About the Journal
Focus and Scope
“Advanced Education” is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes manuscripts from across the world in the field of higher education and life-long learning.
The research areas cover but are not limited to
- foreign/second language teaching methodology
- foreign language for specific and academic purposes
- testing, evaluation and assessment in teaching
- dual and multilingual education
- ICT in teaching and learning
- teaching translation
- applied linguistics
- psychological issues in teaching and learning
- foreign language teacher training and education
- content and language integrated learning (CLIL)
- current and emerging trends in higher education and adult learning
Submissions on applied linguistics should aim at making contribution to understanding the relationship between a certain area of linguistics and language teaching. Therefore AE encourages interdisciplinary submissions in the sphere of linguistics that link theory and teaching practice, advance language learning and facilitate the students’ acquisition of communicative competences.
The journal also welcomes submissions with a focus on STEAM as an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art (Foreign language as a part of Art) and Mathematics.
The editors welcome manuscripts that report research results on topics that are of international significance across educational contexts. AE gives preferences to innovative submissions (empirical or theoretical) that push the field forward and generate new knowledge. Manuscripts may involve a wide range of research methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods).
Peer Review Process
All submitted papers are peer reviewed in order to select the articles meeting the high standards of the Journal “Advanced Education”.
The review process is carried out by members of the Editorial Board and independent experts in relevant fields. In most cases, review procedure is double-blind when names of reviewers and authors are not revealed to each other.
Reviewers evaluate theoretical and methodological level of the paper, its practical value and scientific significance. All papers are checked for plagiarism by special programs.
Members of the editorial board are allowed to submit manuscripts which will undergo standard peer-review directed by the present editor-in-chief. Board members are never involved in editorial decisions about their own work.
Manuscripts that are sent to reviewers are intellectual property of authors and related to the information that remains confidential. That is why review process is held on the basis of confidentiality when information about the paper (terms, content, stages of review, comments of reviewers and the final decision on publication) is not disclosed to anyone except the authors and reviewers.
PROCEDURE FOR REVIEWING MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts sent by the authors that do not meet the requirements for publication in the journal "Advanced Education" will not be considered. For all papers provided for review, to determine the degree of uniqueness of the text special software is used. Quoting is allowed in an amount not exceeding 15% of the total paper.
All manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Once a manuscript is submitted to the Journal “Advanced Education”, it undergoes an initial prescreening by the Editorial Board in order to determine whether or not the paper fits the scope of the journal. If the Editorial Board finds the manuscript meets the Journal’s minimum standards for publication, the paper then undergoes the reviewing process.
By decision of the Editor-in-Chief individual articles of prominent scientists, as well as specially invited articles may be exempted from the standard review procedure.
In the main reviewing phase, the Editor-in-Chief or assigned Section Editor sends the received papers, without the name and affiliation of the authors, to the expert (in some cases two experts) in the author's field of study. Normally the interval from submission to first decision is in the order of 12 weeks. In case of conflict of interests, the Editor-in-Chief appoints another expert.
The electronic evaluation form used by reviewers contains a checklist in order to help them cover all aspects concerning the publication. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions for improvement that are sent to the authors, without the names of the reviewers.
In the matter of disagreement with the evaluation of the reviewer, the author has the right to provide a reasoned response to the Editor-in-Chief. The case will be discussed at the meeting of Editorial Board and the paper will be directed to additional review by another expert. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject papers in case of author's insolvency or unwillingness to take into account the reviewers' comments and suggestions.
The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendations of reviewers and the scope of the Journal.
The final decision on the composition of the print edition of the Journal is approved in the minutes of the meeting of the Academic Council of the "National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", as a relevant note on the last page of the Journal
The paper, approved for publication, undergoes technical editing. Minor stylistic or formal corrections which do not affect the content of the paper are made by the Technical Editor without the consent of the author. If necessary or on the request of the author, the galley-proof is sent to the author for approval.
The authors are responsible for the content of each article and copyright infringement as well as scientific and practical level, accuracy of facts and data, the validity of findings.
This journal publishes two issues per year (in December and June)
Open Access Policy
"Advanced Education" is an open access journal. All articles are free for users to access, read, download, and print.By "open access", we mean free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles or use them for any other lawful purpose.
Since 15 January, 2018, the Journal charges €100 (or $100) of article processing fee to cover the costs induced by editing, efficient publication service to the authors, proofreading, typesetting, etc.
The journal supports a waiver policy.
Publication fee for the authors from Ukraine is ₴ 1050 UAH
Hardcopies of the Journal as well as airmailing costs are paid additionally.
No article submission charge is required.
Ethical obligations of authors
Submitting a manuscript to AE, authors confirm that it is not under consideration in another journal.
The manuscript should be original, not published previously (partly or full), even in another languages.
Self-citation is acceptable when it is necessary to report on author’s previous findings, especially for the related work, but should not go beyond 20%.
The authors should avoid “salami publication”, which means splitting one research into several parts.
If the members of editorial team or reviewers reveal research misconduct (data fabrication and falsification image, manipulation, plagiarism, self-plagiarism, duplicate and redundant publication, the journal has the discretion to reject such a manuscript at any stage of consideration. AE, following the COPE guidelines, may also publish a retraction, inform the author’s institution, and refuse for a time to consider future work from the authors.
