Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

There are three main steps in examining or reviewing manuscripts submitted by ELSE (Elementary School Education Journal) authors: Journal of Elementary School Education and Learning.

The first step:
The editor conducted a preliminary plagiarism check by Turnitin. Manuscripts with more than 20% similarity will be automatically rejected. Meanwhile, manuscripts that are free of plagiarism or similarities below or equal to 20% will proceed to the research design inspection stage. Manuscripts that present a good research design will immediately go to the peer-review stage. Conversely, manuscripts that do not present a good research design will be rejected immediately.

Second stage:
Editors distribute manuscripts to reviewers. ELSE (Elementary School Education Journal): Journal of Elementary School Education and Learning using Double-Blind Peer Review. Therefore, before sending to reviewers, editors remove the author's identity, such as name, email, and affiliation. Reviewers check the contents of the manuscript using the review form provided on the journal's website through a special login for reviewers. They provide recommendations on the results of the manuscript to the editor in the type of decision, namely the manuscript is accepted, revised, or rejected which must be accompanied by reasons. If two reviewers give different decisions, the editor will add one other reviewer as a support.

Third step:
The editor sends the reviewer's review results to the author. If the manuscript must be revised, but the author does not revise and provide feedback, the manuscript will be rejected. On the other hand, if the manuscript is accepted, the author must be willing to have their article proceed to the final proofreading stage. If the revised manuscript still contains major revisions, it will be returned to the reviewer; if it contains minor revisions, the editor will review it and make a final decision. During the review process, there is no communication between the author and the reviewer. Communication is only done between the editor and the author. For every decision made, the author is entitled to a clear rationalization.

In carrying out the review process, editors and reviewers refer to the COPE ETHICS Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.