Submissions

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • I declare that this manuscript is my/our original work and it is submitted only to the GiLE Journal of Skills Development for consideration. The text, images or any other material included in the manuscript contains no violation of any existing copyright and does not infringe any rights of third parties.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • All listed authors participated in the work in a substantive way and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work.
  • My manuscript adheres to the GJSD Author's Guidelines. If not, I have included a detailed explanation to the Editor in the Comments box.
  • Where available, DOI URLs (https://www.doi.org/) for the references have been provided.
  • The submission is in OpenOffice (.odt), Microsoft Office Word (.doc, .docx), or RTF (rich text format) document file format.
  • All funders have been listed in the Acknowledgement section.
  • Authors who submit papers to this journal agree to the following terms:

    For all articles published in GJSD, copyright is retained by the authors. Articles are licensed under an open access Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/), meaning that anyone may read, use, quote, download and share the paper for free, in a non-commercial way, provided that the original published version is cited as an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial publication in this journal.

    Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

    It is absolutely essential that authors obtain written permission to reproduce any published material (figures, schemes, tables or any extract of a text) which does not fall into the public domain, or for which they do not hold the copyright. Permission should be requested by the authors from the copyright holder. In order to avoid unnecessary delays in the publication process, you should start obtaining permissions as early as possible.

Author Guidelines

Read through the GJSD Author's Guide before submitting.

Submitting

Read through the Submission Checklist (above) before you submit your manuscript. See below the steps to submitting an article through our platform (or watch this short video).

First Log in/Register on the gjsd.gile-edu.org website. Click on the Submit tab and select Make a new submission. You will be taken to Step 1 of a 5-Step process to upload and describe your submission.

Step 1. Start

  • Complete the form
  • Comments for the Editor: to increase the impact of your research, provide a description (up to 150 words) of your research article for the general public in English. If you would like to, you can add the same description in your native/home language (in addition to the English version).

Step 2. Upload Submission

  • Upload Submission Files: select manuscript file
  • Review Details: rename file, if necessary
  • Confirm: upload high-resolution images and any additional files

Step 3. Enter Metadata

  • Complete all the requested information in full
  • Insert all co-author’s details under the “List of Contributors” tab, by clicking “Add Contributor”

Step 4. Confirmation

  •  Review and amend information
  • Click Finish Submission to submit

Step 5. Next Steps

Wait for a confirmation email and follow our Facebook page for any announcements.

Last Step. You will be notified about an editorial decision on your manuscript by email and on your profile’s dashboard on gjsd.gile-edu.org.

Responding to the Review

Once the double-blind peer-review process has completed, you will be notified via email by the editor of their feedback and commentary. After receiving the email, log in to your dashboard.

Resubmitting for Review

If the editor’s decision is to resubmit for review, you will need to log in and select the article on your submissions page. The resubmission is done in the review stage of your original submission, do not start a new submission. Consider the feedback from the reviewers and incorporate relevant changes to your manuscript which will increase the chances for it to be considered for publication. Once your revision is done you can upload it.

You will need to do 3 things to resubmit once you have revised your document:

  1. Upload the new file in the revisions section. To upload a new file click on ‘Upload file.’ A new window will open allowing you to upload your file(s). Select the appropriate option from the dropdown menu to indicate you not submitting a revision of an existing file.
  2. Upload a “Response to Reviewers” letter (example). Please make sure you give to a point-by-point response to the reviewers’ comments and concerns.  Explain what changes you have made, providing the necessary explanation/clarification. Mention any other clarifications you would like to provide to the journal reviewer. Mention exactly where in the revised manuscript this change can be found – page number, paragraph, and line. 
  3. Add a discussion to notify the editor that you have re-submitted.

The peer-review process will be repeated, and you will likely receive additional revisions to make. Once these are completed and accepted, you will then be moved to the next stage.

Responding to a Proofreading Request

The next step in the workflow is to inspect your submission files that have been converted into galleys (e.g. PDF, HTML, etc.). You will receive an email indicating that the files are available. To see them, login to the journal and go to your dashboard. Click on the Production tab, and click on the article name under ‘Production Ready Files’ to download and view your manuscript proof. Start/add a Discussion with the editor if any edits or corrections should be made. Once you have confirmed that the files are correct, they will be queued for publication and you will be notified by email when the Journal Issue is published online.

You are free to upload a copy of your article to any open-access repository (i.e. Researchgate, etc.) so long as the article's publication in GJSD is accurately acknowledged, particularly along with its uniquely assigned DOI as well.

Articles

All articles published by the GJSD undergo a double-blind peer-review and upon publication are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

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