ISSN 2197-8646 (Online)
ISSN 2197-8638 (Print)
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The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) is a double blind peer-reviewed journal for VET-related research. This journal provides full open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the science community and the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge and the further development of expertise in the field of Vocational Education and Training (understood in a wide sense and also known as e.g. TVET Technical Vocational Education and Training, Professional Education and Training, Career and Technical Education, Workforce Education).
Publisher: IJRVET is the official journal of VETNET (founded in 1996), the European Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (umbrella organisation: EERA European Educational Research Association), supported by Cinterfor (founded in 1963), the Centro Interamericano para el Desarrollo del Conocimiento en la Formación Profesional / Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (a technical service of OIT Organización International del Trabajo / ILO International Labour Organization) and IRNVET (founded in 2013), the International Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (umbrella organisation: WERA World Education Research Association). The OJS is hosted at the Data Center of the University of Bremen, Germany.
Publication frequency: triannually (april, august, december). Manuscript submissions are welcome throughout the year. IJRVET requests no article processing charges (APC) or other publication fees. The journal is open for all authors worldwide, also unrelated to VETNET/EERA, CINTERFOR/ILO oder IRNVET/WERA. We are an open community of international researchers.
IJRVET covers all topics of VET-related research from Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) to Workforce Education and Continuing Vocational Education and Training (CVET). Some themes covered are as follows:
IJRVET accepts quantitative, qualitative, theoretic-conceptual and review studies.
Copyright and Licensing
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License 4.0 International CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, which allows others to share, distribute and redistribute the published article (BY-specification). Others are not allowed to use articles commercially (NC-specification) or produce and distribute derivatives of an article (ND-specification). Authors are allowed to enter into additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published article, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are allowed to use their article commercially and to produce derivates, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are encouraged to post and distribute their article immediately after publication (e.g., institutional or public repositories, personal websites). Authors agree that their published article will be indexed worldwide in databases and repositories. IJRVET is a RoMEO green journal.
Why considering IJRVET as a venue for your work?
IJRVET is operated by an international community of researchers and it is therefore highly appreciated within the international community. Publications have to pass a rigorous double-blind-review-process - but publication is free of costs. We use the LOCKSS system (Lot of Copies Keep Stuff Save), based at Stanford University Libraries, and a DOI Digital Object Identifier (DataCite) for each article to maintain permanent open access to your work. And last but not least: IJRVET is already indexed around the world. We nevertheless permanently enlarge our coverage.
The Guideline for Authors can be downloaded here.
The submission cirteria are:
Initial screening and integrity check (Plagiarism Policy)
Each submitted article undergo an initial screening by the editorial office (EO) and the editorial board (EB). Screening Criteria are:
Integrity Check: Each submitted article undergo an academic integrity and orginality check. IJRVET uses PlagScan.
A percentage indicates the extent to which a submission matches already published sources. The percentage is calculated by PlagScan. The decision after the integrity check is based on the following specific limits:
Double blind peer-review
Anonymised papers suitable for review are than forwarded from the editorial office to at least two external reviewers not belonging to the editorial office or the editorial board. Review Criteria are:
The reviewers recommend with an overall rating:
A third reviewer will be involved if the recommendations are contradictory. The final decision is made by the editor in chief.
Please note that editorial amendments regarding changes to the content of this website and submitted articles are reserved.
Each article is indexed at least by AIRITI, BASE, CNKI, COPAC, DATACITE, DOAJ, ECONSTOR, ECONBIZ, EDUDOC, ERIC, OCLC, OPENAIRE, PEDOCS, SCHOLAR, SSOAR & VOCED Plus. The journal is furthermore indexed by ERIH PLUS & SHERPA.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
IJRVET supports the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Our publication ethics and malpractice statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
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