Indian Journal of Vocational Education (IJVE)

Indian Journal of Vocational Education (IJVE) is a Bi-annual peer reviewed research Journal (ISSN 0972–5830) published by PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), a constituent unit of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi under Ministry of Education, Government of India. The main focus of this journal is to provide a platform for researchers, scholars, academicians to share their research findings in the field of vocational education and training.

Past Issues

Focus Area

The focus areas for the next issue, Vol. Nos 26-29 of IJVET are as follows:

  1.  Image Building of VET
  2.  Accreditation for Quality Assurance in VET
  3.  Curriculum Design and Delivery for the Industry 4.0
  4.  Repositioning VET in the Post Covid-19 World
  5.  Skills Assessment and Certification
  6.  Strengthening Access, Equity of VET
  7.  Use of Digital tools for effective Vocational Teaching and Learning
  8.  Professional Development of Vocational Teachers/Trainers
  9.  Reflections on VET as per the New Education Policy 2020

Call for Papers

The Institute propose to publish its next issue as a special issue. Researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, specialists, doctoral students, preservice and in-service teachers and other professionals are invited to submit their research reports/ articles in the area of vocational education and training.

Guidelines for submission of manuscripts

The guidelines for submission of manuscripts for the Journal are as follows:
The submission of manuscripts IJVE implies that the paper has not been published or sent for publication elsewhere.
The following three types of manuscripts will be considered:

  1. Reports of Original Research

    Reports of Original Research shall include a clear statement of purpose, a review of the relevant literature, a description of the methods, and a discussion of the findings and the implications for practice in the broader field of education.

  2. Short Communications

    A short communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods or techniques. Short communications should be 2 to 4 printed A4 size pages in length.

  3. Reviews

    A short communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods or techniques. Short communications should be 2 to 4 printed A4 size pages in length.

Manuscript Submission

The manuscript should be submitted in English in double line spacing with 1-inch margins. It should reflect the original work and should not be published previously in print or electronic form.

The text should be approximately between 3000 to 5000 words, double spaced, in 12 pt. Times New Roman typeface, and introduced with a 100-word abstract. There should be a one-inch margin on all sides of an 8 ½ x 11-inch page. The manuscript should conform to the style specifications of the American Psychological Association as described in the Concise Rules of APA Style, Seventh Edition, published by the Association in 2019. A reasonable number of clear tables and/or figures may be included at the end of the text.

Consistent with the policy of blind review, the author(s)’ name(s), role(s), and institutional affiliation(s) should be listed only on a cover page that will be removed before the manuscript is sent to the reviewers. That cover page should include the name of the corresponding author, e-mail and postal addresses, and telephone number. References to the author(s)’ previous work should be listed as Author(s) in the citations and references. Acknowledgment of cooperating scholars or professionals and funding sources should be added to the end of the manuscript.

Manuscript Review and Selection

The corresponding author will receive a notice of receipt of the manuscript within two weeks and if accepted for review, they will receive the reviewers’ decision within two months. Four types of decisions are made: Accept as submitted, accept with revisions, Revise and resubmit, or Not accepted. All manuscripts will be judged on adherence to the Guidelines for Authors, the quality and significance of the content, the inclusion of a valid discussion of implications for practice in the broader field of Vocational Education and Training, and the clarity and cohesion of the text.

Upon acceptance of a manuscript, the author(s) will be expected to agree to assign the rights to the copyright to IndianJournal of Vocational Education, with the authors retaining broad duplication and distribution rights for teaching and related educational uses.

Editorial policies

Authorship

Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis

Acknowledgments

The acknowledgments of people and funding agency should be mentioned in brief. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgments section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Funding

Indian Journal of Vocational Education requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading or state that this research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors

Declaration of conflicting interests

IJVE encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests.

Please include any declaration in file separate from the main text, after any acknowledgments, under the heading “Conflicts of Interest”. When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and for profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

Publishing policies

Publication ethics

PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE) is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal.

Plagiarism

IJVE and PSSCIVE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. The journal seeks to protect the rights of the authors and encourages investigation of claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgment, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

Manuscript Preparation

The following points may be taken care of before the typescript is sent to the Executive Editor.

Title

The title should be concise and describe the contents of the paper. The title page should include the author's full name and affiliation(s). The name of the corresponding author along with Phone, Fax and E-mail address should be mentioned.

Abstract

Author must submit an abstract of 100-200 words. It should highlight the scope of the experiments, indicate data, and point out major findings and conclusions. Complete sentences, active verbs and the third person should be used. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No reference or sub-heading should be used in the abstract.

Keywords

About 3 to 10 keywords that will provide indexing references should be listed.

Introduction

The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution.

Materials and Methods

Materials and methods should be complete.

Procedures

Procedures should be described in detail. Previously published procedures should be cited and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly.

Results

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in past tense when describing findings.

Discussion, Findings and Conclusion

The discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained and in past studies on the topic. Conclusion should be stated in a few sentences at the end of the paper.

References

Reference should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the article. In the text, a reference identified by means of an author's surname should be followed by a comma and the year of publication in round brackets e.g., (Singhal, 1997).

When there are more than two authors, only the first author's name should be mentioned, followed by et al. In case, an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like 'a' and 'b', after the date, to distinguish the works.

  1. Reference to research paper/article Surname, Initials (Year).Title. Journal Name, Volume, Number, Pages. Example Singh, H.S. and Gupta, O.P. (1997). Vocational Education and Training as a Tool and Catalyst to Empower Women. Indian Journal of Vocational Education, 21(1) 41- 46.
  2. Reference to chapter in books Surname, Initials (Year).Title of the chapter, number of pages. In: editor's name (ed.) title of the book, publisher, place of publication. Example Tandon, H.P. (1997). A Model for Computer Networking in School Education System, pp.55-60. In: Saxena, H.S. (ed). Recent Advances in Educational Information and Communication Technology, Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi.
  3. Reference to books/reports Surname, Initials (Year), Title of the Book Publisher, Place of Publication. Example Saxena, R.C. (1996). Population Education, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi.

Manuscript Formatting

The formatting of the manuscript should be done as follows:

Headings

Headings must be short and should be typed in title case with 14 pt font and bold letters. Sub-headings should be typed in title case with 12 pt font and bold face. Notes and end-notes should be used only if necessary. They must be numbered consecutively in the text, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.

Abbreviations

Each abbreviation should be spelled out for the first time.

Tables

All tables must have a title and be in a column format. Each table in the text should be cited in the order in which it appears. Tables are to be typed double- spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, such as Table 1.

Photographs

Only good quality photographs will be accepted for publication. Original photographs may be submitted, mentioning the reference at the back of the photograph. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, or JPEG images before pasting in the MS-Word manuscript file. Image should also be provided separately.

Illustrations

Illustrations and Figures should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers, such as Figure 1, with a brief title. All illustrations should be in good quality with captions. Illustrations should not exceed 81/2 x 11 inches and lettering should be 11/2 mm high preferably TIFF/JPEG with a resolution of 600 dpi.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted to:

 A. Palanivel
 Executive Editor
 PSSCIVE, NCERT Shyamla Hills, Bhopal – 462 013, Madhya Pradesh, India
 a.palanivel@psscive.ac.in
 www.psscive.ac.in

Deadlines

The deadline to submit the full paper is 31st August 2020. The corresponding author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or revision or rejection of his/her paper by 30th September 2020.