About int.WOJDE

International Women Online Journal of Distance Education
Eskisehir TURKEY  

What is intWOJDE?

intWOJDE is international a peer-reviewed quarterly and official eJournal. International in scope, this scholarly e-journal publishes refereed articles focusing on the issues and challenges of providing theory, research and information services to global learners in any kind of distance education or open learning applications. intWOJDE will particularly strive to meet the continuing education needs of practitioners and educators by providing a forum for the discussion of extended learning strategies, policies and practices, and trends in information technology as they impact the delivery of student support services for distance learners and faculties. Articles may be theoretical, philosophical and/or quantitative analyses of distance education/open learning and teaching issues, and may take the form of case studies, research studies or general interest reports. Sample topics include the role or history of distance education, standards for such services, organization or planning of new services, for distance learners, etc.

Book reviews, conference reports, cases, literature reviews, news items, editors' notes, announcements of conferences and publications and letters to the editor are also welcomed.

General Policies

intWOJDE receives many more submissions than it can publish. Therefore, we ask peer-reviewers to keep in mind that every paper that is accepted means that another good paper must be rejected. In general, to be acceptable, a paper should represent an advance in understanding likely to influence thinking in the field. There should be a discernible reason why the work deserves the visibility of publication in İntWOJDE rather than the best of the specialist journals. Submitted papers must be in English or mother tongue with 3-4 pages executive summary in English. After with a 3-4 pages executive summary in English we are given a link to original mother tongue version of the article.

Goals of the intWOJDE

intWOJDE is planning to extend its readership by reaching every part of the world. It will focus on different regions by allocating much more space to contributors from the regions of North Africa, the Middle East the New Turkic Republics, the Baltic Countries and Eastern European Countries, to all countries corner of the world. This strategy will be realized in the ways listed by sharing experiences on effective use of distance education in both formal and non-formal education fields, by providing communication amongst educators, educational technologists and distance education experts and by providing opportunities to share new strategies and ideas about distance.

Values of The Online Journal intWOJDE

Along with the mission statement, it is important to list the values which İntWOJDE holds as a philosophy of Online Journal publishing. Such values are held in high esteem by all who practice them. To violate them would be to violate the foundation of İntWOJDE and also its mission. İntWOJDE does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin or physical limitations.

This includes policies and procedures related to editorial membership of the Board, the educational program and personnel practices, admissions, scholarships, authors and readers.

Readers'Needs

Readers needs are at the top of the list of importance for intWOJDE and this should be known by all readers. We will not forget who we serve.

Quality Articles

intWOJDE will try to provide not only quality articles to its readers, but will also try to meet readers' expectations.

Quality Journal Staff

intWOJDE will always value and prize those editors, reviewers and staff who have shown a willingness to provide quality publishing through their various levels of expertise.

Community Share Service

intWOJDE will endeavor to show the community its commitment by sharing to its overall betterment. By committing to the previous three values, meeting this fourth value becomes a matter of record. In bringing quality to the community this value is strategically met.

intWOJDE is not responsible for the content or grammatical structure of the articles. This responsibility belongs to the article's author(s). The views and opinions of contributions in İntWOJDE's pages are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of İntWOJDE

Content of intWOJDE

intWOJDE is international a peer-reviewed and quarterly online journal. Contributions for all journals may include research papers, case studies, tutorials, courseware experiences, evaluations, review papers, and viewpoints. İntWOJDE invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level on all topics related to:

The use of education and communication technologies in distance education, and Instruction and knowledge about new learning technologies in;

  • Economic, Social and Cultural Dimension of women in Distance Education,
  • Pedagogical, Political, Philosophical, Legal, Ethical Reflections of women in DE
  • Women Organization(s) for/of women in DE,
  • Needs Assessment  for/of women in DE,
  • As women Staff Training for/of women in DE,
  • Program and Material Development for/of women in DE,
  • Professional Experiences for/of women in DE,
  • Financial Planning  for/of women in DE,
  • Learning Resources for/of women in DE,
  • Digital Libraries an and Virtual Universities for/of women in DE,
  • Guidance and Counseling for/of women in DE,
  • Communication for/of women in DE,
  • Multi-Media Software for/of women in DE,
  • Web Technology, Internet for/of women in DE,
  • Network Software for/of women in DE,
  • Feedback Mechanisms for/of women in DE,
  • Measurement, Quality Control and Evaluation for/of women in DE,
  • Production of Quality for/of women in DE,
  • Performance Evaluation for/of women in DE,
  • Interaction for/of women in DE,
  • DE in the Future for/of women in DE,
  • DE and Globalization for/of women in DE,
  • DE and Globalization for/of women in DE,
  • Dynamism & Dimensions of DE in 21' Century DE and for/of women in DE
  • Distance Online Learning for/of women in DE,
  • Building Knowledge Networks for/of women in DE,
  • Internet Privacy and Security Issues for/of women in DE,
  • Equity, Justice and Human Rights for/of women in DE,
  • DE and Industry Partnerships for/of women in DE,
  • Professional Development for/of women in DE,
  • Standards and Assessment for/of women in DE,
  • Evaluation Methods for/of women in DE,
  • Assistive Technologies for/of women in DE,
  • The Changing Roles of the Teacher for/of women in DE,
  • Virtual Reality for/of women in DE,

