Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Learning and Character Education (JLCEdu) is an international journal to provide an international forum for the sharing, dissemination, and discussion of research, experience, and perspectives across a wide range of teaching, development, curriculum, instruction, innovations, methodology, and technology in education or situated at the convergence of two or more disciplines. These topics are addressed in full-length academic articles, critical statements on current issues, developmental practice, action research, and reviews of books-based education and learning.

Scope of this journal is Islamic Education, Curriculum and teaching methodology, Contemporary issues in education and learning, Development in education and learning, Technology in Education, Education and learning research, Educational psychology, Innovations in education and learning, Management education, Special education, Childhood education, Art education, Chemistry education, Cooperative learning, Critical pedagogy, Distance education, Language education, Mathematics education, Medical education, Vocational education, and many more.

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

An editor first reviews the submitted manuscript. It will be evaluated in the office, whether it is suitable for JLCEdu focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw and similarity score using iThenticate/ Plagiarism Checker X.
The manuscript will be sent to at least two anonymous reviewers (Blind Peer Review). Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses.
The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterward, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Users are required to give appropriate credit, and indicate if changes are made. Users may not suggest or claim that use of these materials implies any endorsement on the part of the publisher or authors. Terms of this agreement are in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) declaration (2002) definition of open access. More specifically, JLCEdu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Copyright ©SRAcademic. All rights reserved. EISSN 2776-1207

Indexing and Abstracting

Publishing Agreement

The author retains copyright and grants the journal the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The author may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository, in a journal, or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in JLCEdu (Journal Of Learning And Character Education)

Upon acceptance of your article, you retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, and assume the following:

  1. You (the Author) warrant the article’s originality, authorship, authenticity, and that the article has not been previously published in a book; that you have not sold or agreed to sell any rights to anyone. If the article has been published in a magazine, journal, or book, you agree to give full disclosure regarding the previous publication.
  2. You warrant that to the best of your knowledge, the article is not libelous, that publication of the article will not infringe upon any copyright, right to privacy, proprietary, or any other right of any person, corporation, or other entity. All copyrighted material included in the article must be clearly identified as such, and complete bibliographic information must be supplied in order for the JLCEdu (Journal of Learning and Character Education) to accept the article.
  3. In the event that the article infringes on the intellectual property rights of any third party, you agree to defend and indemnify Adventus University, and hold them harmless from all costs and damages resulting to them from such alleged infringement including without limitation all related defense costs.
  4. The data and opinions expressed in the article are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board.
  5. You may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository, in a journal, or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in the JLCEdu (Journal of Learning and Character Education)
  6. This Agreement and any facsimile signatures thereon will be construed as an original document and will constitute the required signature to bind all parties to this Agreement.  This Agreement may be executed on two counterparts, each of which will be deemed to be an original, but both of which will constitute only one agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of all parties with respect to the matters set forth herein. 
  7. Nothing in this Agreement is meant to construe that either party is an agent, employer, or employee of the other or that a legal relationship is being entered into other than for the publication of the article indicated above. This letter contains the entire and complete understanding of the parties and is made in and will be governed by Romanian legislation and can only be changed by an agreement in writing signed by each of us. 

Plagiarism Policy

By submitting your manuscript to the journal it is understood that this is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal.

Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism is an act of someone claiming other people's work as their work without giving credit to the original owner. This act is certainly not an ethical behavior pattern, especially in the academic world. Plagiarism of other people's work can be in the form of claims for ideas, work, or patents. One of the responsibilities of the library is to prevent plagiarism from occurring. For libraries as an institution has to ensure that the disseminated work is not the work of stealing. Besides, libraries have the intention to appreciate an original idea of the creator. Therefore, here we describe in general the forms of plagiarism and how to prevent them.

Forms of Plagiarism

There are two types of plagiarism. The first is Online Plagiarism and the second is Auto Plagiarism. Online Plagiarism refers to the act of someone claiming someone's online work to be his/her work. Often online plagiarism is carried out by plagiarists who are searching online via the internet. The cause of the frequent occurrence of this plagiarism type is the easy access to limitless digital information on the internet, which is then not matched by the awareness of doing good academic writing by searchers. The second form of plagiarism is Auto Plagiarism which refers to the actions of a person claiming one's academic statements from various written works by not quoting where the academic ideas or statements originate. However, all forms of plagiarism can be said to be spin-off forms of theft, borrowing, violation, piracy, and forgery.

How to Prevent Plagiarism

The crucial cause of plagiarism is the lack of insight into fair citation patterns in the writing process. Many plagiarists ignore the valid source of the writing, theory, or idea. A person is allowed to quote an idea or theory submitted by another person to prevent plagiarism. The quotation itself refers to a person's writing activities to include where the source of the theory or idea comes from in the writing process that is being carried out by someone. Several types of citation forms are used commonly, namely Harvard citation style, Chicago style, The Modern Language style, and APA style. The second prevention is the paraphrasing technique, which is a writing technique that uses other people's ideas by expressing them in their own words. However, this technique also does not alter the original ideas of the original authors.

In order to ensure the quality and avoid similarity of the content, please check the article by submitting it in the following plagiarism checker.

Publication Ethics

This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher SR Academic Publishing. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed JLCEdu Journals is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.

SR Academic Publishing as the publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the SR Academic Publishing and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions
The editors of the JLCEdu journals are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors
Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.