Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The REVIEW of SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS and ICT EDUCATION is a collective initiative taken on by the Laboratory of Didactics of Sciences, Mathematics and ICTof the University of Patras. The Journal presents different didactical and pedagogical approaches and offers a wide range of papers on academic and interdisciplinary research and practice.

This international journal is governed by a peer-review process. All manuscripts will be subject to peer review by two referees.

The articles are published in English or French, according to the author’s language preference. Re S M ICT E is published twice a year (one volume per year), in June and December.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

 

Section Policies

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  • KONSTANTINOS RAVANIS
  • Αγγελική Γιαννοπούλου
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Peer Review Process

Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education is governed by a peer-review process.

After a manuscript is submitted as a word file attachment to the Coord. Editor at the ravanis@upatras.gr address by a researcher, the Coord. Editor screens the manuscript and rejects unsuitable or poor-quality manuscripts at this point. Articles deemed appropriate for peer review are sent to 2 reviewers selected by the Editor-in-Chief and/or members of the editorial board. Reviewers are invited if they are experienced researchers with expertise in the contents of the manuscript. Following acceptance to perform the review, the reviewers are furnished with a copy of the manuscript and the journal’s peer review guidelines, to which they are asked to adhere. The identity of the authors and their affiliation details are blanked out to ensure a blind review. Reviewers are asked to complete the review within 8 weeks. Reviewers submit their reports to the Editor with a recommendation on the readiness of the paper for publication. The editor collates the review reports and makes a decision on the status of the paper accordingly.

Manuscripts may be: accepted (subject to minor or no revisions); returned to the authors for revision (to address all reviewer comments in detail, with the possibility of resending for peer review depending on the nature of the reviewer comments); invited for re-submission altogether or declined.  Authors are not made aware of the identity of a reviewer (double-blind approach) unless insisted upon by the reviewer for transparency. Members of the editorial board may be called upon to make additional recommendations.

The Editor has final decision on the acceptance or rejection of all manuscripts.

 

Open Access Policy

Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

 

 

No charges

The Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education being a nonprofit Journal, does not charge submission – publication - processing fees from the Author(s)

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

In particular,

DUTIES OF EDITOR

  1. PUBLICATION DECISIONS: Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  2. REVIEW OF MANUSCRIPTS: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
  3. FAIR REVIEW: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
  4. CONFIDENTIALITY: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  5. DISCLOSURE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: The editor of Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

  1. REPORTING STANDARDS: Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
  2. ORIGINALITY: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
  3. MULTIPLE, REDUNDANT, OR CONCURRENT PUBLICATIONS: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  4. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SOURCES: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
  5. AUTHORSHIP OF THE PAPER: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  6. DATA ACCESS AND RETENTION: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
  7. FUNDAMENTAL ERRORS IN PUBLISHED WORKS: If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

  1. CONFIDENTIALITY: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
  2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SOURCES: Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice.
  3. STANDARDS OF OBJECTIVITY: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. PROMPTNESS: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.