Author Guidelines

ARTICLE GENERAL WRITING RULES

All scientific responsibility of the manuscripts belongs to the author(s). The editor, co-editor and publisher do not accept any responsibility for the articles published in the journal.

Note: In IJATE, at most two articles belonging to an author/ co-author in the same year (volume), maximum one article at an issue, might be published.


ABBREVIATION OF JOURNAL NAME

Int. J. Assess. Tools Educ. / IJATE


DOI PREFIX


10.21449/ijate.

Each author should indicate to the editor on the presentation page that part or all of the manuscript is not published elsewhere and is not in the process of being evaluated in another journal at the same time. Oral or poster presentations presented at congresses should be indicated on the title page with the name of the congress, place, and date. All responsibility for the articles published in the journal (ethics, scientific, legal, etc.) belongs to the authors.


WRITING LANGUAGE CONTROL

The publication language of the journal is English, and the articles are accepted in only English. English articles and English Abstracts should be checked by a professional linguist before being submitted. The spelling and grammatical errors in the manuscript are corrected by our English language consultant and editorial committee.


ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLISHING

After the approval of the editors and referees, the publication date of the article is taken into consideration. A DOI number is obtained for each post.

International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education (IJATE) has a fully online submission and online reviewing system. This system offers authors the option of tracking by online based review process of their manuscripts. All manuscripts must be submitted with online from the system by registering.


HOW TO PREPARE MANUSCRIPTS

The journal's language is English language. Manuscripts should not exceed for qualitative studies 60 pages and for quantitative studies 50 pages of printed text, including references, tables and figures.

For a study to be accepted for publication, approval of at least two referees is required. When referees ask certain changes within the study and if the author(s) disagree(s), s/he may withdraw the manuscript. Communication with referees will be carried out directly electronically and the coordination will be carried out by the Editor and/or subject editor.


Submission checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• ORCID

All necessary files have been uploaded:


Manuscript:

• Include keywords
• All figures (include relevant captions)
• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
• Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
• Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print


Title

The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant (max. 12 words).


Abstract

The abstract should be a total of about 250 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, but without headings: 1) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; 2) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or treatments applied. 3) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; and 4) Conclusion: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article: it must not contain results which are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


INTRODUCTION

The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions. Keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists working outside the topic of the paper.


MATERIALS and METHODS

They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used and make clear whether computer code used is available. Include any pre-registration codes.


RESULTS

Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.


DISCUSSION

Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned. This section may be combined with Results.


CONCLUSIONS

This section is not mandatory, but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex.


Figures, Schemes and Tables

Figures, Schemes and Tables must be provided at a sufficiently high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or higher). Common formats are accepted, however, TIFF, JPEG, EPS and PDF are preferred.

All Figures, Schemes and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, Table 1, etc.).

All Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption.

All table columns should have an explanatory heading. To facilitate the copy-editing of larger tables, smaller fonts may be used, but no less than 8 pt. in size. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables.

Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color (RGB at 8-bit per channel). There is no additional cost for publishing full color graphics.


Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References. If the work has been presented in a conference or scholarly meeting, it should be mentioned here.


Declaration of Conflicting Interests and Ethics

Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest."


ORCID

All authors should give ORCID numbers


REFERENCES

In preparing the references:


Text: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide (7th. Edition). You can get more information here: https://apastyle.apa.org/

List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.

Citations and References in Supplementary files are permitted provided that they also appear in the main text and in the reference list.
References should be described as follows, depending on the type of work:


ARTICLES
Article -print format:


Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article: Capital letter to start subtitle. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue ), Page numbers.

Online Journal Article format:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article: Capital letter to start subtitle. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). https://www.someaddress.com


Article format with DOI:

Author, A. A. (Date of Publication). Title of article: Capital letter to start subtitle. Journal title, Volume(issue), page range. https://doi.org/#######

Working Papers:

Author, A. A. (year). Title of work (Report No. 123). Publisher.

Author, A. A. (year). Title of work (Report No. 123). http://www.URL.com

Source: American Psychological Association, 2010, p.206.


BOOKS

Book format:


Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter to start subtitle. Publisher.

Edition number? If the edition is known, include it in the reference - but not the first edition. APA Style Blog: Citing an Edition of a Book in APA Style

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter to start subtitle (edition# ed.). Publisher.

E-book format: Cite an e-book with the same information as a print book, and add the URL.

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter to start subtitle. Publisher. URL


WEBSITES

Web page format - with author:


Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day web page was last updated). Title of website. URL


Web page format - without author.

Corporate Author. (Year, Month Day web page was last updated). Title of website. URL


Web page format - without author and no corporate name.

Title of page. (Year, Month Day web page was last updated). Retrieved from URL


DISSERTATION or THESIS

Author last name, Initials. (Year). Dissertation title (Publication No. Number) [Type of dissertation/thesis, University Name]. Database Name.


REPORTS

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Publication date). Title of document (version number if provided). https://URL

Name of company. (Publication date). Title of document (version number if provided). https://URL

Name of company. (Publication date). Title of document (version number if provided). Library database name and/or URL.
Print report:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Publication date). Title of document (version number if provided). Publisher Name.

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Please modify your manuscript according to the article template before upload.