Research Articles

Research articles submitted must be based on recent empirical studies in education studies related disciplines specified in FOCUS AND SCOPE. The articles should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length, including references, notes, tables, figures, and appendices. An abstract no longer than 250 words must precede each article.

Academic Articles

Academic articles submitted should present a thorough review of any current topic in related disciplines. The articles should also provide discussions and debates on all issues related to the disciplines specified in FOCUS AND SCOPE. The length of a manuscript with references should range from 1,500 and 4,000 words with an abstract of about 250 words. 

Book Reviews

Critical reviews of recent books in the fields of studies are welcomed. A manuscript, including references, should not exceed 1,500 words.



  • Capitalized (all words except for short connectives should start with a capital letter);
  • Centered between the margins
  • Minion Pro Capt;
  • 14 point
  • Normal font; and
  • No title page.
Name and affiliation of each author
  • Leave 1 blank page after title;
  • Write name and institution of each author on separate lines,
  • Include country and institution/afiliation;
  • Centered;
  • Minion Pro Capt;
  • 12 point;
  • Not bold or italics;
  • No acknowledgements here.
  • Leave 1 blank page after name and affiliation of each author;
  • 150-250 words in length;
  • Indent 2 cm from left and right margins;
  • Start the abstract with the sequence "Abstract:" (without the quotes);
  • No line break after "Abstract:";
  • Minion Pro Capt;
  • 12 point italic text; and
  • The body of the paper should begin immediately after the title, author text and abstract.
  • Minion Pro Capt;
  • 12 point;
  • Indent the start of each paragraph one tab (1 cm);
  • 1.15 spacing for normal text;
  • Bold type and underlining should be avoided;
  • Left justified so that the right margin is ragged; and
  • Minion Pro Capt
  • Leave 1 lines above and 1 line below the headings;
  • If a heading is directly followed by a lower level heading then the 2 blank lines before the lower level heading should be omitted;
  • All headings should be capitalized (i.e. all words except for short connectives should have a capital initial);
  • All (except title) headings should be left-justified; and
  • all heading without number
  • Heading levels:
    • Title: centered, 14 point, bold
    • 1st-level heading: left-justified, 12 point, bold
    • 2nd-level heading: left-justified, 10 point, bold, italic
    • 3rd-level heading: left-justified, 10 point, italic
  • Start with first (not title heading) level header: "References".
  • Optional
  • Appear at the end of the article after References.
  • Start the acknowledgements section with the sequence "Acknowledgements" in 12 point, left justified, followed by a single blank line.
Figures and Tables
  • Centered;
  • One blank line above
  • Insert the text "Figure n: description" or "Table n: description" after figure or table (n is a unique number);
  • 10 point font;
In text references
  • Quote only when it is said better in the quote than can be said in your own words;
  • Place quotes within parentheses, in normal text style, if 40 words or less;
  • Insert the sequence "(Name, year, page number)" (without the quotes) into the running text for a citation to a literature reference;
  • Indent 2cm from each margin, without parentheses, single spaced, for 40 words or more. The page number for this reference is placed at the end of the quote;
  • Name is the second name of the author and year is the year of printing.
  • A citation to several authors is allowed. In this case the single authors must be delimited either by commas or the word "&". The phrase "et al." is also valid if authors are listed in full, first time;
  • Year should be written in long form (i.e. 1992). Use a lower case literal, if you refer to more than one article of an author of the same year (ie 1992a). The word "see" and the brackets around the year are optional;
  • Insert the sequence "(Fig. n)" (without the quotes) into the running text to refer to a Figure contained in the current document;
  • Insert the sequence "(Tab. n)" (without the quotes) into the running text for a markup to a table contained in the current document; and
  • For a reference to a footnote, use the form [n], where n is the unique number of the footnote [see Footnotes]. Please note that footnotes should only be used when unavoidable.
End text references (Reference list)
  • Every Reference must start with the sequence "Name (Year)." (without the quotes). Name and year must match the citation in the running text [see Citations];
  • The single information fields of a Reference (Author1, Author2, Title...) should be divided by commas or semicolons; and
  • Use APA style when referencing a book or journal article making sure to precede the reference with the bracketed information described above.