INSTUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS COMPREHENSIVE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS FOR COMPREHENSIVE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (CJER).

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Comprehensive Journal of Educational Research (CJER), Provides a forum for the dissemination, criticism, interpretation, and encouragement of all forms of systematic enquiry into education and fields related to or associated with education.

 

 

TYPE OF MANUSCRIPTS

Original articles should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of an original article is the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

 

REVIEW PROCESS: All manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial board as well as by qualified reviewers from the concerned field.

 

All manuscripts are subject to review by two or more independent, anonymous reviewers are chosen by the Editorial office. If revision is necessary, the author is sent the reviewer's comment and is asked to resubmit the updated, revised manuscript incorporating the suggestions and recommendations of the reviewer within two to three weeks. All revisions must be accompanied with a letter detailing the changes made to the original manuscript; changes should also be indicated directly on the manuscript (e.g., underlined or coloured text).

 

Revised manuscripts are re-reviewed at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. The author of an accepted manuscript will be notified. He/She will receive page proofs ( in PDF) for proofreading prior to publication. Responsibility for accuracy in the final copy lies with the author. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to return a manuscript to the corresponding author without peer review if the manuscript does not comply with the Journal’s Instructions for Authors. All submissions are subject to final approval and acceptance for publication by the Editor-in-Chief. It is the goal of the CJER to publish manuscripts within 7 weeks after submission

 

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

 

All articles must be submitted online. Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file.

 

Manuscripts (in English), together with a covering letter from the author responsible for all correspondence, should be submitted through e-mails attachment to: Editorial Office at: cjer.knowledgebasepublishers@gmail.com , cjer@knowledgebasepublishers.org . A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 72 hours. The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author's surname, as an attachment

 

REVIEW PROCESS

 

The entire section of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.

 

All manuscripts are subject to review by two or more independent, anonymous reviewers are chosen by the Editorial office. If revision is necessary, the author is sent the reviewer's comment and is asked to resubmit the updated, revised manuscript incorporating the suggestions and recommendations of the reviewer within two to three weeks. All revisions must be accompanied with a letter detailing the changes made to the original manuscript; changes should also be indicated directly on the manuscript (e.g., underlined or coloured text).

 

Regular articles

 

The entire section of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.

 

For instructions, go to Instruction for Authors The Title Page

 

which should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper, should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information and the present addresses of authors.

 

The Abstract:

 

This should be 100 to 200 words in length, should be completely self-explanatory and informative, it should briefly present the topic, state the scope of the work, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided and literatures should not be cited. After the abstract, keywords of about 3 to 10 words that will provide indexing references to should be listed.

Generally, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often and as such, a list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. Each abbreviation should be spelled out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text.

 

Article:

 

Should be organized using some or all the following headings: Introduction, Experimental, Apparatus, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, and References. The text should describe the equipment and method(s) in sufficient detail to permit duplication of the results.

 

The Introduction:

 

This should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of disciplines.

 

Materials and methods:

 

Should be complete enough to allow possible replication of the research. However, only truly new research methods should be described in detail; previously published methods should be cited, and important modifications of published methods should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

 

Result:

 

This should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing author's findings. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

 

The Discussion:

 

Should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on the topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined. The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

 

Tables:

 

Should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables should also be embedded within the main document file and be numbered consecutively. Tables should be self-explanatory and include a brief descriptive title. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by lower case letters but should not include extensive experimental detail. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the research methods should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.

 

All figures:

 

Should be embedded within the text inside the main document file and referred to in the text as Figure 1. Figure legends should appear adjacent to the relevant figure. Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

 

References:

 

In the text; a reference identified by means of an author’s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author’s name should be mentioned, followed by ‘et al’. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ‘a’ and ‘b’ after the date to distinguish the works.

References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article. Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.

 

 

Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one table. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the following differences: (1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words; (2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, research methods may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.

 

Manuscript Proofs:

 

Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because CJER will be published online without access restrictions, authors will have electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

 

Copyright:

 

Submission of a manuscript implies; that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

 

Fees and Charges:

 

Authors are charged a $155 handling fee. Publication of an article in the Comprehensive Journal of Education Research (CJER) is not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication. Handling fee is accepted only after a manuscript has been reviewed and accepted for publication. Authors may still request (in advance) that the editorial office waive some of the handling fee under special circumstances. Please read these instructions carefully and follow them strictly so that the publication process is efficient and as rapid as possible. The Editors and the Editorial Office reserve the right to return submissions that are not prepared in accordance with the following instructions.