The purpose of International Journal of Scholars in Education (IJSE) is to provide a forum for original, theoretical, and research-oriented studies in education to improve the quality of research. IJSE encourages sharing of national and international academic research. The journal publishes fully refereed papers that cover applied and theoretical approaches to the scholarship of education. IJSE publishes both Turkish and English papers.
Peer Review Process
The IJSE uses double-blind review system that the reviewer and author identities are hidden from the reviewers during the review process. By doing this, the process is done in an objective way.
The manuscripts submitted to IJSE are assessed on the following standards:
Research articles, reflective essays, and book reviews can be submitted to IJSE.
Open Access Policy
International Journal of Scholars in Education (IJSE) provides instant open access to its content to support a global exchange of information and does NOT charge any fees to access to the contents.
International Journal of Scholars in Education (IJSE) publishes the following:
IJSE accepts papers on the subjects, include, but are not limited to the following:
There is no cost for submiting or publishing articles in IJSE.
IJSE does NOT charge any article submission or processing fees. IJSE is totally free for authors and readers.
The articles submitted to IJSE are assessed on the following standards:
The relevance to the objectives of the IJSE,
The significance in contributing novel knowledge (or providing best practices or lessons-learned in the study),
The rigor and relevance of the scholarship in educational research,
The readability of the ideas presented.
Research articles, reflective essays, and book reviews can be submitted to IJSE.
The manuscripts submitted to the IJSE should be prepared according to APA 6 guidelines.
More information about APA 6 can be found at https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2012/08/almost-published.htmlThe template for manuscript can be downloaded here
The copyright form can be downloaded here
The submission should be made through online submission system at any time throughout the year. No hard copy is required.
Articles for publication in International Journal of
Scholars in Education can be submitted online through Editorial Manager,
please click here.
The language of the manuscript can be in Turkish or in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).
3. Length of paper
The length of the paper should not exceed 30 pages.
A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 200- 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.
Immediately after the abstract, provide 3- 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').
Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA.
Example of Citation and Reference List (APA style)
Citations in the Text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Please avoid citation in the abstract.
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a Journal Publication
Amaç, Z. (2018). İlk ve ortaokullardaki Suriyeli öğrencilerin eğitimi: Türkiye’de yapılan akademik çalışmalar üzerine sistematik bir inceleme. The Journal of Academic Social Science, 85, 417-434. doi:10.16992/ASOS.14519
Bircan, T., & Sunata, U. (2015). Educational assessment of Syrian refugees in Turkey. Migration Letters, 12(3), 226-237.
Creswell, J. W., Hanson, W. E., Clark-Plano, V. L., & Morales, A. (2007). Qualitative research designs: Selection and implementation. The counseling psychologist, 35(2), 236-264.
Reference to a Book
Boyle-Baise, M. (2002). Multicultural service learning: Educating teachers in diverse communities. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Crisp, J., Talbot, C., & Cipollone, D. B. (2001). (Eds.). Learning for a future: Refugee education in developing countries. Geneva: UNHCR.
Merriam, S. B. & Tisdell, E. J. (2016). Qualitative research: A guide to design and implementation (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey.
Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book
White, G. S., & Smith, L. C. (2001). How to write research papers. In J. T. Koller, & S. N. Taylor (Eds.), Introduction to academic writing. New York; NY: Ueader Publishing
Reference to a Web Source
White, B. (2009, May 17). Writing for meaning. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/ueader
International Journal of Scholars in Education complies with the ethical rules in the acceptance and publication of manuscripts.
iThenticate program is used to check plagiarism. Manuscripts with more than 20 percent excerpt and overlapping with other publications without proper citation are not reviewed and immediately rejected.
International Journal of Scholars in Education (IJSE) accepts Publication Ethics guidelines of
1. The Council of Higher Education in Turkey (CHEd):
Article 4 - (1) Actions contrary to scientific research and publishing ethics are:
a) Plagiarism: to show others' original ideas, methods, data or works as part of or completely their own work without reference to the scientific rules,
b) Fraudulent: To use data that is not actually existent or falsified in scientific research,
c) Distortion: To falsify the research records or obtained data, to show that the devices or materials not used in the research are used, to distort or shape the research results in the favor of the support persons and organizations,
ç) Re-publication: To submit duplicate publications as separate publications in academic appointment and promotion,
d) Slicing: Presenting the results of a research as separate publications in academic assignments and ascensions by disaggregating the research results in a way that disrupts the integrity of the research,
e) Unfair authorship: To include non-active contributors among writers, to include authors, to change the author sequence in an unjustified and improper way, to remove the names of active contributors from the works in later prints,
(2) Other types of ethical violations are:
a) Not to mention the persons, institutions or organizations that support the researches carried out by the support and the contributions thereof,
b) Using theses or works which have not yet been submitted or defended as a source without the permission of the owner,
c) Failing to comply with ethical rules in research on humans and animals, not respecting patient rights in publications,
ç) Contrary to the provisions of the relevant legislation in human biomedical research and other clinical trials,
d) To share the information contained in a work that has been commissioned for review with others before it is published without the explicit permission of the owner of the work,
e) to use the resources, facilities, facilities and devices provided or separated for scientific research purposefully,
f) To be unfounded, unintentional and deliberate in the name of an ethical violation,
g) To publish the data obtained without consulting the participants in the surveys and attitudes research conducted within the scope of a scientific study or, if the research is conducted in an institution, without obtaining the permission of the institution,
h) To harm animal health and ecological balance in researches and experiments,
ı) Not to receive written permission from the authorized units in research and experiments, which must be taken before starting work.
i) Legislation or engage in research and experimental work in contravention of the provisions of international conventions on related research and experiments which Turkey is a party.
j) Fail to comply with the obligation of researchers and authorities to inform and warn about the possible harmful applications related to the scientific research conducted,
k) To not use the data and information obtained from other persons and institutions in the scientific studies in the extent and in the manner allowed, to observe and protect the confidentiality of this information,
l) Incorrect or misleading biographical information on scientific research and publications in academic assignments and upgrades, not to be evaluated as a recurrent science research and publications.
2. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE):
Authors of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCHOLARS IN EDUCATION (IJSE) must confirm the following:
Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s).
Submitted manuscripts should not be previously published.
It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated.
Should any error be discovered in the manuscript after submission, the author(s) must swiftly communicate to the Editor about the corrections done.
Reviewers of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCHOLARS IN EDUCATION (IJSE) must confirm the following:
All manuscripts are fairly reviewed based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s)
The reviews will be objective and constructive, refrained from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments.
They have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment, and they assess the manuscripts promptly.
Should any conflict of interest be observed during the review process, they must be communicated to the Editor.
All information about the manuscript is kept confidential.
Information obtained during the peer-review process will not be used for their own or any other person's or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others.
Any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.
Editors of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCHOLARS IN EDUCATION (IJSE) must confirm the following:
All manuscripts are fairly evaluated based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of the author(s).
Information about the manuscripts are kept confidential
Should any conflict of interest about the manuscripts be observed, they must be disclosed.
The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer's evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restraint acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.
More information can be found at the COPE's website.
International Journal of Scholars in Education (IJSE) is a free journal for authors and readers. There is NO APC, publishing and submitting fee.