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Instructions for Authors

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Journal of Educational and Management Studies (JEMS) publishes papers of high quality in any area of Educational and Management Studies and related goals ...view full aims and scope.

Submission to the journal is on the understanding that the article has not been previously published in any other form and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.. KK


  1. Research Paper: Please provide full author information, a set of keywords and an abstract in the title page. Supplementary materials can be published if necessary. Authors are encouraged to be concise although currently there is no length limit on research paper. Short Research Communication presents a concise study, or sometimes preliminary but innovative research findings that might be less substantial than a full research paper.
  2. Short Research Communication is limited to 2500 words. It should have a set of keywords and an abstract summarizing background of the work, the results and their implications. Results and Discussion Section should be combined and followed by Conclusion. Materials and Methods will remain as a separate section. The number of references is limited to 30 and the number of figures and/or tables combined is limited to 10.
  3. Letter: Description of novel findings that might not be suitable for a regular research paper or short research communication may be published as letter. Letter is limited to be under 500 words and 5 references. There should be not more than two figures or tables combined, and no supplementary material.
  4. Commentary: This is the place for discussing controversial and/or interdisciplinary topics, viewpoints and any other issues of interest. It is limited to a maximum of 10 references, 1 display (figure/table), and 1000 words including all contents. 
  5. Review or mini-review should be authoritative and of high interest. A minimum of two figures/illustrations should be included in the review or mini-review that should be some 3000 or 5000 words long (excluding references and figure legends). High quality reviews from leading researchers in their fields are particularly welcome.

 

Submission

Please submit your manuscript via online manuscript submission portal. Please embed all figures and tables in the manuscript to become one single file for submission. Once submission is complete, the system will generate a manuscript ID and password sent to author's contact email. For questions about submission portal please contact us via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Supplementary information: The online submission form allows supplementary information to be submitted together with the main manuscript file and covering letter. If you have more than one supplementary files, you can submit the extra ones by email after the initial submission in the manuscript submission page. Author guidelines are specific for each journal. Our template (.doc) can assist you by modifying your page layout, text formatting, headings, title page, image placement, and citations/references such that they agree with the guidelines of journal. If you belevie your work is fully edited and prepared per journal style, you can prepare your manuscript according to JEMS-template before submission. JWEET_template


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Paper_Submission_Flow_001Review/Decisions

Manuscripts that are judged to be of insufficient quality or unlikely to be competitive enough for publication will be returned to the authors at the initial stage. The remaining manuscripts go through a single-blind review process by suggested external reviewers or (journal reviewers if necessary), and possible decisions are: accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or reject. Authors should submit back their revisions within 14 days in the case of minor revision, or 30 days in the case of major revision. To submit a revision please sign in here, fill out the form, mark "Revised" with a tick in Submission Type:* NewRevised, attach the revision (MSword) and submit when completed. Manuscripts with significant results are typically reviewed and published at the highest priority.

Plagiarism: There is a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) in our journals. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism by Docol©c a plagiarism finding tool, before or during publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing. See sample of Docol©c-Report


Date of issue

All accepted articles are published Quarterly (March, June, September, December) in full text on the Internet. Each coming issue are released around 25th of these months.


Publication Charges

Published articles of Journal of Educational and Management Studies (JEMS) are open access. This effectively removes the barriers for timely distribution of the articles and ensures that they can be read by as many as possible. Payment can be made by credit card, bank transfer, money order or check. Instruction for payment is sent during publication process as soon as manuscript is accepted. Publication fee is required to cover the cost of publication, and should be paid before copyediting and publication.

Fee waiver is available for invited authors, authors of hot papers, and corresponding authors who are editorial board members. The Journal will consider requests to waive the fee for cases of financial hardship (for high quality manuscripts and upon acceptance for publication). Requests for waiver of the submission fee must be submitted via individual cover letter by the corresponding author and cosigned by an appropriate institutional official to verify that no institutional or grant funds are available for the payment of the fee. Letters including the manuscript title and manuscript ID number should be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It is expected that waiver requests will be processed and authors will be notified within three business day.

