Instructions for Authors

Author Responsibilities: For International Journal of Educational Methodology (IJEM), papers should attempt to present research, innovations, theoretical and/or practical insights in relevant current literature and debates. Papers should include a full title, a short title for use as a running head, author name(s), affiliated institution name(s) and email address of the corresponding author. Submitted manuscripts should only be in English. All submissions should be sent to editor@ijem.com as a Word file with extension doc or docx.

A manuscript should be no more than 10000 words; this limit includes figures, references, and tables. This does not impose an absolute page limit on manuscripts; longer manuscripts of merit can be published in the journal. Abstract should be less than 250 words.

Authors should be aware that they are addressing an international audience. Articles should present original work, and, where appropriate, should acknowledge any significant contribution by others. Manuscripts submitted to IJEM for review  should not have been accepted for publication elsewhere. As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as "derivative reproduction" (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).

Corresponding author should always be willing to participate in peer review process and obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. A list of references should be included in the submitted paper. Grant/financial support should be stated in the paper if available. All authors are expected to contribute significantly to the research.

Page style: Articles should be typed in 12-point font on A4 page, paginated and double-spaced. Margins should be set as top & bottom: 2,5 cm and left & right 2,5 cm. The title should be followed by an abstract of 150-250 words and 3 to 5 keywords. Footnotes should be avoided and endnotes kept to a minimum. All pages should be numbered. Paper format including references should follow American Psychological Association (APA) (6th Edition) style. 

Paper template: Author(s) may use this template for their paper(s) (click the icon to download, and edit the template). 

Tables and captions to illustrations: Tables must be typed out on the same document. Tables and figures should be numbered. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the paper. Captions should include keys to symbols.

Figures: All diagrams and photographs are termed "Figures" and should be numbered consecutively. Figures should be given short descriptive captions.

Article Processing Fee (Cancellation / Refund Conditions): There is no fee for manuscript submission to this journal. However, if the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) will be asked to pay the Article Processing Fee (USD 250) to cover publications costs. Because the journal editors do not want rigorous work to be prevented from publication, in case of lack of funds to pay such fees, the requested fees could be waived. The submission cannot be withdrawn by the author after the manuscript is accepted for publication. Payment might be made via Western Union, wire transfer, or online payment system via credit card. If the manuscript is not accepted, the author does not pay any fee and may send the manuscript any other journals.

Publication Ethics and Plagiarism Policy: IJEM do not require all authors to sign the letter of submission. The corresponding author is responsible ensure that all authors have agreed to be listed and approved the paper submission to the journal, and for approved managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors, before and after publication. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate tool by IJEM. Authors should strictly avoid plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Manuscripts with over 15% overlapping from the similarity report results exceeding 15% would not be considered for publication by IJEM. Papers submitted to IJEM must be original and not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. 

The editorial board will thoroughly checks submitted manuscripts in order to identify and prevent from possible research misconduct regarding the publication of papers with IJEM. If a research misconduct is identified, according to Editor’s and reviewers’ feedback, corresponding author is responsible for retracting or correcting articles.
IJEM is a member of CrossCheck, an initiative to help editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts.
IJEM refers the ethical principles set out by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Peer Review Policy: All content of IJEM is subject to peer-review. All articles published in IJEM have undergone rigorous peer review (double blind peer review), by members of the editorial board and the review panel. The IJEM Editor first checks and evaluates the submitted manuscripts, examining its fit and quality regarding its significance, manuscript format and research quality. If it is suitable for potential IJEM publication, editor directs the manuscript to two reviewers, with both of them being experts in the field. After both reviewers' feedback, the editorial board decides if the manuscript will be rejected,  accepted with revisions needed, or accepted for publication. A diagram which illustrates the review and publishing process could be seen below.

Reviewers are objective for all judgments in the peer-review process. Reviewers are assigned in order to have no conflict of interest. Reviewers might point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Submitted manuscripts are treated confidentially prior to their publication.

Peer reviewed feedback and results will be sent to the corresponding author for corrections (if necessary). Edits will be made available to corresponding authors before publishing. Edited/ Revised papers should be returned to the publisher within three days.

Conflicts of Interest Policy: Transparency and objectivity in research are essential for IJEM. These principles are strictly followed in our peer review process and decision for publication. Manuscript submissions are assigned to reviewers in an effort to minimize potential conflicts of interest. The following relationships between reviewers and authors are considered conflicts and are avoided: Current colleagues, recent colleagues, recent co-authors, and doctoral students for which editor served as their committee chair. After papers are assigned, individual reviewers are required to inform the editor-in-chief of any conflicts mentioned in the list above and any other conflicts that may exist.

Copyright and Access: IJEM is an Open Access journal, all articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.  This licence allows authors and readers to use all articles, data sets, graphics and appendices in data mining applications, search engines, web sites, blogs and other platforms by providing appropriate reference (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

All individual articles are available to readers without any subscription/fees.

Archiving: The publisher of IJEM ensures electronic backup of the published articles and website content regularly. All published articles are also being archived in ERIC database and available for access.

Publishing Schedule: IJEM is published online quarterly in every February, May, August and November in a year.

Informed Consent Policy: Author(s) should comply with the following conditions in order to meet ethical and legal standards for work with human subjects:

Participants in your research should be informed that

- you will be conducting research in which they will be the participants or that you would like to write about them for publication.

- participation is voluntary, that there is no penalty for refusing to participate, and that the participants may withdraw at any time without penalty.

Participants in your research should be informed about

- the purpose of your research and the procedure you will follow in the research.

- contact information that they can reach you for answers to questions regarding the research.

- any foreseeable risks and discomforts involved in agreeing to cooperate.

- any possible direct benefits of participating (e.g., receiving a copy of the article or chapter).

Participants in your research should be informed if and how their confidentiality will be protected.

If you have any questions please contact us at: editor@ijem.com