From the Editor in Chief
Dear producers and consumers of knowledge,
I would like to share the happiness of being with you again with forth issue of Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction (PEGEGOG) in 2019. Initially, I want to thank you for the increasing interest for our journal.
In this issue, I am pleased to inform you that our journal has started to be indexed in ERIC database as well. With this good news, there has been a significant increase in the number of submissions to our journal. Although this interest in our journal has pleased us, I would like to inform that we will be more selective in order to improve our publication quality. Therefore, I recommend you, dear science producers, to carefully examine the author's guide before submitting your article.
One hundred and eighty-three manuscripts were submitted to PEGEGOG in last one year. Of these, about 25.00% were accepted for publication. This is good news for our journal. On the other hand, I have to indicate that there were critical problems in terms of format within these articles as stated in the previous issue. First of all, unfortunately we had to reject some articles as in many of them there were texts very similar to ones in different articles. At first step, we scan all articles in i-Thenticate program to determine the exact quotations from other resources. After this scan, we reject the articles detected to have exact quotations at a high rate without initiating peer-review process. Apart from that, we also send back the articles not written in an academic format not to disturb our reviewers unnecessarily.
One of the problems with the articles submitted to our journal and we had to reject was about data analysis. The data is the raw information collected from related resources through research aims. These should be analyzed in parallel with these aims. It is necessary to analyze them using statistics for quantitative data and methods such as content analysis or descriptive analysis for qualitative data. Analysis provides the data being transformed into findings and make sense. Especially, in some of document analysis and some qualitative studies, it is seen that data are presented as findings. In some others, data are presented being only described. It is essential that the studies are formed in an article format obeying the rules by the journal and presented for publication afterwards.
As always, we present the ten articles got through peer-review process and given DOI number to you dear producers and consumers of knowledge. I wish these studies conducted in various fields of educational sciences will be useful and contribute to theoretical knowledge within the field. Hope to meet within the next issue.
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