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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
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Author Guidelines

The articles should be original, unpublished, and not considered for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to the International Journal of Current Educational Studies (IJCES) and during the review process.

The IJCES is a refereed journal and has a double-blind review process. At least two international reviewers review any manuscript submitted for consideration in publication in the IJCES with expertise in the relevant subject area.

Manuscripts should be in the following areas: teacher education, learning, and instruction, science education including 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, email addresses, and ORCID information on the manuscript. One author should be identified as the Corresponding Author. 
  • An informative 10-point bold abstract (150 to 200 words) presenting the main points of the paper and conclusions.
  • Please include descriptive keywords (3 to 5). 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 1.5 times 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 before and after 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.with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns. 
  • Centre the caption above the table and below the figure. 
  • Please reference the table or figure in the text before it is given 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

  • Manuscripts are submitted in APA style. Please refer to the latest Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • At the end of the article, please list all references in alphabetical order (based on authors’ last names).
  • Please use the first-level heading: “References”

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.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html

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. Time135, 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/

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