About

International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education (IEJEE-GREEN) is an international, peer- refereed academic journal which publishes research papers on all aspects of environmental education. The aim of the journal is to provide a thoughtful forum for environmental researchers, practitioners and scholars to further the study and practice of environmental and sustainability education.

The Scope of IEJEE-GREEN:

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Environmental Literacy
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Attitudes toward Environment
  • Environmental Awareness
  • History of Environmental Education
  • Use of Technology in Environmental Education
  • Sustainability and Curriculum
  • Sustainable Schools
  • Global and Local Environmental Problems

 

All papers submitted to IEJEE-Green are first reviewed by the Editorial Board to check whether they are appropriate for the journal's readership and the editorial policy and the aims of the journal. Following the first review, papers are anonymously peer-reviewed by a minimum of two experts. All papers submitted to the journal must therefore conform to the requirements of the style guidelines for an appropriate blind review.

General Information:

It is essential that authors prepare their papers according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in the submitted paper being delayed. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission, and to check the manuscript for compliance with these notes before submitting it for publication. To make the writing process easier a manuscript template is prepared. Contributors are encouraged to use the format provided in the manuscript template.

All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, 5th edition; for more details, please see: http://www.apastyle.org). Documents that are not written in APA style will be returned back to the sender for reformatting.

As this journal has adopted a double blind reviewing policy, please remove all identifying features from the paper itself by ensuring that no author's name appears in the main text, in-text citations or in the reference list.

Electronic Format Requirements for Accepted Articles:

IEJEE-Green accepts most word-processing formats, but ‘MS-Word', ‘WordPerfect' or ‘OpenOffice Writer' is preferred. Always keep a backup copy of the electronic file for reference and safety.

Preparation of Text:

The text should be in single-column format and should be single-spaced throughout with right and left margins of at least 3 cm each. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word-processor.

Title page:

Provide the following data on the title page (in the given order).

Title. Insert a concise and informative title. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations. Indicate the names of the authors clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate with a footnote (see IEJEE-Green Manuscript Template) that who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Provide the full postal address of corresponding author, including the country name, phone number (with country and area code) (with country and area code) and the e-mail address.

Abstract. A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. Manuscripts submitted as book reviews do not require abstracts.

Arrangement of the article
Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Method: Research design and method should be clearly defined.

Results: Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion: This section should explore the significance of the results of the work. A combined "Results and Discussion" section is often appropriate.

Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a "Conclusions" section, which may stand alone or be a subsection of a Discussion.

Acknowledgements: Place acknowledgements, including information on grants received, before the references, in a separate section.

References: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Listed references here should follow the referencing style used by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, 5th edition; for more details, please see: http://www.apastyle.org).

Author(s) bio statement(s): Provide short bio statement(s) of author(s).

Appendices: If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.

Specific remarks

Tables and figures: Tables and figures must be embedded in the text, not appended to the end of the document. High-resolution graphics and image files must always be provided separate from the main text file.

Figures need to be clear and efficiently constructed in order to keep file sizes from exceeding what the system can handle. Number the tables and figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many word-processors build footnotes into the text and this feature may be used.

References
Citations in the text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association.

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.

Manuscript Template

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the Register link at the top of the homepage for the journal. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. This list also allows the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership. See the journal's Privacy Statement which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for other purposes.We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems).This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education publishes two issues per year.This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.All manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they are original and have not been published or offered for publication elsewhere.

Authors agree the copyright notice as a part of the submission process. The copyrights of all published articles in this forum belong to the publisher who reserves the rights to republish them in different media.

The copyediting stage is intended to improve the flow, clarity, grammar, wording, and formatting of the article. It represents the last chance for the author to make any substantial changes to the text, as the next stage is restricted to typos and formatting corrections. The file to be copyedited is in Word or .rtf format and therefore can be easily edited as a word processing document. This set of instructions displayed here proposes two approaches to copyediting. The one is based on Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature and requires that the copyeditor, editor and author have access to this program. A second system, that is software independent, has been borrowed, with permission, from the Harvard Educational Review. The journal editor is in a position to modify these instructions, so suggestions can be made to improve the process for this journal.

