International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education Indexed in ESCI

Author Guidelines

New manuscripts should be submitted through the online portal accessible via the "Submit Manuscript" link on the journal website.

Only manuscripts written in English language will be considered for publication. Authors may use British or American English provided they are consistent throughout the manuscript. Submissions must be relevant to the journal’s scope and prepared in compliance with its Publication Ethics. All authors agree to the submission and share full responsibility for all content presented in the manuscripts, including opinions, results, images, discussions, and conclusions. The article should be original work by authors, not be published before or currently being evaluated for publication in another journal. 

All co-author information must be entered on the submission portal at the time of submission. Any request to change authorship (such as adding/deleting authors or modifying order of authors) during revisions must be well justified, and they are subject to editorial approval. No change in authorship is allowed after the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared using a word processing software, such as Microsoft Word, and saved as one of the following acceptable file formats: .docx, .doc, or .rtf. Authors are encouraged to use the following layout options: A4 size, normal margins, portrait orientation, single columns, 1.5 line spacing, justified text alignment with 11-pt or 12-pt sized common fonts, such as Calibri or Times New Roman. First-, second-, and third-order headings should be clearly distinguishable.

Although there is no limit on the length of the research articles, authors are recommended to keep the main text of the body below 10,000 words. Review articles should integrate current knowledge with a novel methodology or present important suggestions to shape the area of study, rather than merely summarizing existing literature.

Authors should provide two separate documents during submission: title page and blinded text.

Title page: This document provides the names and institutions of the authors as well as the corresponding author’s contact information. Additional declarations such as contributions of each author, potential competing interests, acknowledgements of people, and funding should be provided in this document. Title page should not contain any abbreviations. If the work is derived from a thesis or preliminary versions were previously presented in a scientific meeting, details should be included in this document.

Blinded text: This document constitutes the main body of the text. In accordance with the double-blind peer-review rules adopted by the journal, it should not contain information that may disclose the authors’ credentials, including their names, institutions, contact information, and references to their own works. Grammar and punctuation standards should be followed when preparing the content. Authors should try not to use abbreviations, and if unavoidable, they should be cited in parentheses the first time they are used. Figures and tables should be numbered sequentially in the text. International system of units should be followed in the representation of all units in the text. Appendices and supplementary materials should be placed after the references.

Blinded text should include the following sections:

  • Title and Running head: The manuscript should include a title of no more than 15 words which presenting a brief description of the work. Title should not include any abbreviations or acronyms.
  • Abstract and keywords: In this section, the work should be summarized in a clear and concise manner. The abstract should be no more than 150 words long and should not include any undefined abbreviations or references. Authors should provide three to six keywords.
  • Structured text: Authors are recommended to structure their manuscript as follows: Introduction should introduce readers to some background information required to understand the rest of the article, and clearly define the purpose of the research. Materials and Methods should describe how the research was carried out, and provide information such as the study’s design, timeline, context, participant profiles, and interventions. Results should present the data collected and statistical analysis performed during the study. Discussions should explain the significance of the results by comparing them with those of earlier studies. Conclusions should state main conclusions, limitations of the study, and possible future studies.
  • References: The latest version of the American Psychological Association (APA) formatting and style guidelines (seventh edition) should be followed in references. Unique Digital Object Identified (DOI) numbers should be included whenever possible. More information on references and citations will be provided below. 

References and Citations 

Latest version of APA style should be used as the referencing style. Authors should maintain consistency across the references. 

  • Each citation inside the text must be included in the list of references. Alternatively, each reference should be cited inside the text. 
  • Where an author publishes two or more works in the same year, they should be differentiated using 2020a, 2020b, etc. 
  • op., cit., or ibid. should not be used. 
  • 'n.d.' should be used to indicate that no date is available, both in in-text citations and references.
  • When citing a study done by three or more authors, authors should use et al. within the main text, but provide the full names of all authors in the references section. 
  • In the text, after the quoted material, authors should provide the author's last name, publication year, and page numbers, if available, i.e. (Jones, 1998, p. 64). 
  • All direct citations should include a page reference.

The following are some examples: 

Journal articles

Gungor, A., Kool, D., Lee, M., Avraamidou, L., Eisink, N., Albada, B., van der Kolk, K., Tromp, M., & Bitter, J. H. (2022). The use of virtual reality in a chemistry lab and its impact on students’ self-efficacy, interest, self-concept and laboratory anxiety. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 18(3), em2090. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/11814

Hansen, E. K. S., & Naalsund, M. (2022). The role of teacher actions for students’ productive interaction solving a linear function problem. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 17(3), em0685. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/11921

Ivánková, P., Halakova, Z., & Čolláková, D. (2022). The influence of a science camp experience on pupils motivating to study natural sciences. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 18(3), em2084. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/11709

Katsantonis, I. (2021). Cross-country perspective on reverse pathway dynamics between teachers’ self-efficacy and job satisfaction. Pedagogical Research, 6(2), em0092. https://doi.org/10.29333/pr/9726

Books

Abramovich, S., & Connell, M. L. (2021). Developing deep knowledge in middle school mathematics. Springer International Publishing.

