Policies

FOCUS AND SCOPE

JVE is an open-access, online, peer-reviewed journal aimed at practitioners and researchers in the field known variously as telecollaboration, virtual exchange, or online intercultural exchange. It is the official journal of UNICollaboration, the international academic organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting telecollaboration and virtual exchange in higher-level education.

The common element to these various pedagogical practices is structured, teacher-led online collaboration between two or more geographically distant, usually culturally and/or linguistically distinct groups of learners, with a view to promoting various combinations of linguistic, intercultural, and content skills and knowledge, as well as transversal competences such as digital literacies and intercultural teamwork.

POLICIES

Journal of Virtual Exchange adopts the following policies (follow links for details):
AUTHORSHIP
COPYRIGHT
LICENCE POLICY
CORRECTIONS
ETHICAL POLICY
PLAGIARISM POLICY

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Practice reportsresearch articles, and contributions in other formats that pass the editors’ preliminary desk review are double-blind reviewed by two peer reviewers. Possible recommendations are: Accept as-is; Accept subject to minor revisions; Resubmit following substantial revisions; or Reject. The final decision is made by the editors. Both reviews are communicated to the author(s) along with the decision. Articles which are resubmitted following substantial revisions will be subject to a second round of review, this time with reference to the author’s responses to the first-round reviews. 

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

Journal of Virtual Exchange is an online-only, open-access journal. By default, articles are published under the CC-BY licence, which “lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation”. Under this licence, articles are freely accessible to anyone and may be redistributed without restriction other than crediting the authors (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/). However, the author is free to choose another, more restrictive Creative Commons licence instead, whether from personal preference or to meet the requirements of, for example, a funding agency.

LANGUAGES

 JVE will consider submissions in English, French, or German. Submissions in other languages may be considered: please contact the editors-in-chief in advance of submission in such cases.