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International Journal of Nature and Life Sciences is an open access, international and double blind peer-reviewed journal. Articles sent to the journal are requested to review by two referees as long as suitable for our focus and content. Two positive decisions are required for a manuscript to be considered for publication. In case one of the referees reviews the articles positively and the other negatively, Editorial Board examines referees' reviews and may decide to send the article to a third referee to review or return it to its author. If any of the referees accept the article with revisions requiring, Editorial Board makes the final decision and reserve the right to reject it in case revision are not made.
Aims and Scope
Articles submitted to International Journal of Nature and Life Sciences are considered for publication if they:
*report original approach or test an existing theory related to educational science,
*are of interest to the teaching and learning,
*are scientifically rigorous,
*have not been published previously or,
*are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
A. Publication Language
1. Articles and all appendices are accepted in English only.
2. Authors are responsible for the English proofreading of the papers.
3. Editorial board may request the language reduction during the evaluation process of the submitted article.
4. If the article is accepted for the Journal, it will not be published before the language reduction.
B. Plagiarism Policy
Respecting intellectual property rights is a foundational principle of the International Journal of Nature and Life Sciences (IJNLS)'s Codes of Ethics. Plagiarism, in which one misrepresents ideas, words, computer codes or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of such ethical principles. Plagiarism can also represent a violation of copyright law, punishable by statute. Plagiarism manifests itself in a variety of forms, including. Verbatim copying, near-verbatim copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's paper. Copying elements of another author's paper, such as equations or illustrations that are not common knowledge, or copying or purposely paraphrasing sentences without citing the source. Verbatim copying of portions of another author's paper with citing but not clearly differentiating what text has been copied (e.g., not applying quotation marks correctly) and/or not citing the source correctly.
Self-plagiarism is a related issue. In this document we define self-plagiarism as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one's own copyrighted work without citing the original source. Note that self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (e.g., appearing in a conference proceedings) where an explicit reference is made to the prior publication. Such reuse does not require quotation marks to delineate the reused text but does require that the source be cited.
Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in IJNLS. Plagiarism in any form, at any level, is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. All authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of papers published by IJNLS.
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Manuscripts with excessive duplication will be rejected. (25%)