Instructions for Authors

Author Responsibilities

Papers should attempt to present research, innovative theoretical and/or practical insights in relevant current literature and debate. Papers should include full title, a short title for use as a running head, author name(s), institution and email address of corresponding author. The editors would not expect any page limit. Abstract should be less than 250 words. Submitted papers should only be in English. All submissions should be made via editor@eu-jer.com as a file with extension doc or docx.

Authors should be aware that they are addressing an international audience. Articles should present original work, where appropriate should acknowledge any significant contribution by others, and 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 have significantly contributed 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. References should follow American Psychological Association (APA) (Sixth Edition) style. 

Paper template: Author(s) might 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 Charge (Cancellation / Refund Conditions): Any fee does not be charged for manuscript submission. After successful review process, prior to publication of the accepted paper, the corresponding author will be expected to send USD 250. Manuscript submitters are deemed to have agreed to pay. The submission cannot be withdrawn by the author after the acceptance of the manuscript. 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: EU-JER do not require all authors of a paper to sign the letter of submission, nor do they impose an order on the list of authors. The corresponding author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been reached that all authors have agreed to be listed and approved the paper submission to the journal, and for managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors, before and after publication. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate tool by EU-JER. Authors should strictly avoid plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. The manuscripts of which similarity report results exceeding 15% would not be considered for publication by EU-JER. Papers submitted to EU-JER must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. 

Editor thoroughly checks submitted manuscripts in order to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. If a research misconduct is identified, according to Editor’s and reviewers’ feedback, corresponding author is responsible for retracting or correcting articles.
EU-JER is a member of CrossCheck, an initiative to help editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts.
EU-JER refers the ethical principles set out by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Peer Review Policy: All content of EU-JER is subjected to peer-review and all articles published in EU-JER have undergone rigorous peer review (double blind peer review), by members of the editorial board and review panel. Editor makes a pre-assessment of the submitted manuscripts in terms of journal scope, manuscript format and research quality. If it is suitable for publication, editor directs the manuscript to two reviewers expert in the field of publication. After both reviewer’s feedback, editor decides if the manuscript will be rejected,  needs revision or it can be published directly. A diagram which illustrates 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 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 papers will be sent to the corresponding author for corrections (if necessary). Proofs will be made available to corresponding authors before publishing. Proof papers should be returned to the publisher within three days.

Conflicts of Interest Policy: Transparency and objectivity in researches are essential for EU-JER. These principles are strictly followed in 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 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: European Journal of Educational Research (EU-JER) refers to "Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International" licence. Manuscript content on this site is licensed under Creative Commons Licenses.  

This licence allows authors 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.

EU-JER is an open access journal and all individual articles are available to readers without any subscription/fees.

Archiving: The publisher of EU-JER 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: EU-JER is published online quarterly in every January, April, June and October 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 at: editor@eu-jer.com