About the Journal
Aim and Scope
Contemporary Educational Researches Journal (CERJ) is an international peer-refereed journal that promotes the researches in the field of contemporary education practices and research involving “educational administration”, “assessments and evaluations”, “guidance and counseling in schools”, “educational technology”, “curriculum”, “learning environments”, “social and psychological issues of education”, “subject areas of teaching and learning”, “special education” and “teaching and learning approaches and theories”.
Contemporary Educational Researches Journal (CERJ) is an academic journal which is sponsored by Ondokuzmayıs University and Cyprus Educational Sciences Association.
No publication charge or article processing charge is required. All accepted manuscripts will be published free of cost.
CERJ requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which take privacy issues seriously and is committed to protecting your personal information.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
For more information about publication ethics of CERJ, please visit this link: http://www.sproc.org/ethics.htm
CERJ strongly encourages the publication of research worldwide to provide freely available and downloadable on‐line publications and peer‐reviewed research. In order to achieve this aim, CERJ develop and follow general policies to help authors and researchers and clarify our position on key issues. It is a general principle that the editor of the journal is entirely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published or not. In making this decision, the editor must follow the policies of the journal's editorial board.
CERJ publishing policies include:
CERJ consistently and proactively endeavors to make publications fully accessible to all users. CERJ provides open access (OA) articles that are available online to the readers without any financial, legal, or technical requirements or sanctions and is committed to providing long-term, sustainable access to qualified scientific research for everyone.
All authors and researchers must adhere to publication requirements in which submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language before. Work should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication.
The authorship of research publications should accurately state individuals’ contributions to the work. The list of authors should accurately reflect who carried out the research and who wrote the article. For collaborative research, who has done what and who takes responsibility for the conduct and validity should be clearly indicated to readers.
Copyright aims to protect the specific way the article has been written to describe a scientific research in detail. It is claimed that this is necessary in order to protect author's rights, and to regulate permissions for reprints or other use of the published research. CERJ have a copyright form which is required authors to sign over all of the rights when their article is ready for publication.
- Misconduct and redundant publication
In cases of suspected or alleged research misconduct, CERJ follows the COPE standards. If substantial amount of evidence of misconduct is found, some steps to correct the scientific record, which may include issuing a correction, retraction or withdrawal of the publication are followed. Research misconduct includes fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
If you have any concerns about potential misconduct, please email the journal. Address correspondence to the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Chief Editor, or Editorial Director as appropriate. If misconduct is suspected, journal editors will act in accordance with the relevant COPE guidelines.
- Article Retraction and Withdrawal
In cases of intrusion of professional ethical codes and principles such as multiple submission, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data; articles might be retracted from CERJ database.
Editors should critically evaluate any potential intrusion of data protection and participant confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, consent for publication where applicable and having editorial policies that comply with guidelines on participant confidentiality.
Peer Review Process
The practice of peer review is to ensure that good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable scientific journals. Our referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of Contemporary Educational Researches Journal and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
During review process we use iThenticate or Turnitin plagiarism software. So, it is recommended that authors should scan with IThenticate or Turnitin plagiarism or other free plagiarism software of their manuscripts.
Initial manuscript evaluation
The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least 2 experts for review.
Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within 2 weeks of receipt.
Type of Peer Review
This journal employs double blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.
How the referee is selected
Referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our database is constantly being updated. We welcome suggestions for referees from the author though these recommendations may or may not be used.
How long does the review process take?
Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 2 months. Should the referees' reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a further expert opinion will be sought. All our referees sign a conflict of interest statement. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees within 2 weeks. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript.
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include verbatim comments by the referees.
The Editors' Decision is final
Referees suggest the Editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. It is obligatory for the researches to keep the data for 5 years. Due to our publishing policies, from time to time some of the data and analysis output may be requested from the authors.
Contemporary Educational Researches Journal
1525 Nicosia, Cyprus.