Review Process for the Journal of Environmental and Tourism Education

The Journal of Environmental and Tourism Education follows a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the quality and integrity of the published research. The review process consists of the following steps:

  1. Initial Evaluation:

    • Upon submission, all manuscripts are reviewed by the journal's editorial office to ensure they comply with the submission guidelines and meet the scope of the journal.
    • Manuscripts that do not meet the basic criteria or are outside the journal's scope may be rejected at this stage without further review.
  2. Peer Review:

    • Manuscripts passing the initial evaluation are assigned to expert reviewers in the respective field of study.
    • The reviewers evaluate the manuscript based on its relevance, originality, scientific rigor, methodology, clarity of presentation, and adherence to ethical guidelines.
    • The review process is conducted in a double-blind manner, where the identities of the authors and reviewers are kept anonymous.
  3. Reviewer Recommendations:

    • Reviewers provide detailed feedback, suggestions, and recommendations to improve the manuscript.
    • They make one of the following recommendations:
      • Accept: The manuscript is accepted for publication without any further revisions.
      • Minor revisions: The manuscript requires minor revisions that can be addressed in a reasonable timeframe.
      • Major revisions: The manuscript requires substantial revisions and further review.
      • Reject: The manuscript does not meet the journal's standards or is not suitable for publication.
  4. Author Revisions:

    • Authors receive the reviewers' comments and recommendations and are given a specific timeframe to revise their manuscript accordingly.
    • Authors are expected to address each reviewer comment and provide a point-by-point response explaining the changes made.
  5. Editor's Decision:

    • The revised manuscript, along with the authors' responses, is re-evaluated by the editor-in-chief or an associate editor.
    • Based on the reviewers' recommendations, the editor makes a final decision:
      • Accept: The revised manuscript meets the journal's standards and is accepted for publication.
      • Minor revisions: The revised manuscript requires minor revisions, which will be evaluated by the editor or assigned to the reviewers.
      • Major revisions: The revised manuscript requires substantial revisions and another round of review.
      • Reject: The revised manuscript does not meet the journal's standards for publication.
  6. Publication:

    • Accepted manuscripts are scheduled for publication in the next available issue of the Journal of Environmental and Tourism Education, usually in June or November.
    • The final version of the manuscript goes through copyediting, typesetting, and proofreading processes before being published.

The Journal of Environmental and Tourism Education aims to provide authors with constructive feedback, maintain a fair and unbiased review process, and ensure the timely publication of high-quality research in the field. We appreciate the contributions of reviewers and authors in advancing the knowledge and understanding of environmental and tourism education.