TVET@Asia: The Online Journal for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Asia
TVET@Asia is an open content online journal for scientists and practitioners in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Vocational Teacher Education (VTE) in the East and Southeast- Asian region.
Its main purpose is to provide access to peer reviewed papers and thus to enhance the dissemination of relevant content and the initiation of open discussions within the TVET community.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Frequency: 2 issues per year
TVET@Asia is operated by the Regional Association for Vocational Teacher Education and Training in Asia (RAVTE) with support of the South East Asian Minister of Education Organization, Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH) and UNESCO Bangkok.
A group of 6 persons from various institutions engaged in TVET are responsible for the strategic steering of the journal. This includes deciding on the thematic focus and sequence of issues, on the editors of each issue (at least one member of the Editorial Board will be among them), the specific responsibilities and the timeline.
Scientific Advisory Board:
The members of the scientific advisory board comment (and decide?) at least once a year on the content-related planning and strategy of the editorial board. They make suggestions for future thematic areas, propose members for editorial teams of specific issues and bring in their expertise as members of their scientific community. The board also plays a key role in disseminating the journal.
Editors (per issue):
3-4 individuals take responsibility for each specific issue. They organise the process from the beginning (call for papers) to the online publication of the issue: they issue the call for papers, select the authors, run the review process (including feedback to the authors), assure the content-related and formal quality of the articles and are responsible for the timeline of the entire issue.
TVET@Asia follows the regulations of Budapest Open Access Initiative (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/) and Creative Commons (http://www.creativecommons.org): the copyright stays with the authors, as non-profit and non-commercial journal it offers unrestricted, toll-free online access to all contents.