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Author Guidelines

All manuscripts are initially pre-screened by the editorial team. Manuscripts that are considered to meet the basic requirements and profile of the journal then undergo double-blind peer review.

Please submit a 'blind' copy of the entire manuscript (e.g., does not include author details). The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives adheres to the American Psychological Association (APA) reference style. We also use APA heading style. Please consult the Author Guidelines document and checklist below.

Author Guidelines  


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.

  1. •   Manuscript length (except for book reviews, Community Voices and Creative Wroks sections) is approximately 6,000 words, including tables, figures and references; longer pieces may be considered. 

    •   Details of authors have not been included on the manuscript (to facilitate anonymous review of the article).

    •   Manuscript is not under consideration with any other journal.

  2. •   Manuscript is submitted in Word .doc or .docx format.

    •   Text is standard font (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman) at least 11 point and no more than 13 point (except for title and headings) with margins set at between 2.5 and 3 cm.

    •   Lines in the manuscript are one-and-a-half or double-spaced throughout.

    •   Heading levels are clearly marked. This is best achieved by numbering headings (e.g. 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1). Up to three orders of headings is acceptable.

  3. •   Only the first word and proper nouns in a title are capitalized.

    •   Footnotes have been kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively.

    •   Figures and tables have been integrated into the text. All figures and tables should be numbered consecutively.

  4. •   Information is included in the paper concerning ethical clearance provided for the study (if relevant).

  5. •   APA style (6th edition) has been used for in text references and reference list (bibliography).

  6. •   doi for articles, where available, has been included in the reference list (do not include URL if doi is available).

    •   All hyperlinks from text and references have been removed.

  7. •   Metadata details (when submitting article through journal website) have been completed, including: all author and co-author contact and affiliation details, manuscript type, keywords, abstract, and bibliography.


Copyright Notice

The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives is the official journal of the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society. The IEJ, (ISSN 1443-1475), publishes a general volume bi-annually in July and December and also publishes Special Editions occasionally. It is a free, open-access scholarly journal, managed by volunteers. There are no article processing charges, or any charges to authors.

In relation to intellectual property, as of 2020, the IEJ: CP claims only first publication rights; copyright of all work published in the journal remains with the authors under Creative Commons copyright license CC-BY-ND (4.0). Author(s) retain all rights to their works, ensuring that reference to the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives is clearly stated on any copies made or distribution. Submissions must not involve third parties with a claim to copyright, and be the sole work of the author(s). It is the responsibility of the author(s) to secure permission to reproduce photographs, illustrations, figures or tables. Single images, tables or figures can be re-used . If more than a single image or table are to be re-used authors must attribute first publication to IEJ: CP notify the IEJ: CP Editor. Authors may also make derivative works which are subject to these limitations.

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