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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.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Where available, DOI URLs ( 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 4.0 license (, meaning that anyone may read, use, quote, download and share the paper for free provided that the original published version is cited as an acknowledgment 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 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 Author's Guide for the general manuscript format and style accepted by GJSD.


Read through the Submission Checklist (above) before you submit your manuscript. See below the steps to submitting an article through the OJS platform. Watch this short video to see how to submit an article.

First Log in/Register on the 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-res images and any additional files

Step 3. Enter Metadata

  • Complete the information

Step 4. Confirmation

  •  Review and amend information
  • Click Finish Submission

Step 5. Next Steps

Responding to the Review

Once the review process has completed, you will be notified via email by the editor of their decision. 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 in your submissions page. The resubmission is done in the review stage, there is no need to start a new submission.

At the review stage you will need to do two things to resubmit once you have revised your document:

  • 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.
  • 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 Copyediting Request

The next step in the workflow is to inspect your submission files that have been copyedited. You will receive an email indicating that files are available. To see them, login to the journal and go to your dashboard.

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 files are available. To see them, login to the journal and go to your dashboard.

And now you are done :)



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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