Research paper / Review $ 100
Short research communication / Letter / Others Free

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Format for Publication

Please include figures at the end of manuscript Word file, or provide a high quality PDF containing all figures. Make sure images are of highest resolution, and any letters inside are clear and legible. If the figures or tables are created using PowerPoint, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel etc, please also provide the original files from those programs.

 

Main Format:

First page of the manuscripts must be properly identified by the title and the name(s) of the author(s). Font type is Times New Roman and font sizes: 14pt  for the title, 10pt for the main text, double spaced, in A4 format with 2cm margins. All pages and lines of the main text should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript. Unknown abbreviations in the article title are not allowed. 

Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order:
First page
a. TITLE (brief, attractive and targeted);
b. Name(s) and Affiliation(s) of author(s) (including post code) and corresponding author's E-mail;
c. ABSTRACT;
d. Key words (separate by semicolons; or comma,);
e. Abbreviations (used in the manuscript);

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f.  INTRODUCTION (should provide clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution )
g. METHODS (should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced)
h. RESULTS (should be presented with clarity and precision)
i.  DISCUSSION; (should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic)
Results and Discussion can be presented jointly if preferred.
j.  CONCLUSION; (elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest the potential applications and extensions)
Discussion and Conclusion can be presented jointly if preferred.
k. Appendix (if needed) 
l. Acknowledgements (if there are any);
m. REFERENCES;
n. Tables;
o. Figures
 

   
Article Sections Format:

First page
The first letter of each word in title should use upper case. Include in the first page the article title, author's names, affiliations, corresponding author's phone number or email. Abstract should not contain citations to references. Also provide 3-6 keywords.

Author's names: please provide full names. Important! Please write first name and middle name before surname or lastname, e.g., "Mike Johnson" (not "Johnson, Mike"; not "Johnson M."; not "M. Johnson").

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Please do not add number before subtitles.

Citation of Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively. Citation of tables and figures should use the format: Table 1, Table 2, ... Figure 1, Figure 2, ... (or Fig. 1, Fig. 2, ...). Parts in a figure can be identified by A, B, C, D, ... . and cited as Fig. 2A, Fig. 2B, Fig. 2C. However, the abbreviation of "Table" to "Tab." for example "Tab. 1" should be avoided.

Formulae, numbers and symbols
Typewritten formulae are preferred. Subscripts and superscripts are important. Check disparities between zero (0) and the letter 0, and between one (1) and the letter I.
Describe all symbols immediately after the equation in which they are first used.
For simple fractions, use the solidus (/), e.g. 10 /38.
Equations should be presented into parentheses on the right-hand side, in tandem.
Levels of statistical significance which can be used without further explanations are *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, and ***P < 0.001.
In the English articles, a decimal point should be used instead of a decimal comma.
Use Symbol fonts for "±"; "≤" and "≥" (avoid underline).
Numbers up to 10 should be written in the text by words. Numbers above 1000 are recommended to be given as 10 powered x.
Greek letters should be explained in the margins with their names as follows: Αα - alpha, Ββ - beta, Γγ - gamma, Δδ - delta, Εε - epsilon, Ζζ - zeta, Ηη - eta, Θθ - theta, Ιι - iota, Κκ - kappa, Λλ - lambda, Μμ - mu, Νν - nu, Ξξ - xi, Οο - omicron, Ππ - pi, Ρρ - rho, Σσ - sigma, Ττ - tau, Υυ - ipsilon, Φφ - phi, Χχ - chi, Ψψ - psi, Ωω - omega.
Please avoid using math equations in Word whenever possible, as they have to be replaced by images in xml full text.

References:

References should not be formatted as footnotes. Avoid putting personal communications, unpublished observations, conference abstracts or conference papers as references. A reference style for EndNote may be found here. For security reason, please sign in with your Google Account and download the file.

In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses (Surname and Surname, 2014). When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al.‘ (Surname et al., 2014). 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 ’2014a‘ and ’2014b‘ after the date to distinguish the works. All listed references should be in alphabetic orders.


