Author Guidelines

There is no cost for submiting or publishing articles in IJSE.

IJSE does NOT charge any article submission or processing fees. IJSE is totally free for authors and readers.

The articles submitted to IJSE are assessed on the following standards:

The relevance to the objectives of the IJSE,

The significance in contributing novel knowledge (or providing best practices or lessons-learned in the study),

The rigor and relevance of the scholarship in educational research,

The readability of the ideas presented.

Research articles, reflective essays, and book reviews can be submitted to IJSE.

The manuscripts submitted to the IJSE should be prepared according to APA 6 guidelines.

More information about APA 6 can be found at

The template for manuscript can be downloaded here

The copyright form can be downloaded here

1. Submission

The submission should be made through online submission system at any time throughout the year. No hard copy is required.

Online submission

Articles for publication in International Journal of Scholars in Education can be submitted online through Editorial Manager, please click here.

2. Language

The language of the manuscript can be in Turkish or in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

3. Length of paper

The length of the paper should not exceed 30 pages.

4. Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 200- 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.

5. Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide 3- 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').

6. References

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA.

Example of Citation and Reference List (APA style)

Citations in the Text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Please avoid citation in the abstract.

Reference 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.


Reference to a Journal Publication

Amaç, Z. (2018). İlk ve ortaokullardaki Suriyeli öğrencilerin eğitimi: Türkiye’de yapılan akademik çalışmalar üzerine sistematik bir inceleme. The Journal of Academic Social Science, 85, 417-434. doi:10.16992/ASOS.14519

Bircan, T., & Sunata, U. (2015). Educational assessment of Syrian refugees in Turkey. Migration Letters, 12(3), 226-237.

Creswell, J. W., Hanson, W. E., Clark-Plano, V. L., & Morales, A. (2007). Qualitative research designs: Selection and implementation. The counseling psychologist, 35(2), 236-264.

Reference to a Book

Boyle-Baise, M. (2002). Multicultural service learning: Educating teachers in diverse communities. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Crisp, J., Talbot, C., & Cipollone, D. B. (2001). (Eds.). Learning for a future: Refugee education in developing countries. Geneva: UNHCR.

Merriam, S. B. & Tisdell, E. J. (2016). Qualitative research: A guide to design and implementation (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey.


Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book

White, G. S., & Smith, L. C. (2001). How to write research papers. In J. T. Koller, & S. N. Taylor (Eds.), Introduction to academic writing. New York; NY: Ueader Publishing

Reference to a Web Source

White, B. (2009, May 17). Writing for meaning. Retrieved from