Jordan Journal of Educational Sciences (JJES) is an
International Peer-Reviewed Research Journal, issued
quarterly and published on a regular basis by the Deanship
of Research and Graduate Studies, Yarmouk University, Irbid,
Jordan. JJES implements the highest standards of publication
ethics, needed the fulfill the required ethical behavior of
publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal. JJES
editors apply all means to protect the rights of the
authors, as well as the reputation of the journal against
malpractice. JJES makes sure that all parties involved in
the publication process (editors, authors, and reviewers)
agree to act, seriously, on preventing any unethical
EDITORIAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Implementing necessary policies and procedures,
ensuring the quality of the published material, and
maintaining its integrity.
Selecting peer-reviewers, who are competent in their
fields, and with no conflicts of interest.
Making the decision of accepting, conditional accepting, or
rejecting a manuscript, solely, on its scientific merits.
Acting in an objective and fair way, while practicing
duties, without discrimination on the bases of: Gender,
race, geographical origin of authors … etc.
the final decision of accepting or rejecting a manuscript,
with no involvement of the publisher.
Taking extreme care to prevent any disclosure of any bit of
information about the submitted manuscript, to other than
the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher.
Informing the reviewers not to disclose any
information about the manuscript under review.
Taking extreme care to protect reviewers' identities.
the utmost to ensure that authors are not pressured to cite
specific publications for nonscientific reasons.
In case of undisputed changes in authorship, for acceptable
reasons, JJES Editorial Board requires that all authors
(including those whose names undergone change in terms of
sequence and names being removed from an author list) should
sign a written form of agreement to these changes.
Submitting genuine research characterized by
originality and scientific methodology.
Following instructions and publication guidelines.
Submitting a written consent that the submitted
manuscript has not been published and is not submitted
simultaneously elsewhere to be considered for publication.
Holding responsibility for the contents of the
submitted manuscript, which must contain sufficient and
accurate records of new data or results.
Providing access to their data, on reasonable
- Applying APA (American Psychological Association)
guide for scientific research publication. Authors must
conform to the guidelines of citation, documentation of all
sources and references, and the ethics of scienctificreseach
For citation guidelines, please visit the website:
and the following:
a copy of each appendix from the research appendices (if
applicable) such as programs, applications, tests…etc, and
identifying means of access to obtain a copy of the
programs, applications, or tests to interested researchers.
Contributing to the manuscript. All authors must
contribute and be aware of the entire contented of
Reading and signing the copyright (intellectual
property) release form (Copyright Form).
Listing those who have significant contribution to
the manuscript as co-authors to the corresponding author.
Specifying whether the manuscript is extracted from
an M.A. thesis or Ph.D dissertation, in the title page with
complete documentation on one copy of the manuscript, where
the name of affiliation of the authors are typed.
Declaring and publishing the funding source of the
- Contributing to the decision –making process, by
evaluating and improving the quality of the manuscript, on
the basis of its scientific merits indicating its:
Originality, significance, methodology, statistical
analysis, accuracy of results, discussion, adequacy and
recency of references, writing clarity, and organization of
- Maintaining the confidentiality of the manuscript.
Authors should not know the identities of reviewers, and
reviewers should not know the identities of authors.
Notifying the Editor –in– Chief, in case of inability
to review the manuscript during the time limit, and excusing
Filling out the Research Evaluation Form (a rating
scale, followed by a detailed report to justify ratings).
Reviewing manuscript, objectively, in a timely
- Alerting the Editor–in –Chief about issues relating
to research and publication ethics (i.e., adherence to
scientific ethics, and suspicions of fabrication,
falsification, plagiarism, or redundancy).
- Declaring any conflict of interest, if existed, as
soon as possible, and withdrawing their services for that
- When a manuscript submitted for publication is
received, authors will be conveyed an acknowledgment of
- Manuscript will be subject to a preliminary
evaluation by the Editorial Board.
Editorial Board may reject a manuscript without the
need for peer-reviewing, if it is of poor quality, and does
not follow instructions and publication guidelines, , or if
it does not fit under the fields of educational sciences.
- The preliminary decision of rejecting a manuscript is
based only on scientific merits, and is not influenced by
prior knowledge about the authors, or their institutions.
If the manuscript is found suitable for possible
publication, the Editorial Board selects, at least, two
peer-reviewers with sufficient expertise in field of study,
and with no possible conflicts of interest, to whom the
manuscript is to be sent for reviewing.
Reviewers will be asked to evaluate the quality of
the manuscript on the Research Evaluation Form (rating scale
and a detailed written report to justify ratings, and a
comment on any ethical issues or misconduct).
Reviewers are requested to make clear recommendation
to: Acceptance, Conditional Acceptance (minor/ major
changes), or Rejection of the manuscript.
Based on the reviewers' report and recommendations,
the Editorial Board takes the decision for publication or
- If publication is conditional, reports of the
reviewers should be sent to the authors to respond to the
required changes, in a timely manner.
- JJES reserves its right to ask authors to omit,
reformulate, or rephrase the manuscript or any part thereof
to conform to its publication policy
JJES has the right to make technical changes to meet
the style of the journal.
- Editor – in – Chief informs the authors of acceptance
or rejection of their manuscripts.
must confirm that their submitted manuscript is their own
work, and is not copied in part or in whole from any other
must conform to the guidelines of citation, documentation of
all sources and references, and ethics of scientific
JJES reserves the right to reject a manuscript and
denounce its authors if plagiarism is verified.
JJES holds no responsibility for plagiarism.
- Reviewers are requested to report any misconduct or
– in – Chief screens submitted manuscripts (in English) for
plagiarism, or redundancy, by using antiplagiarism software.
misconduct will lead to the rejection of the manuscript, as
well as future works of the authors.
reviewers, readers, ….etc. raise issues about the validity
of the scientific work, the Editor –in– Chief contacts the
authors and asks them to respond to the concerned issues. If
the response is unsatisfactory, the Editor –in– Chief
contacts the authors' director of institute.
a published article is found to be a redundant publication,
a note of retraction will be published , and copies of
correspondence will be sent to the authors' director of
institute. Retracted papers should be retained online.
Author(s) should submit a written consent that the submitted
manuscript has not been previously published and is not
being considered for publication elsewhere. A statement
transferring copyright from the authors to Yarmouk
University is required before the manuscript can be accepted
for publication. The necessary form for such transfer
is supplied by the Editor-in-Chief. Reproduction of any part
of the contents of a published manuscript is forbidden,
without a written permission by the Editor-in-Chief.
PROOFS AND PRINTS
The corresponding author will receive the first
proofs for making necessary corrections.
The corresponding author is asked to return the
revised manuscript to JJES in a week time.
No major changes in the first proofs of the
manuscript, are accepted.
- The corresponding author will be sent a copy of the
issue in which the published manuscript appears, in addition
to (10) offprints, free of charge.
- For orders of more reprints, a reprint order form and
prices will be sent with the article.
There are no page charges to authors or institutions for
publication contributions, at JJES.
Opinions expressed in JJES are solely those of the authors
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editorial
Board, Yarmouk University , nor the policy of the Scientific
Research Support Fund, at the Ministry of Higher Education,