Please read through the guidelines below before submitting your paper. Material must be original, scientifically accurate, and in good form editorially. The manuscript should be informative, summarizing the basic facts and conclusions, and maintaining a coherence and unity of thought.

  • Value or usefulness to field or profession,
  • Adequacy of design and accuracy of analysis,
  • Presentation and interpretation of findings, discussion and conclusions,
  • Inclusion of appropriate implications for practice and policy,
  • Overall clarity of ideas and expression,
  • Significant and timely,
  • Consistency with existing literature,
  • References to relevant existing work, and
  • Grammatical construction; writing style; use of non-sexist language.

The Mission Statement of intWOJDE is:
"It's Never Too Late, Read intWOJDE… Now and Please Inform Your Colleagues"

Abstracting and Indexing of intWOJDE

intWOJDE is international a peer-reviewed quarterly e-journal. intWOJDE is abstracted, indexed and cited by the following databases from around the world. Already intWOJDE abstracting and indexing by JRI Poland, DRJI, Infobase, SIS, Serha/Romeo, ACER, International Scince Indexing, C:Z3, ISRA JYF, OAJY, World Cat, AraştırmaX, ASOS, Eye source and Akademik Dizin.

Open Access Policy

intWOJDE provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. the İntWOJDE allows to its authors to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Readers can copy and distribute the published work in any medium and format; remix, transform, and build upon the work as long as the original author.

Peer Review Policy-Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff to save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review (although these decisions may be based on informal advices from specialists in the field).

Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two reviewers, but sometimes more if special advice is needed (for example on statistics or a particular technique). The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice. The review process usually takes 2-3 weeks since submission time.

All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by the Editor and his Associates. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal. This fast rejection process means that authors are given a quick decision and do not need to wait for the review process.

Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for peer review, usually to two independent reviewers. Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors’ judgment a decision is given on the manuscript. Manuscripts may also be sent out for statistical review.

Policy on Plagiarism

The policy is shaped by two desires: to inform authors of acceptable writing practices and to set a very high standard for the publication of peer-reviewed articles. When plagiarism is detected, by either peer reviewers or staff editors, before or after acceptance, during editing, or at any time before publication, İntWOJDE staff will alert the author, asking her or him to rewrite or quote exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive-that is, if at least 35% of the original submission is plagiarized-the article may be rejected and the author's employer notified of the infraction. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the editors will notify readers of the infraction through an editor's note in the journal, and the author's employer may be notified of the breach.

The chief goal of our policy is threefold: to provide advice for our authors, to maintain the scholarly integrity of our journals and their content, and to detail the ethical responsibilities of İntWOJDE, our editors and authors. We expect all authors to read and understand our ethics policy before submitting to any of our journals. This is in accordance with our commitment to the prevention of ethical misconduct, which we recognize to be a growing problem in academic and professional publications. It is important to note that most incidents of plagiarism, redundant publication, copyright infringement or similar occur because of a lack of understanding, and not through fraudulent intent. Our policy is one of prevention and not persecution.

Authors should:

  • Ensure that all researched work submitted is original, fully referenced and that all authors are represented accurately.
  • Provide accurate contact details for a designated corresponding author, who shall be deemed by the publisher and editor as fully responsible for the authorship of the paper and all communications concerning the ethical status and originality of the paper. This includes any queries or investigations that may arise, pre-or post publication.
  • Openly disclose the source of all data and third party material, including previously unpublished work by the authors themselves. Anything that could compromise the originality of the submission should be expressly avoided and/or discussed with the editorial office in the first instance.

Identify any third party material that they intend to include in their article, and obtain written permission for re-use in each instance from the relevant copyright holders.