Ethical obligations of reviewers
The purpose of reviewing in the journal "Advanced Education" is to maintain the highest ethical standards of research, according to which the reviewer should be familiar with requirements for ethics in scientific publications. The process of reviewing is aimed at improving the quality of published materials and overcome prejudice and injustice in declining or accepting articles.
Peer reviewers should:
• only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
• respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal
• not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others
• declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest
• not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations
• be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments
• acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavour and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner
• provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise
• recognise that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct.
In case of a conflict of interests, reviewer’s professional or personal ties with the author, which may affect the judgment of the reviewer, he / she must return the article, pointing to a conflict of interest;
Accuse of plagiarism requires the reviewers’ reasoned justification of their own comments. Any assertion of a plagiarism or biased citation should be accompanied by appropriate references;
If the reviewer hesitates about plagiarism, authorship or falsification of data, he/she should necessarily apply to the editorial board with the requirement for collective examination of the author's article;
The Journal requires the timely review and respect for the author as an individual.
Ethical responsibilities of Editors
Editors should ensure confidentiality of peer- review process. No details on the manuscript should be disclosed to anyone except the peer reviewers without the permission of the author.
Peer reviewers should also keep confidentiality relating to the peer-review process.
Editors should ask peer reviewers to disclose any conflicts of interest (working in the same institution, collaboration in publications, personal conflict or close personal relationship, financial interest, etc).
Editors should only ask authors to add citations to their papers when there is a strong scholarly rationale for this.
Editors may ask authors to recommend peer reviewers, or to request that particular individuals do not
peer review their paper.
Editors should control the performance of peer reviewers for quality and timelines.
Editors should not apply to peer reviewers who perform poor quality, tardy, abusive, or unconstructive reviews.
How can I submit my manuscript?
To submit your manuscript, you should be a registered user with the role of AUTHOR in the journal. Then, you go to user page and click New Submission and go through 5 steps of submission process. Do not forget to click SUBMIT at the last step.
I am not sure whether my manuscript fits within focus and scope of the journal.
I submitted the manuscript but I see it in the status of UNASSIGNED, what does this mean?
It means that the editor and reviewers have not been assigned yet. Perhaps, all editors are overloaded at the moment and you need to wait until the status changes to IN REVIEW.
How long does the review process last?
Usually, the initial review lasts up to 4 weeks, the double blind peer review – up to 12 weeks. It might be longer if you have submitted your manuscript in summer (the vacation period of editorial staff) or during state holidays (for example, New Year and Christmas).
My manuscript has been rejected, can I resubmit it?
Usually, when authors receive the rejection letter, editors inform on the reasons why the manuscript failed to pass the initial review. In most cases, the manuscript does not adhere to the author guidelines and standards of AE regarding language quality, structure, content of section, the quality of the sources cited. Sometimes the manuscripts do not fit within the scope and focus of Advanced Education. In any case, you should read carefully the description of our journal under About (AIMS and SCOPE, AUTHOR GUIDELINES), as well as its current contents, to learn more about the work that we publish.
You may resubmit your manuscript after you make sure that it matches the journal requirements and standards or submit it to another, more suitable journal.
I received the feedback from the reviewers, but I do not agree with some of recommendations.
In this case, write a letter to editor and explain your position. Your manuscript may be directed to one more reviewer and the case may be discussed at the meeting of Editorial Board.
Can I recommend the reviewers to evaluate my work?
Yes, you may give the contacts of possible reviewers of your work. But remember, that there should be no conflict of interest (the same workplace, collective publications, projects, etc). The reviewers should be qualified enough to evaluate your manuscript, they should have publications in reputable journals, indexed in WoS, Scopus. The editor may choose one reviewer from your list and one from the journal database of reviewers.
I submitted my manuscript (a week ago, a month ago, etc), but I didn’t receive any information about its status.
Sometimes letters from journal mailbox get into spam. You may check at your submission webpage, if the submission is Archived, it means that it was rejected. In any case, contact email@example.com.
Remember, that the review process lasts 12 weeks, sometimes more, but anyway, if you are worried about the status of your paper you may ask editors (via e-mail) and you will get the answer within 3 days. If you have not received the answer, write again.
I go to the submission webpage and see that my submission is Archived, what does it mean?
It means that the manuscript has been rejected. Check your mailbox, registered at the journal website.
Can you give the phone number of my editor?
The communication between editors and authors is only via Email Correspondence
What is the Deadline for the current issue?
There are no deadlines (except special issues) for paper submission. You may submit your manuscript anytime. But remember that review process will last up to 16 weeks, the pre-publication process (in case the manuscript is recommended for publication) lasts up to 12 weeks.
How long should I wait from submission to publication?
The period from submission to publication usually lasts from 6 to 12 months.
What is the rejection rate in AE?
The rejection rate of manuscripts in AE is about 80%
What are the most frequent reasons for rejecting manuscripts?
Poor language quality, the manuscript does not have IMRAD structure or the content of sections does not fit journal requirements, not enough modern reliable sources cited (in particular, articles in reputable journals), the manuscript is formatted not in accordance with APA standard
I have submitted my manuscript, when will I get the account to pay for publication?
You will get the account only after your manuscript is recommended for publication on the basis of positive feedback from reviewers and Editor in Chief