International Journal of Technological Exploration and Learning ISSN: 2319-2135

peer review

All papers submitted to the International Journal of Technological Exploration and Learning are peer-reviewed according to the following procedure:

Initial review: 

Chief Editor evaluates each paper to determine if its topic and contentmeets the submission criteria of IJTEL. Papers that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors within one day of receipt. This is in the best interest of the authors who could then decide to either correct the problems or to submit the paper to a more appropriate venue, avoiding delays from a lengthy review process that would nonetheless lead to rejection.

Peer review:

All submitted papers will undergo a full double-blind international refereeing process in which: Submitted articles are sent to the reviewers.

Papers that pass the initial review are assigned to an Associate Editor, who selects several referees based on their expertise in that particular field. Each paper is reviewed by at least two referees under a double-blind peer review process, where both the referees and the authors are kept anonymous. Peer reviewers read the article and provide feedback to the editor based on its originality, soundness of methodology, impact to design research, and relevance to design practices. After collecting the referees' review reports, the Associate Editor makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the paper to the Chief Editor.


Based on the referees' comments and the Associate Editor's recommendation, the Chief Editor makes a final decision on the acceptability of the paper and If an article finally meets editorial and peer standard, he communicates to the authors the with the decision, along with referees' reports. The final decision can be "Strongly Accepted ", "Marginally Accepted ", "Accepted with Changes ", "Revision Required ", or "Rejected". A revised paper should be re-submitted within 10 days of the decision. It will usually be returned to the original referees for evaluation.

All papers are referred and the Chief Editor reserves the right to refuse any typescript whether on invitation or otherwise to make suggestion and/or modifications before publication.