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Author Guidelines

There is no cost attached to publication in JoEED.

Journal of Education and Educational Development welcomes original empirical research by both established and emerging scholars to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration on topical issues of interest to academics, policymakers, and the public at large. Please read carefully the Guidelines to Authors and Manuscript Preparation Guidelines before finalizing and submitting your manuscript. Submit your manuscripts in MS-Word file as an email attachment to the editor JoEED. The submissions will be screened through a blind review process by ascertaining the suitability of the manuscript for publication. Authors can send their submissions in any of the categories given below:

Article: Research papers of up to 4000 - 5000 words including visuals. Contributions exceeding this length may be discussed with the editor prior to submission for special consideration owing to the nature of the work reported.

The manuscript should include all necessary and complete information within the main text, not as footnotes & Endnotes.

  • The research paper should be of 5000 words (approx)
  • It should have an introduction (with citations)
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology (Research design, Sample, Instrument, Data analysis)
  • Results and Discussion (with citations)
  • Conclusion
  • At least 25 references in an article.

Book Review: Reviews of maximum 2000 words.

Discussion: Write-up of maximum 2500 words dealing with introduction of a model, best practice, process with immediate application in respective field, critical analysis, opinions, discussions, field-related organizational or international experiences and perspectives.

In-Text Citations 

In-text references should be as follows. Examples given are for hypothetical single authors and double authors (note use of commas, semicolons and &).

(Surname, 200X: X-X) Example: (Crystal, 2008: 5-6)

(Surname, 200X, 200X) Example: (Mesthrie, 2005, 2006)

(Surname, 200X; Surname, 200X) Example:  (Kachru & Nelson, 2005; Kachru, 2004)

(Surname & Surname, 200X) Example:  (Greenbaum & Nelson, 1996)

Newspaper articles (when there is no byline): (Newspaper, Day Month, Year, X-X)  Example: (Daily Telegraph, 27 September, 2008, 3)

Final references

Final references should follow the following style guidelines:


Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.


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

Edited Book, No Author

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.

A Translation

Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities. (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York, NY: Dover. (Original work published 1814)

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

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Article in Journal Paginated by Issue

Journals paginated by issue begin with page one every issue; therefore, the issue number gets indicated in parentheses after the volume. The parentheses and issue number are not italicized or underlined.

Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(3), 5-13.

Article in a Magazine

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

Article in a Newspaper

Unlike other periodicals, p. or pp. precedes page numbers for a newspaper reference in APA style. Single pages take p., e.g., p. B2; multiple pages take pp., e.g., pp. B2, B4 or pp. C1, C3-C4.

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

Dissertation Abstract

Yoshida, Y. (2001). Essays in urban transportation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62, 7741A.

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.

Government Document

National Institute of Mental Health. (1990). Clinical training in serious mental illness (DHHS Publication No. ADM 90-1679). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Report From a Private Organization

American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

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.

Article From an Online Periodical

Online articles follow the same guidelines for printed articles. Include all information the online host makes available, including an issue number in parentheses.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from

Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from

Newspaper Article

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from

Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Tables and Figures

The purpose of tables and figures in documents is to enhance your readers' understanding of the information in the document. Most word processing software available today will allow you to create your own tables and figures, and even the most basic of word processors permit the embedding of images, thus enabling you to include tables and figures in almost any document.


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. Manuscript must be in English.

  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. Submission of the manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted elsewhere for publication elsewhere.

  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file .docx format.

  4. The submissions should be typed double-space using Times New Roman, font style 12 pts, abstract 12 pts italics, all headings in caps, bold and 12 pts, and margins of at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) on all four sides.
  5. The abstract should not be more than 200 words and must comprehensively capture the contents of the complete paper.

  6. Include at least (5) five keywords to classify and access your paper on digital forums.

  7. If submitting an article, there should be atleast 20 references given in the manuscript.
  8. The manuscript should include all necessary and complete information within the main text, not as footnotes & Endnotes.

    • The research paper should be of 5000 words (approx)
    • It should have an introduction
    • Literature Review
    • Methodology (Research design, Sample, Instrument, Data analysis)
    • Results and Discussion (with citations)
    • Conclusion


  9. In-text citations/ quotations/ tables/ diagrams should follow the requirements of the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (6th ed.), which can be obtained from the APA at
  10. Acknowledgements and information on grants received can be given before the references.


  11. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed; which means, that no authors should be mentioned in the word format of the paper submitted to the journal through the journal management system.

    List all the authors in the journal management system through the system. Please add their first and last name and their affiliations.
    You can add the authors by going to your submission page and clicking in "add authors". Find attached the manual that will help you in making submission of your paper.


  12.  All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. If required, describe any potential conflicts of interest in an email to the editor.


  13. The originality of the work will be checked using turnitin; therefore, it must be made sure that the work sent for publication is not plagiarised.
  14. Make sure that all tables, graphs and diagrams are in black and white.

Copyright Notice


The authors will be asked to declare that the script sent for publication is their original work and that all the related sources are well cited in text and in the reference list as well. The authors will give consent that the article published in JoEED will be the sole property of the journal publishers and that by no means will they claim the rights of reproduction of it.


The authors will be asked to provide a consent that grants permission to include the transcription and reproduction of the manuscript for inclusion in products sold or distributed by JoEED. 

  • In connection with the permission granted, the the authors will grant JoEED the unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable right to use his/her manuscript and biographical information as part of the, distribution and work or presentation.
  • The Materials incorporate text passages, figures, data or other material from the works of others, the authors are to obtain any necessary permissions.
  • Where necessary, the authors have to obtain all third party permissions and consents to grant the license above and has provided copies of such permissions and consents to JoEED.


Privacy Statement

Journal of Education and Educational Development considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that       

  • the manuscript is the author’s own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including the author’s own previously published work.  
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to Journal of Education and Educational Development; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.
  • A publication from an author will be accepted after 2 years.

Please note that Journal of Education and Educational Development uses a plagiarism detection software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material. By submitting your manuscript to Journal of Education and Educational Development, you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your manuscript may have to undergo during the peer-review and production processes.  

Any author who fails to adhere to the above conditions will be barred from further publishing in Journal of Education and Educational Development.