Author Guidelines

The manuscript should be typed in using MS Word (6.0 or latest versions), A4 (21x29,7 cm.) paper size , Times New Roman (Font) and 12 puntos (excludes,Title and abstract), 1.5 spaced with 2.5 cm margins on all sides and align full. Typical page length is between 15 and 30 pages, but NFE-EJSME will publish longer manuscripts of important and ground-breaking research.

In taking a step toward expediting the publication process, Electronic Journal of Science and Mathematics Education offers web-based submission and peer-review. If you have not already done so, create an account(register) for yourself in the system at the left side of the page. To monitor the progress of your manuscript throughout the review process, just login our system periodically and check your status of paper.

When preparing your manuscript, please use and follow our template.

NFE-EJSME employs an anonymous review policy (i.e., masked review). Therefore, the author's (authors’) name(s) and affiliation should not appear on any part of the article.

Prepare your manuscript and illustrations in appropriate format, according to the instructions given below. Please also be sure that your paper conforms to the scientific and style instructions of the Journal, given below here.

Many types of scholarly manuscripts about research on science teaching and learning are within NFE-EJSME 's domain, including, but not limited to: investigations employing experimental, qualitative, ethnographic, historical, survey, philosophical, or case study research approaches; position papers; policy perspectives; and critical reviews of the literature.

Each article should include an informative, comprehensive abstract of 100 to 150 words with 10 puntos. The abstract should explain the critical information related to the paper's aim, method, findings, results and conclusions. Three - five key words should also be given after the abstract.

Method part should include expanded knowledge about the sample, data gathering tools and used material, data analysis and interpretation methods.

References should start with a new page and it should follow by the fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2001) ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APA_style

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Appendixes should be placed at the end of the manuscript, after the reference list.

Tables and Figure should be given in the  same page (not separete pages).


Citations in text

References should be cited in the text first alphabetically, then by date, thus: (Burbidge, 1989; Higins & Browne, 1989; Sherali et al., 1989); and listed in alphabetical order in the reference section at the end of the paper. Authors should follow APA style (Author-date). If there are three, four or five authors, all authors should be cited at the first mention, then the first author + et al. (roman). If the reference is mentioned again in the same paragraph, there is no need to repeat the year. If there are six or more authors, give the first surname only + et al., but list the first six in the refs. Use a comma between two references by the same author: (Smith, 2000, 2002). When authors are mentioned in text, i.e. not in parentheses, do not use ampersand: As suggested by Brown and Green (2003), but (as has been shown by Brown & Green, 2004). Personal communication should not be included in the reference list, but should be given a full reference in the text (P. B. Jones, personal communication, September 13, 1994). Use spaced initials, e.g. Smith, V. L.

Book title:

Bell, B., & Gilbert, J. (1996). Teacher development: A model from science education. London, Falmer Press.


Chapter in book:

Duit, R., & Glynn, S. (1996). Mental modelling. In G. Welford, J. Osborne, & P. Scott (Eds.) Research in science education in Europe: Current issues and themes (pp. 166-176). London, Falmer.


Journal article:

Van Driel, J. H., & Verloop, N. (1999). Teachers' knowledge of models and modelling in science. International Journal of Science Education, 21, 1141-1153.


Review

Manuscripts are sent for blind peer-review to members of the Editorial Board and/or Guest Reviewers. The review process generally requires three months. The receipt of submitted manuscripts will be acknowledged on submission. Papers will then be passed onto a suitable editor,from whom a decision and reviewers' comments will be received when the peer-review has been completed.