About the Journal
FOCUS AND SCOPE
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Review process is done by double blind review policy. All papers will be critically read by at least two anonymous reviewers, selected for their competences in the subject area of the paper. Acceptance of the paper will depend upon its scientific strength and suitability for the JIPD. A paper may be accepted in its original form, subject to revision, or rejection.
The reviewers' (and editor's) suggestions will be conveyed to the author, who will then have an opportunity to revise the paper. A manuscript returned to an author for revision can be held for a maximum of four weeks.
Language used for all process in this journal is English. Please write your article in British or American English (not a mixture of both).
All submitted papers will be checked for their originalities by Plagiarism Checker X software.
Articles accepted for publication in JIPD must address an important question concerning education in the elementary or middle grades, use research methods appropriate to investigate the question and be written in a manner that is clear, concise, and coherent. An accepted manuscript must be of interest to JIPD readers and make significant contributions to the field. The study should address a significant question that is linked to relevant theory and related research; the study design should be sound, and the research methods must be appropriate for answering the research question; conclusions should be warranted by an explicit chain of reasoning in the manuscript.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
JIPD adopts open access policy. Open access to information benefits the humanity as it improves the global value of information. All articles published in JIPD are licensed with "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License". This license entitles all parties to copy, share and redistribute all the articles, data sets, figures and supplementary files published in this journal in data mining, search engines, web sites, blogs and other digital platforms under the condition of providing references. Open access is an apporach that eases the interdisciplinary communication and encourages cooperation among different disciplines. JIPD, therefore, contributes to its own field by providing more access to its articles and a more transparent review process.
We do not charge authors any fee for submitting, processing and publishing articles. Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.
WITDHRAWAL OF MANUSCRIPTS
Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money and works invested by the publisher.
If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author will be punished with paying $200 per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, author will be punished by paying US$500 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.
If author don't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.