About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The journal focuses on issues related to philology, particularly, is keen to help make connections between theories, research methods and scholarly discourses, welcomes contributions that critically reflect on current existing philological achievements. Within this framework the journal welcomes scientific contributions to such areas as phonetics, lexicology, stylistics, grammar, translation.
Also this edition covers a variety of current pedagogical issues related to the theory and practice of teaching foreign languages.
The journal aims to provide a medium of information and ideas exchange and interesting discussion of scientific achievements between the experts in the relevant fields.
The philosophy of this edition is based on the most advanced format of academic publications − Open Access Journal, that provides the widest opportunities to scientists to publish and promote the results of their own research.
The journal invites the scientists to publish their papers and wish success and inspiration in their scientific work!
Peer Review Process
All submitted papers are peer reviewed in order to select the articles meeting the high standards of the “Journal of NTUU “KPI”. Philology and Educational Studies”.
The review process is carried out by members of the Editorial Board, in some cases, independent experts in relevant fields are invited. In most cases, review procedure is double-blind when names of reviewers and authors are not revealed to each other.
Reviewers evaluate theoretical and methodological level of the paper, its practical value and scientific significance. All papers are checked for plagiarism by special programs.
Manuscripts that are sent to reviewers are intellectual property of authors and related to the information that remains confidential. That is why review process is held on the basis of confidentiality when information about the paper (terms, content, stages of review, comments of reviewers and the final decision on publication) is not disclosed to anyone except the authors and reviewers.
ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS OF REVIEWERS
The purpose of reviewing in the journal is to maintain the highest ethical standards of research, according to which the reviewer should be familiar with requirements for ethics in scientific publications. The process of reviewing is made in accordance with the requirements of the Committee on Publication Ethics, (COPE) and is aimed to improve the quality of published materials and overcome prejudice and injustice in declining or accepting articles.
Peer reviewers should:
• only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
• respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal
• not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others
• declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest
• not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations
• be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments
• acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavour and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner
• provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise
• recognize that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct.
In case of a conflict of interests, reviewer’s professional or personal ties with the author, which may affect the judgment of the reviewer, he / she must return the article, pointing to a conflict of interest;
Accuse of plagiarism requires the reviewers’ reasoned justification of their own comments. Any assertion of a plagiarism or biased citation should be accompanied by appropriate references;
If the reviewer hesitates about plagiarism, authorship or falsification of data, he/she should necessarily apply to the editorial board with the requirement for collective examination of the author's article;
The Journal requires the timely review and respect for the author as individual.
PROCEDURE FOR REVIEWING MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts sent by the authors that do not meet the requirements for publication in the “Journal of NTUU “KPI”. Philology and Educational Studies” will not be considered. For all papers provided for review, to determine the degree of uniqueness of the text special software is used. Quoting is allowed in an amount not exceeding 15% of the total paper.
All manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Once a manuscript is submitted to the Journal, it undergoes an initial prescreening by the Editorial Board in order to determine whether or not the paper fits the scope of the journal. If the Editorial Board finds the manuscript meets the Journal’s minimum standards for publication, the paper then undergoes the reviewing process.
By decision of the Editor-in-Chief individual articles of prominent scientists, as well as specially invited articles may be exempted from the standard review procedure.
In the main reviewing phase, the Editor-in-Chief or assigned Section Editor sends the received papers, without the name and affiliation of the authors, to the expert (in some cases two experts) in the author's field of study. Normally the interval from submission to first decision is in the order of 4 weeks. In case of conflict of interests, the Editor-in-Chief appoints another expert.
The electronic evaluation form used by reviewers contains a checklist in order to help them cover all aspects concerning the publication. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions for improvement that are sent to the authors, without the names of the reviewers.
In the matter of disagreement with the evaluation of the reviewer, the author has the right to provide a reasoned response to the Editor-in-Chief. The case will be discussed at the meeting of Editorial Board and the paper will be directed to additional review by another expert. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject papers in case of author's insolvency or unwillingness to take into account the reviewers' comments and suggestions.
The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendations of reviewers and the scope of the Journal.
The final decision on the composition of the print edition of the Journal is approved in the minutes of the meeting of the Academic Council of NTUU "KPI", as a relevant note on the second page of the Journal
The paper, approved for publication, is provided to theTechnical Editor. Minor stylistic or formal corrections which do not affect the content of the paper are made by the Technical Editor without the consent of the author. If necessary or on the request of the author the manuscript in the form of paper layout is returned to the author for approval.
The authors are responsible for the content of each article and copyright infringement as well asscientific and practical level, accuracy of facts and data, the validity of findings.
“Journal of NTUU “KPI”. Philology and Educational Studies”, established in 2013, publishes twice per year the research results of scientists and graduate students.
Journal becomes open access after publishing printed version.
Open Access Policy
“Journal of NTUU “KPI”. Philology and Educational Studies” is an open access journal. All articles are free for users to access, read, download, and print.
This journal is published two times a year.
The first issue is published in December. The paper submission deadline is October, the 15-th.
The second issue is published in May. The paper submission deadline is Februuary, the 15-th.
The Journal charges €25 of article processing fee to cover the costs induced by editing and reviewing process, efficient publication service to the authors, i.e. peer-reviewing, proofreading, typesetting, air mailing, etc.
The journal supports a waiver policy for for the authors from low income countries.
No article submission charge is required.