About the Journal

1. About the EMI Journal

1.1 Aim and Scope 

EMI journal aims to publish quality research articles and academic papers in the education field, particularly in educational management, leadership, and innovation landscape, at all levels. The scope of the journal ranges from formal to informal education and from basic to vocational and higher education. 

2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy

Each manuscript is subject to initial review by the Editor. Then, the double-blind peer review approach is adapted to systematically and fairly selected a qualified article in which at least two referees form both internal and external referees are involved. 

2.2 Authorship

All individual who have contributed to the article should be listed as authors. Main authors, authorship order, and other publication credits should consider the article contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as main author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All parties who have contributed and supported but do not meet the criteria for authorship should be showed in an Acknowledgement section. For example, research funding resource, technical help, or a person who provide general support. 

3. Publication Ethics

Educational Management and Innovation (EMI) journal is an academic journal that acknowledges and underscore the ethical issue in academic publication. All parties involved in the publication process; including author, editor, and reviewer, are highly encouraged to follow the guidelines of “The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)” (https://publicationethics.org/). Any manuscript that has not followed the COPE will be returned to the author for revision and clarification. Failure to do so would result in the outright rejection of the manuscript, effectively terminating the review process. The double-blind peer review approach is adapted to systematically and fairly selected a qualified article.

 

3.1 Editor Ethics

The EMI editor has the right to make the final decision based on the suggestions and comments of peer reviewers while ensuring the anonymous for authors. The EMI editorial board consisting of experts and scholars from various institutions and research areas covered the scope of the EMI journal. Generally, the editorial board will give advice and guidelines on academic aspects. Editorial board members may also serve as reviewers. Based on the manuscript reviewing process, the editor will initially review the manuscript and assign the manuscript to an appropriate member of the editorial team. The members of the editorial board are in charge of assigning the manuscript to reviewers with appropriate areas of interest and expertise and will make a decision for potential publication. The final decision will be made by the Editor. In order to ensure the publication process, all editors of EMI should follow the guidelines given below.

  • The editors must uphold all ethical principles in decisions related to EMI
  • The editors must ensure the quality of the journal and a manuscript is not be published in any journal before submission to EMI.
  • The editors must protect the identity of the reviewers to the authors and vice versa.
  • The editor must ensure alignment and consistency of EMI aim and scope while considering the impact and contribution of the journal.
  • The editor must not reject a manuscript because of some uncertainties; conversely, the editor must investigate support evidence and clarify it to the authors.
  • The editor must not have any mutual benefit from the authors. 
  • The editors must select reviewers who have relevant expertise and do not have any conflicts of interest with the authors of the manuscript.
  • The editors must not disclose any information from a manuscript before its publication.
  • Information or comments from the reviewers must be kept confidential and should not be used for personal advantage.
  • The editor must check the plagiarism of the manuscript by using a reliable instrument. In case the plagiarism is found, the editors have a right to stop the review process and declare it to the authors without any consensus of the authors.

3.2 Author Ethics

All individuals who have contributed to the article should be listed as authors. Main authors, authorship order, and other publication credits should consider the article contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. The authorship should be limited to those who have made a contribution to the manuscript – for example, conception, experimental design, interpretation of the experimental result, and writing of the manuscript. In addition, authors must refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics International Standards for Authors and follow the guidelines listed below.

  • The author must ensure that a manuscript is new and not be published in any journal before submission to EMI. 
  • The authors can submit the manuscript to other journals only after the manuscript has been declined by EMI.
  • The content of a manuscript must be aligned with EMI aim and scope.
  • All authors are accountable for any scientific mistakes and arguments as well as plagiarism.
  • The authors must report the truth discovered during and after the study, and not manipulate the result.
  • It is the duty of the corresponding author to respond to all guidelines and templates of EMI. 
  • It is the duty of the corresponding author to respond to all the comments and suggestions of the reviewers. 
  • The author must ensure the authorship of all parties that make a contribution to the manuscript
  • The authors must cite other authors that refer to the manuscript refers to the reference section.  
  • The authors must ensure the correctness of references and proper citation patterns.  
  • The authors must only refer to references that are referred to and cited in a manuscript.
  • The authors must identify all financial support of the study, mention any conflicts of interest in the manuscript, and inform the editors. (if any)

3.3 Reviewer Ethics

Reviewers are responsible for the manuscript reviewing process. Their comments and suggestions should help authors improve their manuscript quality, ensure the usefulness and alignment of the manuscript, and confirm the contribution to academic knowledge, particularly in the educational management and innovation field. In addition, reviewers have a right to suggest and comment on the manuscript. To achieve the aims of the review process, the reviewers are expected to perform their roles and acknowledge the ethic of reviewers according to the following guidelines.

  • The reviewers should decline the review request if the manuscript’s research area doesn’t match with their expertise and/or profession.
  • The reviewers should give comments and opinions based on their expertise with evidence and information support, without any bias. 
  • The reviewers must protect the information and results of any manuscript before its publication and not reveal it to other parties.
  • The reviewers must inform the editor if they discover any plagiarism while reviewing the manuscript. 
  • The reviewers must inform the editor if they find any mutual benefits or conflicts of interest before, while, and after reading the manuscript. The reviewers should decline to review that manuscript. 

4. Publication Frequency 

Three issue per a year      

The first issue of a year is expected to be publicized during January – April.
The second issue is expected to be publicized during May – August.
The third issue is expected to be publicized during September – December.

5. Others

5.1 Language 

        Thai and English 

5.2 Sources of Support