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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to Journal of Montessori Research & Education are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer-review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to two independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, sound methodology/data analysis and validity of conclusions. Reviewers are selected by the assigned editor, with advice from the editorial board, ensuring that the selection is free from bias. For this reason, reviewers from the same institution or faculty as the author(s) of the manuscript are not invited for review.

Journal of Montessori Research & Education operates a single-blind peer review process, meaning that reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around four to six weeks in the first round, and then another four weeks for the author to make revisions when needed. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal. A standardised response form will be provided, along with some guidance on what the Editors would like to focus on.

Based on the reviewer reports the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall responsibility for the editorial processes rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an international Editorial Board of experts in the field.

All reviewers signed up to evaluate papers for Journal of Montessori Research & Education will need to agree to follow the guidelines from Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) found as a pdf here.

Corrections and Retractions

Amendments, Publisher's Notes, Correction Articles, Retractions or Withdrawals will all be dealt with in accordance with Stockholm University Presses Corrections Policy.

Section Policies

Original Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Commentary

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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