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Author Guidelines

NOTE TO AUTHORS

The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to the International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (IJEMST) and during the review process.

The IJEMST is a refereed journal and has a double-blind review process. Any manuscript submitted for consideration in publication in the IJEMST is reviewed by at least two international reviewers with expertise in the relevant subject area.

Manuscripts should be in the following areas:  science education inluding physics, chemistry or biology education, mathematics education or educational technology.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The manuscript template for formatting is available here.

Language
Papers are accepted only in English.

Word count:
Although there is no specific word limit for submission, it is recommended that your article is within 8000 words (including title, author names, affiliations, abstract, keywords, main body, references, appendices).

Page Setup

  • Please use margins of 2.5 cm (1 inch).
  • Please use A-4 page size.
  • Please use font style as Times New Roman.
Title Page
  • Please use 14-point bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns. Please margin the article title to the center.  
  • All the authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses on the title page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the Corresponding Author. Please use one line for all author names and one line for all author information.
  • An informative 10-point bold abstract (100 to 200 words) presenting the main points of the paper and conclusions.
  • Please include descriptive keywords (4 to 5). Separate keywords with a comma. Capitalize the first letter of each keyword (e.g., Science education, Survey development).

Main Text

  • Please use 10-point font size.
  • Please margin the text to the justified.
  • Manuscripts should be single spaced.
  • Footnotes and endnotes are not accepted. All relevant information should be included in main text.
  • Do not indent paragraphs; leave a space of one line between consecutive paragraphs.
  • Do not underline words for emphasis. Use italics instead.
  • Both numbered lists and bulleted lists can be used if necessary.
  • Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that every in-text citation has a corresponding reference in the reference list. Conversely, ensure that every entry in the reference list has a corresponding in-text citation.

Headings

  • Subdivide text into unnumbered sections, using short, meaningful sub-headings. Please do not use numbered headings.
  • Please limit heading use to three levels.
  • Please use 12-point bold for first-level headings, 10-point bold for second-level headings, and 10-point italics for third -level headings with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
  • Leave one blank line after each heading and two blank lines before each heading. (Exception: leave one line between consecutive headings.)
  • Please margin all headings to the left.

Tables and Figures

  • Please embed tables and figures in appropriate areas within the document and center them horizontally. Tables and figures should not exceed the given page margins.
  • Provide captions (maximum length: 6 to 8 words) for each table or figure. Centre the caption above the table and below the figure. Please reference the table or figure in the text.
  • Please do not use vertical lines in tables.
  • For figures, GIF and JPEG (JPG) are the preferred formats.

Acknowledgements or Notes
Please collate acknowledgements or notes in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.

References

  • At the end of the article, please list all references in alphabetical order (based on authors’ last names) at the end of the article.
  • Please use the level-one heading, “References.”
  • Follow the citation procedures of the American Psychological Association (APA 6). 

Examples of APA style:
Do not number in-text citations. Provide the last name(s) of the author(s) and the date of publication in parentheses. If the author’s name appears within the sentence, then provide only the date of publication in parentheses.

Examples:

Citation
According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.
APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998).

Journal article
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(30), 5-13.

Article in a Magazine
Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-31.

Newspaper article
Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.

Book, authored
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Book, edited
Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Edited Book with an Author or Authors
Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals. K. V. Kukil (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor.

Edition Other Than the First
Helfer, M. E., Kempe, R. S., & Krugman, R. D. (1997). The battered child (5th ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.

Dissertation, Published
Lastname, F. N. (Year). Title of dissertation. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order Number)

Dissertation, Unpublished
Lastname, F. N. (Year). Title of dissertation. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Name of Institution, Location.

Conference Proceedings
Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Internet reference
Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

 

COPYRIGHT

Articles may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden.

Authors alone are responsible for the contents of their articles. The journal owns the copyright of the articles. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand, or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of the research material.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Articles may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden.

Authors alone are responsible for the contents of their articles. The journal owns the copyright of the articles. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand, or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of the research material.

 

Privacy Statement

The IJEMST is a refereed journal and has a double-blind review process. Any manuscript submitted for consideration in publication in the IJEMST is reviewed by at least two international reviewers with expertise in the relevant subject area.