Contributors submitting their work to Journal of Behavior at Work should be informed that articles should include the following:
· Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed research methods,
· Comprehensive literature reviews, meta-analysis, or meta-synthesis,
· Model proposals, experimental research model, or original writings of similar quality.
Editorial and Review Process
Journal of Behavior at Work gives priority to current studies using advanced research and statistical methods and techniques. The Journal’s main criteria for publication are the original contribution to the field and competency in methodology.
Manuscripts are first assessed by the Editorial Board for the purpose, topic, content, presentation style, and mechanics of writing. During this preliminary assessment, the Editorial Board guidelines are as follows:
For Quantitative Research
Quantitative research based on a single variable or that mainly analyses frequency, percentage, difference, and correlational statistics is usually assessed in a preliminary assessment according to its contents. Quantitative research including multiple regressions, path, multilevel analysis, and/or other advanced research and statistical methods is given priority.
For Studies Developing a Measurement Tool
The authenticity, scope, quality of the group worked on, and efficiency of the reliability and validity of studies are taken into consideration to decide whether the measurement tool can be published independently. The Editorial Board encourages contributors to send their manuscripts if the developed measurement tool is used in a study in which the findings are reported.
For Experimental Research
Findings must be supported, detailed, and further elaborated on with qualitative data.
For Qualitative Research
The reliability and validity studies and in-depth analysis of the data is of utmost importance.
For Descriptive Studies
The journal aims to publish analytical studies identifying and proposing solutions to the key issues related to business ethics. However, such studies should not resemble a book chapter based only on a literature review.
· The Editors emphasize that Journal of Behavior at Work articles should not include studies based on very frequently used measurement tools or on research topics that have been overly examined, unless they propose an innovative approach to the topic in question.
· Journal of Behavior at Work believes that the data collection process for original research should have been done in the last 5 years.
· After the submission, authors are sent a confirmation of receipt by email.
· Manuscripts are evaluated by the Editorial Board following the submission.
· Manuscripts that meet the criteria for Journal of Behavior at Work proceed to the next stage, which is reviewer evaluation.
· Manuscripts that do not meet the Journal of Behavior at Work criteria are notified of the decision with the relevant justification for rejection.
· Receipt of manuscripts and Editorial Board decisions may take approximately 10 days.
· Manuscripts are sent to two specialists in the relevant field.
· If the reviewers differ in opinion about the quality of your work, the paper will be referred to a third reviewer.
· The Referee reviews take approximately 1 months to complete. This time may be extended depending on the availability of referees in your sub-discipline.
· Reviewer reports are kept confidential. We adopt a double-blind peer-review evaluating process.
· Authors must be attentive to the criticisms, suggestions, and corrections of the referees and the Editorial Board. In case of disagreement with the reports, authors must explain why they do not agree with the points made by the reviewers.
For more details of the review process, visit the Notes for Reviewers page.
There are three possible results for a manuscript:
· Acceptance with minor or major revisions
· Reject and Resubmit process
Manuscripts go through the following stages once accepted for publication:
· Reviewer reports and Editorial Board reports are sent to the author.
· Authors revise their manuscripts according to the reports, and the Editorial Board reviews the revised manuscripts before they advance to the proofreading stage.
· Authors are sent the proofreading notes.
· When proofreading is complete, manuscripts advance to the formatting and pagination stage.
· Following the pagination process, authors are asked to conduct a final check of their manuscripts.
· After completion of these processes, manuscripts are initially published on OnlineFirst. As each article is assigned a DOI, this version could be treated as the authentic version.
· Publishing of the manuscript in the journal may take approximately 5-6 months, depending on the workload involved in the journal.
The responsibility of the articles published in Journal of Behavior at Work belongs to the Authors.
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