Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education (IEJEE-GREEN) is an international, peer-refereed academic journal which publishes research papers on all aspects of environmental education. The aim of the journal is to provide a thoughtful forum for environmental researchers, practitioners and scholars to further the study and practice of environmental and sustainability education.

The Scope of IEJEE-GREEN:

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Environmental Literacy
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Attitudes toward Environment
  • Environmental Awareness
  • History of Environmental Education
  • Use of Technology in Environmental Education
  • Sustainability and Curriculum
  • Sustainable Schools
  • Global and Local Environmental Problems

 

 

Section Policies

Publication Information

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Research Papers

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Book Review

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Instructional Practices

Editors
  • Malgorzata GRODZINSKA-JURCZAK
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Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to IEJEE-Green are first reviewed by the Editorial Board to check whether they are appropriate for the journal's readership and the editorial policy and the aims of the journal. Following the first review, papers are anonymously peer-reviewed by a minimum of two experts. All papers submitted to the journal must therefore conform to the requirements of the style guidelines for an appropriate blind review.

Ensuring a Blind Review:

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers.

Please, ensure that following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document should have deleted their names from the text, with “Author” and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors’ name, article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

Word 2007 for Windows:

Click on the Office buttons in the upper left
Go to the Prepare item in the menu
Click on Properties
On the menu bar click on Document Properties and then Advanced Properties
The properties can also be removed by clicking on the Office button and going to Prepare and then Inspect Document. Next click on Inspect and then on Remove All next to the document properties item. Then finally Save the document.

Word 2003 for Windows:
Open the file in Word
Go to File on the menu bar
Click on Properties
Click on the Summary Tab
If anything appears that indicate the author, delete the information.
The properties items can also be removed by clicking Save As on the File menu. Click on the Tools item at the top of the Save As page. Click on the Security option. When the Security page opens check the item that reads Remove personal information from file properties on save.

Word 2002 for Windows:
Open the file in Word
In the menu, go to 'Tools' => 'Options'
Select the 'Security' tab
Under Privacy options, enable 'Remove personal information from file properties on save'
Click on 'Ok' to save the preference settings
Save the document

Word 2000 for Windows:
Open the file in Word
In the menu, go to 'Tools' => 'Options'
Select the 'User Information' tab
Under Privacy options, select 'Remove personal information from file properties on save'
Click on 'Ok' to save the preference settings
Save the document

Word 2008 for Apple/Mac:
Open the file in Word
In the menu, go to 'Word' => 'Preferences' => 'Personal Settings'
Select the 'Security' tab
Under Privacy options, enable 'Remove personal information from this file on save'
Click on 'Ok' to save the preference settings
Save the document

Word 2004 for Apple/Mac:
Open the file in Word
In the menu, go to 'Word' => 'Preferences' => 'Security'
Enable 'Remove personal information from this file on save'
Click on 'Ok' to save the preference settings
Save the document

NeoOffice for Apples/Mac:
Open the file in NeoOffice
In the menu, go to 'NeoOffice' => 'Preferences'
Under the left-hand, 'NeoOffice' menu, select 'Security'
Enable 'Remove personal information on saving'
Click on 'Ok' to save the preference settings
In the menu, go to 'File' => 'Properties'
Disable 'Apply user data' and click on the 'Reset' button
Save the document

OpenOffice, all platforms
Open the file in OpenOffice
In the menu, go to 'Tools' => 'Options...'
Under the left-hand, 'OpenOffice' menu, select 'Security'
Click on the 'Options...' button for 'Security options and warnings'
Enable 'Remove personal information on saving'
Click on 'Ok' to save the preference settings
In the menu, go to 'File' => 'Properties'
Disable 'Apply user data' and click on the 'Reset' button
Save the document

 

Publication Frequency

International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education publishes two issues per year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

DUTIES OF EDITORS

  • Decision on the Publication of Articles
The Editor in Chief of International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education (IEJEE-Green) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor in Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor in Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  • Review of Manuscripts

The Editor in Chief must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editorial board, after that, manuscript is forwarded to two reviewers for blind peer review, and each of whom will make a recommendation to publish the manuscript in its present form or to modify or to reject the same.

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.
  • Fair play
Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
  • Confidentiality
The Editor in Chief/editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

  • Promptness
In case, any reviewer feels that it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then the same must be communicated to the editor, so that the same could be sent to any other reviewer.
  • Confidentiality
Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
  • Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.          
  • Conflict of Interest
Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
 
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
  • Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Multiple Publications
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

  • Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

 


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ISSN: 2146-0329