  • Openly disclose any conflict of interest –for example, if publication were to benefit company or services in which the author(s) has a vested interest.
  • Expect to sign a copyright assignment form on acceptance of their work, which will assume that the author is empowered to assign copyright to the publisher.
  • Expect the editor to scan submissions using plagiarism detection software at iThenticate to check a paper’s originality before sending out for review.
  • Fully correspond and comply with the editor and publisher in any requests for source data, proof of authorship or originality in a timely manner, providing reasonable explanation for discrepancies or failures to disclose vital information.
  • Fully co-operate with any consequent investigations if the editor and/or publisher are dissatisfied with the evidence available or the explanations provided.
  • Expect transparency, efficiency and respect from the publisher and the editor during the submissions process.

Publication Ethics Statement

intWOJDE is committed to maintain the highest quality original research materials. All papers accepted for publication will be subjected to a rigorous peer-review. Any papers suspected of plagiarism, falsification and inauthentic authorship will never be published. So anyone is allowed to copy, distribute, and transmit the article on condition that the original article and source is correctly cited. In an open access model, we promise that readers don’t pay for the subscription and accessing fee to access online published articles. For authors, only some fundamental costs like editing, production and peer-review are included to maintain normal operations of our company.

Copyright

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Except for the material which is unambiguously and unarguably in the public domain, only material owned by udeeewana-İntWOJDE and so indicated may be copied, provided that textual and graphical content are not altered and that the source is acknowledged. intWOJDE reserves the right to revoke that permission at any time.

Permission is not given for any commercial use or sale of this material. No other material anywhere on this website may be copied (except as legally allowed for private use and study) or further disseminated without the express and written permission of the legal holder of that copyright. Copyright © intWOJDE. While intWOJDE has attempted to make the information on this server as accurate as possible, the information on this Web server is for personal and/or educational use only and is provided in good faith without any express or implied warranty.

There is no guarantee given as to the accuracy or currency of any individual item on the server. Persons accessing the server who require confirmation of any information should refer to the section of the University sourcing the information to the server. The University does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage occasioned by use of the information contained on the server nor form any access to the server.

All access and use is at the risk of the user. Information provided about subjects, units, courses and any arrangements for courses including staffing, are an expression of intent only and are not to be taken as a firm offer or undertaking. The University reserves the right to discontinue or vary such subjects, units, courses, or arrangements or staffing at any time without notice and to impose limitations on enrolment in any course. Anadolu University has provided hypertext links to a number of other web sites as a service to the users of this Web server. This service does not mean that the University endorses those sites or material on those sites by any way. Udeeewana is not responsible for the use of a hypertext link for which a commercial charge applies. Individual users are responsible for any charges that their use may incur.

 

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Honoured Board of the int.WOJDE (Ordered last name alphabetically)

Cevat Alkan, The pioneer of educational technology in DE in Turkey (Turkey)

John Bååth, The well-known Swedish distance educator (Sweden)

Tony Bates, Father of distance education in Canada (Canada)

Yılmaz Buyukersen, The founder of distance education in Turkey (Turkey)

Chris Curran, The founder director of National DE Centre in Ireland (Ireland)

Chere Campbell Gibson, She studied for DE all her life. Emerita Professor (USA)

Börje Holmberg, Studied for Distance Education Emeritus Professor. (Sweden)

Marina McIsaac, She studied for DE all her life.Arizona State University,Emerita  Professor (USA)

James Maraj, The pioneer of the open university movement (Australia)

Christine von Prummer, Emerita Professor (Germany)

Charles Wedemeyer, The pioneer of distance education in World (USA)

Editor-in-Chief of int.WOJDE (Turkey)
Emine Demiray, Anadolu University, Turkey
Postal address: Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty
Yunusemre Campus 26470 Eskisehir-TURKEY
Tel: +90 (222) 335 05 80 ext.2336
Fax:+90 (222) 320 45 20
Emailsintwojde@gmail.com  or   edemiray@anadolu.edu.tr

Executive in Chief Editor

Zeki Kaya, Gazi University, Turkey
Email: intwojde@gmail.com

International Affairs

Ugur Demiray, Anadolu University, Turkey
Email: udemiray@anadolu.edu.tr

Assitant Editor & Webmaster
Ufuk Tanyeri, Ankara University, Turkey
Email: ufuktanyeri@ankara.edu.tr

Language Editor
Harun Serpil, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.


 

 

 

 

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