Azerbaijani Journal of Educational Studies

Peer Review Proccess

Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines

This journal uses a double-blind peer review system, which means that the identity of the reviewer and author is hidden from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.  

To facilitate this process, authors must ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in such a way as their identity stays secret. To help with this preparation, please ensure that when submitting to Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies:

Information to help prepare the Title Page

This should include the title, names of authors, and their affiliates, as well as the full address of the corresponding author, including telephone and email address.

Information to help prepare the Blinded Manuscript 

In addition to the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under a title in a manuscript, there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure that the manuscript is properly prepared for double-blind peer review. To help with this process, the following key points must be followed: 

Use a third party to refer to work that the authors have previously done, such as replacing any phrases like “as we have shown earlier” with “... has been shown earlier [Anonymous, 2019]”.  Make sure the figures do not contain any identifiers associated with the affiliation.

Do not remove essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for reviewers.

Cite papers published by the Author in the text as follows:  ‘[Anonymous, 2019]’.

For blinding in the reference list:  ‘[Anonymous 2019] 

Details eliminated for double-blind reviewing:

- Remove references to funding sources

- Do not include acknowledgments

- Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and make certain that document resources are also anonymized.

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