Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Bibliometrics is a semi-annual internationally targeted journal publication. The journal publishes high-quality peer-reviewed online articles in an open-access format after a careful selection through a single-blind peer-review process. This journal encourages empirical and theoretical contributions that advance research using Bibliometric,  Systematic Literature Review, Scoping Review, and Meta-Analysis methods. Every article in this journal must use a  method with a PRISMA model (https://www.prisma-statement.org/), and each author must follow the policies of the publication ethics committee (https://publicationethics.org/). This journal publishes all disciplines  (Multidisciplinary) with provisions using the Bibliometric, Systematic Literature Review, Scoping Review, and Meta-Analysis methods. Hence, this journal provides a comprehensive roadmap for future research in all disciplines.
The Bibliometric analysis in this journal must have a rigorous method for exploring and analyzing large volumes of scientific data. It enables to unpack the evolutionary nuances of a specific field while shedding light on its emerging areas. The Systematic Literature Review in this journal must search, assess and compile all relevant empirical evidence to provide a complete interpretation of the research results. Scoping Review in this journal should identify gaps in current research and highlight areas that require further investigation. They aim to assess the potential size and scope of available research literature (often including ongoing research) and the level of synthesis currently available. Meta-Analysis in this journal should use statistical analysis that combines the results of several scientific studies carried out when several scientific studies address the same question, with each study reporting measurements that are expected to have some degree of error.   A statistical analysis that combines the results of several scientific studies. Meta-analysis can be performed when several scientific studies address the same question, with each study reporting measurements that are expected to have some degree of error. The goal is then to use a statistical approach to obtain a combined estimate closest to an unknown general truth based on how this error is perceived.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office, whether it is suitable for International Journal of Education and Learning focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw and similiarity score by using iThenticate.
The manuscript will be sent to at least two anonymous reviewers (Singel-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. Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.


Publication Frequency

Bibliometric has been published in May and November.


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 journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Bibliometric is a peer-reviewed international journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal as well as allegations of research misconduct, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (ASCEE). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.



The papers published in the Bibliometric will be considered to retract in the publication if :

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of major error (eg, miscalculation
    or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (eg, of data) or falsification (eg, image manipulation)
  2. It constitutes plagiarism
  3. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  4. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources
    or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (ie, cases of redundant publication)
  5. It contains material or data without authorisation for use
  6. Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (eg, libel, privacy)
  7. It reports unethical research
  8. It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process
  9. The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (aka, conflict of interest) that, in the view
    of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors
    and peer reviewers.

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/sites/default/files/retraction-guidelines-cope.pdf.


CrossMark policy


CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content.

By applying the Crossmark logo, Bibliometric is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur. 

Clicking on the Crossmark logo on a document will tell you the current status of a document and may also give you additional publication record information about the document.

For more information on CrossMark, please visit the CrossMark site.

The Bibliometric content that will have the CrossMark logo is restricted to current and future journal content and is limited to specific publication types. Articles in Press will not have the CrossMark icon for the present.

For general author guidelines and information, please see: http://pubs2.ascee.org/index.php/bibliometric/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Correction and Retraction Policies

The Bibliometric is committed to upholding the integrity of the literature and publishes Errata, Expressions of Concerns or Retraction Notices dependent on the situation and in accordance with the COPE Retraction Guidelines. More information about the publication of ethics International Journal of Education and Learning can be found on Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement and information about COPE retraction guidelines can be accessed at Retraction page.


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to the Bibliometric will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck/iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. Bibliometric will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to the Bibliometric must have a similarity level of less than 15%.

Plagiarism is the exposing of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or because of failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • An author can literally copy another author’s work- by copying word by word, in whole or in part, without permission, acknowledge or citing the original source. This practice can be identified by comparing the original source and the manuscript/work who is suspected of plagiarism.
  • Substantial copying implies for an author to reproduce a substantial part of another author, without permission, acknowledge or citation. The substantial term can be understood both in terms of quality as quantity, being often used in the context of Intellectual property. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole.
  • Paraphrasing involves taking ideas, words or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within the writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.


Posting Your Article Policy

Understand the Bibliometric's article sharing and posting policies for each stage of the article life cycle.

Prior to submission to Bibliometric
Authors may post their article anywhere at any time, including on preprint servers such as arXiv.org. This does not count as a prior publication.

Upon submission to Bibliometric
Authors may share or post their submitted version of the article (also known as the preprint) in the following ways:

  1. On the author’s personal website or their employer’s website
  2. On institutional or funder websites if required
  3. In the author’s own classroom use
  4. On Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) that are signatories to the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers’ Sharing Principles (https://www.stm-assoc.org/stm-consultations/scn-consultation-2015/)
The following text should be included on the first page of the submitted article when it first is posted in any of the above outlets: “This work has been submitted to the Bibliometric, http://pubs2.ascee.org/index.php/bibliometric/, for possible publication".

Upon acceptance to Bibliometric
If an author previously posted their submitted version of the article in any of the following locations, he or she will need to replace the submitted version with the accepted version of Bibliometric. No other changes may be made to the accepted article.
  1. Author’s personal website
  2. Author’s employer’s website
  3. arXiv.org
  4. Funder’s repository*
Final published article
  1. When the article is published, the posted version should be updated with a full citation to the original of Bibliometric, including DOI. He or she will need to replace the accepted version with the published article version of Bibliometric.
  2. The article will be followed statements on the IJELE's copyright notice at http://pubs2.ascee.org/index.php/bibliometric/abou/submissions#copyrightNotice.