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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Publication Ethic

Responsibility of Author

  1. Authors must present the result of thought or research article clearly, honestly, without plagiarism and manipulation of data in accordance with the template Ijete.
  2. The author is responsible for the confirmation which was filed on articles that have been written.
  3. Authors must comply with the requirements of the publication of the work in the form of originality, not plagiarism, and has never been published in journals or other publications.
  4. Authors should indicate the reference of the opinions and work of others cited.
  5. Authors must write a script or articles are ethical, honest, and responsible in accordance with the applicable rules of scientific authorship.
  6. Author are prohibited from sending or publishing the same article to more than one journal or publication.
  7. Author does not mind if the manuscript editing experience without changing the substance of the article or the main idea.

Responsibility of Editor

  1. Editor responsible for drawing up a decent article published by the editorial board meeting.
  2. Editor guided by the policy of the editorial board of the journal and are limited by applicable legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  3. In the process of acceptance of the article, a team of editors to use the principle of similarity of treatment.
  4. In the process of decision reviewed journals and publications (articles), the editorial team is not ethnicity, religion, race and inter-group writer.
  5. Editors and editorial team will not reveal any information about the script or articles that enter except by permission of the author.
  6. Manuscripts (articles) are not published in editions running, if they meet the eligibility and in accordance with the scope of Ijete will published in the next edition.
  7. Manuscripts (articles) are not in accordance with the scope of Ijete will be returned to the author.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. Reviewers assist the editor in making editorial decisions on manuscripts or articles that enter.
  2. Reviewers responsible for the recommendation that reviewed articles.
  3. Review the script is done objectively and supported by clear arguments.
  4. Reviewers are responsible for quotations, references and plagiarism on articles reviewed.
  5. Reviewers keep confidential information for personal gain.


Plagiarism Check

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to Indonesian Language Education and Literature must have similarity level less than 20%.


References Management

Citations and bibliography use Mendeley.