International Women Online Journal of Distance Education - intWOJDE
intWOJDE is a double blind peer-reviewed online e-journal that has been published biannual since 2019, in April and October. 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 (DE) 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.
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 intWOJDE rather than the best of the specialist journals. Submitted papers must be in English.
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 the 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 intWOJDE
Along with the mission statement, it is important to list the values which intWOJDE 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 intWOJDE and also its mission. intWOJDE 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 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.
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 intWOJDE's pages are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of intWOJDE.
intWOJDE is international a double-blind peer-reviewed and biannual online journal. Contributions for all journals may include research papers, case studies, tutorials, courseware experiences, evaluations, review papers, and viewpoints. intWOJDE 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;
Please read through the guidelines below before submitting your paper. The material must be original, scientifically accurate, and in good form editorially. The manuscript should be informative, summarizing the basic facts and conclusions, and maintaining coherence and unity of thought.
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 biannual e-journal. intWOJDE is abstracted, indexed and cited by the following databases from around the world. intWOJDE abstracting and indexing by ACER, Arastirmax, Electronic Journals Library (CZ3), Erih Plus, Index Copernicus, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), SHERPA RoMEO, The Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI), and WorldCat.
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 intWOJDE 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 acknowledgment 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 advice from specialists in the field).
Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two/three 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 3 months since submission time.
- The average time during which the preliminary assessment of manuscripts is conducted: (21 Days)
- The average time during which the reviews of manuscripts are conducted: (90 Days)
- The average time in which the article is published: (180 Days)
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 in the manuscript. Manuscripts may also be sent out for statistical review.
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, intWOJDE 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 intWOJDE, 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.
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.
Publication Ethics Statement
intWOJDE is committed to maintaining 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 the 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.
Publishing is not without costs.
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