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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.
  • 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); 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.

Author Guidelines

The scope of EJSE is limited to manuscripts relating to issues in science/mathematics education or science/mathematics teacher education - from early childhood through university level including informal science and environmental education.  Manuscripts that are well-written and support the dissemination of substantive research, theory, and innovative perspectives will be considered for publication.  We welcome science education manuscripts that report meaningful research, present research methodology, develop theory, and explore new perspectives.  EJSE does not accept manuscripts that are primarily describing lesson plans, activities, teaching strategies, courses, or programs.  EJSE is an open access journal with a vigorous peer-review process and high standards for publication.

Articles should be in MS Word format and use the latest APA format. There is no page limit.

All tables and figures must be placed within the text where appropriate, not appended to the end of the manuscript. Please do not use "Insert Table X about here" in the manuscript.

The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).

The style manual followed for publication in EJSE is the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). The electronic nature of EJSE may require some minor formatting modifications to the APA style.

English Language:

For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of enough quality to be understood.

If you need help with writing in English, you should consider:
1) Asking a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity.
2) Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review.

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