About the Journal
The European Journal of Inclusive Education is the official journal of the Inclusive Education Network, founded in 1996 and affiliated to the EERA European Educational Research Association.
The European Journal of Inclusive Education provides an open-access forum for the exploration of issues associated with inclusive education across the age-range. Its focus is international and multi-disciplinary. It seeks studies that explore the ways in which our education systems impact upon the experience of a broad range of learners, rather than studies which are solely focussed upon a category of learner. We are interested in articles that are relevant to a wide audience and that contribute to discussions within the pages of this journal.
The journal is interested in analysis of policy and practice that has relevance to a global audience. Since policy and practice of inclusive education are context-dependent, we are also interested in locally situated studies of inclusive education, which could be conceptually and/or methodologically generalisable.
Each issue will primarily include research reports, but will also include theoretical contributions and methodological discussions. We also welcome creative and imaginative ways to explore and represent issues of inclusion. We will consider studies across a broad range of topics, including pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, policy, organisational processes, educational experiences and relationships.
Peer Review Policy
All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.
Publishing in EJIE requires no article processing charges (APC) or other publication fees (e.g. article submission charges). Publishing is free of costs.
Issues (online): bi-annually (January, July).
Why publishing on the European Journal of Inclusive Education?
- initiated and run by representatives of the research community;
- open for multidisciplinary perspectives on inclusive education.
The European Journal of Inclusive Education is committed to ethical standards. The editors of EJIE work hard to guarantee an unbiased, transparent, and fair peer-review process and editorial decisions. They ensure that all studies they accept for publication strictly follow the relevant internationally accepted guidelines. Thus, investigations on humans (individuals, samples, or data) were performed under the principles stated in the Declaration of Helsinki, and the highest standards were met on the accessibility of research data, registration of clinical trials and other study designs, publication on vulnerable populations, research using animals or human subjects, handling of confidential data and business and marketing practices. The publication ethics and publication malpractice statement of EJIE are based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011). Our journal endorses the position statements developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010 for editors and authors (http://publicationethics.org/resources/international-standards-for-editors-and-authors). The process EJIE follows ensures that the Journal complies with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing by The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Authors and Publication Authors of EJIE are expected to observe high standards in publication ethics: no plagiarism, no publication of the same research in different journals, no duplication in the contribution of the authors and/or no misappropriation of the works of other authors are allowed. Claims of unethical conduct will be examined first with the corresponding author of the paper. In case of absence of agreement, the case will be reported to the institution of the author and funding agencies for further action. In their submissions, authors need to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that are not fully apparent and that may influence their judgments on what is published.
Data Sharing Statement Authors submitting manuscripts to EJIE are encouraged to share the data on which their research is based upon. This could be done by attaching them as Supplementary Data to their paper or archiving them in a public repository. In the latter case, authors are urged to include a data availability statement in their paper together with a link to the repository.
Plagiarism The Editorials of EJIE have a "zero tolerance for plagiarism" policy. Plagiarism issues are checked by the reviewers and by the online Ouriginal (www.ouriginal.com) tool.
Humans rights In case the article covers studies performed on human subjects, authors should adhere to the Declaration of Helsinki principles of 1975 (as revised in 2000 and 2008) and show whether the methodologies used were following the ethical standards therein. Any possible negative outcomes of the study for ecosystems, populations, or individual organisms must be evaluated as regards the possible advances in knowledge and its practical usefulness.
Informed Consent Authors, editors, reviewers, and readers have a right to their privacy and it cannot be violated without informed consent. Authors should protect their co-authors' right to privacy by requesting written consent from them to include their ideas and results, before submission. Personal details on cultural background, ethnicity, race, ethnicity, religion or cultural background of a person are not to be discussed. The informed consent form/agreement should be available at the submitting author to be presented if necessary.
Responsibilities of the Authors Authors are expected to take part in the complete peer-review process. All authors are expected to contribute significantly to the research presented in the manuscript, and all data in the manuscript should be scientifically determined. Authors should take the reviewers' comments and suggestions seriously and address them fully.
Responsibilities of the Reviewers Manuscripts submitted to EJIE are reviewed by the experts in the particular field and peer review judgments have to be as objective as the manuscript's subject allows. The reviewers are expected to evaluate the articles exclusively based on the paper's scientific merit, regardless of citizenship, ethnic origin, gender, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, or political orientation of the authors. Reviewers are expected to treat the reviewed manuscript confidentially. They should not have a conflict of interest regarding the authors, the research, and/or the funders of the research. EJIE adopts the blind review process. In most cases, the decision on the manuscript is based on two or more reviews. Reviewers are expected to identify uncited relevant work(s) and point out the overall strengths and weaknesses that may be present. Throughout the review process, the anonymity of the referees should be preserved. Before finishing the review, the Review Form needs to be filled in, and the reviewers are expected to suggest a decision on the acceptability of the paper for publication.
Responsibilities of the Editors The editors of EJIE have full authority and responsibility to decide the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript. They should not have a conflict of interest regarding the manuscripts and are expected to be reasonably certain of their authenticity. If problems are identified, the editors will communicate with the authors and present the need for modifications and/or corrections in the article.
Publication Ethics Issues Publication ethics issues will be continuously monitored and safeguarded by the editors of EJIE. Whenever necessary, EJIE will be willing to publish errata, clarifications, corrections, and apologies, provided that neither fraudulent data nor plagiarism will be published.