Barkatsas, T., & McLaughlin, P. (Eds.). (2021). Authentic assessment and evaluation approaches and practices in a digital era: A kaleidoscope of perspectives. Brill.

Chapter in book

Lin, P. L., Chien, Y. T., & Chang, C. Y. (2020). Teachers’ responses to an integrated STEM module: Collaborative curriculum design in Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. In J. Anderson & Y.-P. Li (Eds.), Integrated approaches to STEM education: An international perspective (pp. 491-509). Switzerland: Springer, Cham.

Milford, T. M., & Kiddell, R. B. (2020). Glasser’s choice theory and science education in British Columbia. In B. Akpan & T. J. Kennedy (Eds.), Science education in theory and practice. Springer texts in education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43620-9_3

Conference papers

Bhagat, K. K., Chang, C. Y., & Huang, R. (2017). Integrating GeoGebra with TPACK in improving pre-service mathematics teachers’ professional development. In M. Chang, N.-S. Chen, R. Huang, Kinshuk, D. G. Sampson, & R. Vasiu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2017) (pp. 313-314). Romania: IEEE Computer Society.

Chang, C. Y., Chien, Y. H., & Cheng, P. H. (2021, August). Educational reform in Taiwan: Comparison of curriculum contents. Paper presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Science Education (JSSE), Kagoshima, Japan.

Internet

Bordeaux, B., & Lieberman, H. R. (2020). Benefits and risks of caffeine and caffeinated beverages. UpToDate. Retrieved February 26, 2020, from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/benefits-and-risks-of-caffeine-and-caffeinated-beverages

CDC [@CDCgov]. (2020, June 11). Scientists do not know if having antibodies to the virus that causes #COVID19 can protect someone from getting infected again [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1271180413134876672

Fagan, J. (2019, March 25). Nursing clinical brain. OER Commons. Retrieved January 7, 2020, from https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/53029-nursing-clinical-brain/view

Lane, D. A., & Lip, G. Y. H. (2013). Treatment of hypertension in peripheral arterial disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD003075.pub3

National Geographic [@natgeo]. (n.d.). IGTV [Instagram profile]. Instagram. Retrieved December 8, 2019, from https://www.instagram.com/natgeo/channel/

Toner, K. (2020, September 24). When Covid-19 hit, he turned his newspaper route into a lifeline for senior citizens. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/04/us/coronavirus-newspaper-deliveryman-groceries-senior-citizens-cnnheroes-trnd/index.html

Tables and Figures

Tables should be self-descriptive and easily understandable. The information in the table should present new information and should not merely a repetition of the text. Tables should include clear and concise captions placed above the table. They should be provided as editable raw data and not as images. Authors should ensure that the tables fit on a single page. If too large, data should be split across multiple datasets. 

Figures are visual representations of information, such as photos, maps, charts, drawings, or graphs. Figure captions should be placed below the figure. Original digital files in a major file format (e.g., jpeg, tiff, png, and bmp) for each figure must be supplied separately through the submission portal. They must be of high quality and resolution (300 dpi or better). Lowercase letters (a, b, etc.) should be used to denote multi-part figures. Figure sizes can be adjusted during the production stage to fit inside the journal’s columns.

Tables and figures should be numbered in order of appearance, have their positions clearly marked within square brackets (e.g., [Table 1], [Table 2], [Table 3], [Figure 1], [Figure 2]), and be provided on separate sheets after the References in the main text.

Final Checking

Authors should take the following points into consideration before submission:

  • The readers should be able to comprehend and assess main aspects of your research study with ease.
  • Ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and complete manner.
  • Manuscript is free from any repetitions, irrelevant information, or unjustified generalizations. 
  • Theoretical framework is explicitly stated.
  • All claims are backed up with evidence and references.
  • Research problems’ position and significance in existing literature is emphasized.
  • Chosen methodology is suitable for the problem.
  • Study’s findings are well presented with sufficient discussions and comparisons to existing literature.
  • Objective and convincing measures exist to support the validity and reliability of the methodology and results.
  • Relevant literature is properly cited.
  • All authors are entered into the submission portal at the time of submission.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted through the online portal at: https://www.editorialpark.com/iejme. In case of technical difficulties when submitting their works, authors should contact: support@editorialpark.com.