Adama Science And Technology University, Adama, Ethiopia.

Peer Review

The editor-in-chief will acknowledge receipt of manuscripts. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor-in-chief and then by associate editors for suitability for the journal (overall soundness, EJSSD guidelines, and scope and evidence of plagiarism or duplicate publication). Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse any manuscript including desk rejection particularly if the manuscript submitted is not as per the guideline, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before sending it to associate editors and two external reviewers. In case of rejection before peer-review, the editor-in-chief writes an explanation for the authors why the manuscript was not suitable for peer-review. Papers deemed suitable will be sent to two external reviewers relevant to the manuscript content. Outcomes and decision of the peer reviewers will be communicated to the authors. The process generally takes up to 60 days. The review process considers the originality of the work, relationship to literature, appropriateness of the methodology (i.e. built on an appropriate base of theory, concepts, or other ideas), results and conclusions, the implications for the research, practice and/or society and quality of communication. After completion of recommended revisions by the authors, the Editor-in-chief sends the revised manuscript to the Associate Editors and external reviewers, who will eventually check if the comments are incorporated or not. The final decision of external reviewers and editors will be adopted. If the two reviewers recommend acceptance, the paper is accepted directly. If only one reviewer accepts the manuscript, it will be sent to another reviewer.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

EJSSD provides open access to its contents based on the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) recommendations. It works on the principle that research be made available freely to the scientific community and public, and EJSSD strongly supports the global exchange of knowledge. The articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which allows others to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given.

Publication Scheduling

This journal publishes twice a year.

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Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2663-3205
print ISSN: 1998-0531