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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.
  • In the comments for the Editor, the author proposed two reviewers for the manuscript. The reviewers are international in scope and at least one of them is from an English language speaking country. Authors should not suggest reviewers from their own institution or reviewers where a conflict of interest may arise for the reviewer.

Author Guidelines

The European Journal of Inclusive Education publishes articles and research notes: 

  • Articles must be original, critical and innovative engagements with issues of inclusive education. They should be between 5.000 and 7.000 words, excluding references. Any articles that fall below or above that range will be returned. Authors that plan to submit articles longer than 7,000 words must contact the editorial board in advance.
  • Research notes are short, engaging and imaginative submissions. They offer a space for critical reflection upon experiences of inclusion and research into inclusion, providing insights into practice or methodology. Submissions should be between 2.000 and 4.000 words, excluding references. Manuscript submissions are welcome throughout the year.

Authors should propose two reviewers for their manuscripts. These reviewers should be international in scope and at least one of them should be from an English language speaking country. Authors should not suggest reviewers from their own institution or reviewers where a conflict of interest may arise for the reviewer. Editors make the final decision on the reviewers. 

Requirements The paper must contain the main text of the article including notes, bibliographical references, appendixes, tables, images, charts and artwork. All figures should be included in the paper.

First page The first page should contain:

  • A heading reporting a short title of the paper, which will appear on every page of the document
  • The title
  • An abstract
  • Keywords

General requirement

  • Title: Please select an informative title, which possibly specifies the wider research context (region(s), country(ies).
  • Abstract: The abstract, between 300-400 words, should be structured in four parts: (1) "context" or "purpose", (2) "approach" or "methods", (3) "findings" or "results", (4) "conclusion" or "key message".
  • Points of interest: The article should contain an additional summary headed ‘Points of Interest’. This must be between 100 – 150 words describing in plain English the importance of your work for lay readers. We suggest you aim to do this in four or five bullet points. Please avoid jargon and acronyms. Technical terms and academic concepts need to be explained or avoided.
  • Keywords: Please choose and name 3–5 keywords. Carefully selecting the most appropriate keywords will enhance the ability of others to find your papers. 
  • Headings: The maximum number of levels is three.
  • Figures and Tables: (1) All Figures have to be of high quality (> 300 dpi), legible and numbered conse­cutively. (2) All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points. (2) All illustrations, figures, and tables should be numbered and should have a title. (3) The title of a table should be above the table and the title of a figure should be below the figure. (4) All illustrations, figures, and tables should be cited in the text and should be explained. (5) References should be put in the legend.
  • Abbreviations: If you use abbreviations, please define them. If the abbreviation is the name of an organisation, it should be written in full once.
  • Footnotes and acknowledgements: You can use footnotes (but no endnotes) for additional information, but not for the citation of a reference or for bibliographic details of a reference. A footnote should not contain figures or tables. Acknowledgments of grants, funds, etc. should be mentioned in a footnote at the beginning of your paper.
  • References: The Heading “References” is an unnumbered “Heading 1”.

Paper-specific requirements

  • Format: The paper has to be submitted in Word or rtf format. Font: Times New Roman 
  • Dimensions: 12 pt. ( paragraphs’ titles)/ 11 pt. (main text)/ 10 pt. (endnotes);
  • Page Layout: default margins of Word, justified text, with single-spaced lines and no indent for paragraphs;
  • Lengths: Articles should be about 5.000 to 7.000 words in length; Research notes should be about 2.000 to 4.000 words in length.
  • Citations and references: APA style, 7th Edition. A quick guide can be found here.
  • Language: Papers which are not in proper English will not be accepted and the paper will not be forwarded to the reviewers. If English is not your native language, we recommend a professional proofreading prior submission (e.g. proofreadingservices, scribendi, wordvice).

Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, photographic images, etc.) should be included in the paper with a mandatory definition 300 dpi.  Authors are responsible for the quality of pictures provided.

Anonymity The full-text of the submission should be  anonymized, including the file properties:

  •  The author(s) name(s) must not appear in the whole paper including references. We suggest to replace the names by “author”. 
  • The address and biographical notes must be erased. 
  • With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

Other language versions  EJIE is an English language journal, but this is not the first language of many of our authors. We would be delighted for you to include within your script a link to an online version of your paper in your first language or other language of choice. We would suggest that you flag this link and the language you are using in the alternative version at top of your paper.

Articles

Articles should be between 5.000 and 7.000 words, excluding references. Authors that plan to submit articles longer than 7,000 words must contact the editorial board in advance.

Research Notes

Research notes should be between 2.000 and 4.000 words, excluding references.

Special Issues

EJIE is always interested in receiving proposals for Special Issues which align with the goals of the journal. We anticipate that these will contain between 4-8 articles. If you wish to have a larger special issue for a specific reason please contact the editors. We would also be interested in the option of special issues that remain open after their initial publication, accepting subsequent publications that add to the body of knowledge and provide updates to the topic area.

We encourage seminar organisers at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) and other conferences to use their events as a starting point for a special issue, inviting additional submissions to broaden the discussion.

When submitting a proposal to the editors we would ask for a brief outline of:

  • scope, aims and relevance of the special issue
  • names and contact details of the proposed editors
  • expected number of articles (by invitation or by open call)
  • submissions already agreed in principle (with abstracts if available)

We would also expect the editors to proactively seek relevant reviewers for the special issue.

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