Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Epistema is a showcase of original and scrupulously conducted research in educational technology. The scope includes curriculum development & course design, innovation in learning, technology in learning, digital technology in education, evaluation of technology application in education and etc. in addition, other studies that related to Educational Technology can also be published in this journal.

 

Section Policies

Front Matter

Front Matter

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts that appeared to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Potential manuscripts are sent for blind review to two reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted.

 

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.

 

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...

 

Publication Ethics

The publication ethics which all authors need to be aware of:

  1. The manuscript presents complete and original information as well as objective data. 
  2. Quotation source and reference cited in the manuscript must be informed.
  3. The manuscript is written concisely and clearly for efficiency. 
  4. The manuscript is, at the same time, not being sent to and has never been published in another journal.
  5. All persons who have a reasonable claim to authorship must be named in the manuscript as co-authors; the corresponding author must be authorized by all co-authors to act as an agent on their behalf in all matters pertaining to the publication of the manuscript, and the order of names should be agreed by all authors.
  6. Everyone involved in the research (students, supervisors, or colleagues) should be included as co- writers.
  7. A writer who already passed away should be included as a co-author.
  8. Authors must avoid fabrication  (make up the data and results of a study).
  9. Authors must avoid falsification (manipulating research materials, equipment, processes, changing the data or intentionally discarding data or results).
  10. Authors should avoid Plagiarism (taking ideas, processes, results or words without citing the sources).
  11. Authors should avoid Fragmentation (breaking research data into different themes of manuscript so that the discussion cannot become in-depth) 
  12. The manuscript should not use copied materials from another article without permission. 
  13. All materials/quotation earned from previous research, involving similar writers related to previous publications must be cited properly.
  14. For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.
  15. When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trademark, authors must use the symbol ® or ™.
  16. Authors may embed equations or image files within their manuscript as long as it is original and easily managed.

The publication ethics which all editors need to be aware of:

  1. An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  2. 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.
  3. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
  4. The editorial board of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be 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 editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  5. The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer-reviewed. The editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

 

Publication Frequency

Epistema publishes two issues a year in May and October.

 

Screening for Plagiarism Policy

Epistema has a policy of screening for plagiarism. We use Anti-Plagiarism Software "Turnitin" to check the authenticity article