Copyediting Systems

1. Microsoft Word's Track Changes Under Tools in the menu bar, the feature Track Changes enables the copyeditor to make insertions (text appears in color) and deletions (text appears crossed out in color or in the margins as deleted). The copyeditor can post queries to both the author (Author Queries) and to the editor (Editor Queries) by inserting these queries in square brackets. The copyedited version is then uploaded and the editor is notified. The editor then reviews the text and notifies the author. The editor and author should leave those changes with which they are satisfied. If further changes are necessary, the editor and author can make changes to the initial insertions or deletions, as well as make new insertions or deletions elsewhere in the text. Authors and editors should respond to each of the queries addressed to them, with responses placed inside the square brackets. After the text has been reviewed by editor and author, the copyeditor will make a final pass over the text accepting the changes in preparation for the layout and galley stage. 2. Harvard Educational Review Instructions for Making Electronic Revisions to the Manuscript Please follow the following protocol for making electronic revisions to your manuscript: Responding to suggested changes For each of the suggested changes that you accept, unbold the text For each of the suggested changes that you do not accept, re-enter the original text and bold it Making additions and deletions Indicate additions by bolding the new text Replace deleted sections with: [deleted text] If you delete a sentence or more, please indicate with a note, e.g., [deleted 2 sentences] Responding to Queries to the Author (QAs) Keep all QAs intact and bolded within the text. Do not delete them To reply to a QA, add a comment after it. Comments should be delimited using: [Comment:] e.g., [Comment: Expanded discussion of methodology as you suggested] Making comments Use comments to explain organizational changes or major revisions e.g., [Comment: Moved the above paragraph from p. 5 to p. 7]Note: When referring to page numbers, please use the page numbers from the printed copy of the manuscript that was sent to you. This is important since page numbers may change as a document is revised electronically.

An Illustration of an Electronic Revision

The original "manuscript" file Before making dramatic departures from the structure and organization of your original manuscript, please check in with the co-chairs of your piece. After you are finished with your revisions, rename the file from AuthorNameQA.doc to AuthorNameQAR.doc (e.g., from LeeQA.doc to LeeQAR.doc). Print out a hardcopy of your manuscript and mail it with a floppy disk containing the completely revised and renamed word processing file. Manuscript returned to the author with queries and suggestions Before making dramatic departures from the structure and organization of the manuscript that we are returning to you, please check in with the editors who are co-chairing your piece. After you are finished with your revisions, rename the file from AuthorNameQA.doc to AuthorNameQAR.doc (e.g., from LeeQA.doc to LeeQAR.doc). Print out a hardcopy of your manuscript and mail it with a floppy disk containing the completely revised and renamed word processing file. [QA: In this paragraph, it might help to stress the importance of following carefully the instructions for making electronic revisions. Otherwise the editing process may be slowed considerably] Revised manuscript sent back to HER Before making dramatic departures from the structure and organization of the manuscript that we are returning to you, please check in with the editors who are co-chairing your piece. Please understand that failure to follow the following instructions may significantly delay the publication of your manuscript. After you are finished with your revisions, rename the file from AuthorNameQA.doc to AuthorNameQAR.doc (e.g., from LeeQA.doc to LeeQAR.doc). Print out a hardcopy of your manuscript and mail it with a floppy disk containing the [deleted word] revised and renamed word processing file. [QA: In this paragraph, it might help to stress the importance of following carefully the instructions for making electronic revisions. Otherwise the editing process may be slowed considerably] [Comment: I added a sentence in response to your suggestion.] Notes: • Unbolded text indicates acceptance of the suggested changes to the first sentence • Sentence added in response to QA. Bold text indicates addition of new text • [deleted word] indicates deletion of "completely" • Comment contains a reply to the editors' QA