validity, the editor has a right to accept or reject a research paper. That rejection of paper for publication should be purely based on merit, academic standards and professional demands of the journal. In case of conflicts the advisory committee will resolve the matter amicably.

A full double-blind peer review process is used comprising the following steps:

  • All papers submitted to the SUJE are first examined by an Editor for the initial review. The editor may assign an Associate Editors to review the quality and scope of the submitted manuscript. If the article fails to meet the journal criteria, the paper is rejected immediately and authors are notified.

  • Once the paper is submitted, the editor or Associate editor ensures that the paper follows the double-blind review policy. If the author names are found, then the author name(s) and affiliation(s) are removed from the paper and updated version is uploaded on the system either by the editor or corresponding author.

  • Every submitted article is checked for the Similarity report by the Editor, before forwarding it to the reviewers. Turnitin system is used by the journal as prescribed by HEC, to check the similarity of paper. As per HEC policy, in case manuscript has been found to have a similarity index of more than 19% it will be immediately either returned back to the author for correction and resubmission, or will be rejected and archived. This decision is made by the editor, based on the similarity ratio. (Please Note that the parameters for similarity check involve, Add to No Repository,  Exclude Bibliography, Exclude Quoted Text).

  • If the paper satisfies the criteria, then the editor or associate editor will send the article to at least (03) reviewers for review. Each article will be reviewed by at least 01 National and 01 International reviewers with a double-blind, peer review policy.

  • Reviewers are recruited from the national and internationally universities having a PhD with reputed research profile (checked through Google Scholar and Research Gate) for the given area/ field of submitted article.

     
  • Each reviewer is initially invited to review the article showing them the article title and abstract only. Upon acceptance of the review request the full paper is presented and a review form is used to record their feedback and suggestions through online management system.

  • The reviewers' recommendations will determine whether to “Accept Submission”, “Revision Required”, “Resubmit for Review” or “Decline Submission”. The final decision if made by the Editor based on the reviewers’ report.

  • Once the decision has been made, the review response - including the review form and suggestion, are sent to all authors of the article with editorial decision. The same email is then forwarded (BCC) to all reviewers (with Blind policy) and Associate Editors corresponding the article for ensuring transparency and high standards.

  • For the papers which require only revisions, the Associate or Technical editor will re-review the paper for ensuring that the reviewers suggestions have been incorporated or not.

  • For papers that require resubmission for review, will undergo second Round of review by the same or different reviewers to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.

  • After final Acceptance, the Author/Corresponding author will be notified and paper will be forwarded to technical editors for copy-editing, layout editing and proof reading.

The most important criterion for acceptance/rejection is originality of the material presented in the manuscript.

 

Open Access Policy

The Sindh University Journal of Education (SUJE)  provides an immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. To enable unrestricted usage our Journal is following CC-BY-ND license. Researchers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, for any purpose. Authors can self-archive publisher's version of the accepted article in digital repositories and archives.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...