- General Information
- Manuscript Selection
- Journal Publishing Workflow
- Authorship, Misconduct and Ethical Issues
- Paper Template: MS-Word
- Application Form for Free Print Journals: MS-Word (Authors only)
The Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) has developed a manuscript-selection system called the Star System for Journal Quality.
Step 1: Basic Check
The editor or editorial assistant checks a received manuscript to determine whether it fits the journal’s aim and scope. Manuscripts out of the journal’s scope are rejected. Articles published fully or partly in other publications/websites are not reviewed or accepted.
Step 2: Similarity Check
Please be aware that we check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. We use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate, the leading plagiarism-detection system) to check for similarity to previously published documents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty are rejected.
Step 3: Peer Review
We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors' identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take 4-10 weeks. In some rare cases, according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers, a second round of peer review may be initiated. Please see a sample of Result of Review.
Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision
The decision to accept an article is based on the average score given by reviewers. The reviewers grade a submitted manuscript on a scale of 1 to 5. To be accepted for publication, the manuscript must obtain an average score not less than 2.5 (some journals require a higher score). However, we may reject a manuscript with a score higher than 2.5 when an editor or reviewer thinks it is not suitable for publication.
Journal Publishing Workflow
Please see the workflow for the article publication:
Authorship, Misconduct and Ethical Issues
We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s Core Practices and its advices. It covers: authorship, conflict of interest, data, ethical problems, peer review, plagiarism, redundant (duplicate) publication, and whistleblowing.
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