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Section Policies

EDITORIALS

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FEATURES

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Features are determined by the Editorial team, often in consultation with the Advisory Board. Features may include, for example, invited papers of a topical nature, interviews with key scholars and practitioners, perspective pieces or exemplary peer reviewed submissions.

ARTICLES

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Articles should have a strong empirical or theoretical foundation and present new knowledge or findings, or report on the application of existing knowledge to a new domain. Full papers are required at the time of submission and if accepted by the editorial team will undergo a double-blind peer review. Refereed papers should not exceed ten (10) pages including title, abstract, body and references.

PRACTICE REPORTS

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Practice Reports should report on practical initiatives or the early outcomes of research projects. They are an opportunity to focus on the applied aspects of students’ tertiary learning initiatives and innovations. Practice Reports undergo a review from the Editorial team regarding suitability and should not exceed six (6) pages including title, author details, abstract, body and references.

Please download the Student Success Author Guidelines for a full outline of criteria and format requirements here

 

 

Peer Review Process

All submitted papers should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to Student Success.

All articles will be refereed in a double-blind review process by at least two reviewers with expertise in the relevant subject area.

All practice reports will be reviewed by an editorial team prior to being selected for publication.

Suspected plagiarism in a submission:

Student Success uses iThenticate - plagiarism detection software -  and may utilise the software if the editorial team or the reviewer/s have concerns about original content.

Student Success's Peer Review process can be found here

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.

An information page summarising Open Access can be found here

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal.

Articles in this journal are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY). This is to get more legal certainty about what readers can do with published articles, and thus a wider dissemination and archiving, which in turn makes publishing with this journal more valuable for you, the authors.

Archiving

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...

Ethics and Integrity

Student Success has aligned with the ethos and best practice guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for dealing with ethical issues in journal publishing and has adopted the COPE guidelines which the journal members (Advisory Board, editors and the journal manager) have agreed meet the purposes and objectives of the Journal.

A summary of the basic principles and guidelines for peer reviewers, authors and editors are provided.

COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers

Responsible Research Publication: International Standards for Authors

Responsible Research Publication: International Standards for Editors

This Journal also has a Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Suspected plagiarism in a submission:

Student Success uses iThenticate - plagiarism detection software -  and may utilise the software if the editorial team or the reviewer/s have concerns about original content.