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Author Guidelines

Instructions for authors

The International Journal of Research and Education follows the publishing norms of the American Psychological Association (APA).  


All submitted manuscripts must comply with the following criteria:


  • Article length: there is no maximun or minimum extension, although we recommend between 4 and 10 pages, which will not be numbered.

  • Language: both British English and American English are acceptable, but consistency is required throughout. 

  • Originality: to be considered for publication in the International Journal of Research and Education, the manuscript must be an original piece of work, unpublished, and not being considered for publication in any other journal.  The authors are responsible for the originality of their manuscripts. If at any time the editors of the Journal detect the non compliance of this point, the paper will be immediately disqualified for publication, or if already published, it will be eliminated from the Journal without notice.

  • Types of articles: research articles; review articles, informative articles; technical reports;communications in congressess and symposia; short communications; letters to the editor; state of the art; book reviews.

  • Scope: earth and life sciences, social sciences, economics, management, law, mathematics, technology, art, and education.

  • Format: The letter type will be Times New Roman 10   

  • Identification of author (s)  

  • Article title

  • Abstract (maximum 150 words)

  • Key words (3 to 5)

  • Main body of the article:  For research papers we recommend to use the following srtucture:  Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References. Other structures are acceptable if that improves the clarity of the paper. For the rest of article types the structure is free. The use of sections and sub sections is encoureged in order to improve the presentation. References are always compulsory.

  • Acknowledgements: if possible, the authors must acknowledge the sources of funding of their research.  

  • References: will follow the norms APA. 

  • example: 

  • López-Alvarado, J., & Kanazawa, A. (1997). Effect of dietary protein sources in microdiets on feeding behavior and growth of red sea bream, Pagrus major, during weaning and metamorphosis. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 7(3), 53-66.

  • Submission: the method of submission will be using the paper submission system.  

  • Review system: all manuscripts will be blind peer reviewed by al least two external reviewers. The reviewers will suggest changes and recommend the publication or rejection of the paper.  

  • The International Journal of Research and Education is an Open Access journal.  


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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a Times New Roman 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Privacy Statement

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.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (GBP)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication Charge: 100.00 (GBP)

If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Charge to cover publications costs.


Articles submitted until 31/12/2017 will get a 75 % discount on the Article Publication Charge