ISSN: 2148-6123

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Participatory Educational Research

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General Guidelines

Material must be original, reflect the integrity expected of scholarly communication, and demonstrate coherence and unity warranting that the paper is both understandable and interesting. Before submitting an article, please review the following suggestions.

Original manuscripts received in correct form serve to expedite the review process, others will be returned to author. Spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and the mechanical elements of arrangements, spacing, length, and consistency of usage in form and descriptions should be studied carefully before submission.

Written manuscripts should be in English. Manuscript must conform to the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition. Manuscripts should be double -spaced, and font face must be Times New Roman 12 point. Paper Size must be A4 (21×29.7) (top, bottom, left and right 2.5cm space).

The article should be organized in IMRAD (Introduction, Method (Research design, Working group, Data collection tools, Data analysis, Experimental process, and Teaching environment [for experimental studies]), Result, Discussion and Conclusions) format.

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Authors will not pay any fees for any of the related processes including the review process and the publication process.

Ethics in publishing

Authors of reports of original research should present an honest account of the work performed as well as a short discussion of its significance in the field of participatory educational research. Underlying data, and ways of interpreting these should be represented transparently in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to judge the value of the work. Fraudulent or knowingly made inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and thus are unacceptable. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with their paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted and should be underlined as part of acknowledgements. Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publications of an author is not acceptable as involving the sharing of the essentially 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. Authors are recommended to cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. 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. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed on its submission for publication. 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. Authors cannot make any change on the published manuscript electronically. Therefore, authors are obliged to be very careful reviewing and correcting any errors on galley proof.

Related to Plagiarism

Participatory Educational Research (PER) is a peer reviewed and indexed journal having ISSN 2148-6123, being published online since 2014. The journal is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. All manuscripts submitted for publication to PER are cross-checked for plagiarism using iThenticate software. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal. In case of a manuscript that is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct preliminary investigation, possibly with the help of a suitable committee constituted for the purpose. If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits, the journal will contact the author’s Institute / College / University and Funding Agency, if there is any. A determination of misconduct will lead PER to run a statement bi-directionally linked online to the original paper, to note the plagiarism and provide a reference to the plagiarized material. The paper containing the plagiarism will also be marked on each page of the PDF. Upon determination of the extent of plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.

Declaration of interest

Author/s declare that:
Author/s declare presence of Ethics Statements that needed for ethical conduct of research using human subjects. Otherwise, they provide the necessary documents.
a) Conflict of Interest: They have no conflict of interest.
b) Research involving human participants and/or animals:
This study does not contain any studies with human participants and/or animals performed by any of the authors.


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