Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) is an international scientific, high quality open access, peer viewed scholarly journal provides a comprehensive range of unique online-only journal submission services to academics, researchers, advanced doctoral students and other professionals in their field. This journal publishes original research papers, theory-based empirical papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports, book reviews, essay and relevant reports twice a year (June and December) in online versions. 

The journal editorial team are fully qualified and have wide range of knowledge on specific disciplines to offer adequate and lucrative feedbacks to its readers and writers. Researchers are also mentored by our team and have the opportunity to apply theory to practice as they are introduced to the study of recreation, education and interdisciplinary issues with psycho-social contents as well as planning, delivery and evaluation of recreation education services.

 

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

This section includes original research articles that present new findings and significant advances in the field. The articles should provide detailed methodologies, data analysis, and discussions on the implications of the results. Research articles are expected to contribute to the body of knowledge, offering novel insights and fostering further investigation and innovation in the discipline.

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Review Articles

This section includes comprehensive review articles that summarize and synthesize existing research on a particular topic. The articles should provide a critical analysis of the literature, identify gaps in current knowledge, and suggest directions for future research. Review articles are expected to offer insights and overviews that are valuable to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

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Peer Review Process

The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of peer review to ensure the integrity and quality of the scholarly content it publishes. Our peer review process is designed to be rigorous, transparent, and fair, aligning with international standards.

Initial Submission and Editorial Screening

  1. Submission: Authors submit their manuscripts through the JERP online submission system. All submissions must adhere to the journal's guidelines regarding format, style, and ethical standards.

  2. Editorial Screening: Upon submission, the editorial team conducts an initial screening to ensure the manuscript meets basic requirements. This includes checks for plagiarism, adherence to submission guidelines, and relevance to the journal's scope. Manuscripts must have a plagiarism rate of 20% or below to proceed to the review stage. This initial screening process is typically completed within one week.

Assignment to Editors and Selection of Reviewers

  1. Assignment to Handling Editor: Manuscripts that pass the initial screening are assigned to a handling editor with expertise in the relevant field. The assignment is made within one week of passing the initial screening.

  2. Reviewer Selection: The handling editor identifies and invites at least two independent reviewers who are experts in the subject matter of the manuscript. Reviewers are selected based on their knowledge, experience, and previous performance as reviewers. The selection process aims to avoid any conflict of interest. Reviewer invitations are typically sent within one week of the handling editor's assignment, and reviewers are given two weeks to accept or decline the invitation.

Peer Review Process

  1. Double-Blind Review: JERP employs a double-blind review process, where both the reviewers and authors remain anonymous to each other. This helps to ensure impartiality and fairness.

  2. Review Criteria: Reviewers evaluate the manuscript based on several criteria, including:

    • Originality and significance of the research
    • Clarity and coherence of the presentation
    • Methodological rigor
    • Appropriateness of the analysis and interpretation of results
    • Relevance and contribution to the field
  3. Reviewer Reports: Reviewers provide detailed reports and recommendations, which can include:

    • Acceptance without revisions
    • Minor revisions
    • Major revisions
    • Rejection

Reviewers are typically given four weeks to complete their reviews.

Editorial Decision

  1. Decision Making: The handling editor reviews the reviewers' reports and makes a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision, which can be acceptance, revision, or rejection. This decision-making process generally takes one week after receiving the last review.

  2. Communication with Authors: The editorial decision, along with reviewers' comments, is communicated to the authors. For manuscripts requiring revision, authors are expected to address the reviewers' comments and resubmit the revised manuscript within a specified timeframe, typically four weeks.

Post-Acceptance and Publication

  1. Final Checks: Accepted manuscripts undergo final checks for formatting, grammar, and adherence to ethical standards before being scheduled for publication. This process generally takes two weeks.

  2. Proofreading: Authors receive proofs of their manuscript for final approval before publication. Authors are given one week to review and approve the proofs.

  3. Publication: Once finalized, the manuscript is published online in an open-access format, ensuring wide accessibility and dissemination.

Transparency and Ethical Considerations

  1. Transparency: JERP is committed to transparency in the peer review process. Reviewers' identities may be disclosed post-publication with mutual consent, and reviews may be published alongside the article to enhance transparency.

  2. Ethical Standards: The journal adheres to the ethical guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ensures that all involved in the peer review process uphold the highest ethical standards. For more information, please visit the COPE website.

  3. Feedback and Appeals: Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions. Appeals must be based on strong scientific grounds and are reviewed by the editorial board.

By adhering to these rigorous peer review processes, the Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) ensures the publication of high-quality, reliable, and impactful research, contributing significantly to the fields of education and recreation.

                                     

 

 

Open Access Policy

Open Access Statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP). Upon publication of the manuscripts, they are freely accessible for scholars, students or readers from all over the World. All the open access content of JERP journal can be distributed in any medium within non-commercial use as long as the the author and the journal are properly credited. JERP supports The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). 

