Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJETE is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes articles on research and literature studies related to elementary education with implications for improving practices and theories. This journal welcomes original empirical investigations which may represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and different methodological approaches. The scope in detail is as follows.

  1. Instructional Design in Elementary School
  2. Instructional Media in Elementary School
  3. Curriculum and Learning in Elementary School
  4. Management of Learning and Education in Elementary School
  5. Evaluation and Assessment in Elementary School
  6. Counseling in Elementary School
  7. Policy in Elementary School

Published biannually, IJETE employs double blinds peer-review process. We do not accept manuscripts that are not easily understandable in English or do not address our major focus.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Reviewers Responsibilities

Reviewers begin their work when requested by the Editor. Each reviewer reviews the manuscript received by adjusting the IJETE's author guidelines then reviews his or her revision's results. Reviewers have a role in determining the feasibility of a manuscript to be published. A reviewer must not review a manuscript that involves him and may not disseminate his or her comments on a manuscript to somebody else. Finally, reviewers must ensure that the author improves his or her manuscript.


Editors Responsibilities

The editor has specific responsibility for the quality of IJETE's publications. An open mind is needed to connect the writers, readers, reviewers, and editorial board member then ensure there are no conflicts of interest. An editor has to support Publication Ethics until it is understandable by the journal's members. Objectivity is needed in decisions making because the Editor has full authority over the manuscript.


Review Guidelines

The submission paper will be managed by the Associate Editor and Editorial Board, which will be sent to two Reviewers if the paper is well for review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to reviewers.

Authors who submit their paper submission to IJETE will be reviewed no more than 2 months. The author does not know the identity of the reviewers, so as the reviewers does not know the identity of the author. That is the policy of review in IJETE. We promise that the review process is objective.

Editors and reviewers must ensure that the submission paper into IJETE is original and the plagiarism test results are below than 25%. Reviewers examine the text of the aspects of quality and substance of the writing (not grammar texts). The editor has full responsibility to accept or reject the submission; e.g. if the manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review.

The Editors appreciates that Reviewers, each of them will only review papers in relevant with their area of expertise, have sufficient time to review and avoid conflicts of interest.

Reviewers are asked to comment on the author's paper, but not to edit it. After that, the reviewer gives a decision:


Accept with minor revisions

Resubmit with major revisions


This decision should be based on merits and demerits of the work under review.



1. Authors who submit their papers to IJETE should not submit her or his paper to other media at one time.

2. Papers that can be further process must have a plagiarism level of less than 25%.

3. For the convenience of writing references, the author can use the Mendeley application.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice a year: May and November.


Open Access Policy

This journal 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.



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