PEER- REVIEWING PROCESS
The COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers shall be followed by IJMERI. We urge journal editors to follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors and, if necessary, direct reviewers to the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Misconduct allegations shall be examined in accordance with the COPE Best Practice Guidelines to the greatest extent possible. If a suspected infraction of publishing ethics is discovered, we ask journal editors and personnel to notify their OUP contact as soon as feasible.
All papers submitted are reviewed by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts determined by editors to be inappropriate for the journal's requirements are rejected without further assessment. Manuscripts that have been determined to be of potential interest to our audience are forwarded to two sets of peer reviewers. Based on the reviewers' recommendations, the editors choose one out of four decisions:
Accepted with Minor Revision
Accepted with Major Revision
The editor has the authority to determine which papers should be published among those submitted to the journal.
1. Initial Manuscript Review
All papers are initially evaluated by the Editor. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have severe scientific faults, have bad grammar or English/Filipino language, or are beyond the journal's purpose and scope. Those who satisfy the basic requirements are usually sent to at least two experts for assessment.
2. Peer Review Methodology
The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research and Innovation (IJMERI) uses double-blind peer review, in which the reviewers remain anonymous throughout the process. Referees are allocated to papers based on their expertise, and our database is regularly updated.
3. Reports of Referees
Referees are asked to determine whether or not the manuscript:
Is original, methodologically sound, adheres to proper ethical principles, has data that are clearly presented and supports the conclusions, and has accurately cited earlier relevant work. Language correction is not part of the peer review process, however, reviewers may recommend changes to the text if they so choose.
4. Final Reporting
The author will be notified of the final decision to accept or reject the article, along with any suggestions made by the referees, which may include verbatim remarks from the reviewers.
5. The Editor's decision is final.
Referees advise the editor, who makes the ultimate decision on whether to accept or reject the paper.
Article Withdrawal Policy & Charges:
Pre-Publication Withdrawal: If the author(s) requests a withdrawal of the manuscript within 48 hours after submission, they may do so without incurring any withdrawal fees.
1st Stage Technical Checking Pre-Publication Withdrawal: Papers undergone PLAGIARISM CHECKING and PROOF-READING must pay a withdrawal penalty if they seek to remove their manuscript after technical checking, amounting to: $60
2nd Stage Peer- Reviewed Pre-Publication Withdrawal: Authors must pay a withdrawal penalty if they seek to remove their manuscript after peer review, during the production stage of articles that have been typeset but have not yet been officially published, or online. He or she will pay the following price:
Per Article after peer-review: $85
Per Article after peer-review and typesetting: $90
However, after publishing, withdrawals are not allowed.