Peer-Review Policy

All research articles published in "Pedagogical Forum", an electronic scientific and methodological journal, undergo full peer review, uses a high-quality peer review system for electronic submission and double-blind peer review of manuscripts (text of the article, abstract, keywords, figures and tables) by two suitably qualified experts.
Peer review is a process by which the quality of the study is assessed and involves:

1. Editor screening
The manuscript went through an initial screening by an editor. The journal editor decides if it is suitable for the journal and whether there are any fundamental flaws.
If the editor thinks there are serious problems in the manuscript or it is irrelevant to the scope and the goal of the journal, the manuscript is rejected and the author is notified.
If the manuscript passes the editor's screening, it is sent out for review to Editor-in-Chief. If the Editor-in-Chief believes that the article contains important information but some issues or concerns need to be further review, the manuscript is rejected without external review and the author is notified. If the manuscript passes the Editor-in-Chief's screening, it is sent out for review to two external reviewers.

2. Peer review
The Peer-reviewers review and comment on the manuscript according to the following criteria:
• Clarity of thesis statement and declaration of purpose;
• Relevance of the theoretical discussion;
• Relevance and description of the empirical investigation;
• Reproducible methods of the research and results;
• Unambiguous and properly analyzed data;
• Well-founded analysis;
• Data supported by conclusions;
• Originality of the work;
• Awareness of relevant research;
• Well-structured and logically coherent composition.
The Peer-reviewers make expert evaluation and recommendations to the "Pedagogical Forum" editor concerning the publication. All publication decisions are made by the journal’ Editor-in-Chief on the basis of the reviews provided and recommendations. Тhe Editor-in-Chief makes an informed decision on whether the manuscript will be accepted, rejected or invited to revise and resubmit. Editor-in-Chief sends out the decision letter to the authors.

3. Revising and resubmitting
If the Editor-in-Chief believe that the article contains important information but some issues or concerns need to be further review, then the authors need to carefully read and consider reviewers' comments and make revisions should be based on those comments.The authors make a response to each comment using Microsoft Word Track Change.
After the revision is done, the authors resubmit the revised manuscript to the "Pedagogical Forum". The revision goes through review by the editor, Editor-in-Chief and reviewers for the second round.
If the editor, Editor-in-Chief and reviewers believe the revision has adequately addressed their previous concerns and the manuscript has improved after the revision, the article is accepted for publication.

4. Acceptance
When the articles are accepted for publication, the authors receive an acceptance letter.

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