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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Notes for Contributors

  • European Journal of Physics Education (EJPE) is an international refereed journal that engages with theoretical and empirical issues in physics education and teaching and learning physics topics. Four issues are published each year. Submissions are welcome from a range of approaches including: research studies, theoretical discussions, clasroom practices, original/book reviews and historical surveys concerning physics education throughout the World.  In addition, reports of curriculum and physics education initiatives relevant to EJPE education are welcome.
  • Authors are pre encouraged to list five names of potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. Please provide detailed contact information (address, homepage, phone, e-mail address). The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last five years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors. You may identify appropriate Editorial Board members of the journal as potential reviewers. You may also suggest reviewers from among the authors that you frequently cite in your paper.

Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts

  • Manuscripts: should be 3000 – 6000 words and proceeded by an abstract of 150 – 250 words.  Intending contributors should submit one electronic copy (email) of the manuscript to the Editor, and ensure that they retain an electronic and/or hard copy or they could submit their manuscripts through EJPE automatic OJS.
  • Articles must be written in English and in MS Word format.
  • All illustrations, tables and figures should be embedded within in the text not as an attachment at the end of the manuscript.
  • Tables and figures must be typed and embedded in the text.
  • Abstract and keywords (3-5) should be written in single-spaced, 10-point font.
  • Manuscripts should be written in single-spaced, 12-point font, 1 inch margin on top, bottom, left, and right. Please do not put page numbers.
  • The fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2001) must be followed.
  • Manuscripts should meet high academic standards and be written in clear English. If your mother language is not english, please ask someone with English mother language for proof reading.
  • Intending contributors should consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) to ensure that articles conform to the guidelines including the use of up to three levels of headings, citations, references, tables, figures, etc.
  • For books: FitzGerald, S. (1997). Is Australia an Asian country? Can Australia survive in an East Asian future? St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
  • For article:Baumgart, N., Halse, C. (1999). Approaches to learning across cultures: the role of assessment. Assessment in Education 6(3), 321-337.
  • For chapters: Long, M.H. (1996). The role of the linguistic environment in second languages acquisition. In W.C. Ritchie & T. L. Bhatia (Eds.), Handbook of second language acquisition (pp. 413-468). San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Refereeing of articles takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks although this may vary according to the availability and commitments of referees.
  • Book reviews should be between 500-1000 words and follow the format outlined a regular issue.
  • Manuscripts for submission to EJPE might be uploaded to the system or sent to the Editor: bakarsu@gmail.com

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Fast-Track Review: 250.00 (USD)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within ONE week.

Article Publication: 100.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

For authors publishing in EJPE, we offer discounts to authors based in developing countries.

In addition to the countries listed below, EJPE may offer additional waiver initiatives. These additional waivers may be discussed with the editor.

Automatic Discounts

Authors based in the following countries are eligible to receive a 50% or more discount on APFs when publishing in EJPE:

 

 Afghanistan

Guyana

Republic of Moldova

Angola

Haiti

Rwanda

Bangladesh

Honduras

Samoa

Belize

Iraq

Sao Tome and Principe

Benin

Kenya

Senegal

Bhutan

Kiribati

Seychelles

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Kyrgyzstan

Sierra Leone

Burkina Faso

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Solomon Islands

Burundi

Lesotho

Somalia

Cabo Verde

Liberia

South Sudan

Cambodia

Madagascar

Sri Lanka

Cameroon

Malawi

St. Helena

Central African Republic

Maldives

Sudan

Chad

Mali

Suriname

Comoros

Marshall Islands

Swaziland

Congo

Mauritania

Tajikistan

Cook Islands

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Timor-Leste

Côte d'Ivoire

Mongolia

Togo

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Morocco

Tokelau

Democratic Republic of Congo

Mozambique

Tonga

Djibouti

Myanmar

Turkmenistan

El Salvador

Namibia

Tuvalu

Equatorial Guinea

Nauru

Uganda

Eritrea

Nepal

United Republic of Tanzania

Ethiopia

Nicaragua

Uzbekistan

Fiji

Niger

Vanuatu

Gabon

Nigeria

Viet Nam

Gambia

Niue

West Bank and Gaza Strip

Ghana

Palau

Yemen

Guatemala

Papua New Guinea

Zambia

Guinea

Refugee Camps (UNHCR)

Zimbabwe

Guinea-Bissau

 

 Albania

Georgia

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Algeria

Grenada

Saint Lucia

Argentina  

Jamaica

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Armenia                                             

Jordan                                                               

Syrian Arab Republic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kosovo

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Botswana

Mauritius

Tunisia

Dominica

Montenegro

Ukraine

Ecuador

Paraguay