The details regarding The Budapest Open Access Initiative can be found on the link https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read  

 

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) is a peer-reviewed scholarly online journal. The JERP is published semi-annual in June and December.

 

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Publication Fee

Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) is a peer-reviewed scholarly online free journal. There is no submission fee, article processing fee, or publication fee.

JERP is published only online and does not provide paid or free hard copy.

 

Publication Ethics and Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism which includes taking the words, ideas, or substance of another and either copying or paraphrasing the work without giving credit to the source through the appropriate use of footnotes, quotation marks, or reference citations, is understood to be an intentional act and must be totally avoided.

All new submissions to the Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) are screened using Ithenticate for plagiarism and similarity report. Authors should strictly avoid plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.

If plagiarism is identified, the manuscrip may be rejected by the editor or the author may be asked to change the text according to the the level of plagiarism detected.

Manuscripts with over 20% overlapping from the similarity report results exceeding 20% would not be considered for publication by Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP)  Papers submitted to Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (jERP) must be original and not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) ’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below.

 

Responsibilities of Authors

 

By submitting a manuscript to The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) , the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes.

 

An author should not normally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in multiple journals or publication venues. Such redundant publication is generally considered to constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration being rejected, or a published article being retracted.

 

Authors of manuscripts reporting on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and may be cause for rejection or retraction of a manuscript or published article.

 

Where the manuscript reports on commercial software, hardware, or other products, authors must include a declaration at the beginning of the manuscript in which they must either state that no conflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict. All sources of financial support for the research should also be disclosed in the manuscript.

 

The author(s) of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP), the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons “ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ ''  license. This license allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions.

 

Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/” license.

 

The authors’ names should be listed on the article in order of their contribution to the article, and all authors take responsibility for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an “Acknowledgments” section at the end of the article, immediately preceding the Reference List. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.

 

Where an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his/hers that has been published in The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) , he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct the article or retract it as appropriate.

 

Responsibilities of Reviewers

 

The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) ’s reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Given that most of these individuals are in full-time employment, their reviewing activities for The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP)  must, by necessity, not be their top priority. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion, for example, if their current employment workload and/or other commitments make it prohibitive for them to complete a review in a timely fashion and to do justice to the task in the available time frame. They should also not accept manuscript review assignments for which they feel unqualified.

 

Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their reviews within one month. They should recuse themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

 

Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the The Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP)  Editor.

 

When conducting their reviews, reviewers are asked to do so as objectively as possible, refraining from engaging in personal criticism of the author(s). They are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made. They should always attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the author(s) in improving their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable.

 

Reviewers should identify in their reviews relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources has not been provided. They should call to the responsible editor’s attention any major resemblances between a manuscript under consideration and other published articles or papers of which they are aware, as well as any concerns they might have in relation to the ethical acceptability of the research reported in the manuscript.

 

Responsibilities of Editors

 

The Journal of Educationand Recreation Patterns (JERP) has ultimate responsibility for deciding if a manuscript submitted to the Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) should be published, and in doing so is guided by the journal’s policies as determined by the Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP)  editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with the Associate Editor and other members of the editorial team, as well as with reviewers, in making publication decisions.

 

The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). They will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances the Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) editorial board members, as appropriate. Additionally, the editors will make every effort to ensure the integrity of the blind review process by not revealing the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to the reviewers of that manuscript, and vice versa.

 

When evaluating a manuscript for publication, in addition to considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to humanity’s stock of knowledge, the editors will also seek evidence that ethical harms have been minimized in the conduct of the reported research. They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms in the particular study’s case. Since the Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) welcomes the submission of manuscripts from any country, it is necessary to recognize that laws and regulations regarding research ethics and ethical approval vary worldwide. As such, the editors may need to seek clarification in this regard with the author(s) and request that they supply a letter from the relevant institutional ethics committee or board that approved the research.

 

The editors will be guided by CORE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing an expression of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in the Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) . They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with CORE’s advice on Cooperation between Research Institutions and Journals on Research Integrity Cases.

 

Copyright Policy

Articles may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Authors alone are responsible for the contents of their articles. The journal owns the copyright of the articles. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand, or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of the research material.

The author(s) of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in the Journal of Education and Recreation Patterns (JERP) , the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons “https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/    ” license. This license allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions.

Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/” license.

 

You are free to:

  1. Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  2. Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  3. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  1. Attribution — You must give appropriate credit , provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made . You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  2. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes .
  3. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  4. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Notices:

You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation .

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

 

 

Publisher

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yalçın TÜKEL

Necmettin Erbakan University, Tourism Faculty 

Köyceğiz Yerleşkesi, Dere Aşıklar Mah. Demeç Sk.

No: 42 Meram / Konya TÜRKİYE

ytukel@erbakan.edu.tr