The International Journal of Research and Review

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The reports submitted can be any of the following forms: 

 

Research Article – ranges from basic and applied empirical studies employing complex methodologies such as experimentation, questionnaire, survey, evaluation etc. using qualitative or quantitative approaches.

Literature Review and Metanalysis Studies – synthesis of reviews from abstracted journals are viable in this category.

Commentary article on theories and models – issues on previous theories and models are acceptable.

Documentation of best practices – reports on institutional strategies, evaluation, and documentation of best practice in line with assessment, measurement, and evaluation.

Special issue - guest editors are enocuraged to propose a special issue provided with their theme and description of the special issue intended.

1.  The author submits electronically through e-mail a file of the manuscript and included in the email a letter indicating the following:

Name of authors

Date of submission

Title of report

E-mail addresses

Address of Institutional Affiliation

Telephone and Fax number

Cell phone number

1.  The manuscript is sent electronically to @.yahoo.com 

2.  The entire paper should conform to all the guidelines of the latest edition (6th ed.) of the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.”

3.  Manuscripts that are 6,000 to 8,000 words are acceptable. Manuscript that exceeds the length of the requirement is returned to the author.

4.  The methods and means used by the author should have complied with the APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample. 

 
Manuscript Preparation
 
Submitted manuscripts should be typed single spaced. Consult the “Publication Manual of the APA” (latest edition) for detailed guidelines in writing and formatting the manuscript. The submitted manuscript should be single-spaced.

Parts of the Manuscript (Applicable only for empirical research reports. Auhtors can deviate depending on the structure of their studies.):

1.  Title page

2.  Abstract (one page, 100-200 words)

3.  Introduction (both background and literature reviews)

4.  Method

5.  Results

6.  Discussion

7.  References

8.  Appendices (if necessary)

You may go to the menu for more specific guidelines.

 

Review Process
 
Stage 1:

1.  Articles are reviewed by the senior editor if they are suited within the scope of the journal, following the APA guidelines, and initial guidelines (letter, attachments, etc.).

2.  The articles not meeting the initial requirements will be sent back to the author for revision and resubmission through electronic mail.

3.  If the article meets the initial guidelines (stage 1) then the author will receive a notice from the executive editor through e-mail that will undergo the next review process.

4.  Within this time frame the author is advised not to submit the article/report to other publications. The author is advised that the paper will be reviewed within 60-90 days.

5.  The author should be ready with the raw data used in the research in case it is requested for reanalysis.

Stage 2:

1.  The article is given to experts by the Editorial consultant/board within the field/discipline of the paper being reviewed.

2.  The review process is blind where the reviewers would not be able to identify the authors and their affiliation, and the author does not know the reviewer.

3.  The article is reviewed simultaneously by two or in some cases just one expert.

4.  The editor rates the article in terms of significance, quality of literature review, clarity of problem/framework, methodological rigor, quality of analysis, quality of discussion, quality of writing, and format-explain scoring for acceptance.

5.  Narrative comments (verbatim) of the editor are written down in a prescribed form.

6.  The review process takes 60-90 days.

7.  After the review, the author will receive a copy of the rating and commentary sheet whether it is:

  • Accepted as it is
  • Minor revision and resubmit
  • Revise and resubmit
  • Not suitable for publication for publication

8.  A deadline of schedule is given to the author for resubmission by the associate/guest editor.

9.  The author needs to make available the raw data in the entire review process.

10.  Authors whose manuscript is not acceptable for publication is informed through electronic mail.

Manuscript Acceptance

1.  Before the proof is released, the manuscript will be edited for grammar by an English editor.

2.  Before publication, the author is provided with a copy of the proof.

3.  The proof should be returned within the deadline provided by the editor.

4.  If the author decides to make major alterations, he needs to write to the editor the changes requested together with the original proof and a hardcopy of the revised proof which is still subject for approval.

5.  The board reserves the right to keep copies of the manuscript submitted.

6.  Manuscripts published in the TIJRR should not be published in other publications such as newspapers, magazines, other journals, and posting in the internet. A contract is signed by the author to this effect.

7.  In case the paper is presented in a conference and printed in a proceeding, the TIJRR should be cited as the original source.

8.  The author receives a letter of acceptance certifying that the manuscript is published.