The Review Process
All received manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers that are independent of the editorial staff, which will analyze the material without knowing the identity of the authors.
The review criteria are the following:
- The relevance of the subject to the domain of psychology and education;
- The topicality of the investigated subject;
- The scientific value of the article; and
- The clarity and adequacy of the research method used.
After the review process the first author will receive one of the following feedbacks regarding the submitted material: accepted, minor review, major review or rejected.
In case a review by the authors is necessary, the manuscript will be sent to the first author with the suggestions and comments of the reviewers.
SUMMARY OF REVIEWERS NOTE ON CRITERIA:
Perspective(s) or theoretical framework
Methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry
Data sources, evidence, objects or materials
Results and/or substantiated conclusions or warrants for arguments/point of view
Scientific or scholarly significance of the study or work
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF THE CONTENT:
Depth of research
Lack of errors, misconceptions
Sufficient and solid / reliable data sources
Clarity of the presentation
Contribution to the field
Conclusions and limits / implications
Relevance of biographical sources
Manuscripts submitted as Brief Articles will receive a simple accept or reject disposition in the shortest possible time. Brief Articles should be restricted to empirical or methodological papers (not theoretical ones) of up to 4000 words with maximally 25 references and 3 tables or figures (e.g., 2 tables, 1 figure). A word count should be included on the title page.