The aim of SCHOLARUM: Journal of Education (SJE) is to disseminate scholarly information to academics and practitioners of open and distributed learning worldwide.
Before submission, please ensure that you meet the following requirements. Papers which did not conform to these guidelines will be returned:
- All manuscripts should be formatted using 12-point font. The font style is Times New Roman. The text should have 1.5 spacing, except for indented quotations. Text should be saved in word-processing package (save in .doc, .docx or .rtf format).
- Research manuscripts musthave a word count within 4000-7000 words, including all references, appendices, tables, and figures.Submissions that exceed this limit will not be accepted for review.
- The manuscript should follow the IMRD format.
- Abstract of each manuscript should have 150-250 words with at least four keywords.
- The paper must use a page size corresponding to a letter sized paper that is 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches long. The margins must be set as follows: Top = 1.5” ; Bottom = 0.75” ;Left and right = 0.5”
- All paragraphs must be indented. All paragraphs must be justified. Paragraph line spacing should be 1.5.
- The title must be 24 pt Regular font. The author/s’ name must be 11 pt Regular font. Author/s’ email address must be in 9 pt Regular font. NB: The first name, initial(s), and surname of each author should be followed by his/her institutional email address. It is important that authors ensure the following: (i) all names have the correct spelling and are in the correct order (first name, then family name); (ii) initials are correct.
- All headings must be in 11 pt font. Every word in heading must be capitalized except for minor words like “a” “an” “at” etc.
- Figures and tables must be centered in the column. Figures must be numbered using Arabic numerals and captions must be 8 pt Regular font. Captions must be centered and justified. On the other hand, tables must be numbered using uppercase Roman numerals and must be centered using an 8 pt font Regular. Every first letter of each word must be capitalized except for minor words.
- References should be written following the APA 6th Edition citation guide and is strictly enforced. Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of the references. References must be within the last 10 years, and scholarly references.
- References should be written in alphabetical order and must be written in 8 pt Regular font, single-spaced, and indent after the first line of each.
- Work cited should use the “author-date system” (APA style 6th Edition) keyed to a list of works in the reference list. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
- Manuscripts submitted to SJE must be grammatically correct and consistent in language use. These standards are non-negotiable and are strictly applied by the Editor-in-Chief and Editors of SJE.
- Authors are expected to read and adhere to the submission guidelines in full. Failure to meet the submission guidelines satisfactorily will result in your article being declined.
- By submitting to SJE, the authors agree to the submission of their article to Turnitin for the purpose of detecting plagiarism OR confirming originality.
A publishable paper should contain the following: Abstract (150-250 words, describing the research problem, the method, the basic findings, the conclusions, and the recommendations); Keywords (at least 4); Introduction (the background information for your study and review pf relevant literature; ); Material and methods (details of how you conducted your study ); Results (presentation of findings); Discussion (analysis of research, explains meaning and significance of the results with literature to support the findings); Conclusion (summarizes your principal findings); and References.
Please use the American Psychological Association 6th edition citation style, author-date system.
Citing a Book
Surname, A. A. (year). Title of book. Publisher location: Publisher.
Mayer, D. (2010). Essential evidence-based medicine (2nd ed.). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Citing an Edited Book
Surname, A.A. (year). Title of book. In Editor first initial, Editor last name (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Location: Publisher.
Vye, C., Jr. (2007). Managing anxiety and related conditions: Solutions and effective approaches. In S. F.Smith, D. J. Duell, & B. C. Marting (Eds.), Underpressure and overwhelmed: Coping with anxiety in college (pp. 53-67). New York, NY: Praeger.
Journal in Print
Surname, A.A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue no.), page no.
Brunero, S., Cowan, D., & Fairbrother, G. (2015). Reducing emotional distress in nurses using cognitive behavioral therapy: A preliminary program evaluation. Journal of Nursing Science, 5(2),109-115.
Dissertation in unpublished/ print version
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation [OR] Unpublished master’s thesis). Academic Institution, City, State [OR] Country.
Considine, M. (1986). Australian insurance politics in the 1970s: Two case studies. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Citing Online Sources
Online Journal without DOI
Surname, A.A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue no.), page no. Retrieved from url
Ballard, S. D., March, G., & Sand, J. K. (2015). Creation of a research community in a K-12 school research and evidence based practice. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 4(2), 8-36. Retrieved from http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/index
Online Journal with DOI
Surname, A.A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue no.), page no. doi
Li, S., & Seale, C. (2007). Learning to do qualitative data analysis: An observational study of doctoral work. Qualitative Health Research, 17, 1442–1452. doi:10.1177/1049732307306924
Author, F.M. (Year, Month, Date of post). Title of blog post. Blog Name. URL
Silver, N. (2013, July 15). Senate control in 2014 increasingly looks like a tossup. FiveThirtyEight. http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/senate-control-in-2014-increasingly-looks-like-a-tossup/
Citing a Published Dissertation or Thesis from a Database
Author, A (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order Number)
Cooley, T. (2009). Design, development, and implementation of a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN): The Hartford Job Corps Academy case study (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3344745)
Newspaper article online
Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s). Retrieved from URL.
Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills target Lake Erie mussels. The Pittsburgh Press, p. A4. Retrieved from http://www.pittsburghpress.com
E-book Found in a Database and Online
Chapter author’s Last name, F. M. (Year published). Title of book. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/xxxxxx or URL
Sayre, R. K., Devercelli, A. E., Neuman, M. J., & Wodon, Q. (2015). Investment in early childhood development: Review of the world bank’s recent experience. doi:10.1596/978-1-4648-0403-8
Citations for Websitesthor’s Last name, F. M. (Year, Month Day published). Title of article or page. Site Name. URL
Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos. Grantland. http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-tale-of-two-flaccos/
TERMINOLOGY AND ABBREVIATIONS
Technical terms and abbreviations should be defined the first time they appear in the text.
SJE accepts articles in English only. Submissions using British English or American English spelling are acceptable, but usage should be consistent throughout. Please use spell check for all submissions. (Tip! For American spelling please consult Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary; for British spelling you should refer to Collins English Dictionary.)
Manuscripts submitted for review and possible publication in SJE must be original material that has not been published or not under consideration for publication anywhere else.
Publishing Previously Distributed Content
- Every article for submission must not plagiarize the work of other people, must not have been published elsewhere and must be the original work of the author. Articles that were previously published or currently under review by other publishers are not qualified to be considered for publication in SJE.
- Self-published articles in blogs or other institutional repositories and those that were used in conference proceedings must be thoroughly revised before it is to be submitted to SJE. In case the article is obtained from other research papers such as dissertation or thesis, the institution name, submission date including the name of the author(s) and the corresponding adviser(s) must be provided.
- Self-published articles and those that appeared in conference proceedings must include distribution history in an endnote. Authors whose articles were previously distributed should make a rationale review and publication to SJE in a note to the editor.
Articles published in the Scholarum: Journal of Education are available under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-4.0). Authors retain copyright in their work and grant SJE right of first publication under CC BY-4.0
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