In the text: ---Abayomi (2000), ----- Agindotan et al. (2003), ------ (Kelebeni, 1983), ----- (Usman and Smith, 1992), ------ (Chege, 1998; Chukwura, 1987a,b;Tijani, 1993,1995), ----- (Kumasi et al., 2001). Both "and" or "&" are acceptable for cited references. "et al." should be in regular form.

Please note that the references at the end of this document are in the preferred referencing style. Give all authors’ names; do not use “et al.” unless there are five authors or more. Use a space after authors’ initials. Papers that have not been published should be cited as “unpublished”. Papers that have been accepted for publication, but not yet specified for an issue should be cited as “to be published”. Papers that have been submitted for publication should be cited as “submitted for publication”. Capitalize only the first word in a paper title, except for proper nouns and element symbols. For papers published in translation journals, please give the English citation first, followed by the original foreign-language citation.

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In the end of manuscript, References section:


Journal Paper (two formats are acceptable):

Mehrotra P. (1988). Adaptive significance of leaf in relation to other parts in oak forest herbs of Kumaun Himalaya, Ph.D. Thesis, Kumaun University, Nainital, India.

Malott, R.W., & Suarez, E.T. (2004). "Principles of behavior", Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson

Baumeister, R.F. & Leary, M.R. (1995). The need to belong: Desire for interpersonal attachments as a fundamental human motivation. Psychological Bulletin, 117 (3), 497– 529.

Wentzel, K.R. and Watkins, D.E. (2002). Peer relationships and Collaborative learning as Contexts for academic enablers. School Psychology Review, 31: 366-377.

 Mohammadian Y., Malekpour F., Malekpour A., Zoghipour S., Malalekpour K. (2015). Study on Mental Workload of Teachers and Its Correlation with Their Quality of Life. J. Educ. Manage. Stud., 5(2): 144-149.


Conference: Goodenow, C. (1991). The sense of belonging and its relationship to academic motivation among pre-and early adolescent students. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 151-351).

 

Book:  Juvonen, J. (2006). Sense of belonging, social bonds, and school functioning. In p. Alexander, & P. Winn (Eds.), Handbook of Educational Psychology, Second ed. Macmillan, New York, p. 655-674.

 

Web Site: Shaughnessy, M.F. (1991). hwww.itari.in/categories/Creativity/17.a157568.

 

Supplementary materials
Supplementary materials may include figures, tables, methods, videos, and other materials. They are available online linked to the original published article. Supplementary tables and figures should be labeled with a "S", e.g. "Table S1" and "Figure S1".

The maximum file size for supplementary materials is 5MB each. Please kept the files as small possible to avoid the frustrations experienced by readers with downloading large files.

Abbreviations
Abbreviations should be presented in one paragraph, in the format: "term: definition". Please separate the items by ";".
E.g. EFL: English as a foreign language;
QOL: quality of life; ....

Ethics Committee Approval and Patient Consent
Experimental research involving human or animals should have been approved by author's institutional review board or ethics committee. This information can be mentioned in the manuscript including the name of the board/committee that gave the approval. Investigations involving humans will have been performed in accordance with the principles of Declaration of Helsinki. And the use of animals in experiments will have observed the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education by the New York Academy of Sciences, Ad Hoc Animal Research Committee.
If the manuscript contains photos or parts of photos of patients, informed consent from each patient should be obtained. Patient's identities and privacy should be carefully protected in the manuscript.

Competing Interests
Competing interests that might interfere with the objective presentation of the research findings contained in the manuscript should be declared in a paragraph heading "Competing interests" (after Acknowledgment section and before References). Examples of competing interests are ownership of stock in a company, commercial grants, board membership, etc. If there is no competing interest, please use the statement "The authors have declared that no competing interest exists".

Author Biographynew

Authors now have the option to publish a biography together with the paper, with information such as MD/PhD degree, past and present positions, research interests, awards, etc. This increases the profile of the authors and is well received by international readers. Author biography can be added to the end of paper, in a section heading "Author biography". 





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Submission Preparation Checklist 

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 the following 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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or PDF document file format.    

## Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.    

## The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.   

 

 

(Revised on 10 July 2016)

 

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