The International Journal for Research in Education pursues a specific review process for submissions. Once a manuscript is received online, the Editor-in-Chief and/or Associate Editor(s) make an initial screening. The Editor-in-chief or Associate Editor(s) may return a manuscript directly to its author(s) within two weeks of submission if it is not aligned with the journal’s scholarly quality or aims and purposes. If it is accepted for review, the Associate Editor will initiate the review process by passing the submission to two experts. In most cases, one of the reviewers may be chosen from the International Editorial Board of the journal. The authors and the reviewers remain anonymous in the double-blind reviewing process. The reviewers are asked to comment on the quality, significance and contribution of the manuscript to the field of education.
Reviewing a submission typically takes about a month, although this process is mostly dependent on the reviewers. Upon receiving the full reviews, the Associate Editor will write a decision letter which includes the reviewers’ comments and suggestions. The decision letter will then be passed to the Editor- in-Chief to be shared with the author(s). The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.