Call for Papers
The journal accepts articles on a rolling submissions basis, and thus, will accept submissions at any time throughout the year. Accepted articles are published online immediately, and are compiled on a monthly basis to create a complete issue. If you have any query, please contact the editorial office at [email protected]
Interested authors are strongly encouraged to submit quality articles for review and publication. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double-blind peer review process.
As a peer-refereed journal, Guide for Authors provides a platform for the publication of the most advanced scientific research in the areas of learning, development, instruction, and teaching. The journal welcomes original experiential investigations. The papers may represent a diversity of theoretical perspectives and different methodological approaches. They may refer to any age level, from infants to adults and to a variety of learning and instructional settings, from classroom to informal learning. They may rest on the full spectrum of established methodologies, from laboratory experiments to field remarks. The major criteria in the review and the selection process concern the significance of the contribution to the area of learning and instruction.
Review and Publication Process
A full double-blind refereeing process is used that comprises the following steps.
- The review process takes maximum 4 weeks.
- Paper is sent to 2 reviewers for review.
- The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted /accepted subject to change/subject to resubmission with significant changes/rejected.
- For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to guarantee that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.
- If the paper is accepted by the reviewers, acceptance letter will be provided.
- Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about of the possible date of publication (only online).
Mode of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be written in clear, brief and grammatically correct English (with 12 font size, Cambria font style, typed in 1.5 spacing) so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction. The complete manuscript, including references, should be typed single-spaced on one side of the paper. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom right starting from the title page. The manuscript should be presented in the following order.
Title and Authorship
The title should be a brief phrase (capitalize the first letter of each word in the title) describing the contents of the paper. Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax, and E-mail information.
All manuscripts should not exceed 150 words and should describe the scope, hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.
Keywords (3-8 words) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article. These should not duplicate keywords from the title. And JEL Classifications codes. The first page should also include the names of the authors, their affiliations and email addresses.
This section should include sufficient background information; provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution and the knowledge gap. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either findings or conclusions. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and Methods
This should be complete enough to provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned in brief. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
Results should be offered in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion. It should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors’ experiments. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.
The discussion should consider the results in relation to any hypothesis advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work. Results and conversation sections can be combined.
If an optional conclusion section is used, its content should not significantly duplicate the abstract.
The acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.
References should be listed in alphabetical order without numbering. Authors are accountable for the precision of all references. Lengthy through quotations, tables or figures from previously published sources must be accompanied by the written permission of the copyright holder. The list of references must be typed double-spaced. The type and punctuation of references are illustrated as follows:
1. Thomas, DTW and Owen, H (1987): Patient controlled analgesia: the need for caution. Anaesthesia, 43:770, 2002.
2. Van der Geer, J., M. Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2004). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
1. Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
Chapters in Book:
1. Helber, F. E. (1997). Redeveloping mature resorts for new markets. In M. V. Conlin & T. Baum (Eds.), Island tourism: Management principles and practice (pp. 105-113). Chichester, England: Wiley.
Titles of journals should be given in full. 'In press' can only be used to cite manuscripts truly accepted for publication in a journal. Citations such as 'manuscript in preparation' or 'manuscript submitted' are not permitted. Data from such manuscripts can only be mentioned in the text as 'unpublished data'.
1. Holmes, G. (2003).The intercultural communication experiences of ethnic Chinese students in a Western tertiary institution: Implications for education providers (Working paper 2000-13). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Management Communication.
1. Shobhadevi, Y. D., & Bidarakoppa, G. S. (1999). Possession phenomena: As a coping behaviour. In G. Davidson (Ed.),Applying psychology: Lessons from Asia-Oceania (pp. 83-95). Carlton, Vic., Australia: Australian Psychological Society.
1. Dewstow, W. A. (2003). Using the Internet to enhance teaching at the University of Waikato(Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Refrences for Figures (Including Images) and Tables:
From a journal:
Figure 1. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] “Title of article,” by A. B. Author and B. B. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. Copyright Year by Publisher.
From a book:
Figure 2. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] Title of Book (p. xx), by A. B. Author and B. S. Author, year, Place of Publication:
From a webpage:
Figure 3. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] Title of webpage, by A. B. Author and N. B. Author, year
Tables From a journal:
From [Adapted from] “Title of Article,” by A. B. Author and B. B. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. XX. Copyright Year by Publisher.
Tables From a book:
From [Adapted from] Title of Book (p. xx), by A. B. Author and B. B. Author, year, Place of Publication: Publisher.
Figures / Photographs/ Illustrations:
Graphics should be supplied as high resolution (at least 300-600 dp.i.) electronic files. Digital images supplied only as low-resolution print-outs cannot be used. Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos, etc. should be prepared as clear, original positives, suitable for reproduction. All figures should be embed within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered in sequence.
Tables and Equations:
Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.
Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF file (e-mail attachment) and should be returned within 3 days of receipt. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.
We recommend that you ask a colleague to read over your paper prior to submission to ensure it is of a high standard and conforms to a high level of scientific writing.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
- Manuscript has been made in the light of Journal’s author guidelines.
- Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text.
- Author(s) has read all the terms and conditions of the journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca) are activated and ready to click.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
Content footnotes are infrequently used to support substantive information in the text. Place the footnotes at the end of the page: 10-pt. Garamond or Times New Roman.
The authors must send their contributions as an e-mail attachment in Word doc, single column format only (not any pdf format).
Authors preserve copyright and grant the journal right of the publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. The transfer of copyright from author to publisher must be clearly stated in writing to enable the publisher to assure dissemination of the author’s work to the widest possible readership in electronic formats. The acceptance regulations of a manuscript for the publication automatically include the consent of the author(s) to transfer the copyright or license to International Journal of Social science and public policy s (IJSSPP). Authors will complete a Copyright Agreement Form (CAF) at the time of proofreading. The corresponding author can sign on behalf of co-authors.
IJSSPP is an open access journal. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.